Interactive Media Experiences

Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film (Interactives)

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EMP Museum

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EMP Museum

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In collaboration with EMP Museum and exhibition designer Ken Burns (Wonder Mine), Belle & Wissell designed and developed a series of  interactives for the exhibition with a wide range of focus.

The first offers a unique look at Bram Stoker’s original Dracula manuscript. Users can manipulate pages from the manuscript and through highlighted passages in the text; explore recurring themes in the horror genre through videos of related films, old and new.

The next interactive experience focused on music and soundmaking and teaches users not only how these sounds are made, but shows examples of their usage from many great films from the genre.

The final interactive experience invites users to put themselves in character; they are scanned and assigned the role of either the Villain or Victim. They’re guided through a narrated “preparation” and then at the top of their lungs, they scream! Their photo is captured and then displayed in the gallery and shared to EMP Museum’s flickr feed.

Project Accolades:

Seattle Times “EMP Horror show adds wink, nudge to blood, gore,” 2011
King 5 News “New horror film exhibit at EMP is a scream,” 2011

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Art Director: Thomas Ryun
Designer: Edrea Lita
Producer: Marq Dean
Project Manager: Sarah Faulkner
Technology Lead: Marcel Ray
Programmer: Craig Babcock
Programmer:
 Jed Bursiek
Quality Assurance: 
Siarhei Bokach

Additional Project Credits

Curator: Jacob McMurray
Assistant, Curatorial: Erin Wheeler
Exhibition Design: Wonder Mine
Exhibition Graphics: Benjamin K. Shown
Interactive Producer: Aleen Adams
Project Manager: Bridget Jennings
Exhibit Services: Addy Froehlich
Museum Technology: Brian Phraner
Video Production: David Wulzen
Video Production: Nik Perleros

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Art Director: Thomas Ryun
Designer: Edrea Lita
Producer: Marq Dean
Project Manager: Sarah Faulkner
Technology Lead: Marcel Ray
Programmer: Craig Babcock
Programmer:
 Jed Bursiek
Quality Assurance: 
Siarhei Bokach

Additional Project Credits

Curator: Jacob McMurray
Assistant, Curatorial: Erin Wheeler
Exhibition Design: Wonder Mine
Exhibition Graphics: Benjamin K. Shown
Interactive Producer: Aleen Adams
Project Manager: Bridget Jennings
Exhibit Services: Addy Froehlich
Museum Technology: Brian Phraner
Video Production: David Wulzen
Video Production: Nik Perleros

In collaboration with EMP Museum and exhibition designer Ken Burns (Wonder Mine), Belle & Wissell designed and developed a series of  interactives for the exhibition with a wide range of focus.

The first offers a unique look at Bram Stoker’s original Dracula manuscript. Users can manipulate pages from the manuscript and through highlighted passages in the text; explore recurring themes in the horror genre through videos of related films, old and new.

The next interactive experience focused on music and soundmaking and teaches users not only how these sounds are made, but shows examples of their usage from many great films from the genre.

The final interactive experience invites users to put themselves in character; they are scanned and assigned the role of either the Villain or Victim. They’re guided through a narrated “preparation” and then at the top of their lungs, they scream! Their photo is captured and then displayed in the gallery and shared to EMP Museum’s flickr feed.

Project Accolades:

Seattle Times “EMP Horror show adds wink, nudge to blood, gore,” 2011
King 5 News “New horror film exhibit at EMP is a scream,” 2011