BNL Productions produced a series on bespoke animations that magically bounced between screens, synced with music and triggered to coincide with the magicians using a mix LCD TV, iPad & iPhones. Translink NI Railways and theatre performance company, Cahoots NI have launched a collaborative rail safety project, iPredict, which uses performance, magic and digital media to predict the outcomes of an imaginary train journey. iPredict performed to 11-15 year olds at schools across Northern Ireland during March and April 2014 which challenges their thoughts about rail safety including pedestrian trespass, train speed and technology distraction.
Julie Sherlock, Media Relations Officer, Translink said:
“One of the challenges we face when communicating with a young audience, is delivering our safety messages without sounding as though we are preaching! iPredict is a really exciting project which engages the audience from the first moment and shares some key nuggets of rail safety information with them, while daring them to work out how the predictions are made.”
Paul Bosco McEneaney, Artistic Director of Cahoots NI, commented:
“iPredict uses enhanced digital technology, cutting edge animation and magic to hook pupils into the performance. The show unlocks the assumed: safety. A pupil will be invited to take part in an interactive, audio visual tour of their own making about an imagined journey.”
“Our aim is to take the message of rail safety seriously, but to make the learning itself a thing of magic. iPredict will make pupils say, ‘wow how did they do that?’ and will create a meaningful link with Translink and rail safety.”