City of Adelaide: Adelaide Christmas Cracker Trail

The City of Adelaide asked us to produce a festive AR experience as a fun, engaging and highly accessible single point of digital contact between Adelaide’s Christmas Festival and visitors to the City of Adelaide.

We created a trail of 14 City of Adelaide Christmas Festival locations, from North Adelaide to the Christmas Village at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square), and developed it into a gamified AR experience that visitors to the city could easily download to their smartphones and see and play in Adelaide through festive-tinted glasses.

Adelaide Christmas Cracker Trail pillars were installed at each location, complete with QR codes to download the app to iOS and Android devices, unique in-app scannable codes, and ground detection and decal alignment technology to take the user through an augmented reality experience based upon the festive event planned at each location.

Flinders University College of Education, Psychology & Social Work commissioned Monkeystack to develop their anti-bullying P.E.A.C.E Pack intervention into a modern and engaging program as a part of the charity-first collaboration between Breakthrough Foundation and Little Heroes Foundation.

To give a little background on the beginnings of this project: The P.E.A.C.E. Pack, in its paper form, has been widely implemented and evaluated by teachers, students, principals, parents and school administrators from early childhood settings to secondary schools in Australia and internationally since it was pioneered in 2001.
The intervention is built from the P.E.A.C.E acronym: Preparation, Education, Action, Coping and Evaluation.

We produced a series of animations and a range of online content for the Little Breakthrough Heroes: Big Talks For Little People children’s mental health initiative, which supports children in the classroom and playground, as key resources within an educational program structured of eight weekly modules. Each module provides tools and resources to help with resilience, anti-bullying and opening up conversation on emotions, designed to be delivered by teachers or on a student self-help basis, highlighting the message that “Mental illness affects everyone… including children”.

Monkeystack are honoured to have been a part of the South Australia Remembers Service and Sacrifice projections for Virtual War Memorial Australia.

We produced a 20-minute animated narrative that was projected onto the façade of one of SA’s most iconic buildings, the Anzac House at the Torrens Parade Grounds, from sunset – midnight across 11 evenings between 1st November – Remembrance Day for the people of Adelaide to visit, pay respects and remember.

The animated narrative took audiences on a journey of service and sacrifice in war, conflict and peace-keeping missions of South Australians from the Boer War to today.

We produced the chronological narrative from 800 images of South Australians, past and present, who have contributed to Australia’s military commitments through extraordinary service and sacrifice, historical press clippings, letters and other service-related imagery from Virtual War Memorial Australia’s collection.

We are proud to have helped this magnificent project come to life with support from the SA Government with Project Partners Virtual War Memorial Australia, KWP Agency, Coopers and AJS Lighting Sound Events.

We will remember them.

Image courtesy of Pete Hall.

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Monkeystack was commissioned by 57 Films to produce a 360 Virtual Reality tour of Riverland Wine as part of a South Australian centric collaboration brought to life thanks to the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package, alongside key stakeholders including Wine Australia, Riverland Wine, University of Adelaide, Martins Brand House and 57 Films.

Riverland on the Verge leads the way as the future of tourism, using VR technology to transport travellers into the heart of South Australia’s iconic Riverlands, inspiring the viewer to make their virtual experience a reality.

Users can experience Riverland on the Verge by simply downloading the free app from your usual App Store and ordering a headset for free from the official Riverland on the Verge site.

When it comes to representing people living with disability, the personification of life and characteristics in a genuine manner is a step forward for all, rather than disassociating and detracting from reality. We believe animation can be the ultimate tool to demonstrate this, delivering a message understood and appreciated by a diverse audience.

Monkeystack have been working with Community Living Australia to produce a series of animated explainer videos on the topic ‘Abuse is Not OK’ to be presented in lived experience workshops and used as valuable user resources across their website and YouTube page.

The 7 animated chapters are easily accessible for their clients to watch, relate to and understand on a human level, as they are taken through subjects including ‘Understanding Human Rights’ and ‘Keeping Money Safe’.

Our work manifests Community Living Australia’s core value of integrity: their mission to deliver high quality services and provide a strong voice for people with disability to accomplish their life goals was communicated through being open, honest and embracing diversity in a very deliberate way.

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Monkeystack was commissioned by the Global Business & Talent Attraction Taskforce, the Australian Government initiative partnering the Department of Home Affairs with Australian Trade and Investment, to produce a showcase of the digital games industry in Australia.

Our brief was to inform, excite and encourage overseas businesses to level-up and unlock the infinite opportunities available in the Australian digital games industry, find their team and access a vast range of benefits – all while championing the success of home grown games studios.

Working with our Player 2, the amazing team at IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association), we received over 400 submissions from studios across seven states & territories to represent Australia in the showcase.

Our capability and understanding of games design and being active members of the games industry was just the XP needed. Achievement Unlocked: Australia.

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Monkeystack was commissioned by Cohda Wireless to produce an explainer video for the release of their new technology, V2X-Locate.

Cohda Wireless is a world leader in the emerging field of innovative connected vehicle solutions and software, setting the benchmark for tomorrow’s transportation with proven applications.

Even some of the best GPS systems face huge issues when travelling through the ‘urban canyon’ of cities. Tall buildings and tunnels disrupt signal and distort the determination of vehicle position, leading to false collision warnings issued and actual collision warnings not being detected.

The US Department of Transport estimates 94% of crashes involve human error. V2X-Locate’s breakthrough software has the potential to eliminate or mitigate up to 80% of non-impaired driving collisions using measurements between vehicles, satellites and equipped roadside infrastructure.

Monkeystack’s realistic and effective animations demonstrate issues faced without the V2X-Locate and how Cohda’s technology will revolutionise safe city driving. This relationship continues to build our capabilities in world-class visualisations and simulations.

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Monkeystack were chartered by the crew at the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC), an Australian Government Initiative, to produce a series of animated videos for their ‘Create Your Future’ social campaign aimed at attracting specific roles within the shipbuilding industry.

NSC support their candidates with advice, training and upskilling, linking job seekers directly to identified openings throughout the supply chain – where opportunities on water and home soil being as open and vast as the ocean itself.

Each of the 30-second videos feature a specific call to action in simple yet effective naval telegraph communication style text alongside nautical inspired graphics and radar designs – ensuring focus is captured, maintained and viewer’s minds are opened to a career in one of the most technologically advanced industries in the world alongside the space industry.

The first of the videos received over 68k views, so safe to say all hands are on deck!

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Adelaide locals Nation asked us to produce an animated video for their client, the Australian Space Discovery Centre. The video was created to welcome visitors to the newly opened centre in Lot Fourteen.

The Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology.

It offers a place for the community to meet and explore the latest innovations in space technologies. This is where you can learn about Australia’s role in expanding national and international space activities.

We took inspiration from the infinite curiosity that space offers, taking you on a journey beyond Earth and back again. The charm of clean lines and the use of the Australian Space Discovery Centre’s signature bold colours goes hand in hand with the 80s video-game style, making us the real Space Invaders.

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