Our 2016 Projects With Twin Vision

Twin Vision is a multi media charity who have been collaborating with Candlelighters since 2015. Based in South Liverpool, the Twin Vision team work with children and young people to create innovative, inspirational and informative animations, audio, film and photography projects. We're honoured to be able to work with them on projects both on the oncology wards at Leeds Children's Hospital, and with some members of our Bereaved Siblings Group at The Square.

Remember With Pride 2

The team at Candlelighters @ The Square were delighted to welcome back the Twin Vision team over the six week summer holiday in 2016. Twin Vision worked with a group of bereaved siblings to create some very special animations of a specific memory with their late brother or sister. The group consisted of Harvey, Sam and Reece, who spent four hours every week creating everything from the storyboard to the set. By the end of summer, each had produced a beautiful animation, which was shared with their families at the Remember With Pride 2 Awards Night at The Square in early October.

Natalie Kisby, Family Support Manager, said: "The project allows children who have lost a brother or sister to bring their memories to life and to never be forgotten."

You can watch the three incredible animations from Harvey, Reece and Sam on our YouTube channel below.

Harvey:

Reece:

Sam:

Watch our clip with Twin Vision on the making of Remember With Pride 2, here.

Left to right: Reece, Sam and Harvey

 

'Chemo Keith and the Blood Cells': a Twin Vision project with patients at Leeds Children's Hospital Oncology Ward

Over the course of 2016, as well as working on Remember With Pride 2, the Twin Vision animators also worked alongside the play specialists with children and young people attending Leeds General Infirmary oncology unit. Together, they developed an innovative animation resource which will support children facing cancer in the future by informing them about their treatment. The collaboration saw the children and young people develop the characters, props and sets as well as helping with the development of the script and storyline.  Following this, the young animators learnt about film making techniques, helping film sections of the animation as well as recording their own voices for each of the characters.  Leila, from Twin Vision, said: “They worked extremely hard whilst receiving treatment and demonstrated much determination and talent and we are very proud of all our participants.”

The final animation, named ‘Chemo Keith and the Blood Cells’, premiered at VUE cinema in Kirkstall to an audience of patients, families, friends and staff from both Candlelighters and Leeds Children's Hospital. Families enjoyed the red carpet entrance and a vintage sweetie cart- and Simon Cowell presented the awards!

Want to find out more about how this beautiful project was made? Twin Vision also created a short documentary to explain the making of 'Chemo Keith and the Blood Cells'. Watch it below!

There were also two smaller animations created throughout the project by the patients on the ward in 2016, which can be watched here.