Secrets of Brain Health – (Electric Dreams)

This is a two minute extract of Secrets of Brain Health presentation at We The Curious Digital Dome, 2nd July2018.

At BDH we worked with scientists at Clinical Research and Imaging Centre the University of Bristol, taking the raw data from 3D volume MRI brain scans and, using MEL scripting and Maya turning it into usable, but accurate models of thought patterns and brain activity that could then be treated and rendered in Maya and Cinema 4D to create these visualisations.

 

Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 18-26

Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Me trying to mind map and plan my website. You can see the ongoing result at the #linkinbio. A work of art is never finished, apparently. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Me trying to mind map and plan my website. You can see the ongoing result. A work of art is never finished, apparently. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Newspaper clipping of Raphaelโ€™s Head of a Muse, some copying of that image and the beginnings of a mind map on fluid dynamics. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Newspaper clipping of Raphaelโ€™s Head of a Muse, some copying of that image and the beginnings of a mind map on fluid dynamics. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
burningfpNotebook Ethel, Spread Nineteen. Horse drawings, daises, diary notes (text obscured). ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿด ๐ŸŒท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Nineteen. Horse drawings, daises, diary notes (text obscured). ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿด ๐ŸŒท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty. Morning Pages writing exercise and drawing my comic book character Fudge (see more of him at #linkinbio). ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ‘น โœ๏ธ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty. Morning Pages writing exercise and drawing my comic book character Fudge. ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ‘น โœ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-One. Documenting a two day journey from the West to the East and back again (full story at #linkinbio). Drawing from the window of a train, cars in traffic, route plan and garbage writing. ๐Ÿš— โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿš‚
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-One. Documenting a two day journey from the West to the East and back again. Drawing from the window of a train, cars in traffic, route plan and garbage writing. ๐Ÿš— โœ ๐Ÿš‚
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Two. Mind map getting to grips with some serious understanding of the render engine #Arnold, soon after we began using it. Also eye doodles. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Two. Mind map getting to grips with some serious understanding of the render engine Arnold, soon after we began using it. Also eye doodles. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty- Three. More horses, and my attempt at the Ivan Brunetti drawing exercise in his โ€œCartooning: Philosophy and Practiceโ€, it goes: โ€œUsing your sketchbook and a pencil or pen of your choice, spend 3-4 minutes drawing a car. Then, start over and draw it in 2 minutes. Then 1 minute. Then 30 seconds. Then 15 seconds. And then 5 seconds. Draw faster at each step-that is, draw the entire car within the time limit. Repeat this same process for four other subjects: a cat, a castle, a telephone, and self-portrait.โ€ โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ“ž
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty- Three. More horses, and my attempt at the Ivan Brunetti drawing exercise in his โ€œCartooning: Philosophy and Practiceโ€, it goes: โ€œUsing your sketchbook and a pencil or pen of your choice, spend 3-4 minutes drawing a car. Then, start over and draw it in 2 minutes. Then 1 minute. Then 30 seconds. Then 15 seconds. And then 5 seconds. Draw faster at each step-that is, draw the entire car within the time limit. Repeat this same process for four other subjects: a cat, a castle, a telephone, and self-portrait.โ€ โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ“ž
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Four. Mind map on the Autodesk Maya Bifrost system, dynamic and fluid simulation software. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ•ท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Four. Mind map on the Autodesk Maya Bifrost system, dynamic and fluid simulation software. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ•ท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Five. Another Ivan Brunetti exercise from โ€œCartooning: philosophy and practiceโ€: โ€œPencil out a grid in your notebook, enough to contain 100 small drawings.now spending no more than 5 seconds per drawing, let your stream of consciousness guide you, drawing whatever comes to mind (donโ€™t stop to think about it).โ€ I went back and inked them after. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Five. Another Ivan Brunetti exercise from โ€œCartooning: philosophy and practiceโ€: โ€œPencil out a grid in your notebook, enough to contain 100 small drawings.now spending no more than 5 seconds per drawing, let your stream of consciousness guide you, drawing whatever comes to mind (donโ€™t stop to think about it).โ€ I went back and inked them after. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Six. Mind mapping notes for the content graphics of Countdown To Life. Ideas, concepts, storyboards, techniques. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ’“
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Six. Mind mapping notes for the content graphics of Countdown To Life. Ideas, concepts, storyboards, techniques. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ’“

Earth: One Amazing Day

Earth: One Amazing Day, which we at BDH Creative worked on with BASE FX in Beijing, is currently available on the BBC iPlayer, and will be until around the 16th July 2018.

From the BDH website:

“Earth: One Amazing Dayย showcases the remarkable stories that happen on earth, our home, each and every day, driven by the power of the Sun. It takes audiences on a breath-taking and immersive voyage across the continents, through the oceans and skies as it tracks the sunโ€™s journey…all in a single amazing day.”

We got individual credits so it got added to ourย IMDB pageย which is always ๐Ÿ‘Œ.

Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 9-17

Continuing the project of uploading most pages form Notebook Ethel. As I said before these are from a few years ago now.

Notebook Ethel: Spread 9. Weird comic strip, drawings of the diners at the cafe over the road, dude eating his sandwich on the wall outside, some cows and a copying of a drawing of an old man by Chris Ware taken from his Acme Novelty Datebook Sketchbook facsimile book thing.
Notebook Ethel: Spread 10. Office coats, vintage teapot, Tyndales Baptist Church, pressed flowers and garbage writing. ๐Ÿ““ โœ ๐Ÿ’
Notebook Ethel Spread: 12. Incoherent comics strip and the view across Whiteladies Road from the window at BDH. โœ’๐Ÿ““๐Ÿข
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirteen. Garbage writing, guitar in the workplace, refuse container. ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ““โœ’
Notebook Ethel, Spread Fourteen. Satellite data coordinates, designing polygon construction, internal combustion engine visualisation, missing render frame numbers, Titan storyboard. ๐Ÿ”จ ๐Ÿ““ ๐ŸŽจ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Fifteen. Mind map of the nCloth gynamics system in Maya. Also very old QOTSA concert ticket I found in a shoe box. ๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ““ ๐ŸŽธ
Notebook: Ethel, Spread Sixteen. Mind map for Forces Of Nature, episode โ€œWhereโ€, visualisation of the launch of the Planck rocket, Titan, storyboard, eyeflower comic, timings. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿš€ ๐ŸŒŽ
Notebook: Ethel, Spread Seventeen. Drawing of injured foot (this is from a while ago), Wacom pen and garbage writing. โœ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ‘ž

Data visualisation in virtual reality and 360ยฐevent at the Data Dome

At BDH we have been working with scientists at the University of Bristol to produce visualisations of 3D High resolution brain MRI scans which help show “the brain in action”. Some of the results of this work is to be shown as part of a free event at the We The Curious 3D Planetarium in Bristol on Monday 2nd July 2018.

The remarkable inner workings of our growing brain presented in Virtual Reality and 360ยฐ Dome. Secrets of Brain Health is a pioneering collaboration between University of Bristol and multi-award winningย BDH Immersiveย to be presented in VR and Digital Dome. The project addresses challenges in neuroscience and how the complex neural networks are formed throughout the human lifespan.

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More information and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 193-199

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Another lost drawing from last Springโ€™s trio to Berlin. This is the window of the flat we stayed in in Wilmersdorf with a portion of the receipt from the grocery shop over the road.
Notebook: Ichabod
Fountain pen and Stabilo.
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More from the Berlin notebook. Various details around Brandenberger Tor. With map of central Berlin pasted in.
Notebook: Ichabod
April 2017
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Corner of West Park and Whiteladies Road from the balcony at BDH with a sandwich in the Sun.
๐ŸŒž โœ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿฅช
Uniball micro.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto
196/365
Sleeping office dog on a hot day. Drawn whilst waiting for various render tests.
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Pencil.
10 mins
Notebook: Gilbert
197/365
More lunchtime sketches as the people of Bristol make the most of the April Sun just in case Winter comes back.
Pencil.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto.
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198/365
Still life in the corner of the local barbers.
Fountain pen.
20mins.
Notebook: Beto.
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199/365
Partially covered buildings down in Gas Ferry Road near the illustrious Aardman Animations in Bristol.
Started from life whilst waiting for a meeting, finished from memory.
Notebook: Beto.
V-ball.
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Blue Planet 2 #BAFTA update

This time last week we were in London to see if we had won the BAFTA for Best Titles and Graphic Identity for our work on Blue Planet 2.

Although we didnโ€™t come away with the main prize we did get to see the great and the good, hang out in a pub with hare heads on the wall, see our friends and colleagues win their awards, drink complementary champagne and generally have an excellent time.

Fingers crossed we get to do it again at some point in the future.

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