What we do
Fat Pencil Studio helps you move ideas. You’ve got important information to convey, but it’s hiding in piles of documents. We’ve got the tools to take that technical stuff*, and distill it into a visual presentation that is easily understood by your target audience.
The result might be a logistics diagram, trial exhibit, infographic, or visual simulation—whatever it takes to clearly and effectively communicate your complex narrative and intricate project details.
SceneViz is a unique process that allows people to consider a situation from literally all the angles. Here’s how it works: we develop a digital 3d model of the project or scene, then we help our clients tell their story by manipulating the model in real time. This powerful, interactive tool adds a realistic visual dimension to a proposal or narrative, and results in diagrams or animations that are invaluable in moving a project or case forward. It allows an audience to consider issues or events from different perspectives, and compare them in ways not possible with verbal descriptions, 2d drawings or even photographs. SceneViz can be used for:
A diagram is a graphic that explains rather than represents. There are many types of diagrams, each with unique advantages. Good diagrams—ones that simply and elegantly express complicated information—are our specialty. These fall into several overlapping categories:
Data is at its most powerful when it can be visualized. Our mapping capabilities can add 2- and 3-d geographical context to your project in a number of ways from beautifully styled static maps and animated aerial tours to interactive visualizations. We also specialize in organizing unwieldy chronological information into rich, beautiful timelines.
Using a digital model and photos taken from a site, we can create photo simulations that accurately represent a proposed structure in context. This can help sell an idea or aid viewers in assessing the visual impact of something that doesn’t exist yet. We can also use photogrammetry to reconstruct 3d relationships based on photo or video documentation.
Animation and motion graphics make it possible to craft a complete visual narrative that highlights context and relationships, illustrates principles at multiple levels of scale, and clearly shows cause and effect. We can also take raw video and enhance, annotate or contextualize it so that the important information it contains comes across effectively.