As mentioned before, during the time of the presentation, it was this scenario 'The Life of a Slime Mold' which intrigued me the most. I believe this is because of the stunning visuals in which Peter Klappa showed us, and because of the potential within modelling some of the molds in CG.
My initial development thoughts for 'The Life of a Slime Mold' were scientific based, which would be aimed at undergraduates. I was thinking of using high tech visuals aswell as text explaining the process. Some thing similar to...
Jonathan Thiry's 'Dream Avenue'
With its stunning and realistic visuals.
and Squint Opera's 'Model Home 2020'
With there floating style of text and diagrams which is a prouctive way of informing the viewer with information.
I cannot find a video to embed so heres the link...
Squint Opera 'Model Home 2020'
After further thought into the world of the slime mold and a thought about the right target audience. I soon realised that a 1950's SciFi/horror movie would be a suitable way to present 'The Life of a Slime Mold'. I would do this by presenting it in a classic retro SciFi film fashion using the likes of 'The Blob' as reference. I would also aim this interpretation to the juniour/GCSE students.
Heres a video clip to show the scientific side of the life cycle...
John Bonners Slime Mould
and heres a video clip to show how the retro SciFi genre could interpret it...
The Blob (1958)
I feel as though this could have great potential and would work well as an informative, yet interesting and fun to watch CG film to show 'The Life of a Slime Mold'.