I’ve been QI fan for years but I have never liked the opening credits: they just don’t do the programme justice in my opinion. Whenever I see them I get a mighty urge to redo them differently.
I finally gave in over the Easter Break and made a little version of my own. Here are some ‘quite interesting’ facts about this sequence:
This sequence is in no way connected with QI, its creators or producers. Or the BBC. It’s just a fan-made non-profit piece.
The stage where the objects stand is based on the backdrop prop behind Stephen Fry on the TV series.
The colours are based on the same object: purple, yellow, black and white.
The engraved look is intended to reflect illustrations you frequently find in encyclopaedias.
The floating characters are taken from the Rosetta Stone, Greek and Egyptian letters, Astrology symbols and numbers.
The wings of the butterfly are a handwritten page by William Shakespeare.
Some of the engravings are of Victorian origin, from the Dover collection, others are copyright free images turned into engravings.
The sequence was created in roughly 3 days during the Easter holidays.
Client: Studio Tinto Project
Direction: Alex Amelines
Original Music: Howard Goodall