Ecobricks by Paul Twyman

by Rose Sheret

 
 
 One of our first Ecobricks

One of our first Ecobricks

Our efforts to become an eco-friendly studio

With the term single-use named as the word of year, it got us thinking about how much plastic we use in the office and how we can reduce it to become eco-friendly.

Our first initial steps were to move the rubbish bin further away to encourage us to think about what we throw in the bin that could be recycled instead.

Secondly, we stopped using the takeaway cups from the coffee machine and water dispensers and started to use our owns mugs and glasses.


We started looking into recycling plastics and discovered Ecobrick, essentially plastic bottles filled with unrecyclable plastics until they are packed solid and are then used creatively to build walls, benches, structures and much more.


This idea is a brilliant way to get harmful plastics out of out eco-system and raise the awareness of how much plastic we are using that is non-recyclable. We have now started an Ecobrick in the office, and we are already aware of how much plastic we get through daily.


 

What’s next

Since creating our first Ecobrick, we are thinking about how we can go plastic free, both in the office and at home, for example buying loose fruit and veg rather than bagging them up, using loose tea leaves instead of plastic based teabags. Small and simple changes. 

We are hoping to encourage our Ecobricking with our fellow office residents in a bid to reduce the amount of plastics we are using. In the meantime, we are planning what we can do with our current Ecobrick and are looking for groups/schools who are looking for Ecobrick donations for their own projects.

Our next step for 2019 which is a big one for us, will be to make sure we source all of our electricity from renewable / green sources.

 

BFX 2018 by Paul Twyman

by Rose Sheret

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I was fortunate enough be able to attend this year’s BFX festival held at the BIC in Bournemouth. This year they had talks from Double Negative, Blue Zoo, Epic Games, Walt Disney Animation Studio and many more.

I attended on the Thursday, eager to listen to Ben Lumsden from Epic Games, creator of Unreal Engine, who are bringing interactive experiences to VR, CGI imagery and TV. During the talk Ben discussed the recent uses of Unreal Engine in games, TV, new media and architectural visualisation and in turn, how it is changing how we, as visualisers, are using it to bring to life our creations.

An example of this is animation studio Blue Zoo, who are using Unreal Engine to create their next animated short. They spoke about how this new software has aided their animation process and gave the BFX audience a teaser of their new real time rendered animation.

Also at the festival was Lighting Supervisor Malcolm Neailey from Double Negative (DNEG), who spoke in depth about the lighting set-ups used in the Edinburgh scene of The Avengers - Infinity War. This scene included 3 CGI characters interacting with real actors and he spoke about how he used real lighting along with CG lighting to highlight and emphasize each character’s personality.

Isle of Dogs visual effects supervisor, Tim Ledbury spoke about the process when creating the stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs. From design to post production he covered the challenges his team faced and how they overcame them with logistical and technical planning throughout.

It was a very insightful and interesting day and I would like to congratulate Bournemouth University on another wonderful BFX Festival.

 



HP - Mars Home Planet by Paul Twyman

by Rose Sheret

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Moving to Mars

We recently took part in a competition to design and create 3d / cgi visuals for a new colony on Mars for one million humans to live in.  

Firstly, we had to consider Mars’ atmospheric conditions, air quality and suitable housing structures.  Typically, a dome is the most popular choice for many Mars structures, but is not the most practical or creative, so after careful thought and consideration we decided create a torus shaped structure to house the cities.

Energy source was our next consideration, renewable energy would always be the better way to go. Thinking about the harsh dust storms and the distance away from the sun, solar and wind energy would only be suitable in certain conditions and would require regular cleaning after storms. We finally settled on a mixture of wind, solar and Kilo Power stations to power the cities.

Water was the next big issue when it came to life on Mars, as there are no rivers or seas like on Earth. However, frozen water sits under Mars surface. Two water extraction buildings are built into the mountains which are tasked with mining, filtering and breaking down the water for human consumption and creating Hydrogen and Oxygen for breathable air within the torus. 

A space port and a train give Mars transport links to access other cities, Earth and other planets and most importantly bring in more resources and people.

Finally, we have a society suitable for one million people to live on Mars. 

Fancy a trip?

As always if you would like to enquire about any of our CGI and Visualisation services please do not hesitate to get in touch.

email:      hello@agencykilo.com         phone:     +44 (0) 1202 979450

location:  Agency Kilo Ltd
Eagle Lab, County Gates House,
300 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
BH12 1AZ

Bournemouth Air Festival - 2018 by Paul Twyman

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It's that time of year again and as the end of Summer approaches hopefully the weather is due to give us another great weekend to enjoy this week.

We were commisonned to produce a number of concept images and 3d visuals for pop-up bars and events throughout the summer.

 
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If you haven't already, head over to one of our clients'  Seventa events, or visit their facebook page to see what they have planned for you this airshow week.

 
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As always if you would like to enquire about any of our CGI and Visualisation services please do not hesitate to get in touch.

email:      hello@agencykilo.com         phone:     +44 (0) 1202 979450

location:  Agency Kilo Ltd
Eagle Lab, County Gates House,
300 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
BH12 1AZ

Welcome Rose by Paul Twyman

We are very lucky to welcome Rose to the team full-time after spending time with us for her internship.  Having already proven herself as a talented artist and problem solver we cannot wait to see what great work is to come.

Over to Rose;


Hello! My name is Rose Sheret and I’m the newest member of Agency Kilo. Now that I am all settled in I thought it was time to introduce myself through the blog. I joined AK in October 2017, as an intern, but I have since been offered a full-time position here.

The last few months have been an incredible step for me, as I develop myself from student to CGI artist, having graduated in 2017.

I was given my first mini project not long into my internship, creating Agency Kilo’s Christmas image. I thought up some ideas, presented them and was given the go ahead to continue the project.

