BA (Hons) Motion Graphics students Anthony Hollis, Nawaraj Gurung and Alice Rose Parker each had their work used as part of the Miscarriage Association’s campaign, ‘Simply Say’ around providing support after pregnancy loss.
The project began with a competition in which Ravensbourne’s BA (Hons) Motion Graphics students were asked to create a short film to support the campaign. ‘Simply Say’ is aimed at encouraging the support networks of those who have suffered a miscarriage to consider how they might best comfort someone who has been through the experience.
Anthony and Nawaraj’s collaborative animation went live in August, receiving over 79,000 views, followed by Alice’s animation which went live in October at the start of Babyloss Awareness Week, receiving over 100,000 views.
The Miscarriage Association’s National Director, Ruth Bender Atik, also interviewed the students on film, discussing their projects and how they went about researching the topic.
Commenting, Steve Bonnett, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Motion Graphics said: “We’re keen to get our students involved in real-world projects as often as possible; learning how to work to briefs and deadlines for independent stakeholders. This project was especially challenging because of the sensitive nature of the topic, so it was great to see our students take that on board, conducting themselves with maturity and turning out work which meets a professional standard.”
National Director of the Miscarriage Association, Ruth Bender Atik added: “Working out the right thing to say to someone who has recently suffered a miscarriage can be difficult. What one person might think is comforting can be upsetting to another. It meant a lot to us to have Ravensbourne’s support on this project, which was all about encouraging people to offer appropriate support and not be scared to confront the topic. The students involved approached the project with real sensitivity, conducting independent research and incorporating this into their animations.”
Visit The Miscarriage Association to find out more about their work.
Alice Rose Parker's Baby Loss Awareness Week animation.
Anthony Hollis and Nawaraj Gurung's animation.