Our brief was to work alongside the Young Persons Advisory Group to produce a short animation explaining the findings from their research group
The film had to be accessible to young people aged 11-25 and had to involve a group of 10 young people with Mental Health problems, having them narrate, draw and include their ideas in the finished animation.
Following a short period of compiling storyboard and concept drawing ideas we visited the McPin Foundation and met with the young persons advisory group. In order to capture the narration we set up a mobile recording studio and set about recording 2 of the young persons advisory group who had volunteered to record their script. At the same time, and in order to include everyone on the project, we photographed each persons hands in different poses. Their hands would be used to push and pull elements into the animation (texts, graphics etc.). This method ensured everyone in the group was involved in the finished piece. The music used was written by a member of the group and we were on hand to advise during the making of the piece on tone and pace.