Richard Crowest as History Mystery's Professor Herbert Lozenge in The Lockdown Living Room Escape Challenge for Norfolk Museums Service
Richard Crowest as History Mystery's Professor Herbert Lozenge - and his twin brother Hector - in The Lockdown Living Room Escape Challenge for Norfolk Museums Service
Props for the Lockdown Living Room Escape Challenge for Norfolk Museums Service
Corvidae improvised a teleprompter for the challenging 5-episode shoot
Lockdown has been a busy time for us at Corvidae. With our fellow company, heritage escape-game specialists History Mystery, on furlough, the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell turned to us to help drive public engagement – and create some fun – for housebound heritage fans. History Mystery’s hapless historian, Herbert Lozenge, has been a hit with Norwich escape game players for over four years now, so who better to guide families through puzzling out some fun at home? We quickly recognised that our videos needed some interaction, and so Herbert suddenly discovered that he had a twin brother, Hector (and Richard discovered that he had a lot of learning to do with the editing software). We improvised a teleprompter that made it possible to complete the challenging five-episode shoot in a day and a half. Editing took a little longer, with all the split-screen work plus animating the logo the museum had commissioned. Meanwhile Simon created some catchy music that really sets everything off. The results have been well worth all the work, though, and the client’s delighted with the films, and the public reaction.
Corvidae was delighted to be asked to create a special backdrop and interpretation for a new display of costumes at Smallhythe Place in Kent. Dame Ellen Terry’s house has a huge collection relating to her career, including these spectacular costumes from the Lyceum Theatre’s 1882 production of Much Ado About Nothing. We photographed an etching taken from actor Forbes Robertson’s painting of the wedding scene and created a life-size backdrop and figures to set off the newly restored costumes. We also created interpretation panels based on the original theatre programme, for which we recreated the typeface used on the cover.
You can read more about the display in the National Trust’s press release. Smallhythe Place is now open from Wednesdays to Sundays until the end of October.
A new computer brings an old friend up to date as the lighthouse is prepared for a spot of redecoration. Plus we finally got to see the new signage we wrote and designed about the land recently acquired here by the Trust.
The lighthouse's interactive got a new lease of life as we installed the software onto a new computer.
New access and interpretation graphics have been installed, written and designed by Corvidae.
Light offshore breeze.
South Foreland Lighthouse getting ready for the decorators.
The view of the French coast from South Foreland Lighthouse.
Corvidae is delighted to be working with Info-Point to offer digital interpretation to smartphones and other mobile devices – wherever it’s needed! Info-Point is a self-contained wi-fi hotspot and web server, which delivers content direct to browsers in phones and tablets with no need for an Internet connection. The units use about the same amount of power as an energy-saving light bulb, and can even be solar powered, so they really can be used almost anywhere.
Info-Point allows us to use all our digital interpretation expertise to deliver fantastic, accessible content to visitor’s own phones, cutting out the need for you to buy and maintain expensive, theft-prone handsets.