2021 AMI Online Salon

Basic Male Anatomy and the No-Needle Vasectomy Procedure

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Tziporah Thompson
  • Client: Men’s Clinic LLC
  • Copyright: Men’s Clinic LLC, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects
  • Final presentation format: Two videos for in-clinic viewing
  • Primary Audience: Vasectomy patients

Project Description

These animations were developed as supplemental visual aids in the informed consent process for patients interested in the DrSnip® no-needle vasectomy procedure. First, the “Basic Male Anatomy” animation is used to orient the patient to relevant anatomical structures and introduce the basic mechanism of a vasectomy in disrupting the flow of sperm through the vas deferens. Second, the “No-Needle Vasectomy” animation is provided to patients who are interested in further details of the vasectomy procedure itself. The majority of the assets for both animations were developed as separate layers in Adobe Photoshop. These layers were primarily animated through successive opacity changes in Adobe After Effects. Simpler assets such as the sperm were developed in Adobe Illustrator and subsequently animated in Adobe After Effects. Additional versions of both animations were also developed with Spanish subtitles and Spanish on-screen text.