BBC Learning – Top Tips For ‘Filming Our Greatest Generation’
To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2, schoolchildren all over the country took part in an exciting project linked to the BBC2 series Britain’s Greatest Generation, which told the life stories of some extraordinary last survivors from the Second World War, now in their nineties and hundreds.
With help from the charity Into Film the children were given the chance to make short life-story films about elderly people in their community. To help them, wonderful archive film was made available by the British Film Institute and the British Council.
We worked with a young film crew to illustrate the ten top tips on how to make a good life story film. Featuring the brilliant young schoolchildren Maya, Maisie, Oliver and Max who we helped to make their own film interviewing an extraordinary survivor from WW2, Fergus Anckorn. The film was nominated for a BAFTA in 2016.
Made in association with Testimony Films. See the full programme here.
This project was made using:
The limitations are pretty boundless in the world of digital animation and we are forever researching and investing in the latest programs and effects that we can use to bring a story to life to make it extra special.
Working in silhouettes is one of our specialties. We love the contrast in colours and design style between the character and the environment and think silhouettes can show wonderful emotion and expression.
We have made a few co-productions with Studio Panda and they are the best animation company we have ever worked with. Our last joint project got nominated for a BAFTA, that’s how good they are.