Kate Dawkins
7 Feb 2019 | 12:30 - 13:00 | Main Stage | AV Magazine Add to calendar
World War One Remembered: Passchendaele Centenary Event
Kate Dawkins
Kate Dawkins Studio
Designer and director specialising in design-led digital content for live events Kate Dawkins discusses her AV Award-winning project, the World War One Remembered: Passchendaele Centenary event.
In 2017, to mark the centenary of Passchendaele, Third Battle of Ypres, the DCMS held a series of commemorative events. One of these special events took place in Ypres Market Square, presented in front of the formidable Cloth Hall, a building standing at 125 metres wide and 70 metres tall, and watched by approximately 8,000 guests and broadcast live by the BBC to an audience which peaked at 1.5 million. Kate Dawkins Studio was behind the design, animation and delivery of over an hours’ worth of projection mapping for this spectacular multi-media show.
The process started with the brief that the event was aimed at a more contemporary audience needing to communicate the uniqueness and significance of this particular battle. The project has gone on to win multiple awards for KDS, from BAFTA, Design Week, AV Awards and German Design Awards. Kate will talk through the process of their involvement in this true passion project from start to finish, the ups and downs and leaps of faith.
Speaker Biography:
Kate Dawkins is a BAFTA award winning designer, creative director and founder of Kate Dawkins Studio. A creative studio specialising in creating unforgettable moments for live performances, shows and brand events, working across both projection and LED, indoor and outdoor.
Kate has over 25 years of unrivalled experience in designing and delivering distinctive visual content for some of the largest global brands, from the giant 360° ‘Audience pixels’ for the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies, to Adidas, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, Elton John’s Las Vegas show and Fast & Furious Live.
She believes in creating stunning design-led visuals that engage and delight the audience. Applying logic to the problem, passion to the solution and a meticulous attention to the final outcome.