Tuesday 13 December 2011

Communication Street: Deaf children and communication at home

Our latest film has finally been completed! Communication Street is a film about problems Deaf young people have communicating at home, with parents, brothers and sisters. In a fun and entertaining way it looks at things such as being woken up; not being told what's going on; communicating in the car; not hearing someone calling for you; and the age old arguments over subtitles. For each problem a solution is also suggested by our Communication Street voiceover pigeon

Wednesday 7 December 2011

NHS 60th Anniversary animation

One from the archives, which we dug up recently and thought it would be good to show here. This is a short animation to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS made at York Hospital. Members of the public as well as NHS staff were invited to come along and fill in a square and record one word or phrase to describe their experience of the NHS. Simple but effective

Thursday 3 November 2011

Mutesounds Film Festival

The Mutesounds film festival in The Netherlands has asked to screen our Survival Tips for Deaf Teenagers film. We wish we could head over there to see it, it should be a great festival. http://www.mutesounds.nl/

Monday 31 October 2011

Post-production begins

We're back from Manchester now and about to start work on the post-production for the latest Biomation film. It was a successful week, with lots of hard work, creativity and great ideas from the young people involved. The film will show what it's like as a Deaf young person living at home - dealing with parents, siblings and the occasional pigeon!! For the time being here are a few photos, and we'll post more once the film has been finished.

Friday 21 October 2011

Off to Manchester

We're packing up to take Biomation on its first visit to Manchester, where we're working with the Deaf Service to make a film with a new group of Deaf young people. We'll get some pictures and information up here soon, and the final film once it's complete. Roll on the M62!

Monday 26 September 2011

Biomation is now a C.I.C

We have successfully registered Biomation Productions as a Community Interest Company. This means we are officially a not for profit company.

The company's activities will provide benefit to groups of people in the UK with a common issue or challenge, by using animation and creative media to explore, inform and raise awareness of that issue or challenge. 

More information to follow...

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Films made available on course at York University

Our films will soon be made available to students at York University in the Department of Health Sciences. Established practitioners in CAMHS will get additional insight into the experiences of young people with mental health issues from viewing Biomation films as part of their course.

Friday 22 July 2011

Top Tips film used as part of an e-learning course for The Royal College of Psychiatrists

"A clip from Top Tips has been included in the CPD Online module “Mental health and deafness” as the animation offers a light-hearted approach to communication strategies for communicating with deaf children and was designed by the young people themselves. It brings to light some of the barriers that they face daily and offers simple remedies to address these."
Nicoletta Gentili, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
and Dr A Holwell National Deaf CAMHS The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Top Tips films promoted by 'Hello' campaign

'Hello' is a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills. Run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of over 35 leading voluntary sector organisations, Hello aims to make communication for all children and young people a priority in homes and schools across the country so they can live life to the full. Both of our Top Tips films are featured on their Youtube channel.

Friday 1 July 2011

Top 5 Tips film featured on NDCS website

Great news - our Top 5 Tips for communicating with Deaf Young People film has been featured on the National Deaf Children's Society website, Buzz:
Which you can visit here

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Top Tips for Health Professionals

Here is our 'Top Tips for Health Professionals' film, featuring a talking fish! The film suggests ways to improve Deaf awareness and communication skills amongst Health Professionals when working with Deaf young people. This includes making an appointment; arriving at reception; receiving treatment and having things clearly explained in an easy to understand way. Enjoy!

Friday 11 March 2011

3rd Deaf Communication Film

We are just beginning post-production on our latest animation for Lime Trees, about Deaf young people's experiences of using medical services. We had a very successful week at Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People, working with a group of Deaf young people to come up with ideas for the film, then script, voice and animate it. As part of the film we need to create an animated fish - these are some shots of the work in progress. More to follow soon...

Friday 14 January 2011

Asperger film being shown in New York

A Short Film About Asperger Syndrome, has been selected to screen at the 2011 Sprout Film Festival. The festival will take place on April 29 – May 1, 2011 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New Uris Education Center. More information here: gosprout