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.

Recent advances in 3D printing mean that more people than ever can make their ideas real. This explosion of creativity has created millions of interesting things – some of them could even change your life. No wonder 3D printing is always in the news. But are the stories accurate, or even true? Let our experts guide you around the hype of 3D printing, as they reveal this technology’s real-life potential.
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Hair today, gone tomorrow

This may have been the day I lost the source of all my powers. But it was worth it!

I had around twenty-one inches of hair cut off which was apparently enough to make three wigs.
Using the £1070 I raised Little Princess Trust will have these wigs produced and then delivered to three young sufferers of chemotherapy induced hair loss.

And a special thanks to Uffizi in South West London for kindly cutting my hair.

LIFE: A healthy game of chance and choice

In June 2013 the Science Museum teamed up with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and theatre company non zero one to create ‘LIFE: A healthy game of chance and choice’.

Visitors picked up a paper ‘Pal’ and took them on a journey through LIFE. The aim of the game was to find out what is important for a long and healthy life. LIFE featured live games with MRC scientists, interactive theatre and a series of short talks.

I produced and shot this short retrospective film for the Science Museum, MRC and Non Zero One.

Zombielab

Over 12,000 visitors flocked to ZombieLab to explore the science of consciousness and the implications of a zombie attack!

The ‘outbreak’ began at one of the Museum’s popular Lates events on 30 January, continuing across the following weekend (2-3 Feb 2013). ZombieLab featured interactive live games, mass experiments, a series of short talks and a zombie trial.

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

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Summer of Sport

These are some short films I commissioned and produced with Chocolate Films. They show some activities I ran at the Science Museum during the 2012 London Olympics as part of our ‘Summer of Sport’ programme.

Is dancing really a good form of exercise? Find out with the salsa dancing scientists from Kingston University.

Elite athletes are lucky enough to have their running shoes made especially for them. Will this technology take the leap to the high street? Scientists from Loughborough University see what difference shoes can make in your performance.

How do scientists monitor athletes performing at breakneck speed without slowing them down? Scientists at Imperial College created small, smart sensors that give the low-down on health and performance without big bulky kit. See their sensors in action and meet the minds behind them.

Kung Fu Schools

I’ve worked with Kung Fu Schools in and around London for several years, producing many short films.

Some of these introduce the different schools, instructors, classes and advantages of the practice.

We also had the chance to work with the Confucius institute of China on several occasions.

All the educational and promotional videos I’ve produced for Kung Fu Schools can be found here.

Legacy of Hope – Holocaust Memorial Day 2010

A film to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 2010. Narrated by actor Daniel Radcliffe, a prominent supporter of HMD, the film focuses on three Holocaust survivors Ben Helfgott, Iby Knill and Lily Ebert who tell us about their experiences and share with us their Legacy of Hope. A Chocolate Films production commissioned by The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

I worked as a production assistant during shoots as well as pre and post production.

Afro-Saxons

Angela is a braid stylist to the stars. Wayne and Cyndia are the leading junior stylists at the UK’s biggest chain of Afro hair salons. George and Apple are a Thai couple obsessed with Afro hair. Michael is Birmingham’s leading Afro stylist who is out to beat the all-powerful London salons. Afro-Saxons is a sharp and funny observational documentary that follows all of these stylists as they enter the Black Beauty and Hair awards – the biggest Afro hair competition in the UK.

On October 10 2008, Afro-Saxons premièred at the Ritzy Brixton. This is how it went down. The film is released on October 17 2008 in selected London Cinemas.

I worked as a production assistant in many capacities extensively on this production.