This film uses still photographs to accompany the voices of four services users who describe their lives before and after coming to Norton House. Their stories tell a very powerful story of how Norton House has improved their lives immeasurably.
I initially recorded audio interviews with lots of their service users, but in order to keep the video fairly short, it was decided to concentrate on just four case histories as I felt it would have more impact. I have done lots of work with vulnerable people, so I am used to dealing with them at whatever level they feel comfortable. They all enjoyed the recording experience and even though I wasn’t able to use some of their interviews, I was able to involve them in some of the still photos later. Once I had edited the four best interviews to the length required, I was able to take some relevant still photos of the service users in their surroundings, interacting with staff and with other service users, to illustrate the points they made. I made good use of black-and-white photos while they talked about their lives before Norton House, switching to colour when then talked about their lives now. Norton House does great work and it was a pleasure to produce this video for them.
Sadly, one of the interviewees, Mike, has now passed away, but his family are proud that his memory lives on in this video.