Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Cell Research (Cancer Cells v Normal Cells)

Normal Cells:

Reproduce themselves exactly.
* Stop Reproducing at the right time.
* Stick together in the correct place.
* Self destruct if they become damaged
* Become specialised.

Cancer Cells

* Dont stop reproducing.
* Dont obey orders from other cells.
* Cancer cells don't stick together.
* Dont become specialised (stay immature).

Further Inspiration

After talking with Phil he also sent me the link to this video. We talked about how to convey information on cell division, I was not overly keen on having spoken narrative and instead wanted text. As the background will be dark/black, Phil suggested that the words could become visible when the cell travels past it because of the glowing lights it will emanate. This video will influence colour and the movement of cells.

Inspiration (Abyss Creatures)

After experimenting on Maya and also talking to Phil I had the idea of looking at deep sea creatures. Often brightly coloured to attract prey, I was fascinated by the contrast with the dark background. I like the idea of having a dark background as is mysterious but also ambivalent because it feels as though there could be endless space but claustrophobic at the same time.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Maya Experiment

After looking at lava lamps I wanted to experiment with using a luminescent glow on the cells nucleus and dropping the transparency of the cell. As much as I like the outcome I am unsure if it'll be too much and difficult to make out in an animation.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Lava Lamp Inspiration

After watching Fantastic Voyage I had the idea of looking at lava lamps. These are a several references that I felt could influence my work.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


The theme of the commission presented to us was human cell division. This could be an interesting unit once I'm fully decided on my target audience. After watching the film 'Fantastic Voyage' I am inspired by the colour schemes, shapes and movement of the cells and tissue, hopefully I will be able to use this to look further into colour and movement.