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In the press: our film for "Spark of Science"

As a project we’re particularly proud of, it’s great to see our film directed by Colin Hesterly for Nautilus Magazine getting so much attention online. The animation, produced out of Not To Scale New York, forms the latest instalment of the “Spark of Science” series for the publication and illustrates the story of France A. Cordova, Director of the National Science Foundation of the United States, and the inspirations behind her career path.

Colin Hesterly illustrates her story using a mesmerising colour palette of cosmic purples, pinks and blues, punctuated with bright whites and bold yellow accents. Innovative compositions and seamless, unexpected transitions add an element of intrigue to the film, reflecting Cordova’s own desire to learn and thirst for discovering the unknown.

“After our publisher, John Steele, interviewed France A. Cordova, we wanted to make sure the story would be unique and exemplary. We approached Not To Scale and Colin with our ideas. They not only got what we were feeling for the visualization, they gave us much more than we could have imagined! Colin and Not To Scale gave Cordova’s story an amazing narrative and animation that also slipped in a history of US space exploration in-between scenes. It’s the kind of animation you immediately put on repeat.” – Len Small, Art Director at Nautilus.

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Watch the full film here and check out more of Colin’s amazing work here.