This month, Science magazine publishes its annual feature on science and engineering visualisation, which is a fiercely competitive and prestigious arena for the world’s science communicators. Scientists, illustrators, computer game companies, TV companies and new media producers compete to showcase their work and raise the bar for communication of science and engineering concepts for the
Read our interview with Jennifer Carpenter from Science Careers, who probes our choice to venture into becoming science visualisers, as part of the “alternative careers” section of their site. I think I managed not to libel anyone, and plus the most prestigious academic science journal now links to The Polos of Death. Very surreal.
We’ve updated our showreel on the main page to reflect our best work, with lots of new material from the past 6 months or so – we hope you enjoy it! Featuring clips from Science, Windfall, Bloodhound SSC, Nature Protocols, Teachers TV, ESA, Astrium, Space IGT, IMechE, Bluesci, Science Photo Library and others.
Sadly we didn’t win a Nobel Prize this year (fingers crossed for next year), but Heck, Negishi and Suzuki did, for “palladium-catalysed cross-couplings in organic synthesis”. And we got to make animations showing off the Heck and Suzuki reactions for TV. Which was some consolation to our bruised egos. Heck Reaction: Suzuki Reaction: Both reactions use a palladium
Our animation of DNA unravelling with a mutation in a base pair, has made it into Science Photo Library’s pick of 2010. Pretty good, considering they added some 20,000 science clips in the past year!
We were commissioned to produce a series of animations to help explore the abstract world of synthetic biology, allowing the concepts of designing and programming bacteria to perform a particular task, in this case creating a colour change when exposed to a parasite – brilliant for testing water sources in remote locations, with a clear
An update of the Solar Orbiter mission animation, to reflect the new configuration as it competes with other high profile ESA missions for the final commissioning decision. Go go gadget orbiter!!! Supplied with an updated CAD file and a list of changes to materials and instrument configurations, we were able to re-make the animation in
We’ve updated our showreel on the main page to reflect our best work we’ve done over the past 6 months or so – we hope you enjoy it! New clips from ESA, Astrium, Teachers TV, Space IGS, and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
The original Bloodhound SSC vs Bullet film has today received its ONE MILLIONTH view on Youtube – not to count the people who copy and paste it on their own channel to boost their own self esteem. Buy a Ferrari. Or compensate some other way….
We recently had two animations aired at the Royal Society’s Summer Exhibition. The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK, and this event allowed the general public to meet the minds behind some of the UK’s most exciting scientific advances. We produced two videos for the University of Cambridge‘s Department of