• The roller coaster

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    This was another part of our fair ground exhibition. The kids from Pyramid helped me make a fantastic stop frame animation of us all on a roller coaster.

    We started off by making a roller coaster car and photographing ourselves in it. We then took those photos and made cut-outs from them. The group had painted a wonderfully chaotic looking roller coaster ride and we places the cut-outs on this.

    It took about a hundred photos to do this animation. I had a little team of people in a corner doing this in shifts while the rest of the group got stuck into the rest of the project. …

  • Interactive ghost house

    Picture of a policeman meeting a ghost

    Today our interactive ghost house went on show, and the public loved it. This is the first art project that I've run and I'm so pleased with what we've done and how well it has gone.

    I've volunteered with Pyramid of Arts for a while. They run art groups for people with and without learning disabilities. Running the group brings a lot more responsibility, but the ideas themselves come from the group. I was working with the Youth Group. The kids were fantastic and full of ideas. The difficult part was choosing the best ideas.

    I started this project with the idea of creating a musical sculpture, …

  • The machines and monsters of Marshalls Mills

    As part of the regeneration of Holbeck there was a commission to produce art work for the area. Holbeck has a rich history, but many of the buildings are now deserted. I liked the idea that maybe things still lurked in the dark corners of these decrepit buildings.

    I wanted to use projectors and burglar alarm sensors to bring the buildings to life as people walked past.

    I created this rough flash animation to illustrate my idea, and this formed part of my submission.

    Update: 16 December 2005

    This was the official response from The Culture Company:

    I am sorry to say that we didn't select …