Category Archives: Media

Infographics: “The New Normal” Post Covid-19

The new normal?


Statista LogoIt is impossible to ignore the ongoing impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on our lives. This month our infographic shows how some aspects of daily life have changed as a result. The widespread closure of schools, for example, is thought to have affected up to 1.38 billion learners as of late March. Meanwhile, the sudden shift to remote working is one such change expected to have long-lasting effects. Following the pandemic, 68% of Germans have stated they would like to work remotely more often.

Our designer Raphael Hammer has created an isometric-style illustration, with each topic area allocated its own quarter of the infographic. Each topic is then afforded its own principle colour and corresponding design details. The almost monochrome effect of the illustrations allows them to perfectly complement the data presented. Especially effective, are the subtle movements which bring the entire graphic to life.

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Artificial Intelligence: “The Future From An Alternate Perspective”

The story follows our main character Luis as he tries to clearly explain the complexities and nuances of ‘language’, and the challenges of teaching AI to thoroughly understand it.

A massive project, an incredibly talented team, and a little bit of luck to get to the finish line. So thankful to my fellow artists and friends who helped pull this off.

Client: Microsoft
Agency: Trifilm
Creative Director: Mia Vyzis
Producer: Corey Lovett
Animation Director: Reece Parker
Art Director: Reece Parker
Illustration: Tom Goyon, Millie Woodcock, Reece Parker
Character Animation Lead: Khylin Woodrow
Cel: Khylin Woodrow, TJ Peters, Mathijs Luijten, Adam Henderson, Reece Parker, Salvador Padilla, Nata Metlukh
2D Animation: Matt Jameson, TJ Peters, Mathijs Luijten, Manuel Neto, Reece Parker
3D modeling/Animation: Billy Chitkin, Nocky Dinh
Editing/composite: Bruce Stead, Matt Jameson, Mathijs Luitjen, Manuel Neto, Tj Peters
Sound design: Ambrose Yu

 

GLOBAL NEWS: A Dangerous Gap, Covid-19 Research & Companionship (Podcast)

The Economist Editors Picks Podcast logoA selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the dangerous gap between Wall Street and Main Street in America, (10:22) high-speed science—new research on the coronavirus is being released in a torrent. (21:00) And, casual sex is out, companionship is in.

Interviews: 69-Year Old Film Producer & Media CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg

From WSJ Magazine:

WSJ MagazineA person who is one of the great mentors of my career and my time in the entertainment industry was Kirk Douglas. He said to me many decades ago the words that became the most important, most valuable in my lifetime, and the ones that right now mean more today than they ever meant before. He said, “Jeffrey, you haven’t learned to live until you’ve learned how to give.” The wisdom of that and the importance of that has never meant more to me than now. 

What’s it like to launch a $1.8 billion streaming platform in the middle of a pandemic? “Everything about it is upside down and inside out,” says Jeffrey Katzenberg, 69, who debuted the short-form video company Quibi on April 6. Katzenberg is the co-founder of the app along with CEO Meg Whitman, and originally envisioned mobile-based Quibi to fill the “in-between” moments of life—waiting in line, taking the subway—with episodes that wrap in 10 minutes or less.

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Health News: “Navigating The Coronavirus” – Wall Street Journal (April 17)

From the Wall Street Journal (April 17, 2020):

As the coronavirus pandemic upends work, travel and home life, the rules are shifting for what people can and can’t do in their daily lives. The WSJ is continuously updating advice and information on how to stay safe, healthy and connected, and how to help others.

WSJ Special Section 4.17.20 - Navigating the Coronavirus-

Aid to a Friend Caring for a Coronavirus Patient

“Because I am organized in my job and day-to-day life, I took on my husband’s care thinking I would have it all quickly in hand. But things didn’t turn out that way,” writes Leslie Yazel, whose husband came down with coronavirus-related pneumonia. Here, she offers what she learned about the best ways to help those who are caring for someone with coronavirus.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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Upcoming Magazines: “Why Home Matters” – (Monocle May 2020)

Monocle’s home-focused May issue goes beyond the dramatic headlines to look at how to create spaces that are apt to linger in. 

We launch a manifesto for building better, look at the firms eyeing up the domestic market and profile a few elegant residences. Elsewhere, we examine the importance of keeping manufacturing onshore, decode the US political advertising industry and recommend the best media to hunker down with.

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