Project objective: To create with Global Footprint Network a 90-second video presenting the new ecological footprint explorer open data platform. This video should bring the ecological footprint to life with data visualization in order to be submitted to the 2017 Data Stories Contest organized by Science Magazine.
Result: The video won the corporate entity category for Science Magazine Data Stories Contest on May 4, 2017 🙂 The feedback included “This is a fantastic example of a fluid narrative through uncomplicated and clear visuals. The animated graphics are both attractive and self-explanatory, perfectly matched with the flow of the data relayed.” See winners here.
Video making process: Ronna Kelly (Director of Marketing & Communications) and Global Footprint Network wrote the original draft script and sent it to me for feedback and comments. I suggested modifications in order to make the content fit well with what I was imagining the illustrations could be. Once the scrit approved, I drew illustrations focusing on data visualization and various ways to bring numbers to life with simple drawings. After a couple of modifications, Global Footprint Network approved the storyboard and I recorded the drawings in video as usual, drawing on my screen while recording it as a movie using a screen recorder software (see inside the creation of my videos for more details). Then I accelerated the drawing footage, synchronized drawings with the voice-over (recorded by Global Footprint Network employee Laetitia Mailhes) and put together the final video with music (Swamp Stomp by Silent Partner from the YouTube audio library) and call to action at the end.
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Global Footprint Network is an independent think tank and charitable not-for-profit organization that develops and promotes tools for advancing sustainability, including the ecological footprint and biocapacity which measure the amount of resources we use and how much we have. These tools aim at bringing ecological limits to the center of decision-making.
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