This past year, we had the privilege of collaborating with Blue State Digital on a series of videos for the Council on Foreign Relations new Model Diplomacy program for students.
Of the many graphics we created, this is perhaps my favorite, the video “Tools of Diplomacy” in which CFR President Richard Haass explains that the tools of diplomacy are not solutions in themselves, but instruments used to shape outcomes.
We used the visual metaphor of a lightbulb illuminating a plan, and used After Effects with Plexus to create this animation.
End Client: Council on Foreign Relations
Producer and Creative Direction: Amelia Tovey, Blue State Digital
Art Direction, Design and Animation: Declan Zimmermann