The story of a ticket
We worked with Friends Electric to help tell the story of The Wimbledon Foundation with this physical animation. The illustrations were hand-drawn on copies of Wimbledon tickets, beginning with the first and moving in chronological order to the most recent.
Over 800 tickets were cut, folded, coloured, marked, aged and numbered accordingly. When arranged vertically 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 that required no post-production. If any tickets fell down whilst animating we would have to start over.
We considered a number of methods, however, the only way to know was to do some physical tests. The testing concluded that the volume was not visually long enough, so we realised we would also have to space out the tickets.
The entire sequence was shot in reverse, removing tickets from the table top which was on an incline of 15 degrees. The tickets had spacers on the rear which were mounted in a way that meant they could only fall backwards.