2019 AMI Online Salon

Frostbite: Pathophysiology and Prevention

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Johns Hopkins University SOM

  • Entrant Name: Jenny Wang

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Baltimore,MD

  • Client: David Rini, Donny Bliss (Art as Applied to Medicine, JHU)

  • Medium/software used: Cinema 4D, After Effects, Illustrator

  • Final presentation format: Educational video

  • Primary Audience: General public

Project Description

Skin exposure to below freezing temperatures can lead to a common freezing injury known as frostbite. This short 3D animation is designed to teach viewers the underlying pathophysiology of frostbite and how it damages dermal tissue on a cellular level.  A cartoon ice fisherman afflicted with frostbite frames the cellular events and provides context to changes seen on a macro level. Subtle effects throughout the animation give the piece a chilly, frosty atmosphere and feel. The goal of this project is to create an informative portrayal of the cellular progress of frostbite, and to also provide viewers with a few tips about prevention.