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DISCOVER

 
 We produced over nine minutes of 3D character animation for the final show.

We produced over nine minutes of 3D character animation for the final show.

 Concept art for DISCOVER - show is a constant reveal that creates a different point of view for each guest that experiences it. 

Concept art for DISCOVER - show is a constant reveal that creates a different point of view for each guest that experiences it. 

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 Think OTS Creative Pete Ford creates a little scale. Front screens are projected - insides are LED. Always moving.

Think OTS Creative Pete Ford creates a little scale. Front screens are projected - insides are LED. Always moving.

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DISCOVER unfolded on 6 double-sided screens that were constantly on the move – both around the main stage as well as moving up and down.  The projected images were mapped, in real-time with pixel accuracy to these moving screens creating a dynamic and unique canvas that was always moving and revealing something new. 

A world first that was regarded as the media event to see at Expo 2010, the show was different for each member of the 8million plus audience that took the time to line up and check it out.

It was all about treating our audience as individuals, not as a collective. We were then able to surprise them and take them on a journey that involved them.

As the screens moved, they revealed a secret world that was appeared on the centre stage.  That stage executed a full set change four times throughout the presentation and all of it was supported with a stunning ceiling feature made up of 800 video tubes that created the finishing touch to this world class production.

Rated by Walt Disney Imagineering as the best main exhibit at Expo 2010 it was a media darling and established Australia as a TOP 5 Pavilion at the event. 

DISCOVER at a glance:

  • 8 mins of full 3D CGI animation produced in-house
  • A location shoot that covered all of Australia over a 20 week shoot
  • Bespoke sound track featuring the MSO and the Australian Children’s Choir
  • A thousand person capacity theatre
  • The 9 and half minute show ran every fifteen minutes
  • It engaged over 8 million guests during the six months of Expo
  • Peak day it accommodated 52,000 guests!
  • The screens weighed over 30 tons
  • Three of the screens where double sided with LED
  • Total budget was around $12 m
  • Media Budget came in at $1.6 m
  • Delivered on budget to DFAT as part of our overall “turn-key” contract