The Inner Life of a Cell

For all biologists who couldn’t think in 3-D, and were bored of illustrations in text books. This will really show you how dynamic life is, even at the level of a single cell.

David Bolinsky, former lead medical illustrator at Yale, lead animator John Leibler, and Mike Astrachan are some of the creators at XIVIO who made the movie. They created the animation for Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Most of the processes animated were the result of Alain Viel’s Ph.D. work describing the processes to the team.

14 months to create for 8.5 minutes of animation! Well worth it, don’t you think?

For more on how it was made, read Studio Daily’s report here. And an interview with Wired here.

(posted originally by MadGenius)