Category / animation video

What is information design (these days)?

By Bill Keaggy

The term 'information design' sounds academic, but it's really egalitarian. Its entire purpose is to explain something so people can take informed action.

( read )
2/7/20 8:26 AM

infodesign, Infographics, Animation & video, magazine, charts, information design, Data visualization, newspaper

How to tell a story without words

By Bill Keaggy

Visual thinking combines pictures and words to help us communicate and understand complex or confusing things. Most design is one form or another of this mashup—it’s the combination that brings the power.

( read )
12/3/19 9:00 AM

animation, Animation & video, storytelling, visual storytelling

When animation works best: Strengthening internal communications with strategic animated videos

By Bill Keaggy

Sometimes we experience communication fatigue in the workplace. People get inundated with a large number of emails, Slack messages, texts, face-to-face meetings—and engagement suffers. Consider telling your story with animation… the possibilities are limitless.

( read )
9/10/19 7:28 AM

animation, Animation & video, storyboard, storytelling, video, writing, visual storytelling, visualization, leadership

Spell it out... or don't—voice-over vs on-screen text

By Darrick Hays

Most of the time, voice-over, commonly referred to as “VO”, is the driving narrative force behind videos—a mysterious guide that provides all the information a viewer needs while being bolstered by the visuals. While VO is not absolutely necessary, it is definitely something to consider when starting a new video project.

( read )
8/20/19 7:37 AM

animation, Animation & video, video, audio, voiceover

Reel life — tips for cutting animation highlight reels

By Darrick Hays

Cutting together a highlight reel of recent work is daunting; you may find yourself asking, “How can I possibly distill all the cool stuff I made over the past year or two down to just ONE MINUTE?! It’s easier than you might think.

( read )
7/25/19 7:30 AM

reel, animation, Animation & video, tips, video, visual thinking, Company news, visual storytelling, marketing

Want to explain a complex idea in just 120 seconds? Use Animated videos

By Bill Keaggy

Video is moving to the forefront of marketing and communications, and animated videos in particular are proving to be powerful, persuasive, conversion-driven, and cost-effective. Discover how explainer videos cut through the noise to deliver complex ideas with clarity and impact.

( read )
3/15/19 3:26 PM

Animation & video

Are visuals in your blind spot?

By Bill Keaggy

Last week there was a big controversy on Twitter. But it wasn't about politics—it was about pictures. Journalism. Visual storytelling.

( read )
2/13/18 9:30 AM

Infographics, news, Animation & video, communication, Illustration, journalism, visual thinking, charts, content, editorial, Photography, poynter, visuals

It's a new year. Let's get visual.

By Bill Keaggy

Take a minute (literally) to see why there is incredible power in visual thinking. From the cave paintings at Lascaux to IKEA instructions, from 5-year-old’s colorful mess to a designer’s perfect layo

( read )
1/5/18 10:11 AM

understanding, animation, Animation & video, success, video, visual thinking, Company news, discovery, Featured

A new video: Understanding Empathy

By Bill Keaggy

There's a lot of anger and aggression swirling around the world these days. Whether in politics, race, or religion, people tend to build walls to block out anyone they disagree with. Or worse.

( read )
8/1/17 8:30 AM

animation, Animation & video, Art, Illustration, sketch, video, visual thinking, Company news, Creativity, Design, empathy, explanation, people

The Tremendousness reel

By Bill Keaggy

One minute of pure awesome. I don't think we posted this to our blog last year, so here's the Tremendousness reel from 2016!

( read )
6/6/17 5:29 AM

2016, Infographics, reel, animation, Animation & video, Art, Illustration, Mobile, Music, video, visual thinking, Web & interactive, Company news, Creativity, Design, Photography

TREMENDOUS GUIDES



ABOUT US

Tremendousness is a creative agency that uses visual thinking, information design, and storytelling to help organizations explain complex ideas, innovations, products, and processes.

BLOG ARCHIVES