Liam’s Journey:

Yellowsands Foundation & Compass of Life Foundation Awareness Animation

Client:

Yellowsands Foundation

& The Compass of Life Foundation

Overview:

Illustration • 2D Animation • Awareness

Challenge

The Like Minded worked with Yellowsands Foundation and The Compass of Life Foundation to try to create a campaign that would increase awareness of under priviliged children in Wales who need support throughout their education, whilst maintaining an entertaining journey for the audience.

The Making Of:

 

Animator’s Comments:

It’s always fun and challenging trying new techniques and ways of telling a story. Working on touching stories, especially for great causes like these; makes my job even more enjoyable.

– Arty Hunt

Storytelling 

This story follows the journey of Liam through his education. From a bright, young boy, to when he becomes a teenager – struggling to balance his social life with school.

Ultimately, he discovers the Compass of Life, which points him in the right direction and a hand lifts him out of the sand, which represents the support Yellowsands Foundation offers.

Concept Art:

By sketching out their ideas, our illustrators created a few different styles of characters to determine the feel for our animation. There are also a few fully-rendered concept pieces which are included below to show our own journey from concept to finished piece.

However, as you can see through our images, there were plenty of different thought processes and ideas we went through that didn’t make it to the final version of Liam’s Journey.

The Like Minded Liam's Journey Concept Art Character Sketches
The Like Minded Liam's Journey Concept Art Character Sketches
The Like Minded Liam's Journey Portrait Concept Art
The Like Minded Liam's Journey Concept Art

You Might Also Like:

Autism Awareness Week

Animated short that attempts to explain
how Autistic people experience the world

Immersive Animation for Autism

Environment Awareness

Beautiful frame-by-frame animation that
depicts the journey of a deer through its habitat.

Environment Awareness Animation

SAAS animation explainerSyngenta Operation Pollinator