My pal Tom Chick travelled the country to bring you this wonderful film of barrel burnings, coconut men and talking heads, all in support of the proposed Museum of British Folklore. Meanwhile, I took a less colourful journey inside my computer to create the animations (starts 5 mins in).

Here’s a montage of bits I directed for the Planetarium in Greenwich, teaching KS2 maths skills. Overall we made 6 films, all against a strict black background so they could be projected anywhere in the dome. Blanca Martinez de Rituerto did an amazing job animating the astronauts.

Check out 2 mins into this video, where I made some animations and projected them onto MIA’s face #yolo

Wedding Photobooth

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I’ve been teaching myself bits of interactive coding recently, both through projects at Beakus and my own 360º video experiments. When a couple of friends asked me about setting up a photobooth at their wedding I decided to use my new nerd powers to make it happen!

I was inspired by Sam Cox’s similar project using Processing, but I wanted an excuse to try out OpenFrameworks instead, and teach myself how to use it. It was much harder than I thought, but I’m glad it worked in the end! Like Sam I attached a big button to the computer to make it easy to use. My version was based on The Awesome button. As a bonus, I attached a projector to the mac which was showing a slideshow of all the images captured so far.

We had lots of old hats and costumes at the wedding, which really made it fun. I would definitely set it up again if anyone else I know gets married!

I’ve uploaded the source code here if you want to try it out: https://github.com/leobridle/lb_photobooth

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We were in pictoplasma in Berlin this weekend with Olympic vermin. We made cardboard masks of the characters which we wore on stage like real cool dudes.  It’s a great festival though! Loads of inspiring talks, screenings and workshops, plus met a whole bunch of talented people.
PS: we made it into this german magazine too! http://www.page-online.de/emag/szene/artikel/nachhaltiger-noise-pictoplasma-2013

We were in pictoplasma in Berlin this weekend with Olympic vermin. We made cardboard masks of the characters which we wore on stage like real cool dudes.
It’s a great festival though! Loads of inspiring talks, screenings and workshops, plus met a whole bunch of talented people.

PS: we made it into this german magazine too! http://www.page-online.de/emag/szene/artikel/nachhaltiger-noise-pictoplasma-2013

I’ve been enjoying taking glitchy iPhone panoramas from trains and buses. The results seemed worth sharing, so I made this tumblr for them. Trainoramas.tumblr.com

I’ve been enjoying taking glitchy iPhone panoramas from trains and buses. The results seemed worth sharing, so I made this tumblr for them. Trainoramas.tumblr.com

(Source: trainoramas)