Jeff Boortz, Designer
Discovery Channel wanted to begin it's documentary, Surviving Katrina, with an emotionally powerful collage of the haunting images of real people who endured and lived to tell their true stories of one of the largest hurricanes to ever strike the US.
As with the residents of New Orleans in the actual hurricane, the photos of real survivors are tossed about, flotsam in a churning sea.
Elements in each authentic photo were isolated and placed in 3D space. Camera moves and depth-of-field were added to create a parrallax effect which enhanced the immersive quality of the open.