3d animation, motion graphics and CGI for documentary films
Animation and CGI in Documentary films
Things have come a long way since “Walking with Dinosaurs”. 3d animation, motion graphics, CGI and visual effects are now a regular part of many documentary films. As well as historical reconstructions and informational motion graphics, computer animation and CGI is now routinely used in almost any situation where shot footage isn’t available.
What’s more, costs have come down and quality of visual effects has gone up in recent years, so even a documentary film with a modest budget can now afford to use compelling and stylish computer graphic animations.
But as a documentary filmmaker, how do you go about adding visual effects and 3d animation to your productions?
Motion graphics and animation tips
Don’t be afraid to approach a video animation design or