We answered these everyday curiosities in more than 60 animated visualizations for the BBC.
Exploring everything from science and nature to religion and the arts, we first invited our entire team to come up with potential topics.
Then we narrowed this list to stories we felt we hadn’t seen before and would be shareable.
Each idea had to work in 90-second and six-second durations, so we started with the longest then reused the data and core assets for the shorter lengths.
The biggest challenge was creating a design language that tied everything together, regardless of whether we were looking at bamboo or battlefields.
The solution was more than just colourful, universally adaptable aesthetics. We also used ringing ambient tracks and digital sound-effects to build a distinct audio profile so every video would be as recognisable at first listen as it was at first sight.
Of all the subject areas – from tea to the Tooth Fairy – we’re particularly fond of our pieces on the size of stars and the growth rate of trees.
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