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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!

  1. Securing the funding
  2. Working with the agency that manages these projects at the university
  3. Using the local authority procurement process
  4. Making sense of the language of film makers
  5. 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.

About Clare Lowry

Clare is a Senior Educational Psychologist who works for Cornwall Council and manages the Video Interaction Guidance Service.

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3 Comments so far:

  1. Mark Adams says:

    How fabulous! I love it. Setting aside my own exclamations and judgements, what I noticed is a film clip which locates the relevance of VIG and provides some clarity about what it is/its impact in an accessible and friendly manner, which I’m sure will be helpful to families and practitioners. Sounds like it has been a learning-rich experience for you too, Clare. Lovely, and inspiring to see.

  2. Sushi says:

    Lovely, and inspiring to see. Sounds like it has been a learning-rich experience for you too, Clare.

  3. Mary Stanley-Duke says:

    That is a lovely video. Well done to all involved.

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