Alzheimer's Past, Present, And Future

Final

Grace MacPherson and Sasha Rizika
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The problem - We set off to fix is the lack of videos produced about the history and future of Alzheimer's . There are many videos, but they dive deep into the complicated science. There’s no video we could find about the history or an animation about the effect and symptoms.

Our solution - After hours of research and animating, we composed a video that addresses the information that we collected in a way that it contains quite a lot of information, while still keeping it simple so it’s easy to understand and accessible information for all ages.

At first, we were planning to do a video on stem cells, but then we decided to do something closer to our heart. Both of our families have grandparents who suffer from this dreaded disease, so we decided to do it on Alzheimer's. First, we wrote a script and checked it with Amiro. Once it was approved, onto storyboarding! Recording the voice turned into a large ordeal over nothing. Every time Grace recoded it, she would mess up and consequently, we took many takes before Sasha took over.  Our animation process was mostly a smooth ride, with the occasional hiccup, like a forgot save or a corrupted file. After we had got the hang of it, it took us no time to finish. On the last day, Grace did a perfect recording and we were able to adjust the speed of the video to make it work.

Process

Grace MacPherson and Sasha Rizika
1 / 4

The problem - We set off to fix is the lack of videos produced about the history and future of Alzheimer's . There are many videos, but they dive deep into the complicated science. There’s no video we could find about the history or an animation about the effect and symptoms.

Our solution - After hours of research and animating, we composed a video that addresses the information that we collected in a way that it contains quite a lot of information, while still keeping it simple so it’s easy to understand and accessible information for all ages.

At first, we were planning to do a video on stem cells, but then we decided to do something closer to our heart. Both of our families have grandparents who suffer from this dreaded disease, so we decided to do it on Alzheimer's. First, we wrote a script and checked it with Amiro. Once it was approved, onto storyboarding! Recording the voice turned into a large ordeal over nothing. Every time Grace recoded it, she would mess up and consequently, we took many takes before Sasha took over.  Our animation process was mostly a smooth ride, with the occasional hiccup, like a forgot save or a corrupted file. After we had got the hang of it, it took us no time to finish. On the last day, Grace did a perfect recording and we were able to adjust the speed of the video to make it work.

We don’t have that much to say iteration wise, since it was animation and many iterations would damage us. A critical change we made towards the end, however, was the fact that it was originally voiced by Sasha, but Grace took over the voicing on the last day and we had to adjust the pace of the video and animations to her speed.