PBS

Mercy Street

Season 2

Creative Director: Derrick Chamlee   |  Design & Animation Director: David Wilder   |   Production: Jared Traver

Animation & Production: Interface Media Group

- Introduction -

I'm really proud that I got the chance to design the look & feel of Season 2 on our acclaimed new show, MERCY STREET.

"Season two picks up directly from the dramatic events at the end of the season one finale, continuing to explore the growing chaos within Alexandria, the complicated interpersonal dynamics of Dr. Foster, Nurse Mary and the Mansion House staff, the increasingly precarious position of the Green family and the changing predicament of the burgeoning black population. The season will introduce a number of new elements, taking us closer to the fight and into the halls of Confederate power, all set against the intensifying war, starting with the Seven Days’ Battle and culminating with Antietam."

I designed seveal different looks but the ultimate decision was to focus the graphic look on the backdrop of the war.

Design: David Wilder

On-Air

Since deciding to focus on the intensifying battle, I grabbed several shots from the production team to use the for the plates. Adding in some texture, smoke, and other atmospheric elements were key to give the sense of drama.

- Stakes -

Edit: Wheelhouse Creative   |   Animation: Interface Media Group