The story of a ticket
We worked with Friends Electric to help tell the storey of the Wimbledon foundation with this physical animation. The hand-drawn illustrations begin on copies of the first ever tickets in chronological order to the modern day.
Over 800 tickets were cut, folded, coloured marked, aged and numbered accordingly. When arranged on the oak tabletop the tickets covered 3 meters in length!
HOW WE DID IT
The biggest technical challenge was creating a rigging method that would allow us to animate the 800 tickets quickly but requires no post. If tickets fell down whilst animating we would have had to start over.
We considered a number of methods however the only way to know was to physically test. The testing also concluded that the volume was not visually long enough and made the recommendation of spacing the tickets.
The entire sequence was shot in reverse removing tickets from table top which was on an incline of 15 degrees. The tickets also had spacers on the rear which were mounted in a way that meant they could only fall backwards.