As part of Next Day Animations award-winning creative team, I write whiteboard animation scripting, and an array of marketing content. Here's a recent example. Click on a button below to see a curated selection of the whiteboard videos I've written.
THE LAST ILLEGAL HARVEST
It was mid-October, 2016. In just three weeks, Californians would go to the ballot and pass Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. For many weed farmers in California operating in the gray area between local medicinal ordinances and federal prohibition, last season may well have been the last illegal harvest.
In the twilight hours of a February morning in 1989, Cody’s Books on Telegraph Avenue was firebombed. Pressure was on for Andy Ross, Cody’s owner, to remove from the shelves Salman Rushdie’s new novel, The Satanic Verses, which satirizes parts of Islamic culture. A few months after its release, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa and offered a $2.5 million bounty to anyone who killed Rushdie and his publishers. All over the world, anyone associated with the book was targeted; publishers, translators, and vendors were attacked and in some cases killed.
Native to South America, Argentine ants are successful invaders in many parts of the world, from Australia to the Mediterranean to parts of the United States, forming giant supercolonies that can extend thousands of kilometers.
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“You can’t pretend to be enthused,” Calonico continued. “You either are or you’re not. I think our group is kind of unique in that way. I’ve seen so many college bands, and a lot of them look like they’re on their way to a funeral or something. It’s a special group of students that really love it.”
“There’s nothing about the messages in that space that say to a person, ‘you’re capable to learn, you’re capable to become a thinking (person) that’s successful and constructive and can offer something useful to your world when you leave,’” she said.