BeeScapes was created in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia 

Written, Directed & Produced by Alan Nguyen

Science Consultants |

Adrian Dyer, Jair Garcia Mendoza, Mani Shrestha

Creative Consultant | Stephanie Andrews

Lead Developer / Animator | Lucian Lovell

Technical Artist / Special FX | Lachlan Sleight

3D Modeller & Texture Artist | Vivian Ho

3D Modeller & Texture Artist | Esteban Ariza

Composer & Sound Designer | Daniel Jenatsch

Narrated by Caroline Lee

Editing Assistant | Thandi Bethune

Ultra slow motion bee footage |

Emile van Wijk, Joris Schaap and the Flight Artist project (Vliegkunstenaars in Dutch) at Wageningen University.

Archival footage: "Beekeeper Lewis Konces shows frames of bees" | Grinberg, Paramount, Pathe Newsreels via Getty Images

Prototyping |

Vivian Ho, Minji Jang, Cameron Jones, Hoang Bao Ngan Nguyen

Website and Socials | Seamus Daniel

Special Thanks:

Liam Ward

Larissa Hjorth

Kate Geck

Tom Penney

Troy Rainbow

Claudia Greathead

Katerina Cizek

Vassiliki Khonsari

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Credits

Written, Directed & Produced by

Science Consultants

Creative Consultant

Lead Developer / Animator

Technical Artist / Special FX

3D Modeller & Texture Artist

3D Modeller & Texture Artist

Composer & Sound Designer

Narrated by

Editing Assistant

Ultra slow motion bee footage

Archival footage: "Beekeeper Lewis Konces shows frames of bees"

Prototyping

Website and Socials

Special Thanks

Alan Nguyen

Adrian Dyer

Jair Garcia Mendoza

Mani Shrestha

Stephanie Andrews

Lucian Lovell

Lachlan Sleight

Vivian Ho

Esteban Ariza

Daniel Jenatsch

Caroline Lee

Thandi Bethune

Emile van Wijk, Joris Schaap and the Flight Artist project (Vliegkunstenaars in Dutch) at Wageningen University.

By Grinberg, Paramount, Pathe Newsreels via Getty Images

Vivian Ho

Minji Jang

Cameron Jones

Hoang Bao Ngan Nguyen

Seamus Daniel

Liam Ward

Larissa Hjorth

Kate Geck

Tom Penney

Troy Rainbow

Claudia Greathead

Katerina Cizek

Vassiliki Khonsari

Team Biographies

Alan Nguyen

Alan Nguyen is a writer and director working in TV (SBS, NBCU) theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company) and extended reality (EyeJack). He was a writer for the SBS television miniseries Hungry Ghosts (Matchbox/NBC Universal), nominated for AWGIE and AACTA awards in 2020. He served as writer and editor for groundbreaking AR comic book anthologies (published by EyeJack) and VR designer for a videographic opera (Nexus Arts). His directorial film work has won awards and screened at film festivals around the world. As a media academic, he has made conference presentations in Japan, Singapore and Korea. https://www.alannguyen.net/

Adrian Dyer

Associate Professor Adrian Dyer is a bee researcher who has studied bee perception and flower colour evolution in Australia, Germany, U.S.A. and the U.K. Research has been published in leading journals including Nature and Science, and frequently attracts worldwide media attention (e.g. The Project and ABC TV Catalyst in Australia). Discover Magazine (U.S.A. Feb 2020) described the bee flora and fauna research by Dyer as one of the 50 most important research discoveries worldwide and areas to watch in 2020.

Jair Garcia

Dr Jair E Garcia is a researcher and photographer working on the use of digital imaging media to construct models allowing to bridge human and non-human visual perception. His work with different animals includes bees and birds, exploring how animals use vision to solve problems such as object detection and colour constancy. Outputs from his research have been published in top tier journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA ,with implications for improving current digital imaging recording technology. His research has been highlighted by articles in The Conversation and popular science TV shows as Channel 10 Scope in Australia.

Mani Shrestha

Dr. Mani Shrestha an expert Plant Botanist, works on plant-pollination interactions, community ecology and floral evolution in flowering plants. His main goal is to try to understand the complex interaction of plants in different habitats.

Stephanie Andrews

Stephanie Andrews began as a Technical Director/3D Artist at Pixar, and has had a genre-spanning career around the intersection of art and technology ever since. Andrews has worked extensively in 3D graphics production and development, including virtual reality, animation, motion capture, programming, and UX design.

https://steph8192.wixsite.com/stephnet 

Lucian Lovell

Lucian Rodriguez Lovell is a Naarm based Digital Designer specialising in 3D Interactive Experiences and XR Content. Lucian graduated from RMIT University in 2019 with a BA of Design. On Beescapes Lucian was the Environment Artist, Animator, and Camera Programmer. You can see more of his body of work at www.rluvell.com

Lachlan Sleight

Lachlan Sleight is a creative technologist, designer, musician, artist and programmer who has spent the last decade working across the extended-reality spectrum. Lachlan works with 3D graphics, wearable technology, the web and embedded electronics to explore the human experience, our connection to nature, and ourselves. Lachlan keeps a daily development journal and portfolio at https://lachlansleight.io/

Vivian Ho

Vivian Ho is a junior 3D Artist, digital illustrator and current student of RMIT University studying the Bachelor of Design. Vivian assisted in creating base models of the flowers for Beescapes. For more works visit: www.vwngkho.com

Esteban Ariza

Esteban Ariza is a 3D Artist, strong at modeling and texturing for VFX and game development with more than 8 years of professional experience, Specializing in character/creature sculpting and Asset creation for Film, TVC and Video Games, props vehicles, and environment. You can find more of his work at: https://estebanariza.artstation.com/

Daniel Jenatsch

Daniel Jenatsch is an artist and music producer from Melbourne who makes interdisciplinary works that explore the interstices between affect and information. His work combines hyper-detailed soundscapes, music and video to create multimedia documentaries, installations, radio pieces and performances. His work looks at the social construction of subjectivity, with a concern for the ways in which forms of knowledge and power construct and inform our social and mental ecologies. His works have been presented in ACCA, Arts House, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, the Athens Biennale, Nextwave Festival, ACMI, Liquid Architecture Festival, the MCA Sydney, and the MousonTurm, Frankfurt. http://jenatsch.net/

Caroline Lee

Caroline Lee has worked professionally as a theatre, television, film and voice actress for over thirty years. She has worked with many companies around Australia including the Malthouse, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Back to Back Theatre, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Iron Lung Theatre, Chamber Made Opera, MKA, Finucane and Smith, HeLD Productions, Hildegard, Playbox and La Mama, as well as developing a strong reputation for her work in one-woman shows https://www.redstitch.net/caroline-lee

Thandiwe Bethune

As things around us begin to shift and malfunction, tension rises between holding on to a sense of normalcy and realising that it is not, in fact, in our interest to do so. My practice explores this tension. Through audio, video and performance I invite people to participate in deconstructing the spaces they encounter and the power structures that produce them. I ask people to consider who benefits from the way things are and how we might change them. I propose that by physically engaging with the world, through movement and touch, we can reveal its contradictions and propensity for transformation.

Seamus Daniel

Seamus is a media creative studying at RMIT University with a specialised interest in sustainability and politics. He has produced work surrounding sustainable communities & societal change. linktr.ee/seamusmdaniel