Abstract Creature Animation Video Design for Concentration Therapy of Children With Special Needs


The design of the animated video “Abstract Creature” aims to help concentration therapy for children with special needs in learning to read. This animated learning video is designed with the concept of an abstract creature that moves dynamically and is combined with bright colors that attract children’s attention. Abstract Creature forms the syllables to be read, shows the meaning of the words formed by the syllables, and demonstrates how to read them. This animated video is divided into several chapters of BA-BI-BU-BE-BO syllables that are short in duration and filled with flowing movements. Children will be invited to focus on the movements of abstract creatures that are constantly changing with varying tempos. Mixed-method research was carried out in pre-production data collection, exploration of animation-making techniques at the production stage, and returned with mixed methods at the post-production stage. Through the interactive experience provided by the Abstract Creature animated video, this research can help increase the concentration and endurance of concentration in children with special needs for reading. With this video, it is hoped that children can develop their cognitive and motor skills and can assist in the learning process.

Keywords: Abstract Creature, children with special needs, learning media, reading, video animation

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