2021 AMI Online Salon

Embryonic Development of the Aortic Arch and Anomalies

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Jack Nelson
  • Membership Type: Associate Submission – $30.00
  • Other Contributors: Sue Simon
    Lucia GarcesClient:  George’s University School of Medicine
  • Copyright: Jack Nelson, 2020
  • Medium/software used:Maxon Cinema 4d, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format:Standalone animation, PowerPoint lecture presentation
  • Primary Audience: George’s University medical students

Project Description

This compilation represents a larger series created to help medical students visualize the difficult subject of cardiac embryology and includes the normal development of the aortic arch along with the most clinically significant anomalies including double aortic arch, right subclavian, and right aortic arch formations. The original series is designed to work both as a live lecture presentation aid and as a study tool for students. The animations use limited text and no narration to serve as ‘˜animated diagrams’™ for instructor use during a live lecture format, and for student review while following along with textbook reading. Achieving a unified design between all the animations was important to maximize their teaching effectiveness, providing insight to the complicated anatomy developing over a specific time in three-dimensional space. For this submission, four animations were condensed into one, with slight adjustments to timing and addition of background music to replace the silence.