Tuesday, 29 December 2009

New Briefs

So we are soon to start a new term and with that comes a new brief, this section of the course/year we are looking and participating in student awards.

I have been looking firstly at D&AD, an education charity based in london. A not-for-profit organisation, donating all of its generated funds back into the creative community through education and enterprise.

- Moving Image Brief : This brief works around the city and its evolution, from its natural progression to our impact on its development. The desired result is an 'adventure in motion', taking the audience on a possible journey through a designed urban platform.

- Animation Brief: This brief is working against Crime, describing the intended outcome as Friendly, expert and concise. It's desired outcome is both simple and able to achieve its goal as to effectively reduce crime.

- Viral Brief: Fred perry are after an 'original' and 'Underground' viral video to 'drive' an audience to there subculture music website, I found this brief initially enticing because of its properties, being the clothing and the music scene(s) involved.


- Cartoon Network:

- Feel Good Drinks:

- Monster Munch:

- TATA Comm:

- Ted Baker:

Friday, 18 December 2009


This is a quick rotoscope i did showing the flush used in a normal uk home, in developing countries like africa such basic examples of drainage and sanitation aren't very common. they have to rely on rivers and bodies of water to supply all of thier water.

Africa - Images

Because we get it straight from the tap, it’s sometimes easy to overlook how precious a commodity water can be. But, as recent national flooding, and international drought has taught us, it’s not something we should take for granted.

Africa - The facts.

Clean water is essential for life, but one in eight of the world's population does not have access to it. This, and lack of safe sanitation, result in over two million people dying from water-related diseases every year. The lack of clean water close to people's homes also affects people's time, livelihoods and quality of life.

Sanitation can be defined as access to safe, clean and effective human urine and faeces disposal facilities. Worldwide, 2.5 billion people live without this essential service and the resulting diarrhoeal diseases kill almost 5,000 children a day.

Hygiene education
To gain the full benefits of safe water and sanitation communities also need to know about the links between diseases and unsafe hygiene practices. Hygiene education focuses on issues such as personal hygiene - the simple act of washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by a third.

Poor sanitation and bad hygiene can result in the contamination of water sources with millions of disease causing micro-organisms. These micro-organisms work in different ways to incapacitate infected individuals.

The most obvious benefit of access to safe water and sanitation is a reduction in disease. But the economic position of poor families is often dramatically improved when they gain access to these basic services.

Problems for women
In developing countries poor water and sanitation affects the lives of women and children the most. It impacts on women's time, health, education and family relations.

Problems for children
Without safe water and sanitation, life for children in developing countries can be very hard. They are often at risk from disease and are unable to attend school.

Problems for the elderly
In many of the African countries where WaterAid works life expectancy is frighteningly low. Those who do live into old age face increasing problems as collecting heavy loads of water puts further strains on their health.

Problems for the disabled
The struggle to gain access to clean, safe water and basic sanitation facilities is even greater for those contending with physical disability. Collecting water is so much harder, and often impossible, for those in wheelchairs, the blind or simply frail and infirm as a result of illness or old age.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Bill Viola

This is one of the 'Small Saints', I recorded this using my camera.

Whilst the man is on the other side of the water to the camera he is seen as colourless, desaturated. As he passes through the water he reaches the light path and in turn becomes coloured. Now i thought when watching this piece that Viola had edited his footage so that an exaggerated effect could be achieved by adding this colour after the man passes through the water, but to my surprise i was told that this wasn't done at all and the change happened because of the certain way viola had set up his lighting.

Bill Viola Exhibition NY

These are a few stills from the Bill Viola exhibition we were lucky enough to visit whilst we travelled to New York. The images I have taken show a piece in the exhibit called 'Small Saints', 2008. This consisted of six small LCD screens playing on loop the passing of individual people through water with Viola's play of light.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Drainage pipe animation

I have found this animation of which is similar to certain aspects we would like to feature in our project

Schematic animation Trump tower

This is a schematic animation i found online showing the development of build used to create the Trump tower.

It has been made using some kind of 3D software and interested me into creating some kind of family house water system, incorporating the 3D aspect.


Through looking around water and its relation to a standard family I have started to look at plumbing schematics/blueprints, here are a few different examples:

Canada input to CO2 emissions

George Monbiot
, Monday 30 November 2009 19.30 GMT

Syncrude Oil Sands, Mine and Refinery, the world's largest oil sand operation producing crude oil at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, October 20, 2001. Photograph: Greg Smith/Corbis

Canada's image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling.
The tar barons have held the nation to ransom. This thuggish petro-state is today the greatest obstacle to a deal in Copenhagen.

When you think of Canada, which qualities come to mind? The world's peacekeeper, the friendly nation, a liberal counterweight to the harsher pieties of its southern neighbour, decent, civilised, fair, well-governed? Think again. This country's government is now behaving with all the sophistication of a chimpanzee's tea party. So amazingly destructive has Canada become, and so insistent have my Canadian friends been that I weigh into this fight, that I've broken my self-imposed ban on flying and come to Toronto.

So here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, diverse economy towards dependence on a single primary resource, which happens to be the dirtiest commodity known to man. The price of this transition is the brutalisation of the country, and a government campaign against multilateralism as savage as any waged by George Bush.

Rest of the article is located at: