MCW produced ten different films and animations for the Castellum Hoge Woerd museum, each with their own story. Spread across various themed islands, these unusual films paint a clear picture of the changing Utrecht landscape.
Last month, the '3,000 years of living and working' exhibition opened in the archaeological museum of Castellum Hoge Woerd. In a section of the ramparts, the museum focuses on the story of humans and their everyday necessities.
The NRC science supplement surprised us with a 5-star review of this new exhibition. In the words of the reviewer, it was 'A tremendous feat involving spectacular new media (...): Here, the past speaks loudly and clearly'. In particular, the wide variety of productions was greatly appreciated by the visitors during the opening. As MCW, we are proud to have contributed to this great end result!
We produced ten different films and animations, each with their own story of interest to young and old alike. Spread across various themed islands, these unusual films paint a clear picture of the changing Utrecht landscape from Roman times right through to the present day.
Various kinds of productions are available, from interesting documentaries and entertaining animations to interactive videos. For example, a living portrait of a woman from the early Middle Ages tells visitors about her life and the objects which she used every day, while another island lets you conduct an interview with four growers.
All the films were produced entirely in-house in close collaboration with Erfgoed. By means of an iterative process, the various stories in the films were refined and created by a team of specialists in archaeology, concept, direction, camera, sound and animation.
MCW had already produced the documentary ‘De Meern 1’ about the salvage and conservation of a Roman ship, which was found in Leidsche Rijn in 1997 and forms the centrepiece of the Castellum pavilion. This film was recently nominated for a Gouden Reiger award in the ‘Quality/Craftsmanship’ category!