US Economic Meltdown Explained In Animated Movie

Released on: October 10, 2008, 3:39 am

Press Release Author: XPLANE

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: XPLANE created video to clearly educate consumers on subprime
mortgage crisis

Press Release Body: PORTLAND, OR October 10, 2008 -- XPLANE, a global information
design consultancy, has created an animated movie clearly explaining the flawed
subprime mortgage lending practices that fueled the current economic crisis in the
United States. The piece can be viewed at

The three and a half minute movie takes viewers through the process starting in 2000
and ending in current day, detailing the role that home buyers, mortgage lenders,
banks, financial institutions and ultimately asset - backed securities played. The
production was created by XPLANE's renowned information design team using Cintiq
technology by Wacom to allow for live and still animation, and voiceover.

With an innovative visual, multidisciplinary methodology, XPLANE is unique because
it applies both left and right-brained approaches to develop fresh solutions to
challenging communication problems. This approach accelerates understanding, which
drives actions and results. Companies have hired XPLANE to motivate employees, drive
sales, convince decision makers and improve processes. XPLANE won a bronze medal in
2008 at the 16th Malofiej International Infographics Awards, known as the most
important and respected infographic contest in the world.

Earlier this year XPLANE created an infographic detailing how Barack Obama is the
first major candidate to decline participation in the public funding system because
of the support he has garnered through online social networks. The work has been
viewed nearly 12,000 times and can be downloaded at


Founded in 1993, XPLANE is a global consulting and information design firm that
drives results for many of the world's leading corporations including Intel,
Microsoft, U.S. Marine Corps, Department of National Intelligence, Autodesk and BP
by using a visual-thinking methodology to achieve business alignment. Ranked by Inc.
magazine as one of the country's fastest growing privately held companies, XPLANE
offers clients unique and personalized service through its employees' diverse
backgrounds and areas of expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology,
marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information
design and architecture. XPLANE is based in Portland, OR with additional offices in
St. Louis, MO and Madrid, Spain. For more information about XPLANE, visit or call (866) 750-6467.
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Contact Details: Ann Smith
926 NW 13th Ave
Suite 220
Portland, OR 97209

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