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HMS CAROLINE

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT / STUDIO & LOCATION FILMING / IMMERSIVE PROJECTION MAPPED SHOWS / HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT / VISUAL-FX / 3D MODELLING / EDITING / MULTI-TOUCH PROGRAMMING / ARCHIVE EDIT & TREATMENT / ENCODING / HARDWARE MANAGEMENT / AUDIO TOUR / SCRIPTWRITING / SOUND DESIGN / SOUNDSCAPES / GAME DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / ANIMATION

EVOKING THE LIFE OF A SURVIVOR 

 

Moored within Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter, NMRN’s HMS Caroline is the last remaining ship of the Battle of Jutland, an utterly unique, immersive floating museum - shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year.

 

AY-PE was sole AV and multi-media designer for the experience across the ship delivering 10 galleries of media installations including an epic, immersive (18m long) audio-visual show. A huge range of 44 digital experiences were created including touchscreens, ambient soundscapes, liquid labels, audio tour and a visually stunning virtual access suite of media/ interactive exhibits. AY-PE was also responsible for hardware and lighting management.

Client: National Museum of the Royal Navy

Exhibition Design: Petrichor Associates

Hardware & Lighting: Fusion LX

(Image credit: National Museum of the Royal Navy)

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IMMERSIVE INTRO

A vast AV experience exploring the Battle of Jutland. Projected across the Drill Hall, AY-PE’s newly scripted/ live action/ wireframe / 3D model / CGI film is an emotional journey through the main events, with underwater filming, day/ night battles & explosions.

 

The film was 3D projection mapped and blended onto 18 metres of the internal hull, with epic bespoke audio balanced across 11 speakers.

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EPIC EXPLORER

The three metre long 3D/CGI model of HMS Caroline gives visitors unprecedented access to every deck, room, story and aspect of the ship. Wireframed, 3D modelled from historic  evidence, UI and programmed - layering over 200 points of interest and 300 edited, treated and graded images. Supporting four separate users at any one time this provides individuals, groups and families with a collective, memorable learning experience.

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UNIQUE INTERACTIVES

  • ‘Steer the Ship’ interactive - a hybrid interactive where users physically steers a CGI ship simulation, using a tangible ship’s wheel and related ship commands.

  • Design the camouflage for your ship

  • 3D / CGI Virtual fly-through

  • Code-breaking game

  • Signals & communication activities

  • Various styles of archive explorer

  • Hybrid object touch projection

  • Virtual Access explorer of inaccessible ship areas

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SOUNDSCAPING A SHIP

A passive gentle seascape is a soundbed across the ship, with additional pieces of audio layered on top

15 soundscapes bring multiple rooms to life and ground visitors in the atmosphere of the time. From the cooking and clatter sounds of a Galley to the intermittent dialogue of news reports/ meetings in the Captain’s cabin – each area purposely features faint audio from other nearby soundscapes giving real-life authenticity.

AUDIO TOUR & FILMS

AY-PE created a 40 point location audio tour in 6 different languages. 

 

A varied range of small and large-scale filmic AVs appear across the ship - drawing visitors into the lives, roles and actions of HMS Caroline on a global and a personal human level. From archive edits to CGI explainers, small screen to projection.

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ENGINE POWER SHOW

The still engine room is brought to life through an audio-visual spectacle of steam, fire and engine power. Visitors hear an order for speed as surround sound dowses them in the colossal audio of engines powering-up. Large sub-woofer speakers physically vibrate the ground whilst the visitor is immersed on a light and 3D projection mapped show onto the turbines, floor and walls. 

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DEPARTMENT FOR THE ECONOMY,
UK NI GOVERNMENT

State-of-the-art multi-screen audio-visual experiences reproduce the sounds and drama of the biggest naval battle ever fought. The ship is a very important cultural and heritage visitor attraction.

HMS CAROLINE,
NATIONAL MUSEUMS ROYAL NAVY 

The digital installations significantly enhance the entire experience of HMS Caroline. From the heart of the Battle, to fun and engaging interactives, there is plenty for all ages to enjoy.

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