Hard Earned Show Open
Design | Animation | Editorial
Hard Earned is a 6 part documentary show follows five families around the country to find out what it takes to get by on minimum wage. In terms of visual ideas —juxtaposition. Play on the fact that there’s more to it than what’s on the surface and to prepare the viewers for an in-depth exploration of characters and their stories.
Photographic double exposures with the still photography was designed and composited (with other stills or b-roll footage) to create fragmented moving portraits.
These moving portraits act as windows into their internal struggle. Muted color palette integrated with photographic distortion and film burns for transitions. The textural visuals complement the opening track which is a little jazzy and blues inspired.