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.
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