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Will Dallas Maverick Luka Dončić win the Rookie NBA Award?

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We created an incredible full color animated video that alerted the world to the story of Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks. It inspired him to have one of the best seasons of his career! And now he's on track to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. The winners of these awards will be revealed at the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT. The third annual NBA Awards will take place at Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George and James Harden are also finalists for the 2018-19 Kia MVP Award.

We're waiting for our thank you, Mister Luka.




But this isn't the first time this has happened. We also discovered an NBA Player early on in our existence. That's right - LeBron James. Thanks to one of our videos putting him on the map, he's had QUITE a career!





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It Starts with the Story

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, multiple pictures woven together to create a visual story is priceless. Why are people so captivated by visual storytelling - especially if these visuals are illustrated and animated? Here at 321 Fast Draw, our award-winning team of artists pour their blood, sweat and tears into the animated videos you see on screen. We are passionate about transforming complex messages into images that are easily understood. And it all starts with our favorite tool: storyboarding.











Storyboarding is the foundation for everything we do. When a new project comes through, we immediately reach for our two constants: pencil and paper. After a productive brain dump, our favorite concepts go up on our whiteboard and that’s when the creative juices really start flowing.

Storyboarding allows the client to work with artists in the animation and editing industry. It’s a crucial part of the storyboard dance where the words of the script and visual imagery come together to make…

New Tech Trend? Mid-day Virtual Reality “Mini-Vacations”

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321 Next Reality, a VR company on Chicago’s Southwest Side, is trying a new experiment in employee productivity. They say it’s an antidote to the early afternoon crash: Employees are recharging their batteries with a 30-minute Virtual Reality “mini-vacation” each afternoon.

“I just put on the headset, adjust the noise cancelling headphones, sit back, and the next thing I know, I’m soaking up rays on a tropical beach,” said graphic artist Mark, “It’s amazing how relaxing it actual is.”

“I actually cut my lunch a little short so I can get some extra time in Maui,” said project manager Joel, “but I’m still waiting for them to invent the virtual reality pina colada.”

Is it working? According to GM Kathy, the answer is a resounding yes! “It used to be that you would see productivity dwindle as it got closer to quitting time. Now, instead of people
talking about weekend plans, I see brainstorming sessions popping up at 4 o’clock, and 3D modelers working right up to and sometimes going past qui…

James Holzhauer is winning an average of 76 thousand dollars per episode!

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So, have you heard of this guy winning all this money on Jeopardy? His name is James Holzhauer and he is winning an average of 76 thousand dollars per episode! How is he doing it?
Number 1 - Instead of going for the $100 questions first, he starts at the bottom, and goes for the one thousand dollar questions. The ones that earn him the most money.
This allows him to pull away from his opponents quickly, leaving them in the dust before they even have a chance to get their bearings.
His second strategy has to do with how he acquires all that knowledge in the first place.
His trick - illustrated children’s books.That’s right, James has read hundreds of illustrated non-fiction children’s books on subjects from history, to literature, science and more. And the information has stuck. Why? Because children’s books are designed to be interesting to uninterested readers.They replace the blah blah blah with memorable metaphors. They get right to the point, they are entertaining, and the illustratio…