ANIMATED SUMMARY

Finding Gold

Gold is hard to find. For each gram of gold tons of material need to get mined. Researchers of Delft University of Technology have found a solution which can greatly improve the efficiency of this mining process.
The mission for Studio Synopsis was to communicate the benefits of this solution. Making it accessible and understandable to the industry and the general public.
Gold is hard to find. For each gram of gold tons of material need to get mined. Researchers of Delft University of Technology have found a solution which can greatly improve the efficiency of this mining process.
The mission for Studio Synopsis was to communicate the benefits of this solution. Making it accessible and understandable to the industry and the general public.
CLIENT

TU Delft

PROJECT SCOPE

Storystructure
Visual Design
Animation

Storystructure, Visual Design, Animation

YEAR

2017


The Aim of the Project

The aim for the animation was to inspire the viewers and give them a glimpse of what the results of this research could mean for the mining industry. Kind of an animated management summary of the research project.

With the focus on inspiring the viewer we decided to go for a cinematic look, resulting in an animation with the feel of a nature documentary film.


The Process

In a discovery session with the researchers of TU Delft we boiled the results of this PhD research down to its essentials, resulting in a 1,5 minute voice-over script.

With this script the first rough sketches for the storyboard were developed, which then were fleshed out into the final visual look of the animation. Using simple shapes, abstracted scenes, a muted colorpalette, grainy textures and subtle gradients to create a clean realistic design.

STORYBOARD
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VISUAL DESIGN
FindingGold_Goldbar
Finding Gold – Waste material
FindingGold_Hotfluids
FindingGold_Alteration
FindingGold_Scanner
FindingGold_Sorter
Finding Gold – eye
Elemental zinc illustration

Coherent Visual System

Alongside the development of this animation, Studio Synopsis also designed the visuals and lay-out for the dissertation on this research, in order to create a coherent way of communicating this project.

If you're interested in how sensors can be applied to make the mining industry more efficient, go ahead and download that thesis. Otherwise, just stay here for a quick look of our favourite visuals.

Dissertation
Sensor Application Areas in Mining
Drillhole data
Bulk Sorting Mechanism

Like what you see?

Do you have a complex project that could use some visual clarity? And do you like what you see? Get in touch to see whether a cinematic animation like this is the way to make your work stand out.

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