LabTV is a web series commissioned by the US Department of Defense,
that was aimed at encouraging more teens to pursue a science curriculum.
It was produced by Vanderpool Films, and completed two seasons.

I did all the graphics and animations for the series.
The graphics budget was tight enough to make it a real challenge, but I tried hard to get all the shots what they needed.
With more time I could have done sexier stuff, but I was generally trying to complete four shots in two days
The voiceovers I worked from were temporary, and later replaced, so many are omitted because I didn't keep the originals (or get the new ones),
So, not so much to go on as to what it was I was trying to illustrate. Oopsie.

At first my client asked that I keep things super simple,
so the client wouldn't get too addicted to stuff that was too nice, i.e. too expensive to do all the time,
but after a while it became clear that my graphics added a special sizzle
that really made the DoD folks very pleased. Sometimes you go the extra mile and it counts.
Kids = easily bored, so anything to make it a little more bright and shiny = good.

All the full episodes can be viewed at LabTV.

Titles: opening to every show
Conduct: how electrons move between atoms when current flows
Doppler: why sounds are higher as objects approach,
and lower when they recede
Foot Move: 3D model of bones and skin, all tendons and ligaments added and animated in AE
Fuel Cell: how to put fuel into a box and get power out
Hurdles: various strategies for making packaged foods have a longer shelf life
MPod: a military version of the iPod
MPod Hands: considering various ways hands use PDAs
Perfect Fit: stages in the process of creative solutions
Power Station: how power is generated and transmitted to the home
Runner: rotoscoped a figure from found video into a loop, including downsizing the curvy parts
Ship: thrust vs. drag
Space Ring: satellite innovations. real rocket science.
Boule: the process whereby silicon wafers are created
Space Sail: photons pushin pushin
Van Allen: rather harshly radiant up there

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