By Pamela Ward | Published September 2nd, 2011
They’re called Infographics or Visualizations and they seem to be everywhere – Basically they’re information put in motion with animation, music and text effects and now we have a whole new genre of storytelling. While coming up with a concept for the opening of our new show #FAQMP we wanted to use the language of social media. I watched a lot of infographics and thought I would share some of my faves.
Some infographics have beautiful 3D animation. This one was for an online campaign to encourage Canadians to eat locally. There is some pretty high production value here and a lot of information; two things that make for a great infographic.
Here is an infographic that tells you a nice story. I love the graphics and the voice over. It’s posted by Aniboom, a group of animators who describe themselves as “A growing company with a vision of global collaborative animation production.” If you’re into animation then check them out.
The Infographics Show – Kissing.
The Infographics Show does a really good job of picking topics and giving you some basic information. The titles and graphics are simple but they create a lot of these gems. Here’s just one example.
Sometimes an infographic can be informative and make you laugh. I still don’t know what (spoiler alert!) a snail puppet, mushrooms and creatures have to do with the metric system, but I enjoy it just the same. It was posted by the Art Center College of Design in California.
Social Media 2011- Updated version.
Here we have your classic infographic. Cool music, mind blowing numbers, no voice over – just the facts. It moves you through the information seemlessly and I wonder if these types of videos will become the classrooms of the future… It was created by Stocktown Productions a production company based in Santa Monica California.
We’re planning on creating one infographic per show to give you a little bit of background info for each MP. We’ll be posting them in the Videos – Extras section of our site, so be sure to come back, check them out and let us know what you think. Here is our version of an infographic – used as a show promo.
How do you use infographics? Do you find them useful, or a pain to decipher? I’d love to see some of your favorites – so don’t be shy, share away!