Animation : How Can a Documentary Be Animated? by Karen "Kay" Ross

Karen "Kay" Ross

How Can a Documentary Be Animated?

I mean, we all know the ways that a documentary is "staged"... so how do you make it animated? The only example coming to mind is What the Bleep Do We Know? which uses animation to help visualize the scientific explanation that is being given from interviewees. Does anyone have any other examples?

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/bleecker-street-animated-documentary-...

Bleecker Street Acquires U.S. Rights to Nazi Hunter Documentary 'The Klarsfelds'
Bleecker Street Acquires U.S. Rights to Nazi Hunter Documentary 'The Klarsfelds'
Bleecker Street has picked up the U.S. rights to director Alexis Bloom's animated documentary "The Klarsfelds," which centers on real-life Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld. "Alexis and the team…
Bob Harper

Waltz With Bashir was an animated documentary which was nominated for a best foreign-language film Oscar in 2008

Karen "Kay" Ross

I didn't realize Waltz With Bashir was a doc! Thanks, Bob Harper!

Hagop Kane Boughazian

I created some animations for a buddies documentary once. It was all about a sailing trip that had gone horribly wrong when the mast broke. Here are some stills from it, I don't think the film is available anywhere. https://www.axisorigin.com/#/936691967557/ Also in a previous job, we created a documentary about one of the Native American Casinos that was pretty much all animated using photos, maps, text, and anything else we could bring to life in after effects.

William 'JPop' Schumpert

Watched a documentary on CBS All access about the console wars between the SNES and Sega Genesis. Most of the true stories were animated to resemble 16 bit sprites.

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