Of all the "Top 10 Traumas on the Trail" animations I made at FableVision for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, this one was definitely a crowd-pleaser. You'll understand why when you watch below—note that load time may be a bit slow because we're at animation capacity right now, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. (visit my blog if you are viewing in Google Reader)
That final note knocks'em dead every time. Adults, even! Fart sounds and learning go hand in hand, right? Everyone seemed to fall in love with this little guy, too: the giardia cell.
To think that he could be responsible for your gastrointestinal pain. I went into the project planning to create characters that would be appealing and easy to animate, thus the simple design.
I'll highlight the title slate, because it's my favorite of the group. I was going for a putrid urine yellow to punch up the ick factor as much as possible—considering this is just a stream (an infected stream, mind you).
This is one of the many digital paintings I made using ArtRage. The character and title were added in Flash. I should mention again that Sherm Cohen is the guy who first turned me on to ArtRage. He's been posting a series of great tutorials over at his blog. I highly recommend it as a painting app, because it is incredibly intuitive to use and cheap. I used it in combination with hand-painted watercolor spatters to create all the background art in the series. I believe this long intestine shot was one of the first I painted, previously mentioned here.
Once again, I handled design, storyboarding, and layout—Allie Biondi on animation. Also, Tony Lechner did all the sound design and music for these animations. With a message slightly contrary to the Dehydration animation, here's a case where you don't want to drink the water. Keep that in mind the next time you're on a hike.