makebelieve design & consultingdesigned and developed two digital films for the new Museum of Marble Crafts, located on the island of Tinos in Greece. The museum documents the island's long history in marble crafting and marble technology. The digital films illustrate significant aspects of the marble mining process of the early industrial era.
"The marble cutting machine"
The first film includes the accurate 3D reconstruction and animation of the sophisticated and complex marble cutting machinery that used to form a central part of the marble mining process. The marble cutting machine that was reconstructed in 3D was in use in the 1920's but does not exist anymore. However, parts of it have been physically restored and can be seen at the museum.
"From the quarry to the loading quay"
The second film recreates the entire narrative of the marble mining process in the area of Vathi, documenting the process from the extraction of marble blocks from the quarry up on the mountain to the methods used for transporting them to the coast. The film combines multiple media: 2D and 3D graphics and animation, illustrations, and historic photographs from the 1920's as well as realistic sound, which has been digitally generated and processed.