Documentary filming for You Me Bum Bum Train

Although details on this are top secret I can say I’ve had an incredible opportunity to film a production known as You Me Bum Bum Train. This immersive theatre piece catapults audience members one at a time through an incredible journey.

I went through this experience filming  the journey of a ‘passenger’ and also shot some short interviews with some of the amazing volunteers who worked on this ground-breaking production.

The producers are putting together a documentary using my footage but I can’t say yet whether this will become available to the public so watch this space.

Learn more about You Me Bum Bum Train.

Animation workshops with Chocolate Films

Animated films made by kids, youths, adults, seniors and people with learning disabilities.
These have all been produced in extra-curricular workshops taught by myself.

I regularly work with charities, schools, museums and other centres of learning to lead workshops in animation. The mediums we work with include stop motion using 2D or 3D forms, paper, plasticine etc… as well as 2D and 3D computer based animation.

3D printing Guinness World Records

3D printing Guinness World Records

I have written some short articles for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Guinness Book of World Records. These records all concern 3D printing and include…

  • First 3D-printed car
  • First village to 3D-print all of its residents
  • First 3D-printed dress
  • First object 3D-printed in space
  • Smallest working power tool
  • First 3D-printed bionic organ
  • Most 3D printed 3D printer
  • Most popular 3D printed medical device
  • Fastest 3D printed running robot
  • Smallest 3D printed medical device
  • Fastest 3D printed object in water
  • Largest 3D printed boat
  • Largest object 3D printed in metal
  • First 3D printed motorcycle
  • Most powerful rocket to use 3D printing
  • First 3D printed pills

Science Museum News posts – 2015 (part 2)

Science Museum News posts – 2015 (part 2)
  • Civil Aviation Authority prohibits drones from flying too close to airports
  • Sections of solar plane journey will take days, so pilot only takes 20-minute naps
  • UK-built firsts on Bloodhound include a jet, a rocket, software and 3D-printed components
  • Health experts test for disease-carrying insects at seaports and airports
  • Russian space agency says failed rocket burned up in the atmosphere
  • Scientists say animal welfare has improved greatly
  • Philae lander is equipped with drills, radar, lasers and chemical probes
  • Pope Francis argues that we need to invest more in renewable energy

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You Have Been Upgraded

You Have Been Upgraded was a festival of human enhancement held at the Science Museum in March 2015. The festival transformed part of the Museum into a futuristic expo of biotechnology, featuring a mix of scientists, experts, artists and a bold theatrical performance.

Created by the Science Museum in collaboration with Unlimited Theatre, You Have Been Upgraded imagined a world where biotechnologists were elevated to rock star status by a new mega-company. Festival visitors entered a world where the boundaries of what it means to ‘be a normal human’ are broad, flexible and highly personal.

I commissioned and oversaw production of this short film made by Chocolate Films.

Science Museum News posts – 2015 (part 1)

Science Museum News posts – 2015 (part 1)
  • Kepler space telescope helps experts create a ‘star clock’
  • New antibiotic discovered by digging in soil
  • 20 minutes of light exercise each day could stave off preventable diseases
  • GM bugs have custom built-in code that stops them sharing their artificial DNA
  • Some very bright people suggest we should be worried about AI
  • Facial recognition is so efficient a smartphone could recognise billions of faces
  • UK sugar regulations are tougher than the World Health Organization’s guidelines
  • DeepMind gave AI classic games to explore, it can now beat humans at most of them
  • Electricity from new tidal power station cheaper than from nuclear

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Science Museum News posts – 2014 (part 2)

Science Museum News posts – 2014 (part 2)
  • Researchers used MRI to look at the part of the brain responsible for dishing out rewards
  • Doctors stress that with radiation therapy timing is everything
  • Genetic researchers find tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum) easy to experiment on
  • Mangalyaan probe cost $74 million, around $600 million less than NASA’s Maven Mars orbiter
  • At 2500 km wide an unnamed feature covers 17% of the Moon
  • The Wellcome Trust spends £4 million studying how neuroscience can improve education
  • People whose symptoms could be linked to Ebola will be asked questions about their travel history
  • 4.5 gigawatts of wind power provided energy to millions of British homes daily
  • Comet lander Philae didn’t fire harpoons, so it’s only held down by the comet’s weak gravity
  • About 500 camera feeds from the UK are leaked, from homes, businesses and even a gym
  • Volunteers received a large or small test dose of an Ebola vaccine to test its safety
  • EU court judgement suggests employers unfairly required to cater for the needs of obese people

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