Twin Vision are working with children who attend the Cardio department in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and have been developing an educational animation around oral hygiene. The young patients have come up with some great characters two of which are James Henry the Dentist and Porsche the girl who has a nightmare with her teeth. Both models are coming along nicely
Twin Vision were commissioned by Chester Performs to deliver a one day animation workshop for families as part of the Rogues Galleries festival. The workshop location was a vacant shop in Chester city center which was utilised as part of the festivals spaces of activities. The event saw parents and their children work together to create stop frame animations using vacant retail spaces within Chester city center as the starting point for ideas. All animations had to relate in some way to the vacant retail spaces previous use. The participants did a great job and came up with some creative narratives and approaches to the challenge they were set. The animations used chroma key techniques with present day photos of the sops their stories related to inserted as a backdrop digitally. Also the participants had to make plasticine models and props. Everyone enjoyed the day including the Twin Vision team who were impressed by the talents of our first time animators. It was a collective effort and although a tight squeeze all participants created and authored a final film with sound effects and voices overs.
Appleby Horse Fair has taken place in the small town of Appleby, Cumbria since 1685 when King James II granted a royal charter to welcome Travellers to the town to trade. The fair is an opportunity for over 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers to meet on an annual basis to trade horses, buy and sell all kinds of items and for young people to get together and possibly meet their potential partner. Other fairs include Stow Horse Fair, which takes place twice a year in the Cotswolds, attracting serious horse traders as well as sightseers from across the country.
Continuing Twin Vision’s art residency at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, the team worked with young people attending Dewi Jones Unit to create an animation inspired by a poem about Chickenpox. The work will form part of an educational resource about infection control.
Our talented animators who live in sited accommodation, Liverpool, have formed a creative production team to research, draw, design and narrate this 2D animation that explore’s the UK’s most famous horse fair.
Twin Vision worked for one year with patients attending Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for treatment for cancer. The young animators, aged 3 to 19, worked with the Twin Vision team whilst receiving treatment, to create four amazing animations. Supported by First Light, Children in Need and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
In recognition of the fantastic talent, determination and imagination these children and young people demonstrated throughout the project they were invited to attend an awards ceremony at Leicester Square Odeon, an evening with the BBC for Children in Need and a visit to the House of Lords to receive a Digital Heroes Award. We thoroughly enjoyed the films and hope you do too.