Andrew Mason Creative Technologist

Firestorm

With beautiful video and audio recordings from the event, Firestorm presents to dramatic events of the Australian bushfires.

A rich multimedia presentation was built that blends long-form writing and video documentary. It was achieved by using full-screen video, background atmosphere audio and careful attention to scene transitions.

Transitions between background images, video and audio were made seamless ensuring the flow of the story.
Screen capture showing text from the Firestorm website
The long-form text overlaid beautifully shot looping video that added texture and context to the words.

Screen capture showing text from the Firestorm website
Each video was encoded in .h264 and VP8 formats to ensure cross-browser compatibility. Additionally, a bandwidth test is run on page load to ensure the most optimum bitrate video encoding is used.

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