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Motion graphics – animation-heavy video production – is currently taking centre stage at MediaStorm.

Long a recognised name in visual story-telling, the multi-awarded, New York-based production company is showcasing an animated short, “Guardians of the Forest” on its web site.

Commissioned by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the 3-minute video aims to “convey the multifaceted issue of sustainable forest management and to reach people on an accessible level and get forests into daily conversation. Its goal is to bring home the message that “forests fulfill a diverse range of functions; they include some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats and they are disappearing at an alarming rate.”