… this morning, I started a little test (watch/listen to the video)… Burp* Let’s see where this goes next…
Soooo… I have a new Thursday hobby and this is what it sounds like! Anyone know what it is?
Here is the animation which I used to generate the silhouettes for the “Grace” installation. Enjoy!
p.s. strange, scratchy soundtrack also by me. Extra points if you can name the sample I used…
Come see me give a (short) talk and a (slightly longer) tour of the Karen Millen “Grace” installation. Event will be taking place at the Apple store on Regent Street - 16th September from 19:30 - YEAH! to book, please email: email@example.com or visit the APPLE booking page
REGENT STREET WINDOWS
*Image courtesy of Tamsie Thompson at the RIBA
I’ve made a fun little concept audio-animation for “something” called “snag” - who knows what? Tee hee. Stay tuned & enjoy the teaser. All animation & sound by me!
in case you missed the news on my Twitter feed earlier this week… I’m designing an exciting window installation for the Karen Millen store on Regent street in London - as part of the 5th annual RIBA Regent Street Windows project. Here’s a few lines from our press release:
"… Throughout September, all 25m of Karen Millen’s Regent Street store façade will be home to EKM Works installation ‘Grace’, inspired by Karen Millen’s Autumn/Winter 14 campaign… 3D scanned mannequins are animated, sliced and projected to generate a feeling of dynamic movement and to mirror the day-to-day adventures of Karen Millen’s modern, urban muse…"
That’s right, I’ve been 3D scanning mannequins & animating them… Go check it out from Sept 1st on Regent Street in London!
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Today, I finally picked up my concrete cast from the workshop I attended a few weekends ago. Here are the results! Clearly I have a thing or 2 to learn about finishing… I was expecting the whole thing to be mega shiny, but it was only shiny on the side of the cast which was tilted slightly towards the ground (concave face)… Also, the aggregate sunk to the bottom, giving me a very gravelly bottom (!!) and a powdery top… And I obviously didn’t vibrate it enough as there are a fair amount of air bubbles on the top faces… Still - it was a fun experiment and I think the shape is quite nice - I think it could be thinner though. It’s at least given me some ideas for the future..!
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I took a trip to see my parents this weekend & got my new camera involved. I like my camera and I like motorways - so here are some photos of the M1. Enjoy… BTW, the camera is a Ricoh GR Expert & it is very nice… Also I wasn’t driving…
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MESS - DAY#2
Today was all about refining the moulds which we made yesterday; to create something which would both withstand concrete & look awesome. I continued with the “wobbly, flexible” theme & used some slightly thinner plastic to get a few more curves & twists. The plaster test (pictured) was a bit thick, but kind of worked, had a very shiny finish & some sexy thin bits…. I’ve left the concrete version on the shelf, to set (also pictured) - & will be picking it up later next week… Let’s hope the Lime in the Concrete doesn’t melt/degrade the plastic… It was getting pretty hot when I left (about an hour after pouring). It was also much heavier than the plaster casts (not surprising I guess) & required a few more restraints. No leaks though this time! Yippee! If this works, I’ve got some fun ideas for how to take it forward… I only had 2 days to explore this method, but it’s been enough to know what works and where to push it. Whoo!
you were singing in the shower and this happened - you would surely record it - as did I. And here are the results. Something for development methinks…
This weekend, I’m doing a concrete and plaster workshop. Results of day #1 above. My rig (pictured) can rotate and slide to form a variety of ‘natural’ curves. Oooh err! I kind of think the formwork looks nicer than the things which came out… But it’s at least given me some good ideas for day #2, which is all about Concrete. Yes.
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a few views from a few things I did recently - they might be for sale… Interested? Going to stick the whole project on my website very soon…
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So - I made a funny animation of water in a rotating misty glass using blender and after effects. Bit crap, but then it’s my first time doing fluid simulation and cycles rendering..! Points if you can recognise the sample that I used in the background music..!? Anyone wanna take a guess?
WHILST YOU WERE SLEEPING…
… I should have been sleeping too, but there was a bird outside, singing really loud, so I got up, recorded him, slowed him down a bit, messed about and he sounded like this… Quite like it - One for the bank!