How to be a Good Ancestor - RSA Student Design Awards Winner | 2021


An animation exploring climate change through an ancestor character and their society, highlighting our impact on the world around us and the message that we can leave it better than we found it.  Animated to audio by Roman Krznaric discussing climate change for the moving image brief of the RSAs Student Design Awards.

How to be a Good Ancestor introduces a character in their own universe who is also tackling the challenge of caring properly for their planet. By tracing the journey of a single character and their experience of their planet, the viewer is encouraged to consider what is possible when individuals live within their means. A focused colour palette and careful audio additions enhance the visuals and help bring this alternate world to life.

Visual Development

Zoë McCarthy, 2021