St. Aidan’s Crypt

We produced an animation to tell the stories of the Bamburgh Bones. St Aidan Crypt is the last resting place of the people who lived in Bamburgh 1,400 years ago, when it was the cosmopolitan centre of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria.

The process started with us being provided with existing Linocut images. With each image we carefully broke down the contents into layers. This would then enable us to animate individual elements in the images and bring them to life to form part of the story telling process. This would involve such things as birds flying or waves crashing to name a few. Other elements were introduced such as maps.

Project mapping and interactive technology were applied to create an immersive experience for the visitor which tells the fabulous story of Bamburgh and the stories behind the people in the Bowl Hole Ossuary.