A two-part animated series exploring the curiosity of children. Produced for a local science festival in response to an open brief. This project involved learning to animate and write children's poetry from scratch in just under two months.

Winner of the 2021 Nottingham Young Creative Awards for Animation and digital media.
Meet the client:
Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity (Fosac)

Fosac is a family festival that runs for two weeks every February. For their first online festival, Fosac put out an open call for creative practitioners. They wanted to produce a piece of work based around the themes of the festival: STEM learning, community collaboration and most importantly, curiosity.
I was fortunate enough to have my proposal selected amongst the other applicants:
Getting kids aged 4-9 to ask & answer life's biggest questions.
Children were asked to think about how our lives would be different if we changed certain things. Shortly after coming up with a few "What if?" questions the ideas and possibilities of the new worlds they had just created were all too intriguing to forget. Before long answers and theories were being flown across the room.
The answers were beyond my expectations and adapted as a Dr. Seuss style poem to add a narrative element to their answers.
The initial visuals I had worked with were strong but took me far too long to produce. I was trying too hard to create what I thought an animation should look like. After some introspection, I decided to take a much more typographic approach and produced the final storyboard using the foundational graphic design principles.
Creating a sequel that lives up to expectations:

My first video was very well received by my client and was played on NottsTV (A local TV channel) during the festival. However, I now had to create a second video to fulfil the brief I set for myself.
Episode 2 - What if we went to school on the moon?​​​​​​​
I was eager to stick to the same formula that worked for the first video, but I wanted to evolve the series. To do this I used the same typeface and bold typographic frames but prioritised creating more interesting shot compositions. I tried to blend the type into each frame to create a feeling that it belonged there as part of a digital space interface. All the while complemented by much more complex animations and visuals.

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