There are two styles of 2D animation that we can produce. The first is a whiteboard animation, a video that brings drawings and text to life with movement. Here, a classroom-style explanation is used to tell a story. Secondly, for 2D animation we can create a colourful motion graphic. In this case, flat graphics are used to tell a story over the course of the animation. See examples of the different styles below.
Biofilms: Building Bacterial Cities
Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall from the College of Life Sciences at The University of Dundee actively engages in outreach activities with both school age children and members of the public. In collaboration with Nicola we created a whiteboard animation to be shown at The BBSRC Great British Bioscience Festival in 2014.
Quiz a Whiz with The Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Royal Society of Edinburgh were launching a new YouTube Channel called Quiz a Whiz. The concept is simple: you submit a question to the whiz and the answer is recorded. Of course they needed some snazzy animation to go along with these clips, which is where we came in.
The University of Dundee wanted a motion graphic style of animation to promote a new resource they were developing around the theme of Research Integrity.