In this new episode from our very occasional podcast series, I chat with Center intern Taylor Chase and artist Jacob Berchem about a little experiment we published on WisconsinWatch.org last week: 12 Sandy GIFs: An animated guide to Wisconisn’s frac sand industry.
In it, we talk about refining terrible ideas into better ones. For instance, here’s an early draft we ditched because the “I drink your milkshake” metaphor didn’t work. We like it. We just don’t know what it means.
Some local praise: Last week we learned that the animation won Best of Show at UW-Madison’s Digital Salon, a collection of media projects by students.
From: Lynda Barry
Subject: Re: 12 Sandy GIFS Project
To: Jacob Berchem
This is so good I feel like screaming!
I’m so proud of you!
Here’s the video version of the piece.
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