The Secrets Of Your Food

At BDH we made some pretty delicious graphics for this series on the chemistry of food.

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Michael Mosley and James Wong reveal the physics, chemistry and biology hidden inside our food. They travel the world in a culinary adventure to search for the origins of our favourite foods and using specialist photography and CGI, they take us on a journey inside the most sumptuous food, right down to the molecular level.

You can see a promo here featuring some of the work we did.

Watch out for the tongue and tastebud sequences ;-).

9pm Friday 24th February (This evening) BBC2.

Countdown to Life wins the RTS

Top news for Team BDH! We have won the National RTS Award for Best Digital Effects for our work on Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making of You.
Congratulations everyone, a massive team effort on this one. Up against some pretty stiff competition as well.


The judges said:
“This was a stunning entry, with the success of the whole show entirely dependent on the skill of the Effects team. The textures and liquids they created were so realistic that the jury felt completely immersed, forgetting they weren’t watching a real embryo. An extraordinary piece of work.”
You can see the full list of winner here, and some examples of our work here.

“Countdown To Life” nominated for the Digital Effects RTS Award

Great news.

You can see the full list of nominees here.

Excellent work and congratulations to the rest of Team BDH. The final result was a perfect blend of many peoples work, modelling, rigging, sculpting, rendering, lighting  and compositing with the BDH signature analogue elements.

Fingers crossed for the 28th.

(You know, it’s the one with all the babies.)

Media Innovation Awards 2015

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Just received our Media Innovation Award trophy for Creative Craft on The Somme In Seven Poems:

“The judges thought the seamlessly choreographed multi-layered animation was complex and difficult but in this animation sequence was achieved without fault. The art direction and overall styling also brought an immersive atmosphere to the poems.”

Thanks judges!

 

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So we went up to the London Hilton yesterday as we got the nomination for best content graphics at the National Royal Television Society awards for our work on War of Words: Soldier Poets of the Somme. We were up against Doctor Who (although why that wasn’t submitted into the effects category I needed explaining to me), and Sports Personality of the Year, the latter of which won out.

It’s a crazy process sometimes because you try not to take it too seriously, and when something that is so completely different to your work does win, that becomes easier.

We are still so very proud of the work we did, it was a once in a life time job, and a marvellous team effort from Hugh Cowling, Libby Redden, John Durrant, Tim Marriott and Steve Burrell.

I’m still working out what this site is for, and I have had it for nearly ten years now. I just want a space that is mine where I can put stuff on my own terms. Also build up a resource and life record of sorts. That’s what these really long posts are for in effect. My ability to write anything was slightly thrown by the events of the last few weeks I have to admit. But it is in times like these that the world need more art not less. So let’s keep going, and communicate and resolve.

Listening

Nadine Shah – The Gin One

Grimes – SCREAM ft Aristophanes

All spruced up and off to London for the National Royal Television Society Awards. We’re up against Doctor Who and Sports Personality of the Year, so we’ll see. 🤘🏻

 

Edit: Unfortunately lost out to super slick Sports Personality of the Year. Had a splendid time, though. Met lot’s of nice people. Kept it classy. And we all got home safely, always a bonus. Thanks for all the good luck messages. x #EveryonesAWinner

#CountdownToLife: The Extraordinary Making of You

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At BDH I was part of the team that worked on The Countdown To Life, a three part series produced by BBC Science in association with the Open University, exploring some of the latest research into understanding of human development, from conception to birth. With a complex pipeline, an imaginative and groundbreaking approach and with an array of the latest technology and software, the BDH team produced hundreds of shots of spell binding imagery illustrating the remarkable transformations that take place during those early stages.

Episode One transmits tonight (Monday 4th September 2015) on BBC2 and will subsequently be available on the iPlayer.