Project objective: To create for the documentary film “Forest City” three short whiteboard animations explaining the complexities of legislation and decision-making processes involved in forest management in the city.
Animation creation process: Film director Caroline Nolan sent me the narration for the sequences that she was thinking of having illustrated as whiteboard animations in her documentary film. I drew original illustrations based on the narration and packaged them all into a storyboard to show how they would appear with the voice-over. After a couple of rounds of feedback, we finalized the drawings and got the storyboard approved. Then, I recorded all the drawings from scratch again while recording myself to create the video footage (see inside the creation of my videos for more details). Finally, I synchronized the illustrations with the voice-over and delivered three video files (2K) to Caroline so she could use them in the editing of her film.
More about “Forest City”: Forest City is one woman’s personal journey into the complexities of trees in the city. Inspired by watching a mature forest be clear-cut for residential development from her 12th floor living room in the “Forest City” (a.k.a. London, Ontario, Canada), first-time filmmaker, Caroline Nolan, set out to find out why and how. Along the way, she learns more about the complexities of urban forest conservation and discovers inspiring family roots in post-WWII East Germany.directed by Caroline Nolan. Watch trailer here.
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