Project Description

Project Brief

Video for the song “The Chameleonaires,” from the Long Afternoon’s third album, An Index of Maladjustments. While not intended to serve as agitprop for any particular agenda, the song and video were adopted by and anthemized by factions of Occupy Wall Street protestors. The Long Afternoon neither endorsed nor disavowed this development, but has continued to research the phenomenon, in part of continuing to perform the song at in live demonstrations.

The Challenge

In developing video imagery to accompany this audio document, The Long Afternoon aimed to amplify the song’s vision of unfettered capitalism lapsing into a predatory relationship between the haves and have-nots.

The Solution

Dispensing with any semblance of subtlety, the band not only performs in masks symbolizing different aspects of individual economic experience in the United States, but also makes a point of putting the song’s surrealistic lyrics on screen.

Conceuptual Design Samples

Final Result & Client Satisfaction

The NYPD has kept banks in the loop about protester activity by sending out email blasts to its Lower Manhattan Security Initiative and Midtown Manhattan Security Initiative. The emails tell landlords and occupants in those areas, including large banks, where protesters are headed and whether there are any unusual risks.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Although there have been hundreds of arrests made, most have been for minor offenses and confrontations between police and protesters have been rare. Police departments have sought to minimize these types of incidents, enhance security, and heighten awareness through public-private information sharing.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security