Monday, July 01, 2013

Feast Your Eyes...

The Huffington Post put this up and is calling it the "worst news graphic ever."

I beg to differ. This is, in fact, the best news graphic ever.

See, this is what you lose out on when you consolidate news graphic generation at a central hub: the joy of just letting the perpetually high, barely-out-of-college kids in the pre-pro animation department run wild.


Tom said...

This makes me proud to be a New Zealander.

Remember, in New Zealand, all the talented animators are busy finishing off The Desolation of Smaug. There's not a lot of brainshare left here for TV News animations.

Stephen said...

I'm pretty sure we made worse at your behest. This is pretty awesome.

Izar Talon said...

That graphic is RAD!

It is clear; it unambiguously shows what the woman is describing.

It is entertaining; I LOVE how the dog's mouth opens and wags and bites the cars!

I sure beats the Hel out of a lame static graphic. What would HuffPo have preferred? Staid, boring, static images of a dog and cars? The way it was done is just brilliant and hilarious, and shows true creativity. It reminds me of something that would be on [adult swim]!

Whoever put that graphic together is wasting their time working on a news show and should seriously make a show. In fact, I bet that's the case here; it was probably made by a creative person who would rather be making a fun show for kids or something, but this job is what they're stuck with so they're making the best of it and having fun.

Whoever said it as the worst news graphic ever has no sense of humor or fun.

It's simply rad. I like the clip so much I'm going to save it, because it makes me giggle. And anything that can make ME giggle is worth keeping.

Alyson said...

That could be my favorite video of all time.