Novalia is an award winning technology company based in Cambridge, UK. They combine conductive print and capacitive touch to create smart surfaces that act as sensors and speakers. They wirelessly connect the digital world to the physical through the touch of your fingertips. They wanted to raise money through Kickstarter and I filmed their pitch.
“What has the British Council Ever Done For Me” was a film made for Counterpoint who are the cultural relations thinktank of the British Council. I was asked to interpret the brief in any way I chose to and this film is the result of my interpretation. This film was part of the Tuttle Club ‘British Council at 75’ project and was screened at the ICA on December 3rd 2009. I personally knew very little about the British Council myself which got me thinking about whether or not others knew as little as I did. This piece not only reflects my interest in video as a means of communication and as an art form but also my interest and experience in Market Research too. I also made an alternative video using myself as the subject in many guises. The video can also be viewed here.
In order to make what became the video “What has the British Council Ever Done For Me” a film made for Counterpoint who are the cultural relations thinktank of the British Council I decided to first ‘sketch’ out my idea. I therefore played all the character types I wanted to have in the final video, just to give me some kind of idea as to how it might look. It was such a success that I decided it was worthy of showing it in its own right. Both films were shown at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK.
MzTEK is a non-profit organisation with the aim of addressing the imbalance of women artists working in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology. MzTEK is supported by Hackney arts institution [ SPACE ], and the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Kings Cross, where they hosted a range of workshops, talks, and self-initiated tinker sessions. In this video, MzTEK talks about moving in to C4CC and what MzTEK are and do.
As a video maker I often get asked for tips on how to make better videos. We are all being encouraged to film footage for the web and for those who choose to shoot content themselves I hope this short video helps. It covers all the mistakes often made when you get hold of a camera and don’t know what you are doing. You may also like another video I made Shooting With A Webcam.
The Centre for Creative Collaboration, C4CC was one of the delivery partners on London Fusion, a tailored programme of interactive and in-depth support for SMEs that work in creative/digital. Anna Cowie from The Pixel Pusher was one such business that benefited from London Fusion. Here she is talking about how the London Fusion helped her grow her business.
You may not know but I not only do I make video but I also work as an Artist and just one of the items I have made is Stabby Man. Stabby Man is a very silly felt fabric man I made and sell on that site. You can stab Stabby Man in the underpants and his eyes will light up. Heart Man on the other hand is much sweeter, to get his eyes to light up all you need to do is squeeze his hand.
This video was commissioned by Emma Mulqueeny to thank all those who supported Young Rewired State – Festival of Code 2012. It was made in collaboration with ipad artist Paul Kercal. It can be seen on Paul’s site here. I would love to work with him again, so if you want to commission us we would be really happy to make an film for you 🙂