Our blog this week takes us through time, to the incredible Royal Armouries in Leeds. We were lucky enough to step inside the halls of the museum and showcase some of the over 70,000 objects, spanning East to West and from modern wars back to the middle ages.
The Royal Armouries is located right in the heart of the Leeds Dock area with a bright and open entrance way that is all part of the armouries new Wayfinder project. The building itself offers bright open spaces, quiet tucked away corners, great tower atriums and low stooping archways that make every exhibit something new and exciting.
With such an awe inspiring and varied range of objects to film, there was no shortage of opportunities to get up close and personal. Royal Armouries bring their collection to life through everything from their architecture, their displays, the live reenactments to the many hidden treasures around every corner. For our showreel, we wanted to capture some of the magic they have on display. We even had an opportunity to let the drone out for a spin through the entrance hall!
The museum is a maze for the senses, full of fine detail, so our showreel needed to get right up close to show off the beauty in the tapestries, weapons, armour, displays and miniature displays. With collections from the Royal Armour of the Kings of England, to the first Shogun of Japan, and from dragons and great armoured elephants to the treasures of the past, there was an incredible variety to choose from. We also wanted to expand out using our drone shots and moving time lapse to capture the movement and energy that visitors of all ages can expect.
You can watch the finished edited video below.