9/10/1968 – ‘Opening Title for NBC – “The Ordeal of The American City”.’

After the success of Jim’s documentary “collage” for NBC about modern society Youth ’68 aired, NBC News commissioned him to create the title sequence for a special on the state of American cities: NBC White Paper: Ordeal of The American City. Jim layered rapidly changing images to depict the rush, vibrancy, and pressure of city living, combining it with animation and a soundtrack of urban noises. He used visuals that alluded to the increasing tensions between Americans in a decade of riots, social neglect, poverty, and heated public debates about urban renewal. In a brief arrangement of images and sounds, Jim was able to set the tone for the program.

See Jim’s opening for NBC White Paper: Ordeal of The American City.

Storyboard for the title sequence NBC White Paper: Ordeal of the American City, 1968

Storyboard for the title sequence NBC White Paper: Ordeal of the American City, 1968

Storyboard for the title sequence NBC White Paper: Ordeal of the American City, 1968

Storyboard for the title sequence NBC White Paper: Ordeal of the American City, 1968

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