Online Greenlight Review | Transformation (Genetics) | Cell (Biology)

Unit 4: Fantastic Voyage ONLINE GREENLIGHT REVIEW

Alex Edmonds
07/03/2013

Bio-Scientific Scenario
For my Scenario I have not yet fully decided on which one to do. I am jumping between Prokaryotic Reproduction in the form of Transformation or Conjugation.

So being that I cannot decide between the two, I have done a scenario for each.

The Scenarios
I want my animation to be very sci-fi orientated with industrial, mechanical spaceships as cells rather than organic looking cells. With that in mind he are the scenarios I have come with. Transformation – View looking at the Prokaryotic cells moving about and then we zoom into an individual one to see the DNA in the form of intelligent space probes moving around doing various things to control the cell. Suddenly there is an alarm bell meaning that the DNA must evacuate as the cell capsule surrounding them is dying. The DNA starts to panic and form their evacuation procedure connecting together readying themselves to jump out. They manage to evacuate safely and the capsule explodes. The DNA notice that another cell flying around is missing it’s DNA and so choose to migrate and take over that cell. When they do they all start to organise them selves to get the cell working and in operation for them to fly off and continue their adventure. There will be some form of labelling to identify what each thing is as well.

The Scenarios
Conjugation - View looking at the Prokaryotic cells moving about and then we zoom into an individual one to see the chromosomal DNA in the form of intelligent space probes moving around doing various things to control the cell along with F plasmid. Alarm bell goes off and sign lights up saying “Starting Conjugation”. The F Plasmid gets itself ready as the Pilus on the outside is connecting with another cell. The F Plasmid goes down the Pilus tunnel and the camera follows until it reaches the other cell. See the process of how it is done with the Relaxosome and Transferasome and it becomes a duplicate. We see the spaceships from the outside and they pull apart from the middle of the Pilus and go in opposite directions to continue their adventures. Again there will be labelling to identify the different things in the cell.

Visual Concept
The way I want my cells to look is metallic, with layers of metal sheets to give them a real industrialised look, much like Transformers, Halo, War of the Worlds and other science fiction movies. Along with that, having metal coils that rotate and extend to act like the flagella on bacterial cells.
In terms of the world around I was thinking of having it look like it is actually in space (but obviously its not) so blues and purples seemed like a good starting point to me along with things looking like stars and galaxies in the background. Maybe even something that resembles a planet in the distance.

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