Looking into scale for my current project, comparing each of the bank bailouts to one another, The Scale of the Universe was really helpful to look at; it breaks the Universe down into molecules, then we see humans and how they compare in scale to a molecule, then a planet in comparison to a human, then a sun, then galaxy, then the Universe itself.
Zooming through the Universe is great to get an idea of how everything is eventually tiny when compared to something else. Who knows, there might be something even bigger than the Universe…
In my previous draft, it was all about tightening up the illustrations for each country; now I have gone over each one in more detail again making them more presentable through slight changes.
In addition, the cigar smoke has been redone so it does not simply flip but actually looks and moves like cigar smoke.
The spaces between each line of text has been altered to be more consistent, using both left align and right align where it best fit. This was a problem previously, as some of the text just wasn’t sitting right.
Similarly, all letters in Rockwell typeface are lowercase, and all letters in Poplar typeface are uppercase - again for consistency.
The final message has been shortened, as ‘let’s try and realise the value of money’ could be said just as well with less words - ‘realise the value of money’.
The frame with USA bank bailout and Iraq War previously had a paper texture overlaid to make this frame more dramatic. This has been slightly lessened and kept on for the next two frames as the change in transparency just didn’t look good.
In my 3rd draft I altered the ‘USA Bank Bailout’ illustration to more of a ‘fat cat’ banker, rather than a cowboy. In my 4th draft, I have gone through a majority of the animation and tightened up the illustrations – most of all the hats that each country wears, as some of them weren’t looking great.
Similarly, the ‘fat cat’ banker’s cigar now smokes, instead of a static wisp the smoke is now blurred and animated.
Also, the text at the end has been better fit, in the previous draft the spacing was a bit off. The ending text is still something that I’m working on, and something that I’m sure I’ll be working on until the final draft.
The final change in this draft was adding a paper texture to the later end of the animation. This paper texture accentuates the difference between the UK’s £238bn bailout and the USA’s £2800bn bailout.