I produced this animated explainer for The Wichita Eagle as part of a story about a splash pad shut down in Kansas after a bacterial outbreak left several people ill due to issues in the water filitration system. My explainer breaks down how the two types of filtration systems commonly used in splash pads work.

I looked at illustrations of splash pads for inspiration then began sketching in Illustrator.

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and I animated the video in After Effects.

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You can watch the full video here.