The Hindenburg, the ‘Titanic’ of the air

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: La Vanguardia

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 06/05/2021

Credit: Xavier Vilaltella Ortiz, Pablo González, Natalia Palazón y Mario Chaparro.


Xavier Vilaltella Ortiz: Journalist

Pablo González: Visual Journalist

Natalia Palazón:  Visual Journalist

Mario Chaparro:  Visual Journalist

Project description:

On the anniversary of the Hindenburg tragedy, this special reviewed the main characteristics of the aircraft and the consequences of the events that led to the tragedy.

Impact reached:

The piece was prepared for the life and history section of the newspaper La Vanguardia and had a significant number of visits.

Techniques/technologies used:

We model the aircraft in 3D and render the animation to later edit all the sequences in after effects and make the final assembly in mp4 and establish a scrolling on a page in AMP stories of google.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The most complex part was to document the interior structure of the ship as well as the most probable causes that led the zepellin to catch fire in the landing.

What can others learn from this project?

The 3D allows recreating scenes and contexts that allow a clearer narration of the events.

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