1. In April 2010 a massive oil spill began in the Gulf. The entire country was glued to the news until the well was capped, and then we forgot about it.

    As the year anniversary was approaching I became curious, just how much oil was that exactly? Where would it have gone? What I found was shocking.

    So in an effort to further our discussion on oil dependency I created this short animation to help illustrate just how dependent we truly are on oil.

    Designed, animated and written by Chris Harmon

    Voice Talent: Kim Estes

    Music: Billy Perez & Todd Stambaugh

    Special Thanks to Daye Rogers and Christy Kurtz

    Sources:

    Environmental Protection Agency
    epa.gov/

    U.S. Energy Information Administration
    eia.doe.gov/

    bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/html/table_04_23.html

    Rubber Manufacturers Association
    rma.org/about_rma/rubber_faqs/

    carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm

    .eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2010_fotw617.html

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDPE

    wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does_one_gallon_of_crude_oil_weigh

    icis.com/v2/chemicals/9076455/propylene/uses.html

    volunteerguide.org/volunteer/fewhours/used-tires.htm

    earth911.com/recycling/plastic/plastic-bottle-recycling-facts/

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population

    UPDATE: A few people have mentioned strange things with the audio. I've changed a couple audio settings and hope it fixes any problem people may have had.

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  2. UPDATE:
    Thanks for all your kind words guys! It's quite overwhelming to see this shared and retweeted all over!

    All sins typographic in nature have been amended, hopefully. Thanks for bearing with it the whole time. :)

    As always, all credit due to the amazing Ira Glass.

    Source audio is from this very seminal video by current.tv:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI23U7U2aUY

    Made in three days on Illustrator and After Effects, for Day 6 of the #30daysofcreativity.

    # vimeo.com/24715531 Uploaded 1.5M Plays 193 Comments

Typo motion

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