The RSA Moving Pictures brief asks creatives to produce an animation that will reveal, illuminate and increase accessibility to the audio excerpt "How to be a Good Ancestor" from philosopher Roman Krznaric. The brief states that the final submission should combine clarity, wit and attention to detail, aiming to make the content ‘come alive’ and introduce a new audience to the subject matter, and the work of the RSA and its partners.
The outcome that I produced in response to this brief is a minute long animated short called "Future Streets". My aim was to clearly communicate the effects that short and long term decisions have on the planet, as it is a focal point in the audio excerpt. I chose to visualise these effects using two streets as visual metaphors, Long Term Lane and Short Term Street. Despite the subject matter of the audio excerpt feeling quite serious I tried to approach the project with a sense of humour and colourful, stylised visuals to keep the audience engaged.