Museum of London – No.1 Warehouse

FGreat were delighted to create five new films for Museum of London Docklands‘ most iconic permanent gallery, housed in one of the only two remaining warehouses built where once was the largest dock complex in the world. A one-year project encompassing extensive research, detailed script and exceptional storytelling skills.

Footage and picture archive were the base for the series of videos, depicting a period in which great buildings in the dock complex erected on the Isle of Dogs – east London – held sugar, rum, coffee, cotton and other cargoes.

Two pieces of content are mood films produced with creative editing techniques. Projected onto the wall, the videos bring a dock-like atmosphere to the gallery.

The other three are explanatory films describing everyday situations in the warehouses. 3D camera projection brings photos to life.

FGreat mixed this technique with realistic 3D renders and rotoscoped archive footage, creating a unique scenario in which the history of how the capital of England became a hub of international trade is narrated.

The five films, on display at No.1 Warehouse, were part of the redevelopment project of the museum’s introductory gallery, unveiled in Spring 2016.

A brilliant series that contributes to educate people about London’s commercial past.