Animated Information Graphics: using data and motion to reveal the story

Graham Roberts, Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times

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9 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:38
    • 2. Introduction

      1:49
    • 3. Finding the story

      3:24
    • 4. Reporting your story

      3:21
    • 5. Separate the signal from the noise

      4:16
    • 6. Collecting data and assets

      5:57
    • 7. Creating a hierarchy

      2:44
    • 8. Writing a script

      2:20
    • 9. Creating a storyboard

      4:53

About This Class

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In this class you'll learn how to create information graphics that use data and reveal stories through animation. You'll learn how to go from data/reporting to an engaging and animated information graphic.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • An overview of the approach to starting with a set of data and assets
  • Figuring out the story and whats important or interesting about the data
  • Creating a hierarchy of interesting elements and an organizational scheme
  • Writing a script
  • Creating the final storyboard

We'll also cover things like best practices and some tips to keep in mind as you work on your project.

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WHAT YOU'LL MAKE

Students will make a storyboard for an animated information graphic.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR

This class is for anyone interested in data, information graphics, animation, and visual storytelling. If you are a designer, journalist, animator or simply interested in how this kind of work comes together, this class is for you!

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**UPDATE** Join my new class as well! Animated Information Graphics: An Introduction to Maya 3D

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