Dexter_Final Season Campaign_Design and Direction

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My first big project as an art director at Showtime was taking lead on the final season of their flagship series Dexter. Myself and fellow art director Jonathan Rauberts worked to create iconic films and packaging to wrap up Dexter Morgan's tenure on the show.We were honored to have received several PromaxBDA awards for our work.

PromaxBDA Awards:
GOLD_Total Package Art Direction & Design: Program–On-Air Only
SILVER_Art Direction & Design: Program Promotional Campaign
GOLD_Entertainment Program Campaign
GOLD_Art Direction & Design: Program Bumper

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Masterpiece_Promo_Design and Direction

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Masterpiece is a series finale launch spot, which sets the viewer up to understand the enormity of what has transpired over the previous seven seasons of Dexter. The challenge was how to represent those who had been killed by Dexter, highlighting the major antagonists as well as the minor ones. Paintings were created of almost all of his victims. This idea was then set in Dexter’s head space–a grotesque personal art gallery highlighting his greatest accomplishments, centering on his final magnum opus which has yet to be revealed.

Directed by: Norry Niven

Art Direction: Jason Forrest Hogg

Written by: Rachele Honnor, Ian Brier

Animation: Mark Auleta, Chad Specter

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Dexter / Debra's Mask_Promo_Design and Direction

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“Dexter’s Mask” and “Debra’s Mask” use a time lapse effect to show how their psyches have changed over the years, the repercussions weighing heavily on them. We see Dexter begin as the likable donut-toting forensics specialist, concealing his inner monster, which gradually fades and melts away over time. We see Debra as the young cop who begins to fall apart because of tough decisions made later in the series.

Directed by: Jason Forrest Hogg

Director of Photography: Norry Niven

Art Direction: Jason Forrest Hogg


Written by: Rachele Honnor, Ian Brier

Animation: Mark Auleta, Chad Specter

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Season 8_Packaging_Design and Direction

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The packaging for the final season of Dexter was made to reflect the enormity of what Dexter had “accomplished” over his eight year run. This was depicted in a massive storm of raining blood, referencing Dexter’s kills which produced an ocean of blood, referencing the ridiculous body count that he had racked up over the course of the show. Without knowing ahead of time, the packaging was especially appropriate as Dexter sailed off into a hurricane in the penultimate scene.

Directed By: Jason Forrest Hogg

Animation: Mark Auleta


Modeling: Aras Darmawan


Edited by: Jason Forrest Hogg

Music: Clint Mansell "Leaving Earth"

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This here is the work of Jason Forrest Hogg, a Los Angeles based art director who occasionally lives in NYC.

 

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