Why Covid-19 Isn’t Like the Flu
Organisation size: Big
Publication date: 14 Apr 2020
Credit: Pablo González Pellicer
The project tries to point out the differences that make Covid-19 a different disease and more dangerous than the common flu.
The project was disseminated both in the breaking news of the newspaper and in the newspaper’s social networks. The response in audience was very good since it dealt with in a simple way complex aspects to visualize and that shed light on the contagion and death figures of covid-19.
For this project we use animated 3D models in Autodesk Maya and later edited in After Effects. Weight-optimized mp4 pieces were rendered to later implement it through worpress in a Google AMP stories format.
What was the hardest part of this project?
The most complex part was to visualize abstract aspects (such as immunity, incubation time, degree of R, … etc.) visually to make the comparison with the common flu in the simple and clear way possible.
What can others learn from this project?
The editors can transfer abstract concepts in a visual and simple way, and in turn help contextualize and explain the numbers of deaths and infections in a clearer way.