Take 27 Demo Reel
The reel contains clips from various projects which includes an aerial pursuit from 1940, over Chester, an evolving view of the landscape that is now The Roodee, Chester's racecourse, during the Roman, Medieval and Tudor periods, the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park, Marple Bridge, the workings of the Lancashire Boilers and Peace Engine for Queen Street Mill in Burnley, the workings of the boilers and engine at Pont Ceunant, a Victorian hydro electric power station in mid Wales, and spacecraft amongst other things.
As with our illustration work, we create animations using 3D digital models. It is very exciting to be able to offer clients the chance to show their site as it may have looked in the past, or be able to demonstrate how a piece of machinery runs, or how a particular process works. The animations can be provided in a variety of formats, so they are optimised to be shown via different platforms - TV screens, monitors, web, tablets, phones, via apps, etc. We can add subtitles or arrange the recording of a narration which can be added to the final film, as well as sounds effects and music if required.
We are able to offer options for populating a scene and can either use digital characters for medium to long shots or else film actors/re-enactors against greenscreen and add them into the digital background.
Compound Steam Engine
Award winning animation
This film shows short clips from the animation that we did to show how the tandem compound steam engine, Peace, works to turn steam into power to run the mill machinery. Peace is at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley, Lancashire and still runs.
The full animation is shown at the museum in the engine room. This clip does not have sound effects or any of the narration that explains the system in the full version that is on show at the museum.
In a paper released on 20th January, 2016 in the Astronomical Journal, the possible existence of what has been called Planet Nine was theorised. The paper suggested that the known motions of some Kuiper Belt bodies could be explained by the presence of this theorised planet, which would orbit some twenty times further out than Neptune, and be approximately ten times the mass of the Earth. At two to four times the diameter of Earth, it is speculated to be an ejected ice giant, similar to Uranus and Neptune, with a shallow gas envelope. Its orbital period is reckoned to be between 10,000 and 20,000 years. In this depiction, the planet is imagined as having a thin rope-like ring system, and a small moon.
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