Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
September 29, 2010
Resolution
540×360
File Size
45.0 MB
Length
8m:41s
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,429
Favourites
107 (who?)
Comments
37
×
:iconby-the-by:
By-the-By Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:09Gotta say, this is absolutely brilliant. OldschoolCartoons is right, we need more animation in education.
Reply
:iconandrew-graphics:
Andrew-Graphics Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@08:42Possibly the best piece of art I've ever seen on DA. Thank you for taking the time to make this wonderful piece of educational animation. I can only wish to be as talented and dedicated as you.

Good luck!
Reply
:iconbingles:
bingles Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@07:49Omg I love the animals here. Just makes the ending so much better lol
Reply
:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Sep 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
@00:58This was wonderful! It's usually very hard to teach biochemistry because so much of it seems abstract. This film explains the Nitrogen cycle in an elegant and visually arresting way. I feel like I learned a lot and now I'm curious enough to use composted algae instead of fertilizers.
Reply
:iconclosethippie1010:
ClosetHippie1010 Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
@00:24hey I remember this, watched it on youtube lol
Reply
:iconemra-green:
Emra-Green Sep 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
@08:32soo cool ^.^
Reply
:iconkakuraazukiemiarra:
KakuraAzukieMiarra Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:26That's pretty damn amazing. VERY well done. The only thing I would've done differently is possibly made the man a different color. He looks kinda naked XD

But I LOVED the small details like the expression of the fish and bull.
Reply
:iconpamala77:
pamala77 Oct 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
my mind is a mish mash of stuff, junk, art and other.
Reply
This was already uploaded to my Youtube account, but I figured maybe I'd crosspost this on my DA.

My thesis project for my Animation and Digital Arts bachelor's degree at the University of Southern California.

This project began in January 2009 and finished in May 2010 (so almost 1 1/2 years of production). Almost all the animated characters and effects were animated in Photoshop, then printed out and rotoscoped/painted by hand with prismacolor pencils, ink and watercolor paint. All backgrounds were digitally painted in Photoshop. This picture was composited using After Effects and edited in Premiere Pro.
Narration by Mark Cross
Music by Gareth Coker
Scientific advisor and co-writer is Professor Myrna Jacobson-Meyers (phd) of the Biology Department of the University of Southern California. It was through her awesome enthusiasm as a scientist and researcher that this film came to be. I was able to get my hands on scientific papers and research and her cross-checking to determine the veracity of all information presented.
Kathy Smith, who is an Associate Professor at USC, I also owe my gratitude. She heard I wanted to do a scientific educational short and put me in touch with Myrna. I'm hoping the success of this film in the festival circuit will inspire more USC filmmakers to combine their talents with the incredible research department on campus and create more amazing educational films to teach future generations.

(any debate regarding climate change will be removed as I consider it a distraction from the subject. This is to inform and educate about natural cycles and our impact on them and how this particular issue might be resolved through education and scientific understanding.

Discussion about science education, science visualization, art, etc, etc is encouraged)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconby-the-by:
By-the-By Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@08:09Gotta say, this is absolutely brilliant. OldschoolCartoons is right, we need more animation in education.
Reply
:iconoldschoolcartoons:
OldschoolCartoons Jul 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
@08:04love it we need more animation education
Reply
:iconandrew-graphics:
Andrew-Graphics Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@08:42Possibly the best piece of art I've ever seen on DA. Thank you for taking the time to make this wonderful piece of educational animation. I can only wish to be as talented and dedicated as you.

Good luck!
Reply
:iconkitsume-the-wolf:
Kitsume-the-wolf Dec 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
@08:04very well done
Reply
:iconbloodlos16:
@08:41Now you know, and knowing is half the battle. XD had to say it. Liked it good to know whats happening around us also liked the animation
Reply
:iconbloodlos16:
@08:41oh no i commented twice i didn't think it worked the first time im a loser XD
Reply
:iconbloodlos16:
@08:40i feel like some ones going to say " All right remember test on this tomorrow be prepared." XD still great tho
Reply
:iconbingles:
bingles Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@07:49Omg I love the animals here. Just makes the ending so much better lol
Reply
:icontoadfoal:
Wow, that was great! I would love to be able to watch shorts like that in my biology and chemestry classes. It was informational, but the visual aspects captured the imagination and made it something more, something very much worth paying attention to. The way I learned about the nitrogen cycle was with a picture in a book, and to be honest, I didn't really learn it at all. But now I actually understand it a lot better! *it's just a shame that Biology is over*
Reply
:icongreymuzzles:
greymuzzles Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
....This has got to be the biggest coincidence I've ever come across. My biology group has just finished covering this stuff, and BOOOM! A lovely summary video appears in my inbox 0.o
Reply
Add a Comment: