Phantoms and Demons

Fighter Jets


James McDonnell and his St. Louis-based McDonnell Aircraft transformed naval aviation following WWII, bringing the first jet-powered fighter to American carrier decks. McDonnell Banshees, Voodoos and Phantoms became iconic defenders of the American forces.

This is a selection of shots from Age of Aerospace episode 2, "Phantoms and Demons."  I had the unique opportunity to team up with the filmmakers at The Documentary Group, tasked with crafting all of the effects and motion graphics shots for the second season of the show which airs on Discovery Networks.  For this episode, I worked closely with the producer, director and expert team to take their story elements and communicate them in what needed to be clear and simple visual ideas.