Introducing the faces behind the sketchiness! Each with our own quirkiness, we have set out together to battle the great monster known as microbiology, on your behalf. We have sacrificed thousands of hours to create this course, truly believing it will change the way you learn. By your powers combined, we are Sketchy!
As an agent of decay, fungi performs a function essential to life on earth. Using advanced time lapse photography, The Rotten World About Us explores the entire decay process, from the critical role fungi plays in food webs to some of its more unusual symbiotic relationships. Examines the organisms whose family includes mushrooms, molds, toadstools and rusts. Included: a look at poisonous and edible mushrooms; microscopic photography of developing soil fungus. Conducting a survey of all things rotten and rancid, this production was the dream child of renowned wildlife producer Barry Paine. Waiting over twenty years for the opportunity to complete the microscopic study, Paine enlisted the specialist filming techniques of Oxford Scientific Films, practically wrecking their laboratories by filling the entire premises with fungal spores.