Introduction

One of my modules during the second semester of my second year at University was Motion Graphics. During this time I created a video infographic to showcase fun facts about Norway. Below I will show my finished result and how I came to this.


Storyboard and mood board

I started the project by making a mind map of possible topics that interests me, like traveling or animating a food recipe. I settled on making an infographic about Norway for an airline company. I chose this because it was something I had never done before and I also had a lot of different ways I could interpret it. I then searched Pinterest for inspiration and created a moodboard of designs I liked, as well as a font and colors in the countrys colors. I also created a storyboard after writing a script consisting of 10 different and random facts.

Sketchbook Scans Sketchbook Scans
Moodboard

Designing in Illustrator

All my graphics were made in Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator Designs

After Effects

I used After Effects to create my infographic. I really enjoy this software and learnt a lot of new things during this project, for example using the liquify effect to create an effect of moving water and the slider control to create a customizable number counter.

Screenshot from After Effects

Final result

Time Management

My gantt chart.

Gantt Chart

I used Trello to stay organized throughout the semester.

Gantt Chart

Resources used:

SOFTWARE:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects

SCRIPT:

  • http://www.kickassfacts.com/25-kickass-interesting-facts-norway/
  • http://facts.randomhistory.com/norway-facts.html
  • http://www.factslides.com/s-Norway

AFTER EFFECTS PRESETS:

  • https://www.rocketstock.com/free-after-effects-templates/circle-bursts/
  • http://aescripts.com/ease-and-wizz/
  • http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/16-free-transitions-for-after-effects/

SOUND:

  • http://soundbible.com/
  • http://incompetech.com/

VISUALS:

  • https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Norwegian_AirShuttle_logo.png


Another version of the finished infographic and my treatment can be viewed here.