(NatMax previously known as ThinkSpeed, Inc.)
Animation Shows the Importance of the Youth Vote
As the Nation Asks if the Youth Vote will Effect
a National Multimedia Company Explains the Importance.
Washington, DC- Election 2002 is less than a week
away and the youth vote may be the deciding factor
in many close races. Few realize the power of this
voting block. Potential youth voters are 43 million
strong and comprise almost a quarter of the voting
population. ThinkSpeed, Inc., a digital media company
that specializes in the creation of visually compelling
communication tools, has joined forces with the Youth
Vote Coalition and created a streaming 3D animation
emphasizing the importance of the youth vote.
compelling visualizations to engage people in issues
of social and political importance is a critical part
of ThinkSpeed's mission. ThinkSpeed hopes that this
project will help candidates understand that direct-contact
outreach programs encourage America's youth to vote,
and that such programs should be part of any political
candidate's winning strategy. We have enjoyed working
with Youth Vote to communicate this crucial message
about today’s campaign philosophy,” said
Wendy Stuart, Founding Partner and Managing Director
of ThinkSpeed, Inc.
Youth Vote Coalition is a national nonpartisan coalition
of diverse organizations established to increase political
and civic participation among young people; build
inclusive, accountable, and responsive government;
and increase public awareness about the value of participation
in democracy through the electoral process. In twelve
cities, the Youth Vote coalition is going door-to-door
to ask young people to vote this November and have
set their sights on mobilizing more than one million
employing a unique blend of 3D animation and digital
video, ThinkSpeed offers creative and technical solutions
to illustrate complex information. Such multimedia
presentations are used for educational instruction,
scientific visualizations, corporate communication,
marketing communications, architectural visualizations,
televisions, television commercials and on-air graphics.
are very excited about the launch of this web animation.
It is crucial for the health of our Democracy that
young people start voting and that candidates make
an effort to encourage the youth vote. Not only does
the animation serve as a tool to educate the importance
of the youth vote it is also fun to watch,”
said Carolyn Darrow, Coalition and Research Director
for the Youth Vote Coalition.
the years, political campaigns have gone from candidates
knocking on doors to mass mailings and automated phone
calls. Youth Vote has returned to the roots of politics
and this week is making personal phone calls and knocking
on the doors of tens of thousands of young voters.
Yet they are ready to break political ground by bringing
to life the next trend in voter education and mobilization
–an Internet accessible streaming digital animation.
everyone boasts about ‘technology being the
wave of the future’, campaigns, corporations
and non-profits alike are still grappling with the
issue of how to best utilize technology. We believe
ThinkSpeed’s work answers that question,”
said Veronica De La Garza, Youth Vote Coalition Communications
About ThinkSpeed, Inc.:
ThinkSpeed is an animation and multimedia production company, with a mission to create intelligent visual communication solutions that convey your message with elegance and precision. ThinkSpeed helps to visualize commercial architectural projects such as retail centers, high-rise offices, resorts and institutional projects, and residential projects such as master planned communities, apartments, time-shares and individual homes. ThinkSpeed offers complete end-to-end production services, which deliver the marketing and sales media you need, ready for distribution to your sales force.