2021 AMI Online Salon

Glucose Regulation

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Courtney Stabb
  • Client:Student assignment for the Medical Artists Education Trust
  • Copyright: Courtney Stabb, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Blender and After Effects
  • Final presentation format:mp4
  • Primary Audience:Medical Students

Project Description

The full animation was created to fulfill a project for the MAET course in London. The goal of the project is to produce an animation that demonstrates an understanding of a scientific topic with detail and accuracy for a specified audience. In order to fit the salon requirements, the animation has been cut down to 3 minutes. While researching the topic of the role of the pancreas in glucose regulation, I did not find many videos that included the effects of glucagon as well as insulin. I set out to create an animation to explain the delicate balance of these hormones and the effect on blood glucose levels. The video progression allows the audience to picture the process on a scale decreasing in size; slowly zooming further to a cellular level. In order to tackle complex subject matter, the explanations of each stage are presented in simple terms. The use of minimal-style visuals and clear descriptions grants easy access for beginning biology and medical students.