This proved truly fascinating and the chair Professor Paul Grantham really brought this subject, solution focused brief therapy, to life. I briefly studied some neuroscience as part of my undergraduate degree in cybernetics and AI, but this is the first time I’ve really been engaged with academics in the field of psychology.
What was really special about this filming work though was that it was part of a live webcast. The platform used, Oli Gaffikin’s Global Podium, is a great piece of kit! It’s not just a very robust video streaming service, but it really places remote participants in the heart of the seminar environment by means of a parallel stream for additional material, slides, videos etc… Remote participants can interact with their in-situ peers through a specialised messaging service.
I was extremely privileged to have worked on the main stage of Field Day 2016 in London this year.
Myself and Mikey from The People Speak shot video and photographs of main stage performers The Mysterys with Doug Hream Blunt.
It was quite an experience being amongst 25 stage performers whilst thousands of people clapped and cheered. We’ll have some exciting photos and a documentary to share with you shortly.
Batch 1 (minus those sold from it already) will be available at the Urban Bazaar, and my first creations from Batch 2 will make their first appearance at the ME Craft Market. I look forward to seeing you all there!
We had some glorious weather at this years Imperial College Science Festival. I hosted some outdoor Talkaoke shows and as always the vibrant conversation went everywhere! We talked about what people had seen and done at the festival, about EU politics, religion, the pros and cons of various scientific fields and more.
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.
I hosted some Talkaoke sessions at Hackstock, part of 2016’s London Science Fiction Festival.
The theme was virtual reality so most conversations started there then soon deviated into strangely wild and unexpected areas…
I ran a playshop (workshop for you stick-in-the-muds) for children at the Imagine Children’s Festival 2016 which took place in the Southbank Centre. With some assistants from the London College of Communication and Westminster University we taught groups of about ten aged five or more the basics of stop motion animation.
The first step was to come up with a very simple story, something character driven where an event happens to them or because of them.
Then we created articulate characters and props from card and paper. We brought these to life using a lit green screen with a DSLR camera taking pictures from above. The images went straight to a laptop which swapped out the green screen for a photographic background.
The Festival of Genomics brings together pioneers, innovators, researchers, stakeholders, policy makers and members of the public who all have a shared interest in the field of Genomics.
Here you can see video archive of some of the Talkaoke talk shows I hosted with Mikey from The People Speak.