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CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

CONCEPT DESIGN / FILM PRODUCTION / STORYBOARDING / ON LOCATION FILMING / 3D MODELLING / ILLUSTRATION / ANIMATION / ATMOSPHERIC AUDIO / ARCHIVE EDIT & TREATMENT / ENCODING / TOUCHSCREEN INTERACTIVE DESIGN / UI & UX / PROJECTION

THE CANTERBURY 'JOURNEY'

 

Canterbury Cathedral’s ‘The Canterbury Journey’ was a £25m programme to conserve the world famous Cathedral whilst enriching the visitor experience. As part of the project, AY-PE designed a varied range of films, edits, animations, touchscreen interactives and 3D modelled CGI reconstructions.

The nine bespoke AV exhibits are designed to enhance the visitor’s journey through the layered themes of the Cathedral, to deepen visitor understanding of the Cathedral’s life and to deliver beautifully crafted content and stories – inspiring visitors of any background or faith. 

Client: Canterbury Cathedral

Exhibition Design: Event

Hardware: Heritage 

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VIBRANT AV

The Canterbury Journey is divided into four themes, corresponding colours and messages. Working with these elements, AY-PE created looping films about diverse Cathedral life, shown across 6 portrait screens along the Welcome Centre walls – drawing visitors into the exhibition. Filmed and edited in a close-up, soft yet vibrant videographic style – the dynamic yet respectful natures of the Cathedral are brought to life.

MEDITATIVE MEDIA

A 4-minute animated sequence, projected onto the 12th century flagstone floor of the Water Tower. Taking inspiration from the illuminated manuscripts of the time and working with the circular projection space of the Tower floor, AY-PE created a beautiful, kaleidoscopic animated illustration of flowing water surrounding and supporting ever-changing monk life. A meditative, ambient audio accompanies. 

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EXPLAINERS

AY-PE produced, filmed, scripted and edited looping, elegant 4k films of experts working with two historic items. Created with a macro close-up style, shallow depth of field and colour graded to add classic rich tones with a modern feel, the film screens blend with the beauty of the Water Tower itself. Additional subtitles, text screens and visual effects were added to complete the visitor’s understanding of the objects displayed nearby.

INTERACTIVES

Working with the Cathedral's experts, we created a range of accurate 3D models of the evolving building over the centuries. Elegant swipeable and clickable software allows the visitor to deep-dive on architectural and contextual historic events.

 

A second interactive based on a familiar social media grid system and the thematic colours of The Canterbury Journey, entices the audience to explore content, images and video relating to the varied life of the modern Cathedral.  

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CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL,
ON THEIR NEW ATTRACTIONS 

People who perhaps thought that Canterbury was not for them – have found something special here.

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