Wednesday, 30 November 2011

First movie to be shot on a mobile phone

Olive is the first full length feature film shot completely on a smart phone. A 35 mm lens adapter was fabricated to fit the smart phone in order to achieve a shallow depth of field. The film stars two time Academy Award nominated actress Gena Rowlands (the Notebook, A Woman Under the Influence, Gloria). The film simply put is about a little girl that goes into the lives of three people — an old lonely woman, a foreigner having a hard time acclimating in the United States, and an obese man — and transforms their lives without saying one word!

The financing of Olive was done independently of any corporation. The goal now is to be the first film to not only be shot on a cell phone but to also be the first independently financed feature film on 2,000+ theaters across the United States without the backing of a Major Studio.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Space carving

First trial at carving out the possible areas where the building could be accommodated.

Spacial and physical building possibilities

I started looking for spaces available [since my chosen location is quite limited] around my site on which my building [or parts of it] would be constructed and possibly enhance the lifestyle of the residents.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Urban Design Project_ Site further analysis

My site, situated in a world parallel to ours, is truoC amuP as they call it or Puma Court in english. The image above is of the site, flattened, to get a better understanding of what surrounds the alley.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Parallel Worlds

Parallel universe proof boosts time travel hopes! [click here]

video game urinals

Came across this article in the telegraph. The Exhibit pub in Balham has installed a urine controlled  video game [using the wii technology] in its toilets... fun times ahead....


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Site Drawings

Drawing shows the location of my chosen site.

A diagrammatic description of what surrounds the alley and the activities in the area.

Project 2.2_ Site analysis animation

Animation shows a visual analysis of life on my site, Puma Court, lying between Wilkes Street and Commercial Street.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Tesco's augmented reality

Tesco is running an augmented reality (AR) trial in six of its stores, giving shoppers a 3D look at products on sale but not found on shelves.

For the pilot, which kicked off on Wednesday, the retail giant has placed computers with webcams in store aisles in Tesco Extra supermarkets in Milton Keynes, Wembley, Borehamwood, Cheshunt, New Malden and Hatfield. Shoppers can hold a Tesco Direct catalogue page or Tesco Clubcard to the webcam to generate an image of a product, then manipulate the page or card to see different aspects of it.

"It is not often not practically possible to display, for example, the more than 180 televisions that sell in a store," a Tesco spokeswoman told ZDNet UK. "Through AR we are able to offer realistic and life-size representations of what that product will look like."

Tesco expects to run the trials to the end of the year, with weekly checks on how it is going. The in-store programme uses the same augmented reality tool provided on Tesco's website, with the technology provided by Kishino.


World's Lightest Material

Researchers have created a material that's so light it can rest comfortably on a dandelion seed head without disturbing the fluffy, delicate structure of the plant. The "ultralight metallic microlattice" invented by scientists at UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories, and Caltech is described in the Nov. 18 issue of Science.

The new material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam, according to reports. The secret to its lightness is a cellular architecture fabricated from hollow tubes that supports a material structure that is in reality 99.99 percent air, according to the research team that built it.

That means the material's density is less than one-thousandth that of water. And the stuff is pretty resilient as well—researchers said that when squashed to half its height, the material rebounds 98 percent of the way back.

"The trick is to fabricate a lattice of interconnected hollow tubes with a wall thickness 1,000 times thinner than a human hair," lead author Tobias Shandler of HRL said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The material seen resting on a dandelion seed head in the picture above is 90 percent nickel, according to the Times, but Bill Carter, manager of the architected materials group at HRL, told the newspaper that it can be made out of other materials as well.

One UC Irvine researcher involved with the project suggested the ultra-lightweight material might be used for impact protection, and might have applications "in the aerospace industry, acoustic dampening, and maybe some battery applications," according to the Times.

The material behaves somewhat like a feather when dropped, floating to the ground, Carter told the paper.

"It takes more than 10 seconds, for instance, for the lightest material we've made to fall if you drop it from shoulder height," he said.


Friday, 11 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Project 2.1

Images that follow are part of the log that explains the documentary, will be uploaded shortly... The film is the result of a group work with me and Neil as members [and information exchange between Georgina and Natasha].

Site, Spitalfields& Bangla Town in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

Progressing from mine and Neil's previous films, we decided to have a gaming look approach to the documentary as we both of our films contain the same gaming essence.

Close up of camera attached to Neil.

Mini storyboard of how we moved with the rig attached.

                                           Post production pages to show how film was made.