Onedotzero is an award winning London-based moving image and digital arts organisation which commissions, showcases and promotes innovation across all aspects of moving image, digital and interactive arts.They hold lots of exciting motion picture festivals all over the world.We were to feature in their Adventures in Motion Festival at the BFI Southbank from the 10th- 14th November.
Now in it's third year, onedotzero_cascade is a platform for creative collaboration and innovation across diverse disciplines to foster personal and professional development. It was designed to challenge existing educational processes and formats, while advancing new ways of working, by utilising new technologies and taking an open approach.
We were set the theme of 'Utopia' and spent the week brainstorming in our groups of 10.We were lucky enough to have several inspiring workshops and talks from various design groups,one from Onedotzero chairman Shayne Walter,where we got to see the world premiere of the new Massive Attack video!
We also had a really inspiring talk from Kin Design,who showed us the power and importance of collaborating with other designers; having a pool of skills to dip into.They work with some really exciting clients and are really innovative in their approach. We also recieved feedback and tips from designers john nussey,squint opera, all of us and joel gethin lewis.
During our week of working on our own ideas we also had some actors come in and give us tips on how to present ourselves confidently,in preparation for our final presentation at the BFI Southbank,
On the night of our presentation at the BFI we approached it with a real experimental crazy scientist vibe! We managed to wire up an actual bike to our computer system,and we asked a volunteer to cycle to power up our slide show,animation and light up model of the dome.
The presentation night was really fun,as we got the chance to finally see the other cascade group's ideas,all of which were really diverse and innovative.We also had a panel debate with Onedotzero members and derek yates discussing our ideas and feelings about the experience of Cascade itself. The whole evening and experience leading up to it was an extremely inspiring and positive one.We ended it by all enjoying a beer together and sampling the other fantastic installations in the festival around the BFI (I particularly loved the audiovisual volcano mapping project by http://www.antivj.com/ )
I really recommend you check out the Adventures In Motion Festival next year, and get involved with Cascade if you're a recent graduate!
- You can now see a small clip of our bike powered presentation in this years festival highlights viral video! http://www.onedotzero.com/video/16799537/
- You can see more of our process on our blog: http://isthisthegrayarea.blogspot.com/
- Or check out the official cascade blog http://www.onedotzero.com/blog/category/cascade-10/
- Watch our George animation which featured in the presentation at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKTiSF-sAyc&feature=autofb