Action Against Desertification – Animated Documentary
A short animated documentary which was featured within the COP-21 Paris United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Over the next decade, 50 million people may be displaced by desertification – the result of climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Action Against Desertification, an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with the financial contribution of the European Union.
For this project we worked with Picture This Productions who provided the script and music track. We were given creative freedom on the visuals. We went for an expressionistic style for the backgrounds which really brought a lot of life to the animation. The expressionism was helpful to connote a hot environment. Rather like If you’ve ever seen a distant surface on a hot day and seen how the atmosphere surrounding it can distort the image. In contrast to this we added traditional hand drawn block coloured animation to the foreground characters and objects in order to give focus and seperation from the background.
ClientFood & Agriculture Organization of the United NationsServicesStoryboarding, Concept Artwork, Animation, SFXYear2015