Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Dream Island, Moscow

During 2019/ 2020 (just as we were consumed by a global pandemic) I created digital content for a number of rides for Dream Island’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles area, on behalf of Seeper.

This involved working closely with Nickelodeon and running an team of artists and animators working with assets from the 2012 Nickelodeon animated series. Obviously everything was rigorously scrutinised.

In addition to direction and team leading, I was also required to establish some basics such as choreography for a major fight scene, including story boards and animatics, and integrating the action into the movement of the ride itself (a 25 meter drop ride that moved between three screen, two of which were embedded to look like openings into the themed area. This required the camera POV to scrupulously match the position of the ride at all times, and for content to be adjusted to the relative foreshortened views of the passengers.

A very early visualisation of the ride

I also directly created assets including matte-painted backgrounds as part of the animation sequences.

We also created content for an actor-lead interactive dojo, and numerous immersive effects for the queue lines. Here is the marketing video (which I also created), and I’ll add further support material when I get opportunity.