The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins

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The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins

Shadow created 3D archive photo graphics for the BBC documentary that aired this week.

 

This is the story of one of the most extraordinary and audacious experiments in the history of science, which a visionary neuroscientist called John Lilly embarked on in the 1960s. His ambition was to build a communications bridge between humans and a little studied species of big-brained marine mammals called Tursiops Truncata – or the bottlenose dolphin; to teach them to speak English. The experiment was seized upon by NASA, who were embarking on the first search for extra-terrestrial intelligence beyond the Earth, and immediately saw the potential to practice communicating on the dolphins, before ET made contact.

Backed with funding from NASA and other government agencies Lilly recruited a young female researcher called Margaret Howe to live with an adolescent male dolphin called Peter, in a specially built lab in the Caribbean. Over the summer of 1965 the pair began to co-habit in this domestic dolphinarium; with Margaret giving Peter daily English lessons. But what started with 60s idealism would spiral into the darkness of the decade, and end in a tragedy, mired in scandal and rumours about a sexual relationship between Peter and Margaret. The film premiered at the 2014 Sheffield International Documentary Festival, on the 11th June, and on BBC Four on the 17th June 2014,

Learn more on the BBC website.

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New London Science Gallery

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New London Science Gallery

We met up with Dr. Daniel Glaser recently to discuss his rather wonderful new project, the opening of a Science Gallery at King's College London, on Guy's Campus in 2016. http://london.sciencegallery.com

We originally worked with Dan whilst he was Head of Special Projects at the Wellcome Trust on the "Tree of Life" collaboration with the BBC.

 

 

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Earth's Natural Wonders

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Earth's Natural Wonders

Just found out we have won the pitch for Earth's Natural Wonders, a three-part series for BBC Scotland to be shown on BBC1 early 2015.

Will be a real pleasure to work with Mark, Arif, and the rest of the team again.

 

 

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NERC - Anatomy of an Earthquake

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NERC - Anatomy of an Earthquake

We've been filming at Band Film Studios with Iain Stewart today for the Natural Environment Research Council. 

The footage will form part of an animated story depicting the life cycle and aftermath of an earthquake.

Thanks to Iain, Joel, Peter and the rest of the crew for their help. 

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Shell VR Houston

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Shell VR Houston

We've been working on a lot of Oculus Rift projects recently.

The most developed just took us to Texas where we demoed the VR work to 50 staff at the Shell HQ in Houston. Really interesting to see people's reaction - all very positive!

We now commence work on a 'live' version for a key trade show in Las Vegas in August.

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Churchill War Rooms

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Churchill War Rooms

We have started work on a Unity based Interactive piece for the Churchill War Rooms in London.

The piece sets out to highlight a timeline of Churchill's quotes and anecdotes, and will feature Robert Hardy’s voice over. 

 

 

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