MIND GAMES PROMO SEQUENCE


special thanks to:
Elaine Alderette

KEYWORDS:
> Fragmentation
> Reality
> Trapped
Mind Games is an episode on This American Life that tells stories of when attempts at playful manipulation goes wrong. We hear from different perspectives, from victim to perpetrator, and the ways that the roles blur. Ultimately, someone ends up hurt. The project is to create mock style frames of what a televised promotional sequence for this episode would look like.

My approach focuses on the claustrophobia and helplessness described in the podcast as the victims lose their ability to rationalize. The viewer is taken into a brightly saturated sequence that belie the escalating fragmentation and distortion to communicate the idea of falling apart and losing your sense of self. The idea of a house of mirrors is used metaphorically to this effect.


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