Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Crochet animation!

Tilley Bancroft, from Red Door Studios, is working with me on the Loop project. We spent the day recently doing some test shots for the crocheted animation section Tilley is animating to represent the molecular section of the film, of septin proteins meeting up and joining together.

We experimented with different lighting, movement, depth of translucency and frame rates before finding our 'aha!' moment. We had some amazing colour changing lights which were sound sensitive so there was lots of clapping hands to scroll through the colours. It's the little things.

It looks like a bonkers sci-fi jellyfish at the moment but it'll all make sense in context...

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Serge's studio visit

Dr Serge Mostowy, my collaborator on the Loop project, came up to Shropshire to visit my studio, see the project in development and try his hand at some animating on glass.
We also managed to see Darwin's old school and childhood house, take a walk over Lyth Hill and sample some Tanner's wine.

Serge in the studio

Some of Serge's images

Lyth Hill for a bit of fresh air!