The assault on the US Capitol

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: La Vanguardia

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 07/01/2021

Credit: Pablo Gonzalez Pellicer, Mario Chaparro, Jordi Canyissà


Visual Jouralist:Pablo Gonzalez Pellicer and Mario Chaparro, with more than 8 years of experience in visual content in the newspaper La Vanguardia

Journalist: Jordi Canyissà, responsible for multimedia content and visual narratives at the newspaper la vanguardia

Project description:

A description of the events and events that led to the assault and occupation of the United States Capitol

Impact reached:

The project showed readers the key times and moments that preceded the capture of the capitol and understand how the shocking images of the protesters inside the capitol had been reached.

Techniques/technologies used:

We used 2d and 3d animation to describe the movements of the protesters from their meeting place to the places where they entered the capitol and why areas they moved within the capitol.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The most complicated was to corroborate the location of the protesters within the capitol buildings, as well as to detail the places through which they entered the building.

What can others learn from this project?

It is a more visual way to show and organize sequentially all the graphic material that was arriving about the events, helping to understand where and in what chronology all those images and videos were happening.

Project links: