Design Museum 2017 – **video

Hello, I visited the new Design Museum in London last month as it had moved from the South Bank near London Bridge to it’s new home in Kensington High Street on the site of the former Commonwealth Building. I initially went on a hunt for images of the Technics 1200 turntable for a project that…

Colour Infrared Video Imagery

I’ve been experimenting with colour infrared video and photography for some time, photography is easier due to the IR blocking filter on my stills camera being quite weak, plus manipulating RAW images in Photoshop and Gimp using  colour channel swapping is very effective. However video is another matter entirely, the IR blocking filter on my…

Dancing Circles

Some time ago I was shown this video of ‘circles dancing in a rhomb’ by Gelada   http://maxwelldemon.com/edmund-harriss/ http://vimeo.com/23772888 At the time it inspired me to create some interesting patterns with crochet, based around the negative space within the structures and the rhythmic dance of the circles within the shape. But it was the cellular structure…

New microscope with camera :)

I unexpectedly got a Bresser Biolux NV microscope with USB camera for xmas, it’s a good hobbyist microscope with 4x, 10x and 40x objectives, the kit came with some prepared specimens and even some shrimp eggs and an incubator for growing them, as well as spare slides and cover slips Here are some captures from…

Earth, the final frontier

I’ve been doing lots of online After Effects tutorials recently as I’d like to add cgi effects to some of the footage I shot over the summer with an aim to represent natural phenomena such at photosynthesis and gravitation. Things are going well and I’m getting my head around the use of fractal noise, particles and…

The dark side..

The biology of cells has always fascinated me, I follow a few flickr groups on the subject and have been very impressed by the work of  Tatcher a Hainu Flower stalk of a dalia by Tatcher a Hainu I like the way he stains his specimens and and the level of detail in his photography. However…

Hypnosis goggles workshop

I attended a workshop that set out to explore the relationship between flickering lights and perception using DIY circuit boards and LEDs. We soldered components to a board and added controllers, speaker connections and LEDs to create experimental ‘hypnosis’ goggles. This was my second attempt at soldering, the first was when I tried to fix…

Harvest moon(ish) timelapse

In September I was looking forward to capturing the Harvest moon in timelapse, this is the first full moon closest to the autumnal equinox and is unique in that it appears  early in the evening, and very low on the horizon. This creates an optical illlusion whereby we percieve the moon to be much bigger…

M.F.T

A dark homage to the multi format transfer department at ITN affectionately refered to as Mufty, where carefully locked away deep in the vaults, obsolete kit such as the Sondor, RTI 6120, Cintel Y-front and Bosch Fernseh have all found resting places. http://vimeo.com/26401155