In the second blog post of this short series, Sarah Dick, our Multimedia Producer, catches up with what Ed Prosser, our previous Video Producer, has been up to since leaving the Ri.
Call us biased, but we’re continuously blown away by the quality of the films, animations and multimedia gems produced by former members of the Ri digital parish.
Ed's now making content for the Southbank Centre, as well as working on various other freelance projects. We've picked out a few of our favourites below.
We always thought mantises were quite jaunty and cute, but the super close-up shots Ed captured of their powerful, razor sharp limbs, prove they are fearsome predators that are not to be trifled with.
From rat poison to one of the world's most widely prescribed drugs to treat heart disease, deep vein thrombosis and strokes, warfarin has a chequered past and an interesting origin story.
In this beautiful animation that Ed produced and narrated for Nature, he tells the tale of how a chance meeting between an aggrieved dairy farmer and a determined biochemist led to the development of warfarin
For something a little more surreal, watch Ed's short film Experience Composite. The short film was produced for Aeon in association with the Wellcome Collection, and draws inspiration from psychologist Russell Hurlburt's process of 'descriptive experience sampling' (DES).
DES is a bit like those bleep tests your school P.E. teacher made you do, but instead of sprinting every time you hear a bleep, you write a detailed description of whatever small thing you are experiencing. Be it tapping away at your keyboard or mulling over a specific word in your mind, we love the way Ed visualises these sensations.
PhD student, Naomi Heffer, reflects on her experiences working as the Ri’s digital intern.
Posted to Behind the scenes on27th March 2020
The human genome contains billions of letters of DNA, but some plants and animals have billions more. The surprising difference in genome length across different species is perfectly captured by the findings of 'the onion test'. In collaboration with the Genetics Society, we've produced an infographic to highlight the scale of junk DNA.
Posted to Talking science on20th February 2020
How Ri lecturers sought to investigate and avoid explosive disasters in the 19th century by Ri Heritage volunteer Laurence Scales.
Posted to In the archives on19th February 2020