Animated Information Graphics: using data and motion to reveal the story | Graham Roberts | Skillshare

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 Videos (29m)
    • Trailer

      0:38
    • Introduction

      1:49
    • Finding the story

      3:24
    • Reporting your story

      3:21
    • Separate the signal from the noise

      4:16
    • Collecting data and assets

      5:57
    • Creating a hierarchy

      2:44
    • Writing a script

      2:20
    • 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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Graham Roberts

Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times

Graham Roberts is a Senior Graphics Editor at The New York Times. He creates work for both print and digital editions, as part of the NYT graphics department.

His work has been recognized by the Emmy's, the Society of News Design, Malofiej, the Online News Association, the Webby's, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, the Peabody Awards, the Scripps Howard Awards and the Pulitzer Awards.

He is a graduate of the Digital Media Design program at the University of Pennsylv...

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