Jul 28, 2013
Exitinction - A Dodo's Guide
Originally created for the BBC Science Club, Extinction is a fun short animation chronicling how the complete disappearance of the Dodo resulted in a complete change of thinking in society, and the end of a more mystical approach to justifying discoveries like fossils. This more critical, fact based thinking lead to the birth of geology (The study of the earth), which allowed us to figure out how old the earth is, and our role in possibly creating a new extinction of sorts as a dominant species.
Created by Asa Lucander and a team of animators, it's a clever, to the point presentation executed using a field guide style approach to animation, starring a professor composited into the scrap book styled pages observing the various stages of discovery.