Thursday, 12 March 2015

Adaptation B: The facts

The statistics of mental health and depression is quite shocking, I have gathered all of my research to talk about during the infographic. With this information I can structure my script.

  • 1 in 6 people will through the course of their lives will suffer from depression.
  • 1 in 4 woman will suffer from depression
  • Woman are twice as likely to suffer from mental health as men
  • Woman are more likely to suffer from anxiety as men
  • Woman are more likely to be treated for depression, this is due to woman admitting to problems and symptoms compared to men.
  • Men are more likely to suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction/problem.
  • 1 in 10 people in prison DO NOT suffer from a mental health disorder.
  • 1 in 20 is clinically depressed meaning major depression
  • 1 in 50 British people can suffer from a form of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder
Symptoms of SAD

  • Poor Concentration
  • Low in mood
  • Cravings for carbohydrates
  • Social "phobia" (Don't want to see people, can't be bothered to be social, wants to be isolated)
  • Lethargic
  • Physical pain: Stomach/joints
  • Behavior problems: Cross, short tempered, moody (More for children)

Depression statistics infographic

Monday, 9 March 2015

Adaptation B: How it works and desgins

So i wanted to have a diagram of how the infographic would play out, I decided to go for a two sided story, the first zoomed out on a sphere which will show diagrams and charts of depression information and statistics, the camera will then zoom in to show a young girl walking, as the sphere rolls (now representing the earth) the pop ups with tell the process and my personal story of depression, specifically focusing on SAD.

For my character, i wanted her to reflect something of me to make it more personal, in which i chose the hair style and colour, the same style and colour I had at the time. Though I did go through some possible styles

After trying out hair styles, i found that doing a similar one to my own past self would be a small way to connect myself to my character. My hair style was long, fringe cut and brown/red hair colour.

A final concept of what my character would look like.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Adaptation B: Character thoughts

I wanted to go with a teenage girl look, as depression is common in woman and aged 15-24 i felt it fitting, my first initial thought was this, a fringed, long haired girl with glasses.

I want to develop this character

Adaptation B: Script demo

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Mudbox: Head and facial expression

Mudbox to Maya: Facial Features

We first created our face shapes on Maya by grab the facial features around, I went for a angry skinny look. We then took this into Maya, duplicated the face twice, moved parts of each of the duplicated faces and put on a Blend Shape, so made it so we could then move the facial features of the first head, causing it to smile, frown, or raise an eyebrow, depending on what we done to the duplicates. I have a raised eyebrow on one and a pulled out nose on the other.

I also had a play around at the end with another face.

Adaptation B: Ideas

Idea 1

I want to go for a hand drawn child-like style for this one, the point of the infographic would be to explain depression through a childs understanding, making the subject innocent and more intense. The information would be correct and spoken by children. Here are a few examples of the style I would push for.

Idea 2

This idea was to go for a single point focus, I want to morph a singular shape into items, faces, thigns that explain depression and the stages. This wont have speech but music, I want this to come across as infographic twist with a visual music piece.

Idea 3

This idea will be all ages talking to the camera, I want a young child to OAP to speak about the stages of depression, and the subject get increasingly worse as the piece continues, this isnt so much an "infographic" as an animation of people talking but It will be twisted into one.

Idea 4

Similar to ideas 1 and 3, I want to animate over children speaking, partly animation, partly live.