Made in Blender, 2018
Spent nearly as long researching as I did creating for this one. This still isn't supposed to be realism, but I aimed for an animated diagram, set to a simple landscape as context. I find older mechanical technology fascinating - its easy to trick yourself into believing if it came down to it you could put such a simple machine together yourself, but there are a lot of intricate details you need to get right if you have any hope of producing enough goods to feed yourself and those around you. After the Romans withdrew from Britain it took several centuries for any new watermills to be built!
Version with sound available on my Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/p/BksuW3uA6cJ/]
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