This scientific animation sequence was created for the "Field of Gleams" episode of the syndicated PBS TV series Hittin' the Road starring Donna Vessey, and was animated primarily by Travis McCoy, Autodesk Maya specialist for ARG! It dramatizes the geologic processes that created diamonds deep inside the Earth and then violently delivered them to the Earth's surface.
CEO: Tim Romero
Producer: Artie Romero
Script: David and Donna Vessey
Models/animation: Travis McCoy
Additional animation: Artie Romero
Music: "Dark Star" Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com - Creative Commons 3.0 license
Hittin' the Road: Field of Gleams
First broadcast April 10, 2016
Looking for buried treasure conjures up ideas of sifting through rocks and rubble, but what if the rocks themselves were the treasure? This week we're headed to Crater of Diamonds state park for one gem of an episode.