Animation case study: The Soil & Landscape Grid of Australia

Case studies and presentations
Livestream

Time

Friday 24 February
10:35am

Location

Auditorium

Speaker

Adrian King

Animation Producer & Director

Redboat

Abstract

In this case study, Adrian will guide you through the process of how Redboat worked with CSIRO to develop the script, concept and designs for, and to produce the animation for, The Soil & Landscape Grid of Australia.

VIDEO: http://www.redboat.com.au/videos/the-soil-and-landscape-grid-of-australia

The ‘Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia’ is the first high resolution digital map of Australia’s most important soil and landscape attributes. This case study explores how animation was used to tell the story and illustrate abstract concepts, to make it meaningful for a wider audience.

Getting the first three stages (briefing, script & concept development, and design) is critical to whether or not your animation will succeed, and whether or not you’ll enjoy the process. This presentation aims to show how these first three stages directly influence the actual production stage of animation, and how creative flexibility can still be maintained during production.

The session will include a supplementary 12 page PDF digital handoutof the 5 stages of animation.

This session is for:

  • Science communicators considering using animation to tell stories and ideas.
  • Managers seeking to make efficient and effective use of the medium of animation.
  • Professionals who need to work with animation companies or animators.
  • Animators seeking to improve their project management skills.
  • Anybody wanting to see how the animation for a pretty cool CSIRO project came together.

How does this session contribute to ‘Seeing Science Differently’?

The ‘Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia’ is the first high resolution digital map of Australia’s most important soil and landscape attributes. This case study explores how animation was used to tell the story and illustrate abstract concepts, to make it meaningful for a wider audience.