Vanished icebergs under heat waves

Entry type: Single project

Country/area: China

Publishing organisation: The Paper

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 2022-07-05

Language: Chinese

Authors: Long Hui, Shu Yier, Gong Wei, Wang Jiwei, Qin Sheng


Long Hui: copywriting、graphic design、production
Shu Yie:data mining、copywriting
Gong Wei:2d animation
Wang Jiwei:3d animation
Qin Sheng:Dubbing

Project description:

From the perspective of the disappearance of the world’s giant icebergs and the collapse of Alaska’s Ice Cave, we captured the 20-year change in ice loss between Antarctica and Greenland from NASA’s official website from 2002 to 2022. The storytelling of the work focused on Greenland while combined with 3D map, video and graphic design, to indicate the current situation of the earth’s water resources in depth.

Impact reached:

The video has been widely spread on the Internet and received praise and recognition from environmental professionals. At the same time,we won the 2022 China Data Content Annual Conference video award.

Techniques/technologies used:

Illustrator2021,Photoshop2021,After Effects2021,Premiere Pro2021, kepler.gl

Context about the project:

We scrapped ice melting speed and mass change data of Antarctica and Greenland from NASA’s official website from 2002 to 2022. Taking Greenland as an example, we demonstrated the current situation of the earth’s important solid water resources in depth by combining 3D maps, videos and graphic design.

What can other journalists learn from this project?

We use a variety of forms of expression in the video, such as: 3D maps, 2D animation, 3D animation, images, photos, graphic design, etc. This increases the readability of the work.

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