This animatronic flower worked in real time and consisted of twenty silicone petals connected to servo motors and controlled by a digital board. The presentation included mist and lighting controlled by dmx. The flower pot was 3D printed and painted. Sample petal test and internal mechanics. Inside the display case we … Continue reading Animatronic Blossoming Flower→
Took this out to Borneo with JDP productions who make Spy In The Wild programmes. It was made at John Nolan Studio where I did the animatronic body movements: sawing wood, washing an arm and moving its neck. The excellent head movements were made by Adrian Parish and there is a camera inside the moving … Continue reading Orangutan that saws! (2016)→
With the client, designed the dress movement and made the mechanics for use in a stage performance at Sadlers Wells, London See the dress on stage in action ’There are some fantastic coup de théâtre moments: the dress that moves by itself, twisting into new shapes as if possessed, like an haute couture version of … Continue reading Hussein Chalayan: Gravity Fatigue (2015)→
Made with Guy Stevens and Charlie Hope,it had to move in two axes and 360 degrees in both directions; it was 3D printed with white LEDs inside. This was for a rock musical version of the story Crime and Punishment with set designs by Matt Deely. Opened in Moscow, May 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oXNQ-sZ4eoAxe -100 dpi
For Strobe, director Adam Berg wanted to recreate movement without gravity, hindrances or boundaries. Inspired by the work of 19th-century photographer Edweard Muybridge, he set out to do this with stuntmen wearing LED suits, suspended from tall buildings across the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, lighting them up in sequence as the camera rolled to give … Continue reading Lexus Strobe (2014)→
A short Christmas film with Anya Hindmarch based on the Cascade show we did in 2013, consisting of a pyramid of dominoes with lifting doors and a rotating drum. Pyramid build by Mr Domino’s-Robin Weijer’s team from Amsterdam.
Another fun but edgy show with my team. Cascade featured an extraordinary display of 55,000 cascading dominoes that magically triggered bags to rise from hidden locations. After we had installed the animatronics we left the dominos builders for five days until the day of the show. All was good until we almost had a guest in … Continue reading Anya Hindmarch: Cascade (2013)→