“A Span in Time” tells the saga of the 2007 Labor Day weekend Bay Bridge construction project. During a three-day bridge closure teams demolished and removed a football field-size bridge, rolled in a new pre-constructed replacement span, and finished eleven hours ahead of schedule. Public and media confusion that dogged the project is represented by (animated) alarmist TV anchor “Max Tabloid,” who (mis)reports on the story as it unfolds on the screen.
This Emmy Award winning half hour special was produced and directed by David L. Brown, with animation by Charlie Canfield, both of whom won Emmy Awards for the “The Bridge So Far”, their previous entertainment/documentary on the Bay Bridge. A Span in Time was sponsored by the Professional Engineers in California Government.
Animation excerpted from the film-
Storyboards for the intro-
First iteration of storyboards for the title ‘outro’ (sorry the weiner gag didn’t make it in…)-
First iteration of storyboards for the ending-
early concept boards for opening-
various early concept sketches-