Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Exhibition Prep ??

Exhibition Layout.. Not showing correct 5mm spacing between images.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

V versus B

I blame the qwerty for the MASSIVE mistake I have made in all of my most recent work. Whose idea was it to have V next to B on stupid keyboards anyway?

I have decided to call my structure Travecular (on purpose obviously?). Some experts (tutors) may think I have made an error, its not for the record even though I may have just admitted to the error inadvertently. It WAS an error but I have seen the light and have decided Travecular is just a better word - well, its the word I have used on 15 pages of my already printed portfolio - Oh shit, do I have them re-printed?

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Monday, 7 May 2012

Bank Holiday Monday Stills No. 8-10

This is a still I am recycling from an earlier film. The context is the same although I have spent quite a long time re-working it and obviously included parts of the new structure. This image is likely to be updated again after a second look tomorrow.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Chronogram No.2

Have now added light and sound levels and some additional text. This image is likely to change again when I look at it tomorrow.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Chronogram: Final Film

Still a work in progress, this is the Chronogram for the Final Film as it stands. The purpose of this Chronogram is to illustrate the proposed camera movement around the site; it is important for the project to show the scheme in the context of its surroundings. This incorporates some of the earlier work I did in referencing the abundance of food outlets - the photographic mapping.  The intention is to compile 16 stills to be used in the film, with additional moving footage taken of the site this weekend which will incorporate some of the renders of the factory - mainly high level. I will also introduce some of the earlier 3D animation and some additional internal animatics- these will make up the final quarter of the film.

Nice to have the APS out of the way!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Trabecular Structure

After my final Crit, there was a unanimous decision that the word 'BONE' should not be used in describing the 'Bio Platform' (this also needs further consideration) this is the white mass seen in the previous drawings, which were based on microscopic bone structures. After researching intently on this subject over the last few hours I have come to the conclusion the term for this massing will be Trabecular Structure. This term directly relates to the form of structure found in bones. The Trabecular Structure is still a controlled bi-product of the In-Vitro Meat factory, forming semi-transparent porous structures that can in-turn be inhabited, utilised and managed.

Film Still No.2

Another still i am currently working on..

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Here is the film prepared for the FInal Crit, although I have just found out we have another Crit next Thursday. Preparing some more footage and Professional Studies report..


...Its been a while, been a bit busy getting married. Here is the work I did before break. I will upload new stuff tomorrow.

Monday, 12 March 2012


This is a short test film, created from a series of sketches created for a storyboard - a proposal for my Final Film based on the research and design work carried out over the last few months.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Book cover

I haven't got it back yet but I am hoping my Thesis looks something like this..

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

NO posts for a while

I haven't made any posts for a while because I have been writing up my dissertation. The plan is to have some video clips and footage from my upcoming film uploaded next week, the final chapter of my dissertation is an introduction to the film.. I bet you are all really excited..

My project coming to life..


Thursday, 19 January 2012

In Vitro Bones

Bones grown in a lab..

Below is a link to an interesting article about innovating technology whereby bones can be grown in a lab from the fat taken from a human. To summarise briefly, cells from human fat are stimulated using additional nutrients, oxygen, hormones and sugar and grown in a bioreactor chamber. A similar process to In-Vitro meat- the bones created are natural.

I wonder if the cells in combination with a bone deformity gene, such as Paget's disease would accelerate growth?


Wednesday, 4 January 2012


...Besides the environmental impact of meat production, large scale farming and worldwide transport of livestock and animal products have contributed to a surge of infectious diseases that not only affect animals but also pose a threat to humans all over the world (Tilman et al. 2002). Moreover, in Western societies there is an increasing concern about the animal welfare issues attached to industrialized production (Croney and Millman 2007) where normal economic principles force the development of production routines where living animals are treated as inanimate capitalistic commodities.

...An environmentally friendly cultured meat technology rests on four basic premises: (1) the culturing of stem cells from farm animals of choice that are able to proliferate at a high rate but that do not differentiate, (2) the efficient differentiation of these stem cells into muscle cells that contain all nutrients present in conventional meat, (3) the application of a growth medium that does not contain animal products, and (4) the organisation of the muscle cells into 3-dimensional muscle structures.