Way back in my first post relating to this project, (which you can find here) I stated that I had some existing knowledge on the subject of the causes of traffic jams thanks to a TV documentary a while ago. As luck would have it, I have found the episode, which you can watch below! The programme, entitled 'Britain from Above', originally aired on the BBC in 2008. Believe me, I was shocked when I realised it was nearly four years ago when I last saw this!
The relevant information can be found in part 2 below, beginning around the 16 minute mark- though I would recommend watching the whole thing! It's actually very good!
Watch Britain From Above: 24 Hour Britain [Part 1] in Educational | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com
Watch Britain From Above: 24 Hour Britain [Part 2] in Educational | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com
It was actually really useful to see this again! I had not remembered the CGI representation of the traffic jam used in the video, and have to say that it accomplishes a lot of the things I need to in my infographic. It is perhaps the colour scheme that interests me the most- everything is in black and white, except for the vehicle brake lights, which shine red. This is a great idea, for it highlights the fact that everything is slowing down to a standstill, making it all the more noticeable and drawing your attention. Whilst the information provided in the video is nothing new compared to the existing research I have done (and indeed from the original infographic itself), I may well apply a similar technique as this to emphasise the stopping and starting of cars in my own animation.
I have almost finished my first storyboard for my infographics animation, along with a modified and more focused script. I shall post this as soon as it's complete.