Fatteners

Why are fattening foods so tasty? Or are they? I’m doing research on this subject. The first comments I read are that the above is true: we love fattening foods. And there is some logic to this idea. With high-energy foods, our bodies emit pleasure signals. And that pleasure signal in the brain’s reward centre translates into “give me more”. Next time, therefore, that cream puff will go down again with little resistance.

This is part of a new episode of Labyrint. The other part involves a technological tour de force at an American laboratory that has tried to make food last for years without refrigeration. They also want it to be shock proof – and of course: for ever tasty..

Ladybirds

And we plan to film insects again. We will start on a simple level with ladybirds. This is for a VARA pilot. As soon as there is more to tell, I will tell it.

Filmed ladybirds yesterday with a macro lens. Wonderful creatures. They take direction nicely. If you place one on a blade of grass, they walk to the tip. So you could make a nice traveling shot (at least, Chris could), with a black-speckled leading role that moves on command. Well…sort of. It took 10 takes to get the ladybug to the tip without taking a detour. And I even got a fly to wash its hands on cue. Worms are also good, but they are a bit slow. The lead players of the other episodes will be more difficult, I imagine.