Gecko Animation Ltd.
Gecko Animation Ltd.

'Words Can Hurt' Childline film

Visual Effects

VFX for NSPCC Spot

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 We were privileged to be commissioned by the visionary digital production company,  3angrymen Productions , to create visual effects for a hard hitting NSPCC campaign to combat emotional abuse.  The concept was to show the results of verbal emotional abuse by revealing offensive words appearing on the skin as blemishes and bruising. The method – we used dynamic tracking to lock the effects onto the warping/stretching skin and tracked animated digital makeup effects to the actors’ skin.  Another VFX shot involved digitally augmenting an iris to show amplified dilation.  The result was a hard hitting film that seamlessly merged realistic visual effects with live action.   All images courtesy of  3angrymen Productions .    CAST   Angry Dad – Philip Keiman Upset Mum – Doreen Blackstock Selfish Girl – Jelissa Campbell Big Brother – Joe Sowerbutts Diary Girl – Susanna Jennings Step-mum – Sharon Lawrence Worthless Boy – Chris Wills   CREW   3ANGRYMEN  Director – Guy Saville Producer – James Dunlop 1st AD – George Nelson DoP – Tom Wright Focus Puller – Raf Hale Gaffer – Mark Gibbon Sound Recordist – Ant Jeffs Art Director – Caroline Steiner Stylist – Alice Hebdon Make-up Artist – Prisca Hofer Continuity/Runner – Siena Bevan Assistant Producer – Arianna Meschia DIT – Thom Wood  GECKO ANIMATION  VFX Supervisor, Artist – Jonathan Lax VFX Artist – Ben Simonds

We were privileged to be commissioned by the visionary digital production company, 3angrymen Productions, to create visual effects for a hard hitting NSPCC campaign to combat emotional abuse.

The concept was to show the results of verbal emotional abuse by revealing offensive words appearing on the skin as blemishes and bruising. The method – we used dynamic tracking to lock the effects onto the warping/stretching skin and tracked animated digital makeup effects to the actors’ skin.

Another VFX shot involved digitally augmenting an iris to show amplified dilation.

The result was a hard hitting film that seamlessly merged realistic visual effects with live action.

All images courtesy of 3angrymen Productions.

CAST

Angry Dad – Philip Keiman
Upset Mum – Doreen Blackstock
Selfish Girl – Jelissa Campbell
Big Brother – Joe Sowerbutts
Diary Girl – Susanna Jennings
Step-mum – Sharon Lawrence
Worthless Boy – Chris Wills

CREW

3ANGRYMEN

Director – Guy Saville
Producer – James Dunlop
1st AD – George Nelson
DoP – Tom Wright
Focus Puller – Raf Hale
Gaffer – Mark Gibbon
Sound Recordist – Ant Jeffs
Art Director – Caroline Steiner
Stylist – Alice Hebdon
Make-up Artist – Prisca Hofer
Continuity/Runner – Siena Bevan
Assistant Producer – Arianna Meschia
DIT – Thom Wood

GECKO ANIMATION

VFX Supervisor, Artist – Jonathan Lax
VFX Artist – Ben Simonds