All About Online Video » credit crisis http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/adamsparke A blog for people who shoot, edit, produce or market online video Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:24:44 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 GFC CDO – What the? http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/adamsparke/2009/04/06/gfc-cdo-what-the/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/adamsparke/2009/04/06/gfc-cdo-what-the/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2009 07:11:27 +0000 Adam Sparke http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/adamsparke/?p=16 Have you been stuck in one of those awkward moments where someone, or perhaps even yourself, has been asked to explain what the credit crisis actually means?

“Ummm, well, err” seems to be the most common introduction to a response in the elevator and taxi conversations I’ve been privy to. What proceeds is usually an entertaining but long-winded answer ending with a softly-worded escape clause, perfectly timed to bridge to an alternative topic.

A colleague forwarded me the work of a creative fine arts student, Jonathan Jarvis, who honed his design skills to make the credit crisis a little more crunchable. See the results below.


The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo

Jonathan prepared the video package as part of his thesis for a Media Design Program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He drew on previous experience in creating diagrams of systems for the Innovation Team at UNICEF and some earlier work on motion design to make it all happen.

Through diagrams, motion and the guiding narrative as key elements, Jonathan has found a way to walk us step-by-step through the essential elements and relationships behind the credit crisis. As a quick way to grasp relationships and complex concepts – it definitely worked for me. What do you think?

Check out his website and see some of his other design work if you get some time.

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