Audiovisual experience for kids in the Paradise for Children in Deventer
After undergoing a radical change, the ice-skating rink in Deventer was reopened for the public on October 8, 2011. Alongside with the ronovation, a real playing paradise for kid’s was created in the middle of the rink. The fantasy world, called ‘De Speelpool’ (The Arctic Playground), consists of a themed Arctic play park built by theme park builder JoraVision. A lot of snow and ice can be found here!
Amongst other attractions, the Arctic theme park houses a research laboratory where children have to answer nine difficult questions in order to crank up the Secret Deep Freezing Machine! The story is that the freezer has broken down, causing the Arctic world to slowly melt. Visiting children must assist protagonists Kim and Pim to get this machine working again. The scientists that actually should fix the Deep Freezing Machine are all on a break and relaxing on a tropical island…
In the hangar two video’s are displayed. On the biggest monitor a webcam-video is showing the two lead characters, Kim and Pim, explaining the viewer what is going on. They encourage the children to answer the nine questions and subsequently switch the lever of the Secret Deep Freezing Machine. On the other monitor different gauges are shown, displaying temperature, the earth’s rotation and the freezing core of the Secret Deep Freezing Machine.
On the wall of the hangar’s largest compartment, the nine questions are displayed that need to be answered by the children. In the middle of this room the impressive Secret Deep Freezing Machine is situated, constantly making eerie rumbling sounds through speakers, interchanged with a computerized voice giving status-updates of the machine.
While answering the questions, the children are constantly supported by Kim and Pim via various speakers in the hangar. When a question is answered correctly, an approving sound effect is audible. However, when a question is answered incorrectly, then all goes wrong! First a loud alarm sounds from the Deep Freezing Machine, then Kim and Pim shout simultaneously ‘Ow Nooooo!!’, after this the children hear the Deep Freezing Machine shutting down and rebooting with thundering sounds and light effects.
So, a very intense experience where the children have to do their utmost best to make the Deep Freezing Machine function correctly again. During the production of this assignment, the two actors performed in front of a green screen. Direction, graphics and the complete audio production has been performed by yours truly.Website JoraVision