3. November 2016

RSC: The Play's The Thing - Press Night

The curtain has gone up on one of our latest projects: The Play’s the Thing – the Royal Shakespeare Company’s permanent exhibition at its home in Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s been fun and challenging, and we’ve enjoyed working with The Hub, Kossmann.dejong, Darius Wilson Associates, and DJ Willrich. But, as with every theatrical production, before the doors opened to the public, the press got a preview of the show.

And their verdict? “A hit – a very palpable hit!” (Hamlet, Act V, Sc. 2).

What’s On chose our interactive version of (RSC Artistic Director) Gregory Doran’s desk as one of their highlights, and described the exhibition as:

“…not just for the die-hards: The Play’s The Thing is both a brilliant introduction for the uninitiated, and a great way for fans to find out more about the process of staging Shakespeare…presented in a fun, accessible style that’s sure to spark the imaginations of kids and grown-ups alike.”

The Evening Standard praised the exhibition’s interactivity, finding it…

”…agreeably hands-on… the real highlight is a virtual costume store that uses Wii (it was Kinect, actually – CS) technology to let us don a range of RSC clobber. I pranced around in John Gielgud’s cloak and hose from the 1950 production of Much Ado About Nothing.”

And the Telegraph – which also enjoyed our costume interactive – was impressed by the exhibition’s ability both…

“…to introduce a new generation of children to Shakespeare; and to offer enough to beguile adult fans… for children, the digital aspects will unquestionably be the winners.”

If you’d like to see for yourself, tickets are now on sale online or at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. And if you’d like to know more about Centre Screen’s work on this or any other project – please get in touch!

RSC: The Play's The Thing - Press Night

Fire! Fire – The Visitors’ Verdict

11. October 2016

"Fire! Fire!" Museum of London

[photo credit: ©Museum of London]

It’s always good to get feedback on our work – and the most important comments of all are the ones we get from the visitors who actually see, hear and touch our installations.

Which is why we’re particularly pleased with the responses that the Museum of London were kind enough to pass on to us, from visitors who enjoyed their Great Fire of London exhibition – Fire! Fire! – designed by Skellon Studio – and our AV and interactive multimedia installations.

Here’s what a few of them had to say…

“…delighted with everything I saw…    It was innovative and imaginative…”

“I spent  two hours there  and was very sorry when I suddenly found myself at the exit!… I am recommending it to all my friends!”

“… great for kids and really immersive… well done on a great experience.”

“I’ve seen other attempts at interactive displays in museums, but nothing as imaginative and effective as what you pulled off.”

“Hats off to you! We left with smiles on our faces.”

If you’d like to find out more about this, or any other of our projects – past, present or future – then please get in touch!

[photo credit: ©Museum of London]

[photo credit: ©Museum of London]

Centre Screen Sets Museum of London Ablaze! – “FIRE! FIRE!”

2. September 2016

"Fire! Fire!" Museum of London

[photo credit: ©Museum of London]

To mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, the Museum of London has mounted a major new exhibition: “Fire! Fire!” – and Centre Screen is fanning the flames with a range of AV and interactive multimedia installations.

At the heart of the exhibition, designed by Skellon Studio, is the City Ablaze wall: a two–projector panoramic view of the fire devastating the city. Centre Screen deployed a range of techniques, from specially commissioned illustration to advanced layering and masking methods, to recreate not only the chaotic patterns of flame but also create a genuine sense of 3D solidity on a 2D print.

The Baker’s House, meanwhile, is a projection-mapped installation featuring actors filmed against green screens. Set inside the infamous bakery on Pudding Lane, it tells how the Great Fire began. Also using projection mapping is an animation showing the spread of the blaze across the city, projected onto a giant loaf of bread!

Exhibition curator Meriel Jeater describes the whole experience as having a “story-book atmosphere that gives the sense of walking into another time”. Blending contemporary woodcuts with cutting-edge visual techniques, Centre Screen’s work has played a key role in creating that atmosphere, and we are delighted to have been involved in the Museum’s commemoration of this legendary disaster.

The exhibition is open until April 17th 2017, between 10am and 5:30pm. Tickets are available online – and if you’d like to find out more about our work, please do get in touch!

"Fire! Fire!" Museum of London

[photo credit: ©Museum of London]

"Fire! Fire!" Museum of London

London’s Tower Bridge Exhibition Opens

29. March 2016

One of the world’s most iconic landmarks, London’s Tower Bridge, opened its revamped visitor experience on Good Friday with a new film and set created by Centre Screen.

The film, atmospheric soundscape and set build will transport visitors back in time over a hundred years, when London’s streets were so overcrowded that a new river crossing was desperately needed to alleviate the strain on London’s road network.

Centre Screen commissioned Skellon Studio and Scena to bring this prestigious project to completion in the bridge’s North Tower.




Photo from the software installation and set build.

London’s iconic Tower Bridge Exhibition

24. February 2016

Centre Screen are delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Skellon Studio, they have been awarded the contract to design and produce a new film installation in London’s iconic Tower Bridge Exhibition. Located on the bridge’s north tower high above the Thames, the film is made up of original footage from the late 19th and early 20th century and will act as a cornerstone in the visitor experience, providing audiences with a glimpse of the bridge’s historical and cultural urban legacy.

Tower Bridge

Victoria & Albert Museum open their new gallery

11. December 2015


Centre Screen were delighted to attend the relaunch of the Europe 1600 – 1815 Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Centre Screen created four interactives for the exhibit including ‘Trades’, where visitors can learn more about the production of artefacts in the exhibit;

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‘Terrible Trades’, a game where young museum-goers can play as a gilder, seamstress or tanner; ‘Design A Wig’, where users can design their own elaborate headpieces, and an annotated version of the Brussels Ommegang painting.

European Success

26. August 2015

European Success

Following a European-wide competitive tender process, Centre Screen are delighted to have been awarded the media production contract for the House of European History in Brussels working alongside Meyvaert, Acciona Producciones y Diseño and Tamschick Media + Space. The new museum, opening in 2016 will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about European history and its influence and relevance today.

You can learn more about the project on the European Parliament’s website here.

Photo credit: Atelier d’architecture Chaix & Morel et associés © Eddie Young / AACMA-JSWD

Stowe House Grand Opening

10. August 2015

Stowe House

Congratulations to Stowe House who yesterday opened their new Visitor Centre to the public, attracting 3,500 visitors in the first day. Following HLF funding in 2013, The Stowe House Preservation Trust has worked hard to create a new Welcome and Discovery Centre in the cellar of the grand 18th century historical house and gardens set in the heart of rural Buckinghamshire.

World-renowned as an inspirational influence for creative thinking and design innovation, Stowe House’s new exhibition aims to tell the fascinating story of the house and some of the equally fascinating characters who lived in it. Working alongside exhibition designers Opera Amsterdam, Centre Screen created a series of imaginative talking portraits where visitors can meet three of the main protagonists in the Stowe House Story. Using interactive tables, visitors can ‘unlock’ a series of 12 charming stories, combining character re-enactment sequences with beautiful animation and illustrations to create a magical, immersive experience that visitors can take with them as they explore the house, and when they return home.

Jenna Spellane, Project Manager said, “The Talking Portraits are absolutely incredible. They’re even better than we had ever imagined!”

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