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Slides presented by Randy Dreager and Brian Porter as part of a panel session entitled "Make it Modern -- Make it Great!" at the 2009 AAM conference. Brian Porter is the Asst. Vice President, New......

Slides presented by Randy Dreager and Brian Porter as part of a panel session entitled "Make it Modern -- Make it Great!" at the 2009 AAM conference. Brian Porter is the Asst. Vice President, New Media and Randy Dreager is an Audio Visual Specialist at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3. Engage The World…Online
  • 4.  
  • 5. From Diorama to Digital: Video Solutions at the ROM Make it Modern, Make it Great AAM Annual Meeting, Philadelphia May 3, 2009
  • 6. From Diorama to Digital: Video Solutions at the ROM Brian Porter [email_address] Twitter: briporter Facebook: Brian Porter & Royal Ontario Museum Randy Dreager [email_address]
  • 7. Say Hello to Gordo:
  • 8. New Media Resources
      • Information Technology Services
        • Web/database/network/systems
      • Media Productions
        • Video/television/multimedia & exhibition/gallery AV
      • Web Development
        • Flash development, interface design, social media
      • Publications
        • Co-publishing/academic/catalogues
      • Ivey Imaging Centre
        • Photography/scanning/copying/ 3D imaging
        • Rights and Reproductions –asset licensing
        • Digital Media Assets co-ordinator
  • 9. ROM Video/Display Approaches
    • Flash-based video kiosks & flat screens
    • Dataton Watchout - multi-screen digital production and display software system
    • HiDef media players/projection
    • Audio interactive kiosks and soundscapes
    • Audio guide tours
    • Immersive experiences utilizing light/sound
    • Digital signage
  • 10.
    • Why do frogs love St. Patrick’s Day?
    • It’s the only day they don’t have to change their outfits.
  • 11.  
  • 12.  
  • 13. At Risk: Golden Toad
  • 14.  
  • 15. Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
  • 16. Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
    • Three Core Themes
    Three Major Zones
    • Life is diverse
    • Life is interconnected
    • Life is at risk
    • Biodiversity Spine
    • Ecosystem Experiences
    • Earth Ranger Studio
  • 17. Interactive Touch Screens
    • Overview
    • 12 high-tech interactive multimedia screens throughout gallery
    • More than 150 videos augment displays or story lines.
    Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
  • 18. Earth Rangers Studio Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
    • Power of One Show
    • 15 Min. Multimedia
    • Snowy owls, servals, lemurs & kestrels
    • 200,000 visitors
  • 19. Earth Rangers Trailer
  • 20. Lighting racks additional flat screens 103” flat screen
  • 21.  
  • 22. Social Media Plans
    • Distinct Web Site
    Video Content
    • Video blog, Twitter, Flickr
    • Contests, polls, ants webcam
    • Earth News, Green jobs
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Embedded feed
    • Special channel
    YouTube
  • 23. From Diorama to Digital: Video Solutions at the ROM
  • 24. Earth Treasures Gallery
  • 25.  
  • 26. Earth Earth Treasure
  • 27.  
  • 28. ROM Home Page
  • 29.  
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  • 33.  
  • 34. Digital Gallery
  • 35. Touch-screen interface
    • allows students to explore and manipulate virtual artifacts as they meet ROM curators and educators via screen projection
    • another step in providing public onsite/online access to collections
  • 36.  
  • 37. Interactive Donor Wall
  • 38. Interactive Donor Wall
  • 39.  
  • 40. Digital Signage
  • 41.  
  • 42. Lessons Learned
    • organize internally – be in-house strategic
    • invest in camera and microphone
    • repurpose content for other applications
    • post videos to YouTube & other video sites
    • think social media – video blogs, viral mkting
    • develop digital assets – rethink rights approach
    • watch/consult other (cultural) organizations
    • content first, polished perfection second…
    • Just Do It
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