Perseverances, looking for signs of life on Mars

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: La Vanguardia

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 18/02/2021

Credit: Leyre Flamarique, Pablo González y Mario Chaparro.


Layre Flamarique: Scientific journalist

Pablo Gonzalez Pellicer: Visual journalist

Mario Chaparro: Visual journalist

Project description:

In this report the reader is shown the launch and the journey of perseverance to Mars in all its phases, as well as what its objectives are and with what instruments it will try to fulfill its mission.

Impact reached:

the piece reached a high number of users in the day before the launch.

Techniques/technologies used:

For this piece we started from some 3D model to which adjustments were added and later it was rigged and encouraged in different sequences. Later, all the material was edited in after effects to generate the entire narrative. Finally, a scrolling was created under the AMP stories platform of google on which the animations were sequenced in mp4.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The most complicated was to synthesize the entire project at an informative level, since it cost a lot of information and to extract the priority for the reader required a lot of time for reflection.

What can others learn from this project?

Visual narratives are the best way to convey long and dense processes to the reader in an entertaining and simple way.

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