Within the V-MOVE program, the King’s College London in UK is offering a position for an intern in the field of 3D modelling and virtual restoration. Interested researchers and professionals may apply through the Call4Mobility.
Name of the hosting institution:
King’s College London
Brief description of the unit hosting the internship:
King’s Visualisation Lab (KVL), in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, specialises in the creation of digital visualisations for historical research, archaeology and cultural heritage. KVL is well known for its leadership in establishing and promoting international standards for such work, most notably through The London Charter for the Computer-based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage (www.londoncharter.org). KVL has carried out funded historical research on numerous subjects including: the Theatre of Pompey in Rome; the theatres and theatrical frescoes at Pompeii; the performance properties of ancient terracotta masks; and historic theatres in Europe (“Theatron 3”), and has also completed commissioned work for heritage organisations including: the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. King’s College London coordinates the Joint Program of Training and Mobility in the Virtual Museum Transnational Network (http://www.V-MusT.net/)
Max number of internships/year: 4
Areas of host institution’s expertise for internship proposals:
- Using image editing (Photoshop) to carry out virtual restoration of historic artefacts
- 3d modelling for historical / cultural heritage purposes
- ChromaKey (“Green-screen”) video
- Human motion capture (using Gypsy MoCap suits)
- Developing content in real-time technologies (VRML, Second Life, Unity 3D)
- Implementing best practice (The London Charter) in cultural heritage visualisation
Applicants will be asked to propose EITHER a specific project OR a technical or methodological area in which they wish to work, bearing in mind the subject and technology portfolio of KVL as can be seen at http://www.kvl.cch.kcl.ac.uk/.
Benefit to host:
KVL welcomes applications in all area relevant to its expertise, but is particularly interested in collaborating with interns who may bring experience and expertise in: field archaeology; museology/curatorship; screen media /documentary-making; metadata for 3d content; character rigging and animation; populating virtual environments; acoustic modelling.
A reasonable standard of spoken and written English.
Basic 3d modelling and image editing skills.
May 2012 – September 2014
4 - 24 weeks
Facilities and Supervision:
PC workstation with 3D Studio Max, Unity 3D and Photoshop. Internet access.
Training and Supervision
Core members of King’s Visualisation Lab will provide between 2 and 14 contact hours per week; the amount and nature of training and supervision will be determined by assessing the requirements of each individual intern.