We try to imagine what it must have been like within the moments surrounding JFK's assassination. Those few ticking seconds where a nation’s twisting grasp on its place in the world flipped our collective insides like a sudden bend on a wooden roller-coaster. A few microseconds prior we were the well scrubbed center of the universe. A few microseconds later we had lost our anchor and were in a free-fall trying to make sense of it all, still cheering and smiling in a heartbeat of disbelief. We feel everything we know slipping through our fingers. We are weightless.
Client: National Geographic
Title: "Killing Kennedy"
SVP Creative: Andy Baker
Design Director: Christos Devaris
Writer/Creative Director: Tyler Korba
Creative Director, Design: Brian Everett
Production Manager: Kevin Lahr
Production Company: Variable
Creative Development: National Geographic, Variable & Mill+
Director: Rama Allen & Jonathan Bregel
Writer: Rama Allen
Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter
Producer: Alex Friedman
Production Supervisor: Paige DeMarco
Cinematographer: Khalid Mohtaseb
VFX Supervisor - Adrian Hurley
Phantom Tech - Edward Richardson
AC/DIT: Daniel Stewart & Jeffrey Levine
Production Designer: Joseph Sciacca
Photographer: Joey L
Post Production: Mill+
Head of Content: Ian Bearce
Post Production Producer: Adrienne Winterhalter & Richard Schwab
Editor: Caleb Woods
Assistant Editor: Jessica Ledoux
Lead Compositor: Danny Morris
Titles: Wesley Ebelhar
Score/Sound Design: Fall On Your Sword
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, persistent questions still remain. Bestselling author and former New York Times reporter Philip Shenon addresses those questions and more in his newest book A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.
Originally aired on the History Channel in October 2009.