Red Ribbon

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After two experimental animations that featured very solid looking cube structures, I wanted to produce something that was much more visually free flowing and organic in appearance. For me, ‘Red Ribbon’ is a very personal project, one that acts as an abstract visual representation of the fleeting nature of birth, life and ultimately death. ‘Red Ribbon’ is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother Mary - may she rest in peace. My intention was not to create something that was morbid or depressing but rather something that celebrated her life and the many uplifting experiences I shared with her.

My grandmother was such a vibrant character who, like many of her generation, grew up in the ominous and downright terrifying shadow of World War II. Despite this and the tragic early loss of her husband (my grandfather William) my grandmother never seemed (publicly at least) to show how these experiences had dampened her spirits. Looking back, I now realise that this proved to me what incredible strength of character she had and also what a wonderful matriarchal figure she was to my family and I. I hope when you watch ‘Red Ribbon’ that you too see it as a celebration of life lived and love that never diminishes. Missing you and thinking of you always.

About the author


Iain Goodyear is a film maker, motion graphics animator and photographer based in Manchester in the UK. Iain has produced films, music videos and animations that are experimental and abstract in nature since 2000. He graduated from Staffordshire University in 2001 with a BA Hons in Media Production. Iain also…

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