Agency Secret Location was engaged to create both the 3D animation and companion digital documentary for History Canada's Perfect Storms – a six-part documentary series recounting rare and world-altering historical disasters.
"We built Perfect Storms Interactive in Flash because it gave us the strongest tool to make use of the high-quality 3D assets we had created for the series," Kania Lou-Gagliardini, production coordinator at Secret Location, explains.
"With Flash we were able to adapt and then integrate these broadcast-quality assets into the site. This helped to elevate the visual aesthetic of the experience and create cohesion between the TV series and its digital companion."
Despite being a companion site, Perfect Storms works extremely well with or without the TV series: it operates on an interactive level with a number of tasks you are asked to complete which are a fun and fascinating way to learn about these important historical events.
Words: Paul Wyatt
This article originally appeared in net magazine issue 245
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