Chris Bialkowski

Layered and Tactile

With a found object aesthetic, these projects include archival paper media and video media emulation.​

Index:
KEEP SWEET – EXPLORATORY
KEEP SWEET – PRODUCTION
CHARLOTTESVILLE – EXPLORATORY
THE BLACK CHURCH – EXPLORATORY
THE BLACK CHURCH – PRODUCTION
MALCOLM X – EXPLORATORY
THE NEW YORKER

Keep Sweet Exploratory

Docuseries Exploratory

From the POV of ex-pats from Warren Jeff’s fundamentalist FLDS sect, this Netflix docuseries details Warren’s rise to power and systemic abuse of parishioners. Following this exploratory, Union created several shots and designed a title toolkit for the show. These exploratory frames and animations were conversation starters early in the design exploratory phase of production. Not all of these ideas survived the edit room and made it into the show.

Credits

Client: Netflix, Ark Media | Director: Rachel Dretzin | Artists: Chris Bialkowski, Maria Fabrizio, Damian Atkinson, Sean Vickery, Nicole Cortese

Animation Tests:

Keep Sweet

PRAY & OBEY

Docuseries Final Renders

Following our initial exploratory, these shots made it into the final series.

Credits

Client: Netflix, Ark Media | Director: Rachel Dretzin | Artists: Chris Bialkowski, Maria Fabrizio, Damian Atkinson, Sean Vickery, Nicole Cortese

Series Reel

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More stuff:

A larger selection of stills from the final shots in the series

Charlottesville Exploratory

Docuseries Exploratory

Tasked to explore a “murder board” aesthetic for a documentary film, we created the following frames. In addition to the archival collage, we explored other aspects of the film.

Credits

Artists: Chris Bialkowski

The Black Church Exploratory

Docuseries Exploratory

Design and animation exploratory for the PBS docuseries “The Black Church”–including archival reproduction, graphic sequences, and illustration.

Credits

Client: PBS, McGee Media | Artists: Chris Bialkowski, Tim Haldeen, Will Robertson

The Black Church

Docuseries Final Renders

Following our initial exploratory, these shots made it into the final series.

Credits

Client: PBS, McGee Media | Artists: Chris Bialkowski, Junsik Na, Damian Atkinson, Sean Vickery, Daniel Gibzburg, Tim Haldeen, Will Robertson

Series Reel

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Who Killed Malcolm X Exploratory

Docuseries Exploratory

In this first round of design exploratory, we are using archival media to build a graphic language for the series. We are heavily leaning into actual FBI document scans to create collaged images and titles for the series.

Credits

Client: Netflix, Fusion TV, Ark Media | Directors: Rachel Dretzin, Phil Bertelsen | Artists: Chris Bialkowski, Jun Lee

The New Yorker Presents

Docuseries Main Title Sequence

Created for Amazon Prime’s “The New Yorker Presents,” this main title sequence was built out of popular magazine covers from various The New Yorker’s past. We picked our favorite art and then deconstructed them for animation–eventually putting it all back together as one seamless camera move.

Credits

Client: Amazon Prime, Jigsaw Productions | Artists: Chris Bialkowski, Jun Lee, Eric Dalimarta, Damian Atkinson