I was delighted to be involved in the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's fantastic 'Team Wilder' campaign with the production of this video. The project began at the beginning of 2020 when I met with the team at the HIWWT and discussed some ideas for what we could do to help promote the Team Wilder campaign. I started producing some illustrations of UK endangered species, which set the tone for the rest of the design of the video. Ben McCluskey took care of the script alongside Hannah Terrey from the HIWWT. The styleframes were quickly approved and I started on the animation. The voiceover was provided by Megan McCubbin, who recently presented Springwatch and founded the Self Isolating Bird Club with Chris Packham.

Then Covid19 hit. We went in to lockdown and production stopped. I was able to pick things up again once the schools/nurseries were back open and I could get back to my desk and finish the animation. Joe Watkinson produced the sound design and the video was wrapped up in October 2020 ready for launch. The response to the video has been great and it's so rewarding to be able to work on a project that has the potential to make such a difference, especially when it's a subject I'm so passionate about.

"In order for nature to recover, we need many more people on nature’s side. The science shows that if just one person in every four (25%) takes action, this can be enough to change the minds and behaviour of the majority. With your help, we can put nature into recovery, create more space for wildlife to thrive, and reduce the pressure on the environment. This has to be a joint effort. We all have different skills, knowledge, and experience to offer."

Design & Animation: Al Boardman
Script: Ben McCluskey
Voiceover: Megan McCubbin
Sound design: Joe Watkinson
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