The screen captures below demonstrate the direction I am taking with the visual elements. The sphere will be the focal point of the video. It is a simplified drop, a container for water, a representation of the earth, the sun and with careful planning offer seamless transitions between scenes. At one point the animation will illustrate three properties of water — liquid, solid, gas — and will use the sphere to demonstrate the molecular structure.
I am using the shape tween to transition between each outline and considering ways to demonstrate the amount of water used. For example, the body fills up 2/3 of way to demonstrate body composition. And one water bottle becomes three. 80,000 gallons to produce a car is more challenging! Also this number is questionable — finding reliable sources is challenging.
Next steps will definitely involve thinking through text animation…
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mq_E5Uh67J8” target=”_blank”>Water Cycle Animatic