VIG: an animation
This short animated film about Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) was commissioned by Cornwall Council and made by two talented 2nd year students at Falmouth University.
The release of the film was timed to coincide with the recent VIG conference held in Newquay, Cornwall. The brief for the project made it clear that we wanted to capture the essence of what VIG was as well as telling real stories about the impact of VIG on families.
Commissioning the film
This involved a number of different stages, many of which were new to me as an educational psychologist!
- Securing the funding
- Working with the agency that manages these projects at the university
- Using the local authority procurement process
- Making sense of the language of film makers
- Recognising that once something had been agreed and signed off that there was no going back to change things.
The film was well received by the conference delegates, with many positive comments appreciating the Cornish context, the family stories as well as the way the VIG model was explained.
It is too early to say what impact the film will have longer term but my hope is that it will help families better understand what VIG is to help them decide if it is the right intervention for them.