Archives for Map Sequences

The Riviera Maya Gang: Cash, Crime, Killing

This one takes some beating, in terms of the audacity of the scam.  A large scale plan to skim the credit card details from tourists by planting the skimmers inside the ATM’s and then supplying the machines to tourist hotels and banks. This investigation led by Will Jordan from the OCCRP (Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) tells the tale, and our motion graphics (paying homage to Grand Theft Auto, perhaps) lends some interesting styling and animation to the mix. Here’s a link to the full film on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9jf-RtpPXM
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The Blitz: Britain on Fire

The Blitz: Britain on Fire for C5 retells the horror of the May Blitz of Liverpool in 1941, when the Luftwaffe returned to the skies of the city night after night to drop tons of explosives and incendiary bombs. The series looks at the stories of some of the city’s inhabitants over this period and our job was to provide some local geography connecting the Liverpool streets to these people. By piecing together original maps from the late 30’s we were able to create a three dimensional environment where we could pin individuals to the streets whilst in the skies
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Panorama – Syria’s Chemical War

Working with the BBC Panorama team we plotted at least 177 Syrian Chemical attacks on our map sequences; subdividing them into years, land or air attacks, different poisons and those corroborated by more than one official source. The end result was projected onto a large studio screen for pieces to camera. This was a joint BBC Panorama & BBC Arabic programme and therefore all the graphics were also supplied with their Arabic translations.
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Where are the Police? – Dispatches

Dispatches looks into the alarming stats that suggest the under-resourced Police forces across England and Wales are refusing to investigate certain crimes. Directed and Produced by Claire Burnett for ITN Productions. We built a large map of all the police force boundaries in the UK and designed various icons to represent each crime.
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Islamophobia Inc

An Aljazeera Investigation This investigation looks at the more recent upsurge in attacks on the Muslim communities in the US, most importantly since the election of Donald Trump. It examines the tactics of right-wing groups that instigate a fear of Islam, including how they manipulate social media to create a false narrative that Muslims are trying to take over the country. Our Motion Graphics help show how Anti-Muslim messages proliferate social media and our explainers help show how bought-in followers, fake accounts and bots amplify that message. You can also watch the full documentary on YouTube. [/vc_row
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Panorama – Hacked: Smart Home Devices

Smart devices and the latest technological gadgets give us remote control of our homes and our cars – but how safe are they? Reporter Fiona Phillips investigates… To help highlight the nature of the smart homes vulnerabilities we built a model of the owners house and textured it so it appeared as a normal flat illustration. We could populate the rooms with animated characters and numerous smart devices all transmitting data awaiting capture from the hacker. Directed and Produced by Christopher Hardy for Hardcash Productions.
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BP – Shifting to Gas

This film plots BP’s move towards more natural gas production in the future. Apparently there’s lower carbon produced from burning gas rather than oil & coal. Directed by Ewan Taylor and animated by Chris Weyman Jones & Paul Trainor picking up the slack.
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