:Animation + Motion graphics
“I ask you, raise the moral public opinion until its voice reaches the American shore… until the shackles of the American slave melt like dew before the morning sun”
– Sarah Parker Remond1
Today’s blog is all about a fantastic woman; Sarah Parker Remond. Sarah was key member of the abolitionist movement in the 1800s. She travelled across Britain, including the site of what’s now Manchester Art Gallery in 1859, speaking out against slavery as an agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society. She joined the Suffragettes and moved to Florence, Italy where she became a doctor. What an inspiration!
I was lucky enough to be commissioned by the learning team at Manchester Art Gallery to create a resource about this incredible woman, working together with the fabulous Flick Goodman. We had a clear focus but were also encouraged to try things out – having a commissioner who allows you to explore your practice is a dream! Together, Flick and I told her story using words and animation.
I have always love animatic animation, ever since the iconic title sequences of ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’, ‘Down with Love’ and ‘Catch Me if you Can’. However, this was the first time I have given it a go! I loved combining mixed media illustration and animation, and editing the imagery to Flick’s audio track was such a rewarding process – she paints a great portrait with words! I will definitely be doing this again!
Check it out here and let me know what you think :)