Filming at the British Psychological Society

Filming at the British Psychological Society

I’ve spent the last couple of days filming a small conference and set of seminars at the British Psychological Society in London.

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.

Filming and photography at Field Day 2016

Filming and photography at Field Day 2016

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.

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.

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.

Robot Safari

Over 6,000 people visited Robot Safari EU, a fantastic landscape inhabited by robots based on wild animals and plants from 30 November – 1 December 2013.

Visitors explored how nature can inspire innovative designs, watching as 13 unique robots swam, flapped and crawled their way around a unique safari experience. Many of the robots were on show to the British public for the first time.

I commissioned and produced this promotional and retrospective short film with Chocolate Films.

3D: printing the future

October 2013 saw the opening of ‘3D: printing the future’, an exhibition all about the explosion of 3D printing. With my colleagues we researched the most interesting commercial, industrial and medical applications whilst delving into personal stories of the pioneers, innovators and early users of 3D printed applications.

To accompany the exhibition I produced some video content explaining some elements of the technology, these include animations and short films with Chocolate Films. First up we have the introduction showing the basic principle of how 3D printing works.

Towards the end of the exhibition we mounted 3D prints of several hundred lucky visitors, who’d come to the museum previously to be 3D scanned. A screen under this wall of people explained how it was done.

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