Two exciting new exhibition areas have been recently launched at Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh. Spring Corporation Ltd has developed two animation pieces to be displayed on plasma screens and projected on the interior wall of the brand new outdoor exhibition space - Earthscape Scotland. The first piece, aimed at audiences of all ages, conveys the process of “mantle convection”– the violent and volcanic process going on beneath our feet that creates and moves continents and has been pushing Scotland around for 2,800 million years.

Using a combination of 3D software and animation tools, the large-screen animation starts with the skies being scanned as a spacecraft searches for Earth. Its route to Earth is mapped but first of all there’s a helter-skelter journey through a wormhole before the relative safety of Earth is found and the mantle process discovered.

The second piece describes an equally thrilling journey through to the Centre of the Earth in a remote controlled “mole”. Developed in conjunction with Abertay University – it showcases cutting-edge animation, coupled with an array of instrumentation describing the unimaginable temperatures and pressures encountered on the journey.

Spring Corp worked closely with the teams at Our Dynamic Earth, 442 Design and Abertay University to develop both pieces.

Marie Storrar from Spring Corp said “This has been an enormously exciting project to work on and we’re thrilled with the end result. We’ve had so much fun working with the team in developing this animation and we’re confident it will engage all ages and encourage more to explore the brilliant exhibitions within Our Dynamic Earth.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:
• Spring Corporation (http://www.springcorp.co.uk) designs and develops content for delivery across digital channels – recent projects include the development of a hand-held pocket museum for Charles Rennie Mackintosh venues across Glasgow and www.atishoo.co.uk, an e-commerce enabled site selling designer ladies’ accessories.
• Spring Corporation is an Edinburgh based digital agency working across channels on the successful delivery of digital content.

Contact
Marie Storrar
Spring Corporation Ltd
0131 247 6804
marie@springcorp.co.uk
www.springcorp.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 10th May 2006