Main title sequence for the CNN Originals documentary series 'High Profits.' The sequence comprises a mixture of U.S. presidents, pundits, and historical marijuana imagery showcasing the varied political history of cannabis from illegal substance to mainstream acceptance as a legal, recreational drug in Colorado. Using the show’s main unit photography as its backdrop, the design is intended to invite a comparison to the big tobacco industry and alcohol’s similar prohibition past.
Designed and animated by: Jonathan Grubbs
Director of Photography: Andrew Barrera
Music: "Manipulation" by The Black Angels, Used with permission.