BROADCAST DOCS: 25 “Outdoor” Disasters in a five-part series. This segment is on the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, told in hyper-kinetic style true to the “countdown” format. Written, produced and edited by Simpson, we traveled all over to interview survivors, aid workers, scientists and other experts. Executive Producer was Bill Evashwick. For this extensive year-long project, we researched and obtained stock footage for all segments. We developed stylized visual effects animation and motion graphics to illustrate tsunami waves, earthquake ruptures, volcanoes building to explosion — and hurricanes and tornadoes chewing up everything in their way.
Needless to say, disasters continue to break records all over the planet, but this one tsunami event will remain a biggie for its tremendous loss of life and devastating environmental impact.