www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/how-children-north-east-change-lives

A moving animation about the transformation Children North East has had on the lives of three young people we have worked with is in this year’s Charity Film Awards.

And we’d love you to vote for it. The awards, launched last year, aim to celebrate the success of film in fundraising, increase the exposure of charity films and encourage donations for good causes.

Co-founder of the awards, Simon Burton, said: “The number of entries for the launch awards in 2017 and the incredible levels of public support left us all humbled. The incredible shortlisted videos also touched our judges who have been universal in their praise of the films they have viewed.”

Our film was created for us by Paul Booth of North Tyneside-based Pixx Media and the voices he recorded are those of real service users and staff from our Young People’s Service in the West End of Newcastle.

It was a tricky editing process for Paul, who had to match the audio to his drawn images – an animation technique called videoscribe.

He said: “With regard to producing the video and working with young people, I recorded the voices in sentences and then put them together in post-process, adjusting the levels accordingly. Once we had the script and the voices were recorded, I set about matching the audio to the video and drawings.

“Timing was the key with regard to putting it together, especially with regard to how quickly each of the drawings was drawn. The whole process took about 15 hours to produce, edit, and then add the music to suit.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to produce a video for such a worthwhile cause and at the same time work with some wonderful people.”

The films in this year’s awards will be judged in two phases – firstly by the public who will determine a shortlist for each category and secondly by a panel of expert judges who will vote independently to choose winners from the shortlist. The winners will then be announced at a red carpet ceremony in London next spring.

To vote for us please visit: www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/how-children-north-east-change-lives