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#Going digital @CoffinWorks; Using technology to bring 1892 factory to life

Posted June 17th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment
BCT volunteers, bITjAM and TigerFeatures, pupils from Holyhead and James Brindley Schools

BCT volunteers, bITjAM and TigerFeatures, pupils from Holyhead and James Brindley Schools

Thanks to a successful AIM Biffa award last year we have been able to commission the creation of four different iPad tours of the factory and two films to enhance the visitor experience at Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works when we open.

Last Thursday we have a really good day with Carl and Ben from bITjAM Ltd and Kate and Nicky from TigerFeatures as we finalised the content and structure of the tours with the help of our wonderful volunteers Barbara and Rachel.

We were also joined by three of our 3D modelling volunteers; Stuart, Nicola and Tim who were busy measuring up and taking photos of the interiors, fixtures, fittings and coffin handles to create 3D models, some of which will be used for animations to show the physical changes in the factory over its history.

Our special guests for the day though were pupils from Holyhead and James Brindley Schools who are going to be working with TigerFeatures to film and produce two films and work closely with us to create the young person’s tour of the factory. Rachel led them on a tour and then they took part in their first film workshop. ¬†Exciting times!

In the next couple of months we will be looking for people to test out the interactive tours, so watch this space for your invitation to get involved!

One Response to “#Going digital @CoffinWorks; Using technology to bring 1892 factory to life”

  1. Jenni Waugh June 18, 2013

    This is such great news. Its thrilling to think how many creative people have worked for and in the Coffin Works over the years – here’s to the next generation of makers.
    I am intrigued by how much new technology the Bitjam and Tiger Features teams are using to bring these old works to life – it seems absolutely right, considering that Newman Bros in their day tried to keep ahead of technological and market changes to bring their products to new markets. I look forward to more updates from the team!

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