This week started with getting to grips with some animation software to start to produce some motion graphics, useful for transitions, backgrounds or titles. This involved wrestling with the notoriously challenging 3D animation software blender. After many tutorials and lots of practice, I was able to produce a few short transitions which I have to … Continue reading Filming Commences
Time for a new week! This week started off with our regular Monday meeting. We go around and share what we have been up to over the past week. When it came to our turn, Hans and I shared the progress we had made and mentioned some of the issues we were having. As part … Continue reading Troubleshoot, Troubleshoot, Troubleshoot!
Our first week of our PIPS (professional internship for PhD students) placement has begun, time to start the project. For Hans, this was to create a production pipeline for a transferable skills video training series. For myself, a similar project but for a bioinformatic video training series. To start off the week, we attended the … Continue reading The Project and the Wildlife
The time had come. It was time to travel to Nairobi Kenya for our internship as part of our PhD doctoral training partnership called the Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS) scheme. We ventured towards the airport equipped with cases, documents, a healthy dose of excitement, a dash of nerves…and of course, a generous sprinkling … Continue reading The Adventure Begins
For the next 12 weeks Hans and I (Danny) will be undertaking an internship. This internship is a necessary part of our PhD program for which we are both students of. I am based over at the John Innes Centre while Hans is based over at neighbouring University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. This … Continue reading Kenya PIPS – An Introduction