The Dewey decimal System of Death

A self-professed data nerd, Thomas Hargrove believes everything around us is following a mathematical formula...including murder. Hargrove wanted to find a way to use data to solve cold cases and identify potential serial killers that have gone unnoticed. Armed with public homicide records, he created an algorithm that can spot similar patterns across different cases. Each cluster is given an unique identifier -- what he calls a “Dewey Decimal System of death.” Through the Murder Accountability Project, Hargrove releases the data to the public and partners with local law enforcement to consult on ongoing investigations. Freethink Media Project: The Dewey decimal System of Death Featuring: Thomas Hargrove, Director, the Murder Accountability Project Director: Matt Fridg Executive Producers: Chandler Tuttle, Brandon Stewart, Elliot Kotek Producers: Robert Chapman Smith, Laura Howd DP: Jeremy McDaniel, Dustin Oakley Editor: Lucas Abel Post Production Supervisors: Isis Garcia, Seth Goldin Title Sequence: Andrew Garber Motion Graphics: Fabian Tejada Color: Jeremy McDaniel Sound Design & Mix: Defacto Sound

Art Direction, Motion Graphics, Journalism
The Dewey Decimal System of Death, Freethink Media 2017, Full Episode
The Dewey Decimal System of Death, Freethink Media 2017, Excerpt from "The Dewey decimal System of Death" showcasing how an algorithm developed by Thomas Hargrove, can be used to locate patterns in data to identify a serial killer.
The Dewey Decimal System of Death, Freethink Media 2017, Excerpt from "The Dewey decimal System of Death" visualizing patterns, equations found in nature.  This graphic was comped over actual footage in the episode.
The Dewey Decimal System of Death, Freethink Media 2017, Excerpt from "The Dewey decimal System of Death" showcasing how an algorithm developed by Thomas Hargrove, can be used to locate patterns in data to identify a serial killer. Early dark colors, unused.
The Dewey Decimal System of Death, Freethink Media 2017, First round exploration of design and color.
The Dewey Decimal System of Death, Freethink Media 2017, Excerpt from "The Dewey decimal System of Death". Developed a chalk outline background for the title, unused.
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