Solitary Confinement

This animation is a visual representation on an excerpt from prisoner Chris McBride’s letter to the newspaper Indy Week dated on July 4th 2012. This piece attempts to visually communicate, in less than 2 minutes, the amount of time a prisoner spends in very small confinement, the minuscule amount of time spent outside the cell and the psychological impact this can have. The idea of illustrating written content with animations and (sometimes interactive) graphics, lets call it visual journalism, interests me, and is gaining in popularity, for example in the online edition of the New York Times. My piece "Solitary Confinement” tries to convey not just the content, but also the mood of the article - or, more specifically, the letter.