I help teach a class for Frank Blossoms The Polishing Center. It's kind of a near-post graduate portfolio/real life experience guided by local creative shops. Students get an overview of how the industry works, get their feet wet with real branding problems and get serious critiques on their work from industry gurus. Here's some images from last nights session at RocketScience. We had to go through logos and tag lines for a new company. Like every job, a lot of stuff goes up on the wall and a lot of stuff gets thrown on the ground... Hope you all had fun!
Seriously, do i need to say more. Great storytelling used to advance some really big scientific education. I love the contrast of the really high end digital animation vs. all the historic info done in a much more basic animation, almost paper-cut style. The only thing i have to complain about is Neil deGrasse Tyson's "space ship of the mind". Of all the cool looking things they could have done, they just didn't wow me. In fact, it actually takes away from the show because everytime i see it, i find myself asking "why?".
Also, check out Neil's podcast Startalk Radio. Well worth it.