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    Movie Trailer
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    Full Length Movie
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    Individual Segments

Transforming Society

This animated film, 1600 x 2562 pixels in resolution, plays on a 75 x 120 inch Prysm Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, interactive video wall. The installation is located in the lobby of Boston University's College of Engineering at 44 Cummington Street Boston USA.

The focus of the film is on five primary research clusters: Bioengineering, Cyberphysical Systems, Sensors and Imaging, Micro and Nano and Advanced Materials. The scope of the content is conceived as a system of 5 engineering domains arranged in an interdependent constellation style network topology. Each primary research domain is featured as a parent hexagon connected to child hexagons of related subject areas, for example, Bioengineering (parent) and Synthetic Biology (child). This constellation of hexagons serves as an orientation interface to introduce the content areas as being distinct but also inextricably connected to each other.

The topological network is used throughout the movie as a way of linking segments. At one point in the movie we will use this hexagonal structure to illuminate the College of Engineering research in general, visually moving through the network, naming the five research clusters. Elsewhere the network is used just as a transitional device to let the viewer know which area of engineering science they are visiting.


Artist and Director: Hugh O'Donnell

Producer/Executive Producer: Tina Eden

Research: Hugh O'Donnell, Tina Eden, Akhil Bhatt

Lead Animator and Compositor: Akhil Bhatt

Animation Production Coordinator: Akhil Bhatt

3D Modeler and Animator: David Binn

3D Modeler: Derek Cuneo

2D Animator and Compositor: Justin Maloney

3D Modeler, Animator and Compositor: Ryan Tindall

2D Animator and Compositor: Jason Yu

Audio Post Production: Jason Foster