Original negotiation recording
between FBI (Dick) and Branch Davidian (Steve) 2min 22sec(excerpt)
Tools: Cinema 4D 11.5, After Effects & Illustrator CS4
My thesis is about the unprofessionalism of the US Federal Law Enforcement demonstrated during the Waco siege, which happened in Texas in 1993—as depicted in the documentary film Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997) and the book The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation (Syracuse University Press May 1998). Many—the US Government, religious groups, American citizens, journalists—have different opinions about the use of force during the Waco siege. Through the illustration of the piece of the negotiation transcript I have chosen, I want to show that there are numerous interpretations of the Waco siege. I animated my visual interpretation using an excerpt actual recording of conversation between FBI and Branch Davidians.