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Title Sequence

This project was done in collaboration with Maria Chiuz in SCAD's motion media department. The overall theme of this concept is alteration because, in the show, the main protagonists become indirectly influenced by the criminals they come across and study to the point they are changing aspects of their life like persistent smoking. We achieved to show this by building up suspense through close-up shots of some main elements found in the show. The mediums we chose to do it in were a mix of 2D and 3D done between Cinema 4D, After Effects, OctaneRender, Red Gaint, and Adobe Premiere software. 


Mindhunter is an American psychological crime thriller tv series that was created by Joe Penhall and is based on the 1955 true-crime novel Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

The current title sequence is slow-paced and shows shots of the recording equipment(Sony TC 510) the FBI agents use when interviewing later in the show and use these recordings to study 'sequence' killers. Between these shots are short snippets of dead bodies from different crime scenes, likely recreated scenes of actual past murders. The overall color scheme is cold and sterile, which reflects the jails where the killers live. The entire title sequence is solely close-ups, each relevant to the series.

The Promos take inspiration from the Rorschach Inkblot Test and use it to show off the main characters as well as imagery from both seasons. Most of the Promos use black, white, and red. The few exceptions that use color are limited to a more muted palette.

The sound design of the title is ominous and slow-paced with the sound effects of the recorder and the setting up of it also being implemented










Creation | Direction: Liyue Bai, Maria Chiuz
Modeling: Liyue Bai, Maria Chiuz
VFX simulation: Maria Chiuz
Animation | Lighting | Rending: Liyue Bai
Compositing: Maria Chiuz

Editing: Liyue Bai, Maria Chiuz
Sound Editing: Liyue Bai
Music: Skin Crawling
Composed by: Joseph Rodwell

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