Project ARTICHOKE was a CIA project that researched hypnotism and mind-control. A memo dated 1952 stated, "Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature, such as self-preservation?"
I got contacted by the very talented director Azhur Saleem to be in charge of the end credits sequence. I had complete freedom to design and animate it, so I decided to play with an old school microfilm look, spreading the credits among several real declassified CIA documents from that period. The camera movements and the sound design helped to create an unsettling atmosphere.
_Shortfilm directed by Azhur Saleem _End Credits Art Direction / Design / Motion Graphics by Ernex _Photoshop / After Effects _2012

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Project Tags

  • shortfilm
  • assassination
  • brainwash
  • kennedy
  • cia
  • credits
  • titles
  • microfilm
  • se7en

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