Toronto General Hospital
Adobe After Effects,
Masters Research Project:
Patient Education Animations for the Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
This 4-part patient education animation series was created in collaboration with the Vascular Surgery Department of Toronto General Hospital to help educate their intake patients about the Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR). Every year, hundreds of patients receive the EVAR surgery to help treat a condition known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a balloon-like swelling that occurs on the walls of the aorta. The goals of this project were to educate patients on their condition, teach the ins and outs of the EVAR procedure, and to communicate what the patient is required to do before and after their surgery.
Everything starts with the script. I spent a month researching and reviewing the pre-existing teaching materials in order to understand the learning needs of EVAR patients. The script was then written with ongoing feedback from my team of content supervisors: a vascular surgeon, a patient co-ordinator, a patient education specialist and new media expert.
Following the script, the storyboards were then drawn. We decided to design the animation with minimal text and simple, colorful visuals in order to engage the patient without overwhelming them with excess information.
Once storyboards and animatics were completed, I began production. I created the assets in Adobe Illustrator and commenced rigging all of the characters required in the scenes using Duik. Audio and finishing touches were then added in post-production.