The Media Workshop

We are Creative Theatre Technologists. We collaborate with theatre makers across the UK to add exciting new technology to their work.

We have been creating art, interactive installations, films, and experiences for 15 years, creating work for the Charles Dickens Museum, Science Museum, Blind Ditch, Volkhardt Muller, Living Structures, Jem Finer, Seven Sisters Group and English National Ballet among others. 

2013 saw our first commission by The Paper Birds to create an interactive installation called On The Other Hand. We created a free, nationally toured experience that captured and retold stories about people and their hands. A phone box, photo booth and finally a cinema for one, where stories and photos and other images are beautifully crafted into a short personalised film. 

Our next collaboration was Broke, a play about debt. We crafted projection mapped imagery to aid and visualise the story telling, whilst also building bespoke lighting for the set, which worked with the projection and sound. We also created a bespoke touring setup for a 6 week national tour. 

We were commissioned by Artichoke to create an artwork on the NS&I building in Durham for Lumiere Festival. We transformed one of Durham’s least loved buildings into a visual jukebox. One of the highlights of the festival, people were able to tweet a song request to the building, which would then play your song while lighting up and dancing along.  

In 2014 we were commissioned by 20th Century Fox to create a promotional video for Night at the Museum 3. We worked with Rewind to create a spoof news report detailing the disappearance of the Trafalgar Square Lions.

Portfolio

Volume Unit at Lumiere Light Festival in Durham

Portfolio image: The Media Workshop - Volume Unit at Lumiere Light Festival in Durham
The Media Workshop were commissioned by Artichoke to create a massive mapped building projection on the NSu0026I building in Durham. Volume Unit was an audio reactive light show, part visual extravaganza, part juke box. The building took requests for songs via Twitter so the public could have their favourite tracks visualised on the building while seeing their name on the side on this huge building.

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Broke by The Paper Birds

Portfolio image: The Media Workshop - Broke by The Paper Birds
The Paper Birds commissioned The Media Workshop to design projection and lighting for their show Broke. We designed graphics and lighting for the show as well as creating a touring production set up to run the show’s lighting, sound and projection.

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Leviathan by Living Structures

Portfolio image: The Media Workshop - Leviathan by Living Structures
We were commissioned to create a projection mapped ‘sea’.

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On The Other Hand by The Paper Birds

Portfolio image: The Media Workshop - On The Other Hand by The Paper Birds
We were commissioned to build a three stage interactive experience. In stage one, the phone box, the audience member is prompted to leave a story about their hands as a voice message. In stage two they have their photo taken and in stage three, a cinema, they watch our montage video of people’s hand stories.

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Blind by The Paper Birds

Portfolio image: The Media Workshop - Blind by The Paper Birds
The Media Workshop were commissioned to create sound, lighting and projection design for their beatboxing show with UK Female Beatbox Champion Grace Savage. The Media Workshop also toured the show as technical managers.

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