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Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Creative process

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Ever wondered how a TED-Ed animation is made? Go behind-the-scenes of “How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones” with educator George Zaidan, animation director Biljana Labovic, and animator Lisa LaBracio.

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TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

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Storyboards are graphic organizers in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence. The storyboarding process, in the form it is known today, was developed at the Walt Disney Studio during the early 1930s, after several years of similar processes being in use at Walt Disney and other animation studios.
Here are two other lessons by George Zaidan: How do Pain Relievers Work? and What is fat?
Biljana has directed the animation of several TED-Ed Lessons. Here's a small taste of her work: How folding paper can get you to the moon, Exploration on the big data frontier, and Insights into cell membranes via dish detergent.
Lisa has animated many TED-Ed lessons. Here's a small taste of her work: The key to media's hidden codes, Animation Basics: Homemade special effects, and Rethinking thinking

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TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

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