Not knowing where to start with the animation research, I thought I would start thinking about how others express Anxiety and what it does through animation. Luckily, Youtube had a ton of different videos explaining the topic and there were quite a few interesting ones.
Ones that actually describe what it does; what it is and how it can be handled, while there were simple animations which show the effects of it in a metaphorical way.
All of them, are independently unique in their own way, but they also start to give me a good idea of how I could start testing simple still images and helping them form into a possible outcome for a gif or even an animation.
I’m aiming to try and do both, but it would be good, in my opinion to decide on things, such as the timing of it, the narration/direction and what I want to show. As my focus is the effects, I think it would be interesting to focus on this.
Another approach I found, was through someone explaining how it affects us, through many examples and experiences.