Tuesday, 6 December 2011

After Effects Testing

Here is a test in after effects I have completed using a variety of pluggins. It is for the opening of my film and introduces the underscape of my city and finishes with the moment the camera emerges through the waters surface and will then begin to explore my designed city.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Biological dam, barrier, and structural support possibilities using Protocells

The Perfect World? Utopic design

Briefing Strategy and Architectural intervention

Spitalfields had to reconstruct itself after an apocalyptic flooding and maintained exclusion from the affluent city. Testimony to its existence was the array of rooftops that perforated the waters’ surface.  Christ church became the node and origin for the re-establishing habitat, its towering structure and monumental status providing harbour for the first incursion of survivors. As time elapsed the community expanded using the former buildings as its base foundations. A complex network of links and channels connect a utopic commune that encircles and spans from the church.

  • The city must be designed with respect of the prior footprint and streetscape visible from the protruding rooftops.
  • A more vertical architecture must be established to manage and maintain the expanding population.
  • Investigation into slums and swift self builds after natural disasters for the architectural language and design, as construction will come predominantly from collected debris.
  • This utopia must devise a strategy to strengthen the foundations that are damaged and eroding from the invaded waters so that they are capable of supporting the expanding community.
  • Eventually a dam must be formed surrounding this new utopia for water purification, protection, produce, power and sewage regulation.

Digital Brainstorming

Visited Exhibitions

Sunday 20th November

Sunday 20th November

Thursday 3rd November

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Presentation Film

This film was made for a 2 minute presentation to explain to my tutors and peers, my intensions for this year with relation to my design project and my dissertation. I have used after effects to explore a more three dimensional world of existing artists interpretation of the apocalypse. The images I have chosen are a collected from a range of different time periods and show the diverse projections of each artist’s visionary skills. I have then gone on to show my site (Spitalfields) affected by a flood and then a pre - post apocalyptic image which begins the story of The Drained City using photoshop.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

After Effects Explorations for Final Film & Dissertation

The Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch (1490 - 1510)

Europe After the Rain II - Max Ernst (1940–42)

Wizards of the Coast, Magic Card update - James Paick (2010)

The Great  Day of His Wrath - John Martin (1851–1853)

2 Min Draft of Final Year Proposal


This two minute film is a combination of YouTube clips, live footage, and scenes from the movie 'the flood' edited to explain my years proposal. The aim was to clearly set up the narrative of my final year film which describes a post apocalyptic environment that deals with the recovery of a 40 year flood that drains away leaving a unknown landscape below.

Research Pages

James Paick

Science Fiction - A Small History 

Science Fiction Literature

The Great  Day of His Wrath - John Martin (1982)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Project 1.3

Using my storyboard I have fabricated a two minute film which depicts two characters and their different points of views. My film looks at the character David Rodinsky and reinvents him as a person with dissociative identity disorder (DID). When he struggles with the voices in his head he projects himself into the image of a young boy and the voices disappear. However, in his fragile state of mind the voices return and he is left to battle them alone...or is he?

Project 1.2

Project 1.1