Friday, July 25, 2014

Trifid nebula in cotton wool

I was playing late last night with some cotton wool I bought, just to see if I could use it in animations. First I was testing to create a nightly thunder scene with a torch, but then I noticed how lovely the torch I hid under the pile of cotton wool was showing the light texture of the wool itself in the photos I took. It actually looked very much like a nebula would look like through a big telescope. I added another torch and a piece of red paper on top of it and suddenly the whole thing started to represent the Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius... Absolutely awesome!

Trifid Nebula made of cotton wool and torches

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pi Approximation Day

Today is 22/7, which means it's Pi Approximation Day, because 22/7=3,14... and so it is close the the value of pi. As a tradition I baked a Pi Pie. As usual, it didn't turn out too pretty, which is only normal for my bakings. But it doesn't matter, it's Pi Approximation Day, anyway. :)

Pi Approximation Day Pie is very Approximate

I bought myself the books Chemistry and Biochemistry for Dummies and already started to read the former. Uhh, all the ideas I get when I read such books... The day after yesterday I was stretching my brain while trying to create a game from the quantum atomic model. Who says science is boring?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Documentary animation

The most demanding course this semester in the uni is definitely the documentary animation. It's a lot of fun, but also hard work and because I've been really busy the last couple of months I haven't had the time to immerse myself into it as much as I'd like to have. This week the lessons will finish and the lecture free time begins. For some people it might mean summer holiday, but for me it means that I can concentrate more on my animation.

My documentary animation is about the Space Shuttle programme of NASA and how my life was always intertwined with it. I'm excited to see how it will eventually turn out. Here is the teaser I did for the course meeting yesterday.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


One of the courses I have taken part in this semester is Die Wunderkammer. It is about the Renaissance times cabinets of curiosities and we can create whatever we want from these specs. (The course is actually in the faculty on art and design, but in Bauhaus we can select one course each semester from any faculty we like. Art university, I love you.) I had some difficulties to decide what I'd like to do, but finally I ended up with something that goes quite near the original wunderkammers. I love their scientific ideas and presentations, so I crafted some small things that represent the old things - but with a twist.

Next week in 10.-13.7. there is the Summaery 2014 where our Wunderkammer exhibition will also be presented. If you happen to be around, please drop by. :)

Some objects I've made for the Wunderkammer course
Some of the objects I've made for the course.