Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Climate Change Explorer - Plasticine Opinions

The Climate Change debate got really heated during my residency at Dowdales, with different media messages about the causes of global warming - some say it is all our faults for relying on carbon based fuels and then others tell us that it is because of natural events, such as solar flares and volcanoes. I decided that because this was the Climate Change EXPLORER project, I would do just that and explore the opinions of climate change held by the young people involved.

Plasticine Opinions is a series of collaborative films made with Year 9 students from Dowdales School during the project. The students made Plasticine avatars and gave an opinion about climate change in their own words.


Monday, July 30, 2007

Climate Change Explorer - Rabbits are Winners

Rabbits at Moor House in Upper Teesdale are increasing in number - we believe because of climate change ... Some animals are winners and some are losers when the climate changes. Rabbits are Winners.

This was a collaborative film made with the students of Dowdales School during the Climate Change Explorer Project.

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Climate Change Explorer - Paul Rose Interview

My usual videoblogging has taken second place since February this year, as I have been working as the Artist in Residence on a project called Climate Change Explorer.

I am now reaching the end of this part of the residency. Through it, I have had the privilege of working in a fantastic school here in the North West of England called Dowdales and with the scientists at the Environmental Change Network at Lancaster University.

Over the last few months, I have made many videos in collaboration with young people and professionals in the field of climate change. One by one I will be posting them here.

To introduce the project, I am starting the series with An Interview with Paul Rose International Explorer, Expedition Leader, Fieldwork Expert,  Speaker and BBC TV Presenter.

I hope you will join me for the exploration!
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Alien lunch

I have been very busy with work and as a nice break and to celebrate my Dads 65th birthday the family traveled to France and also had a day trip to Belgium. After the buying of fags and chocolate we looked for somewhere to eat and found this charming restaurant. I  always tell people to carry a camera where ever they go, because sometimes you need to record the strange and unusual things that just pop up out of the mundane.
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)