Original animation or video content for AV display is now a standard element in a curated gallery or museum exhibition.
Weston Museum required a bespoke animation to open an exhibition of the work of Alfred Leete, creator of the iconic WWI Kitchener poster.
The animation was to use Leete’s own prolific portfolio of cartoons and drawings to show key moments of his career.
The challenge was to come up with an original storyboard that incorporated Leete’s work into a narrative about his life.
To create the new animation, required initial research into the artist and access to the full portfolio of his work.
We simultaneously devloped an animation storyboard and animatic based on selected drawings re-purposed to fit an animated narrative.
Designed to be displayed on a large widescreen monitor at the beginning of the exhibition and looped to replay for the duration of the event, Leete’s story was told through drawing, sound bubbles, additional text graphics and music from the 1900s.
The animation kicked off the private view of the exhibition.
Intended to help explain and engage with an audience unfamiliar with the life and work of this commercial artist who produced one of the enduring images of the Great War, the animation has been seen by hundreds of visitors and remains one of our favourite animation commissions.