Cornel Hillmann, Media Design


Mekong Dams

Client: Conservation International, A. Michaud

Project: Motion Graphic Explainer Clips

3D & Motion Graphics:
Cornel Hillmann, Emerging Entertainment



To explain the potential problems, risks and side effects that a number of dam projects along the Mekong river would have, it was necessary to visualize the various before-and-after scenarios in 3D and 2D animations. The graphical explainer animations were needed as additional information segments to complement the actual video footage.



To visualize and animate the segments the problems had to be broken down into a visual concept that simplified the essence of the scientific data in a simple and clear visual language. The resulting mixed-media documentation was a tremendous success and raised the environmental issues to national and international media attention, resulting in a dialog with the involved stakeholders and government representatives.