Alessandro Verdi – A tribute to my friends

After a brief conversation, Allesandro told me that each of his friends, including himself, had been paid a tribute in the animation video.
Especially Divina Armata

Asylum Seekers – Part 1 Leaving Home

This is the extremely sad story of a girl who was thrown out of the family home, beaten by her uncle, refused entry into the UK and was subsequently abused by her husband.

Alessandro Verdi – A girl I had a crush on….

I was in the waterside resort of Desenzano on Lake Garda in Italy. I was in the Hotel Plaza where I met one of the hotel receptionists, Alessandro Verdi. A brief conversation revealed that a few years ago as a youngster he wanted to become an animator. He is now sharing his video creations with us. The first is about a girl he had a crush on.

From our Europe correspondent.

June Stillbirth Awareness 2019

Sands is lucky to have so many wonderful supporters, who are passionate for our cause. Watch this animation and discover how your support makes a difference in the lives of many bereaved families across the UK.

We can only continue to deliver our crucial work with your ongoing support. When you donate, fundraise or volunteer for Sands, you are supporting our vision of a world where fewer babies die and helping to ensure that every bereaved family, wherever they live in the UK, gets the care and support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.

Our new film highlights the work Sands does to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, improving bereavement care and pioneering new research to save more babies’ lives; and what you can do to help.

We achieve this by:

  • Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby,
  • Improving bereavement care,
  • Promoting research to save more babies’ lives.

Here are our four aims:

1) Local support for bereaved families across the UK

The money you raise allows us to run a countrywide network of regional support groups which offer free regular support meetings for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

2) Bereavement support for anyone affected by the death of a baby

The money you raise enables us to offer free bereavement support to anyone affected by the death of a baby, no matter how long ago. It means we can expand our bereavement support services and ensure they are accessible to every bereaved family throughout their journey.

3) Improving bereavement care across the UK

The money you contribute helps to maintain and expand our free bereavement care training programme for health professionals, ensuring that every family whose baby has died receives equally excellent bereavement care.

We work towards ensuring that every parent whose baby has died has access to a bereavement suite, wherever they live in the UK. The money you raise supports opening new bereavement suites, and improving existing ones, across the country.

4) Funding vital research into reducing the numbers of babies dying

Research is a crucial part of our work. Your support helps fund research to better understand the causes of baby deaths and save babies’ lives.

Every penny raised makes a real and lasting difference to the lives of bereaved families and helps save babies’ lives.

The Lamproom – June 2019

1st June 7:30pm   Marilyn Adult £12
Conc £10
7th June 7:30pm   Do You Think It’s Wise? Adults £15
Conc £13
8th June 7:30pm  Pearls a Singer Adults £13
Conc £12
9th June 7:30pm   Made in the Motocity Adults £15
Conc £13
10th/14th June 1:30pm  Barnsley Schools Drama Festival Adults £12.50
15th June 7:30pm   The Coalfield Cowboy :- Orbisongs Adults £5
16th June 7:30pm  The Rag Dolls Adults £15
19th June 7:30pm   Tom Binns Adults £14
Conc £12
21st June 7:30pm  Our Frace Adults £15
22nd June 7:30pm   Viva Neil Diamond Adults £15
29th June 7:30pm  John Reilly x Lewis Nitikman in Concert Adults £12.50

The Civic – June 2019

15th-29th June     Open College of the Arts  
14th June 7:30pm   St John’s Hall Adults £4
25th June 7:30pm  Shaw Lane Sports Club
Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile
Adults £7
6th-8th June 7:30pm   Wasteland Adults £14
Conc £12
Children £12
10th June 7:30pm   Mike Lovatt Visits Barnsley: Showcase Performance Adults £5
16th June 2:30pm   Giddy Goat performed by Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Iues Adults £8
Conc £6
Children £5
17th June 10:30am
  Giddy Goat performed by Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Iues
  1:00pm   Family Rave Adults £15

Parkway Cinema – June 2019

8th June   Take That Greatest Hits Live 
11th June    Royal Ballet Romeo & Juliet 2018  
27th June    Small Island  

Birdwell Academy – June 2019

1st June 7:30pm Neil Diamonds Tribute to the legendAdults £12.50
5th June 7:15pm   West Side Story Adults £14
Conc £13
9th June 7:30pm  The Jerseys Adults £21
Conc £19
21st June 7:30pm   The Boat 45sAdults £15

James Bond Flash Animation

Mel and Ken produced this short Flash animation was created as part of their IT Diploma assignment. The animation was originally created in ‘Split-Screen’, using two different PC’s and monitors, to portray the animation. I did it like this as a challenge for timing was the key to success. Also this had never been tried before at the college, so it hopefully stood out.

Originally created in ‘Split-Screen’, timing was the key to success.

Final VFX group project

Cullen Purcell created this video as a group project in my 3rd year at Kingston University. We had fun making this video and i hope you enjoy it. Some of the graphical software we used was Nuke and Maya. We also incorporated the use of green screen. Film location was in Kingston, London.

A 3rd year project at Kingston University.