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Migrahack Webinar: Make Data Come Alive With Animation
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Migrahack Webinar: Make Data Come Alive With Animation


This webinar was held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. You’ll find a link to recording of the webinar here.

What you will learn: Data animation combines video with illustrations and numbers, allowing you to create an engaging, powerful and stylish story. This webinar will teach you how to transform your data into a clear and compelling animated video that will help your audience understand the most relevant facts of your story. You will learn how to use Moovly, a free, easy to use software that requires no previous experience with animation or illustration, to turn facts and figures into a professional looking explainer.

***Please download before the webinar and these files you will use during the webinar.*** (They are in a zip file you will download and open. Here is how in case you need help.)

After the intro webinar, attendees who want to pursue projects will have two weeks to work on an animation about an immigration issue. They can then sign up for a follow-up seminar online to demo their animation and receive advice on how to improve it. IJJ will showcase a selection of the best data animations produced by webinar attendees.

You’ll find a step-by-step written guide to data animation here.

The trainer: Wilson Liévano is a multimedia coordinator for Wall Street Journal Americas with extensive experience in print, multimedia and web portal editorial management in English and Spanish. As a 2013 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he developed Animated Press, a news animation studio and has produced animations featured in The Guardian, Al-Jazeera and WSJ. He has degrees from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and Boston University.

This class is part of a bilingual series of webinars on data visualization offered by IJJ and modeled after our successful Migrahack events focused on immigration data. These courses are funded by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacAarthur Foundation.

An example by Wilson of what you can do with data animation.

Several projects created during Mexico Migrahack were produced by participants who spent a few hours with Wilson during a training day that was part of the hackathon weekend. Check out their work:

Retained Belongings
Where to Now?
Mexico’s Spending on Migrants
Childhood Denied, Rights Denied

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