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Dallas News

Illusion Fields partners with Dallas News to create informative and entertaining videos

We’ve enjoyed working with Michael Hogue to create Dallas News animated videos for over five years. The stories are relevant and our work helps inform their readership, in a format that’s easily digestible.

Check out the collection below!

JFK50 – The Zapruder Film: A Chronology

As the 50th anniversary approached, the Dallas News graphics team was hard at work producing thoughtful updates and analysis of the day JFK was assassinated.

One of those was a graphical exploration of one of the rarest and not publicly available artifacts of the day, the 8mm film, shot by Abraham Zapruder, which showed the moment of the President’s fatal wound, in graphic detail.

Michael Hogue, DN Staff Artist and personal “Friend of the Fields,” needed an animated video to accompany his work, entitled “Dallas’ darkest day: a visual chronology of the JFK assassination.”

Equipped with hand crafted artwork, by Michael himself, we produced and delivered this animated breakdown of the Zapruder film’s journey from the moment tragedy was realized, through a complicated path full of unexpected twists and turns.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

My Aryan Princess: The woman who took down the head of the Aryan Brotherhood – Promotional Video

Michael Hogue needed a promotional video to draw in readership to the in-depth article on Carol, a troubled woman caught in the tangled web of the Aryan Brotherhood.

“Drugs fuel a woman’s descent into the world of a violent Brotherhood” – See the full article

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Honest discussion about gun control

Accompanying animation to Dallas News articles on Gun Control.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

The Burden of Lead

Historical perspective on the long-lasting effects of using lead smelter waste as filling dirt in West Dallas.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Veterans denied quality-of-life Medical Proceedure

Accompanying animation to the Dallas News article entitled “Combat veterans with genital injuries find little help overcoming intimacy, pregnancy challenges”

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Meet Dallas’ Working Poor

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Mom’s Prison, caught between both worlds

What happens when a mother gets thrown into jail? Are her kids accounted for and safe? How can she know if she’s behind bars?

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Big Tex @ The State Fair

A comedic look at the life of Big Tex, told through the hilarious audio taken from a Sports Radio 1310, The Ticket broadcast.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

911 Overload, how it happens and why

In an emergency, we expect 911 to respond in a timely manner. Find out how  911 dispatch centers get overloaded and what can be done about it.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Texas Rangers History via Baseball Cards

Hogue has been collecting baseball cards since he was a young boy so when the chance came to give perspective through animating the cards, he pounced on it.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Texas Drought Heat Map Animation

Quick visual explanation of how the Texas Drought has effected our home state.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

State of the Cowboys

(Condensed and out of context)

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Texas Rangers Mid-season Star Wars

A comedic look at the Rangers players as they approach the mid-season.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Cowboys utilize the Tampa 2 play

A breakdown of the Tampa 2 play and how it works.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

CJ Wilson, In His Own Words

CJ Wilson loves to talk. And we love to edit it together and make something even more outrageous!

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Garrett the Robotic Speaker

Ever noticed how some sports guys have charisma and pizzaz? How about Garrett who seems to be the most robotic speaker ever? Check out this comedic look at Garrett as he transforms into a robot!

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Happy Birthday Jackie Robinson

A brief overview of the state of the professional baseball teams when Jackie Robinson, one of the first African-American players to grace the majors.

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

Debating the Trinity – Teaser Video

We animated this teaser video to help draw in readership to the Dallas News coverage of the decades long debate over the future development of the Trinity River in Dallas, TX. – See full article

Credits

Client: Dallas News
Creative Director: Michael Hogue
Artwork: Michael Hogue
2D Animation: Ryan Fyffe

2D Animation: After Effects

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