How your muscular system works - Emma Bryce

  • Viviane Leezer

For an animation lesson, TED-Ed re-approached my design studio, Studio VLI, to direct and animate a lesson from Emma Bryce on the Muscular system. I’ve also animated Lidia Lins’ lesson on deep-sea adaptations. I was given immense creative freedom in this project in terms of visuals. I made all the designs, storyboards, direction and most of the animation. TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything they do supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, to celebrating innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers. TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week. Credits Educator: Emma Bryce Director: Viviane Leezer Animator: Viviane Leezer, TMC Media Art Director: Viviane Leezer Storyboard Artist: Viviane Leezer Producer: TMC Media Narrator: Pen-Pen Chen

Each time you take a step, 200 muscles work in unison to lift your foot, propel it forward, and set it down. It’s just one of the many thousands of tasks performed by the muscular system: this network of over 650 muscles covers the body and is the reason we can blink, smile, run, jump, and stand upright. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you into the body to find out.