tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Adam Wiesen is a multimedia designer in New York City. 2015-08-28T17:45:44Z tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564206 2013-02-01T17:10:00Z 2015-08-28T17:45:44Z How The Fed Built a $3 Trillion Balance Sheet


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tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564211 2013-01-18T19:20:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z 5 tactics to get pricey prescriptions covered (2013)

Well, as Reuters TV folds into the greater Reuters machine, this piece for the Money Clip property came off quite nicely. 


While no longer immediately published to YouTube, the full video lives here

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564214 2013-01-08T17:06:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z How education lost its role as the great equalizer (2012)

I worked with a really talented producer, Ayana Morali, on this one. We actually had some room to build a great narrative, and refine the look. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564218 2013-01-08T17:05:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Behind the college bowl money-making machine (2012)

The numbers being juggled in this piece were mind-boggling. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564219 2012-12-28T20:26:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Fiscal Cliff opener (2012)

Used by our NY and DC offices in Q4 2012

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564221 2012-12-28T15:01:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Felix Salmon (2012)

The finished product came out pretty well. I would have liked maybe one extra day, but the pr/editor working on the piece was fantastic: helpful and agile. The piece was a revelation for pretty much anybody who wants to invest in 2012 – or beyond.

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564223 2012-12-11T20:35:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Jihad Jane (2012)

There were a few pieces that went with this exclusive piece for Reuters, but the final V.O. was pretty much left in my lap. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564228 2012-11-30T17:02:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Islamabad Dispatch (2012)

An ongoing feature is Reuters Investigates: Dispatch, a slightly more in-depth special. For this project I was able to re-purpose a previous piece ('Contagion') and build some nice UI elements. Pleased with the final outcome, this is something that can be used again and again for different locations, with greater richness of data as needed

UPDATE: Here's the final piece, which went live 11/11/2012

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564231 2012-11-12T16:24:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Reuters TV graphics suite

At the beginning of 2012, Reuters launched 10 programs. I was fortunate enough to be assigned all of them within a tight deadline. I say 'fortunate' because I love a challenge and think these came out reasonably well. Used by our New York, London and Hong Kong offices. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564233 2012-10-01T21:19:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z And as the election heats up in 2012...

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564234 2012-09-18T19:02:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Impact Players with Robert Wolf

Another C4D/After Effects project, along with Video Co-Pilot's most excellent Elements plug-in. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564237 2012-07-30T23:07:01Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Mitt Romney's Picks

More C4D with After Effects. This project was really a lot of fun, and gave me the chance to play with some good imagery.

Did not love how the pr/editor executed the graphics. 

BUT... you can't have it all. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564238 2012-07-30T23:05:07Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Of Bees and Euros

A mix of Cinema 4D and After Effects. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564239 2012-07-11T13:30:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Mark Pincus: Why I don't base success on the stock price - Tech Tonic

A piece where I tried to match the aesthetic of Zynga, to varying degrees of success

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564240 2012-07-02T13:35:25Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Euro: Economic Contagion

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564241 2012-06-22T21:47:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Ethel Cee "One Fifty"

Occasionally, you get to work on some really great, fun freelance projects.

This is one of them.

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564242 2012-06-16T00:14:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Reuters Investigates: Mexico drug cartel unleashes new levels of violence

One of our reporters recorded this v.o. from Mexico City. Great, timely stuff, and I'm glad my graphics were able to aid in the explanation of an ongoing war no one seems able to win.

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564243 2012-06-16T00:07:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Decoder: Don't look to Saudis for gas price relief

Chris Henwood's a great, smart guy. He's also great at explaining generally opaque economic scenarios, like the one discussed in this Decoder video. Fun project. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564244 2012-06-16T00:04:35Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Decoder: The tech patent wars at warp speed

I had 4 hours to do this. 

I thank God, rocket fuel and coffee that I made the deadline

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564245 2012-06-11T18:44:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Stop and Frisk / UPDATED / 07 02 2012

This piece has been floating for a bit, and this is hardly the final format it's going to take, but until I get some more hard numbers, this sucker has been put to bed.

Here is the finished version, which went live 07 01 2012

The penultimate version came out like this:

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564195 2012-05-29T14:05:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Fed Fight: Hawks vs Doves

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564197 2012-05-02T14:43:08Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Tech Tonic

Starring Anthony De Rosa, this series covers the constantly changing landscape of technology. 

This is pretty representative of an average episode: 

The opening sting, L3s, and background we recorded against were built in After Effects and Illustrator. There are two variations on the opener: one that runs at the top, which is slightly longer, and one that plays after the opening teaser. The challenge was making sure the graphics assets weren't campy, but conveyed the Reuters brand in a way that reflected elegantly on the subject matter of the show. 

Also, a promo poster I did for the series. In theory, this is sitting up on a wall somewhere at YouTube's offices.

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564199 2012-02-02T20:25:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z It's insane that I haven't posted new stuff since October.

The workload of the past four months has been insane: 10 new shows, new management, going to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum...

There's a lot of work to sift through. I'll be trying to get stuff up in some kind of sane, linear fashion -- but no promises!

In the meantime, here's a piece I pulled off yesterday. I didn't even know I was animating the entire piece until after I renderered it and handed it off to an editor. But, between that and the opening sting (which I also built), I figure it gives some idea how busy Reuters has kept me the past quarter. 



tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564200 2011-10-24T20:11:14Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Who's fueling the 2012 race? (Oct 2011)

Pr/Editor: Charli James Graphics: Adam Wiesen

Really clever piece concieved by the pr/editor, that I executed over a few days. Really pleased with the result. 

Finished product lives here and here


tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564202 2011-10-21T16:22:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z The Pit (Oct 2011)

I put this together in Maya. I can't stand the music choice of the opener, but ended up matching the look as per Producers' Orders™ despite any misgivings. The opening sting's look ended up extending into the overall look of the show's infographics.

An early pilot for the show lives on YouTube here

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564205 2011-10-20T18:39:48Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Pakistan, Afghanistan and Radical Islam (Oct 2011)

A piece that was pushed and pulled for awhile until it reached this final point. I'm pleased with how some of it came out. Some of it lost impact, I think, because we had so much time to stare at the thing. 

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564208 2011-09-30T13:45:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Nobel winner: why waste is a bigger threat than war (Sep 2011)

Pr/editor: Laurence Mathieu Designer: Adam Wiesen

This project was done pretty much in a vacuum, as the pr/editor was busting her hump to deliver her piece as quickly as possible, even before the VO was ready. It came out great, although the work from the original graphic wasn't the lynchpin I'd hoped it was going to be. 

Live version here

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564210 2011-09-27T14:46:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Jeff Jarvis' Theory of Economic Evolution (Sept 2011)

Jeff Jarvis explains how industries are being replaced by ecosystems.

Originally intended as a full-length animation, the pr/editor took it a different direction. Still like where it went, though. 

Full length here.

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564213 2011-09-27T14:43:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z Felix Salmon: You are not a hedge fund manager! (Sept 2011)

Sound effects and close-ups added by the pr/editor. 

Full video here.

tag:adamwiesen.posthaven.com,2013:Post/564216 2011-09-27T14:37:00Z 2013-10-08T17:22:19Z The Explainer: Abbas' Bold Bid For Palestine (Sept 2011)

I like what the editor did here. The story moves, and he implemented the graphics exactly how he storyboarded them. 

Full story here. Highly recommend you check it it. 

The original graphics were built without V.O.