Whether it’s Mayor Rob Ford or President Barack Obama, the gang at Taipei’s Next Media Animation has turned spoofing breaking and current news events into one fine, accelerated science.
From a recent report on All Things Considered:
Animation is painstaking, time-consuming work. When it first started seven years ago, the animation staff produced one story a day. But after years of trial and error, Next Media, which now employs 200 animators, perfected its pipeline to the fastest it’s ever been — going from story conception to a finished product in less than 2 1/2 hours.
NMA presently cranks out more than four dozen animations per day. Their YouTube channel registers 40-million-plus views per month.