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FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT / LOCATION FILMING / VISUAL-FX / 3D MODELLING / HOLOGRAM PEPPER'S GHOST / FILM  & SOUND EDITING / ARCHIVE EDITING / COLOURING / GRAPHICS / SOUND DESIGN / VOICEOVERS / LARGE-SCALE FILM PROJECTIONS / MOTION GRAPHICS / EXPERIENTIAL AV

EXPERIENTIAL AUDIO-VISUAL STORYTELLING 

 

From its location on an active Royal Naval Airbase, The Fleet Air Arm Museum tells the story of over 100 years of naval aviation. The exhibition design team  at Studio MB were tasked with upgrading the Aircraft Carrier Experience to create a new offering that would be extremely marketable and would provide an extraordinary and enriching day out. AY-PE were brought into the project to create and deliver film, sound and AV for hologram 'reflection', large-scale projections and immersive, experiential AV - collectively 'wowing' visitors in the layers of the Carrier messaging and bringing this part of the Royal Navy's story, to life.
 

Client: National Museum of the Royal Navy & Studio MB

Exhibition Design: Studio MB

Hardware: Sysco

Film & image credits for this page: Courtesy of Studio MB exhibition design

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THE PEOPLE

To give audience's an authentic connection to the atmosphere, work and life of the crew aboard aircraft carriers, it was essential to put relatable human presence into the ship's world. A hologram (Pepper's Ghost) appears in the Operations Room - amazing and engaging the viewer. Six other personnel appear in different rooms of the ship, having been filmed in that set previously and life-size screened back in, giving believable context to their messages and stories.

 

The audience is also wowed by crew who 'drop' into view, large as life, as the viewer 'moves' in a ship's lift to different decks, crew roles and areas of the ship. With editing, sound and motion FX added to all pieces, the lift experience in particular astounds. AY-PE modelled and designed every 3D area of the ship, from engine room to planes, as well as the lift motion effect - immersing the visitor in the scale of life on an aircraft carrier. 

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THE SHIP

The history, technology, events and operations of an Royal Naval Aircraft Carrier are vast. We worked with Studio MB, NMRN and carrier specialists to design projected explanatory films. 

 

From archive edits to colossal, 25 metre-wide, multi-media layered, 3D-modelled motion graphic, representations of working carriers and planes at sea through time, the visitor is made aware of the importance of these ships, how they have helped shape the world and how complex and highly-skilled all those connected with them are. Entertaining and inspirational, relevant and respectful the AVs deliver the Experience's narrative on these exceptional craft.             

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REVIEWER,
TRIPADVISOR

Great displays - very informative and love the use of holographic people/ flat screens acting as ‘information’ guides.

The noises were very realistic!

JOURNALIST,
FORCES NETWORK 

The digital technology transports the visitor from the First World War years to the modern HMS Queen Elizabeth Carriers of today.

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