The group of participants attended workshops every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for three months, creating this innovative and original animation completely from scratch. From designing characters to developing storylines, the participants were in complete artistic control and were subtly encouraged to explore and nurture their ideas in unison with their peers. The story is a spoof on the zombie genre and the colourful landscapes and characters it contains were made from a variety of materials including chicken wire, twigs, paint and plastercine.
The collaborative nature of this process meant the participants were working closely together in a relaxed and comfortable environment which allowed them to develop confidence in their communication and social skills. The project also ensured practical skills such as focus, commitment and manual dexterity were used when designing sets and characters. In the latter stages of the process the participants also gained invaluable experience of using camera equipment, as well as Final Cut Pro video editing software and Soundtrack Pro audio recording software.
As with all Theatre Nemo projects an emphasis was placed on support, integration and enjoyment with everyone involved giving positive feedback and echoing a collective sense of fulfilment and fun.