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.