Fruit flies like a banana …

Originally posted on Exploring Media:
https://youtu.be/pg0imG14_KQ Original video made using Blink cameras, greenscreen layer and editing in Filmora Pro. Green screen made using bright yellow green acrylic on sketchbook cartridge paper. Banana image is a cut out from a magazine. Two triumphs in one – my very first home-made greenscreen stop motion video featuring that banana, and an editing discovery that subverts YouTube’s recent no-choice Shorts conversion for videos that might a) be less than a minute long or b) portrait aspect ratio. These links don’t embed in WordPress or are recognised for the making of QR codes so, in… Continue reading Fruit flies like a banana …

Village lane advent windows

This year, for the first time, our lane is doing Advent windows to raise money for extras for our local school. The way it works is that each of us – or as many as possible – in the lane ‘unveils’ a decorated window right up to December 24th and they all stay on till 12th night. Our lane is quite dark so lights stand out really well and for inventiveness, you can’t beat a 2L milk container stuffed with LEDs for cash collections. But we’re a bit of a cashless society now so what to do? Well, we’re trying … Continue reading Village lane advent windows

Zaha Hadid – an extraordinary architect

Zaha Hadid: even more than her buildings, it’s her mind that left its mark Changsha Meixihu Culture and Arts Centre, in Hunan province, China. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2019. Jason_x.j / Shutterstock.com Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Anglia Ruskin University In the five years since Zaha Hadid’s passing, much has been written about the glorious and towering legacy the fabled British-Iraqi architect left behind. Thinking about what she started, though, is more instructive. Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1950, Hadid – aka the Queen of Curve – fundamentally altered the contours of modern architecture and design. She shattered gender stereotypes … Continue reading Zaha Hadid – an extraordinary architect