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Jessica Retchless

MA Moving Image and Sound work by Jessica Retchless showing mushrooms and woods in CG
MA Moving Image and Sound work by Jessica Retchless showing behind the scenes of making CG animation
MA Moving Image and Sound work by Jessica Retchless showing a room with a window/tv and plants and a log in CG
MA Moving Image and Sound work by Jessica Retchless showing woods in CG

I am a CG Animator and Modeller discovering VR and 360 video. I came into the MA knowing I wanted to explore VR. My work is based around relaxation to dissipate stress and anxiety with nature. The piece is a 360 Animated CG Environment with natural sounds, that will be displayed on youtube allowing for free use and easy accessibility.

I decided to do this because of the rising understanding and acceptance of wide spread anxiety and stress related conditions in modern society. With my work I wanted to draw attention to the effects nature has on our mental function and try to bring nature to places it cant easily exist or be visited. With just 5-10 minuets of exposure to natural land scape the brain is able to re-set allowing anxiety and stress levels to decrease dramatically.

By making something that can be viewed by anyone anywhere in a non expensive and accessible way everyone can benefit. Be it in a lunch break of a stressful day, patients in hospital or even just city dwellers the possibilities are endless.

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Lizzie Starling