A 3D audio and visual installation of starlings created by Bondholder University of Derby College of Arts staff has been showcased on BBC's Autumnwatch Extra.
The 13-minute installation, called The Shape of My Thoughts, is a multimedia project which shows flocks of animated starlings moving in synchronisation to music.
The piece was first presented at the University's Nature Connections festival where presenter of Autumnwatch and host of the festival, Chris Packham, spotted the installation and decided it needed to be seen nationally.
The work was a research collaboration between animators and musicians featuring improvisational vocal performances by second-year student Hayley Thorpe.
The team were inspired by the idea of asserting control over an animated flock of birds and imaging with music that could represent the flock as it moved around an artificial installation.