Canal Infomation System
Galton Valley System
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Canal System Screen
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Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre commissioned me to create an ambitious video system, providing information on the canals of Sandwell. It covers all the surviving canals, those that have been lost, various significant buildings, and a section on canal history.

I had great fun creating an animation of a horse pulling a barge, which appears at the top of the screen. To get the horse's body movements right, I went back to Edweard Muybridge's motion photos from the 1870s.

The system is controlled from a touch screen. It's housed in a case whose design is based on the cupboards on canal boats, decorated to match the canal art in the rest of the museum.

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