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From Lausanne to Nanjing – Games in History, The Olympic Museum

1. September 2014

Lausanne to Nanjing the Olympic Museum

Centre Screen were asked by the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games museum, to convert an existing large scale multimedia programme into Chinese for the inauguration of the games this year in August.

The programme, the Games In History, looks at the social and political events that surrounded each of the games from 1896 to the more recent London games and soon to be included Sochi.

Working with local techicians and client interpreters, we installed the system and its software over a 4 day period on site in the museum. We had to complete the conversion of the 33 films to Chinese [with male and female voice-overs and subtitling] in just over a month from initial site visit to install.

Above image: The President of the IOC Monsieur Bach (red tie) and the Vice president of China (left of image, holding headphones) seemed to enjoy the show!

King Richard III Centre Opens

25. July 2014

King Richard iii Centre

Congratulations to the King Richard III Visitor Centre team on the opening of the centre tomorrow!

Centre Screen are privileged to have worked alongside designers Studio MB to create all of the AV and interactive digital media for the centre. A large scale dramatic projection depicts the Battle of Bosworth and Richard III’s final moments; all filmed by Centre Screen from re-enactment scenes. Other exhibits include ‘Warrior Arches’, featuring projected characters from Richard’s upbringing, allowing visitors to gaze through the past in to Richard’s life. A series of engaging interactives examine the second chapter of the story told by the visitor centre: the discovery of Richard’s remains in 2012. Scientific-based educational games examine the methods used to identify Richard through his DNA and carbon dating, whilst other exhibits examine his character and the way he has been portrayed through history.

You can visit the centre’s website here and read the BBC news story here.

Ships, Clocks & Stars at The National Maritime Museum

17. July 2014

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum has opened its new exhibition ‘Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude’. Centre Screen have produced the large format AV media for this exhibition, along with an evocative soundscape.

Our exhibits include ‘Lost at Sea’, an immersive CGI ocean timelapse projection and ‘The Barbados Trials’- a table-top projected animation introducing notable characters of the story and the proposed longitude solutions.

Marking the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act, this exhibition is part of a range of activities hosted by the Royal Museums Greenwich group of museums. You can read more about this on their website here.

The Olympic Museum TV Commercial

8. June 2014

The Olympic Museum TV Commercial

Following the renovation of The Olympic Museum in Switzerland and its hugely successful re-opening in December 2013, Centre Screen were recently commissioned to work with the IOC and Olympic Museum team once again to produce a TV commercial to promote the museum to tourists in Switzerland.

Having developed and produced all of the AV and multimedia content for the museum, we were ideally placed to convey the museum’s brand and ideals to attract visitors to the museum. Shown throughout May on local TV stations, the commercial used innovative projection mapping technology to demonstrate the values inherent in Olympic spirit and the excitement and fun of the museum.

You can read more about the making of this commercial on our blog, or watch the commercial in full on our project page.

Heartlands wins Silver Award at IVCA Awards

1. April 2014

IVCA Awards 2014

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our film ‘When the Fish and Tin have gone’ for the Heartlands Trust in Cornwall, has won a Silver award in the category of ‘Best Documentary’ at the IVCA 2014 Awards. Following the recent news that we were shortlisted in this category, the awards evening was held on Friday 28th March at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

The team who were there on the night (photo above from left to right) included Grant Caddens (Senior Graphic Design, Centre Screen), Jon Pegler (Director of Photography, Centre Screen), Stephen Feber (Stephen Feber Ltd.), Rick Megginson (Director of Centre Screen and Executive Producer for the Heartlands project), Josh Miller (DJ Willrich Ltd.) and John Eccles (Senior Editor, Centre Screen). A special acknowledgement and congratulations also to Hayley Walsh, Senior Producer at Centre Screen on the Heartlands project who wasn’t able to be at the event.

Director and Executive Producer of the Heartlands project, Rick Megginson and Stephen Feber of Stephen Feber Ltd. collected the award and Rick said, ‘This is a fantastic achievement for the Centre Screen team, the other entries in the category were exceptionally strong and we are thrilled that the success of our film has been acknowledged’.

You can read more about the award and watch a short highlights video of the film on our blog.

The British Museum Opens New Sutton Hoo Gallery

27. March 2014

The British Museum

The British Museum have today opened their new ‘Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Gallery, Sutton Hoo and Europe AD 300–1100’, which showcases and explores one of the finest early medieval Europe collections in the world. A key part of the exhibition is the re-display and interpretation of the contents of the Anglo-Saxon ship burial, from Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. Discovered just 75 years ago, this was one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century.

Centre Screen produced two short documentary films for the new gallery to interpret the fascinating story of Sutton Hoo. Combining new filming of the objects, 2.5D manipulation of original archive imagery and motion graphics animation, the films encourage visitors to engage with a deeper understanding of the meaning and significance of the artefacts on display.

Heartlands Shorlisted for IVCA Award

17. March 2014

Heartlands

We are pleased to share the news that we have been shortlisted for an IVCA award! Nominated in the category ‘Best Documentary’, the Heartlands project in Cornwall features a unique immersive documentary experience: ‘When the Fish and Tin have gone’ which explores the history and social impact of tin mining in Cornwall.

Projected in 270° across almost 35 metres of wall within an abandoned building, the film uses evocative imagery, powerful graphics and an unusual narrative to create an emotive and memorable installation.

The IVCA (International Visual Communication Association) Awards is the largest corporate communication awards event in the world. With the awards evening taking place at the end of March in London, Centre Screen is nominated alongside 4 other projects in the Best Documentary category, including Channel 4’s ‘Educating Yorkshire’.

Stonehenge Visitor Centre Opens

18. December 2013

Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Congratulations to English Heritage and all at the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre which opened today!

Centre Screen were awarded the prestigious contract earlier this year to produce media for an immersive 360 degree experience at the heart of the new multi-million pound visitors’ centre at Stonehenge. The ambitious film was created entirely using computer generated 3D imagery which wraps around the visitor to capture the ‘experience’ of actually standing within the ancient stone circle.

The aim is to transport visitors back to key points in the development of the site as well as convey something of the unique quality of this prehistoric monument at pivotal moments in the year.

Working closely with the client and exhibition design team at Haley Sharpe, the exhibition centre has already received a wealth of positive feedback and media attention.

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