BBC Passchendaele Centenary

I was thrilled to secure a freelance opportunity as a motion graphic designer with the prestigious Kate Dawkins Studio, an award-winning creative production company based in London. Our assignment was to create animated projections for the highly anticipated Passchendaele 100 year event organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to commemorate the centenary of the World War I battle that took place in Ypres, Belgium in 1917.

This historic event brought together government leaders, members of the royal family, veterans, and thousands of attendees to mark this solemn anniversary. Our animations were projected onto the grand 125 meter by 70 meter Cloth Hall building in the center of Ypres, creating a stunning visual spectacle that could be seen by the approximately 8,000 guests present and the event’s television audience of 1.5 million viewers.

In addition to the striking projected animations, the event featured live theatre productions and musical performances to bring history to life and properly pay tribute to the sacrifices made at Passchendaele a century ago. I felt extremely honored to contribute my creative talents to this meaningful event and collaborate with Kate Dawkins Studio on animations that provided visual resonance and solemnity for the occasion. Being able to work on this high-profile BAFTA commemoration was a career highlight as a motion graphic designer.

Client: DCMS/BBC
Production Company: Kate Dawkins Studio
Technology partner: Creative Technology Limited
Event management: The H Power Group
Content creative director: Kate Dawkins
Content senior producer: Jayne Hobart
Content designers: Kate Dawkins, Roxanne Silverwood, Alex Carvalho
Lead animator: Martin Stacey
Animators: Sam Williams, Pete Mellor, Luke Busby, James Cook, Ben Ramasami
Sound design: Dan Savage
Talbot House photographer: James Medcraft

BAFTA, Entertainment Craft Team 2018
BAFTA, Live Event 2018 (BBC Studios)
Knight of Illumination 2018, Television Awards, Video Design & Graphic Display
Design Week Awards 2018, Best of Show
Design Week Awards 2018, Exhibition Design
Creative Review Annual 2018, Experiential
Creative Review Annual 2018, Motion Graphics
Royal Television Society 2018, Live Event (BBC Studios)

AV Awards 2018, Broadcast and Media Project of the Year
AV Awards 2018, Live Event of the Year
German Design Awards 2019


BBC Passchendaele Centenary


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