Buck behind typography-led ad for ChildLine

New York-based production company Buck (opens in new tab) is behind a stunning new advert for ChildLine (opens in new tab). Using kinetic typography, the ad depicts a conversation between a young person and a counsellor offering support to victims of sexual abuse.

YCN Studio (opens in new tab) was asked to write and produce the short for ChildLine's website, commissioning Buck to cell-animate the piece by hand, with sound design produced by Ant Food (opens in new tab).

The script was developed alongside ChildLine counsellors, exploring the sensitive calls they deal with, including common questions, concerns and reassurances.

'Many young people who try to find a way to talk about their problems,' YCA says, 'describe the immense difficulty involved in "finding the words". We decided to focus on this insight by staging a conversation between a young person and a ChildLine counsellor, expressed typographically through animation. '

ChildLine is a free, confidential helpline and online service, funded by the NSPCC, dedicated to children and young people. Find out more at childline.org.uk (opens in new tab) and see Buck's portfolio at buck.tv (opens in new tab).

See the full animation below:

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.