Accessed – 07 – 11 – 16
When talking to the group Cassie had mentioned Fallout as a good thing to look into which i could not agree more with because its Fallout and what is the main theme of Fallout? Radiation!
I watched this video and thought Bethesda were the creators of this “trailer” but after looking into the video it turned out to be an edit created by a fan and personally kudos to them for making a very believable trailer for the game!
Accessed – 07 – 11 -16
Here is another little video that Bethesda actually created for Fallout 4 which basically informs the player on what makes them special in the game, it was this that caused the group to debate whether or not should we make a informative video based of the script but in a stylised way that Bethesda give to the Fallout franchise.
With the talk of radiation i decided to look into what was possibly used within the illuminated watches from the script we had been given.
I came across this article on radioactive paint that was used on watch dials and hands, it seemed the most commonly used radioactive paint was Radium.
Another article by Lenntech describes the health effects gained from exposure to Radium
Radium is naturally present in the environment in very small amounts. Because of that we are always exposed to radium and to small amounts of radiation that it releases into the environment.
Radium levels in the environment have greatly increased as a result of human activity. Humans release radium into the environment by burning coal and other fuels. Radium levels in drinking water may be high when it is extracted from deep wells that are located near radioactive waste disposal sites.
Currently there is no information available on the amounts of radium in air and soil.
There is no evidence that exposure to naturally present levels of radium has harmful effects on human health. However, exposure to higher levels of radium may result in health effects, such as teeth fracture, anaemia and cataract. When the exposure lasts for a long period of time radium may even cause cancer and the exposure can eventually lead to death. These effects may take years to develop. They are usually caused by gamma radiation of radium, which is able to travel fairly long distances through air. Therefore contact with radium is not necessary, for radium to cause health effects.
From what Lenntech say that small doses of Radium have little to none effects on a Human although large quantities can cause problems such as teeth fracture, anaemia, cataract and cancer which will eventually lead to death.
Still going from the Fallout educational video i decided to look into the effects of radiation on the human body and how it impacts our health, i found this video by a YouTube user that explains this in a good way.
Accessed – 07 – 11 – 16
Our body is made of billions of cells which are arranged to form organs. Approximately one and a half metres of DNA are stored in each cell.
DNA undergoes permanent attacks and there a numerous aggressive agents. The following can be mentioned: solvents and pesticides, combustion smoke, viral aggression’s, ultraviolet radiation, ionising radiation. All molecules can be affected by radiation, but it is when DNA is impacted that there are the greatest consequences for cellular operation.
The group also mentioned a possible car chase short that explains the narrative as these raider or raiders escape with their radioactive prize, i thought it would be charming and humorous if we went with a chase something like this Volkswagen ad i once seen before watching a movie in the Cinema.
Our cars may be brilliant for the needs of everyday life, but their safety features mean they’re not so great for Hollywood blockbusters…
In this cinema spot we discover how our Anti Skidding Technology is made for real life, not the movies.
Learn more about our Anti Distance Technology:
To follow the latest film news, chat to other film buffs and win film related prizes, visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
Volkswagen is proud to support independent cinemas in the UK.
After the group discussion we jotted down the relevant information we needed and what could possibly make our animation short!
Accessed from Cassies blog – 07 – 11 – 16
I feel we are at a good start, just need to stay consistent and if we like something that we should grab and run away with it!