What the client wanted
Colchester Castle is a 1,000-year-old building with roots that stretch back all the way to the Romans. Motion Mapping was tasked with working with their latest acquisition, the replica of a 2,000-year-old ballista; an enormous crossbow whose length and width stretch to well over 6 feet in all directions.
The Castle Museum had a vision for the ballista to be more than just a showpiece, hoping that visitors might be able to get hands-on with history (digitally, of course). And so, we were faced with a unique challenge and a deceptively simple sounding brief: to bring history alive.