The Christmas image was revealed daily, square by square in advent calendar style through our Instagram and Facebook pages.

I am looking forward to being able to share some of our more recent projects we have been working on with you over the coming months. Stay tuned!

Rose

 

 

 

 

 
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Happy New Year by Paul Twyman

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We hope everybody had a great holiday period. 2017 was a massively exciting and productive year for us, so as we ease ourselves back into things for 2018 we are looking forward to seeing what new creative visions and challenges are around the corner.

Happy New Year, wishing you all a prosperous 2018.

 

Martlets Farm Barn by Paul Twyman

 

Situated in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside near Shaftesbury, UK, this modern barn conversion sits perfectly in its environment giving spectacular views across the English countryside, towards the Blackmore Vale.

 

We were approached by the client to produce architectural visualisations / cgi imagery for marketing purposes

 

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Planning had already been approved with the aid of some of very basic hand drawn sketches and it was our job to take those and turn them into something that people would see and fall in love with.

 

The client and agent originally suggested that we created an aerial view looking down on the property but we were convinced that we should show the endless spectacular rolling landscape and views that the property would sit within, giving potential buyers that feeling of coming home to their beautiful property after a hard day’s work or long walk with the family, and being able to relax to watch a sunset.

The client liked what we were suggesting and was keen to let us do what we thought would work best.

 

We spent a morning walking the site and mingling with the local Aberdeen Angus herd for photography and a brief survey for information to help with the visualisations back at the studio.

 

 

The final images were a mix of photography and cgi allowing us to seamlessly incorporate the stunning views with the proposed works in a way that represented the feeling and character of the property.

 

We also produced an internal cgi for the massive open plan living area proposed within the barn.

 

Marketing with the images was initiated straight away which generated immediate interest and we were recently informed by the client that a sale had been completed off plan.

 

Mission accomplished, that's what we like to hear.

 


If you would like to enquire or know anymore about our Architectural Visualisation services please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

email:      hello@agencykilo.com         phone:     +44 (0) 1202 979450

location:  Agency Kilo Ltd
Eagle Lab, County Gates House,
300 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
BH12 1AZ

 

 

 

 

Hanging Out by Paul Twyman

Architectural Visualisation doesn't always involve sitting in front of monitors creating imagery.  Jobs often require us to venture out to site for surveys and to hunker down and wait for that perfect moment.  We like this too!!

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Inspiration for our work comes from nature and the world around us so making this connection is also an important part of the process which allows us to get a feel for a location and the look of the images.

 
 5:49 am / cold wet feet / warm hands

5:49 am / cold wet feet / warm hands

 Always carry duct tape!!

Always carry duct tape!!

 

As always if you would like to find out more about our images or are interested in our design and visualisation services, please get in touch.

 

email:      hello@agencykilo.com         phone:     +44 (0) 1202 979450

location:  Agency Kilo Ltd
Eagle Lab, County Gates House,
300 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
BH12 1AZ

 

Bedlam Brewery by Paul Twyman

 

We have just finished working on a 3D Animation for West Sussex based 'Bedlam Brewery' to support their crowdfunded campaign pitch for a new larger and improved location; allowing them to keep up with the incredible demand for their exciting selection of beers.

It's not every day you get to work with a brewery, especially one with the passion and ethos of Bedlam. Being beer lovers ourselves we naturally jumped at the chance.

The animation was produced within a very tight deadline as it needed to be complete in time for the start of Bedlam's 'Crowdcube bid' - which is now live.  It has been created in a similar style to the classic Grand Designs (TV Program) animations to show the different elements of the building from the ground floor upwards.

 

 

Own your own slice of Bedlam

 

If you fancy owning a slice of the new brewery, or would like to know more, head across to their crowdcube page here as soon as possible as they only have 18 Days left to hit the target.

To find out more about Bedlam Brewery, their range of beers and their natural processes, please head over to their website here.

 

....UPDATE...

We thought we should probably add an update to this post and some massive congratulations to Bedlam Brewery for absolutely smashing their target with days to spare.

We look forward to seeing and tasting what is next.

 

 

 

 

If you would like to know any more about our 3d animation and visualisation services please get in touch.

 

email:      hello@agencykilo.com         phone:     +44 (0) 1202 979450

location:  Agency Kilo Ltd
Eagle Lab, County Gates House,
300 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
BH12 1AZ

 

 

 

Planning Photomontage and Verified Views (AVR's) by Paul Twyman

 

As well as CGI imagery for marketing purposes, we offer a full range of solutions for planning proposals and submissions.  Photomontage and verified view images allow you to accurately represent a proposed development scheme with accurate data to back it up.

To produce Verified Views or Accurate Visual Representations (AVR's) we use survey data and accurate CAD data to position 3D / CG elements to precise locations within existing photography.  This allows us to show an accurate representation of a proposed development along with a formal document giving position data to back it up.

With these AVR's we would generally supply a before image, a proposed outline image to give a representation of the massing of the development, known as an AVR 0 and a final full proposed CGI image known as the AVR 1.

We can work from existing survey data and photography or carry this out ourselves.  In many cases we would recommend that we do carry this out to make sure that all the necessary stages are carried out.

 

 Existing Photography

Existing Photography

 Proposed Outline View (AVR 0)

Proposed Outline View (AVR 0)

 

Other names for these services include, Certified Views, Verified Photo-montages and Visually Verified Montages (VVM).

 

 Fully Complete Verified View (AVR 1)

Fully Complete Verified View (AVR 1)

 

 

If you would like to know any more about our advanced planning solutions and imagery please get in touch.

 

email:      hello@agencykilo.com         phone:     +44 (0) 1202 979450

location:  Agency Kilo Ltd
Eagle Lab, County Gates House,
300 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
BH12 1AZ