Bushfire Research

Concept & script development, audio and animation production.


For over 60 years, CSIROs bushfire research has improved the understanding of fire, and improving technologies and strategies to save lives and limit damage. Bushfire has been part of the Australian landscape for millions of years. Much of our vegetation has evolved with fire, and like the vegetation in other harsh and dry environments, it has developed characteristics that promote the spread of fire. Australian scientists are developing reliable tools for predicting bushfire behaviour to save lives and limit damage.

Every year, CSIRO is inundated with questions from concerned public about bushfires. To help CSIRO communicate their research, we worked with communication managers and scientists at CSIRO to develop this animation to convey their most important messages. We worked closely with the scientists to develop our script. Once the concept and script was approved, we designed and produced this infographic style animation to explain these core messages.

The 3d heat map over Australia in the animation is generated from real data provided by CSIRO to accurately representing the change over time of fire weather.

The deliverables included this 90 second animation and the print-resolution long-format infographic poster below.

To read more about CSIRO's bushfire research visit the CSIRO Bushfire Research Page.


Client: CSIRO
Project Categories: All,Government,Science,2d-animation,Motion-graphics
Scope of work: Concept & script development, audio and animation production.
Team size: 4
Time to complete: 1 month
Year Completed: 2016


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Testimonials

"We used Adrian and Redboat to tell a complex story in a short animation. We were completely happy both with the result – it make quite an impact at the time and is still being used successfully – and with the professional way in which Adrian interacted with the team in developing and fine-tuning the brief. I enthusiastically recommend his work generally and have done to others who might be looking for similar services."

Mike Grundy, Research Director - CSIRO

"...fantastic, great value work and his flexibility and commitment to always do the right thing by the job and to ensure the very best outcome is to be admired..."

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"...an exceptional job on a recent extremely complex and high profile 3D animation project. If you need a highly committed person, Adrian is the right person."

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"...successfully manages the fine balance between pushing the boundaries for the client while keeping the artist happy and sane."

Julian Tylney Taylor, VFX Supervisor - Bold VFX

"Adrian King is one of the best producers I know. He is a straight shooter with excellent communication skills and an even temperament."

Nigel Haslam, Senior Animator/VFX Artist

Awards

Winner - Promax LA 2002

Winner of Best Animated Idents Promax LA Award for Best Animated Ident with 'Singapore TV Channel Idents'. (Animated by Adrian King).

Finalist - Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2002

Finalist for Titles, Idents & Stings Award at the 2002 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with 'Sour Grapes Film Festival Titles'. (Designed, produced & directed by Adrian King.

Finalist - Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2003

Finalist for VFX Commercials Award at the 2003 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with 'Tic Tac TV Commercial'. (VFX supervision & direction by Adrian King)

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