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22/03/2004

High Wire brings holidays to life with Curious World Maps

High Wire, one of Ireland’s leading television postproduction companies, has chosen Curious Software’s Curious World Maps for work on the Irish travel show 'No Frontiers'.
The programme, broadcast on RTE, called for animated maps that flew from Ireland to each holiday destination. In all, High Wire created 40 maps and said Curious World Maps shortened the process by weeks: “In an earlier series of No Frontiers we used a combination of Photoshop, 3dsMax and Combustion to create map graphics, but this turned out to be a long and laborious process. We also had to do a lot of research to locate each holiday destination and that also took time.
“For Series 6 we decided to use Curious, which we hadn’t had available before. It significantly shortened the whole process and being able to type in a country, then a town and animate over to that town instantly made a huge difference to our work flow. The fact that the whole process took place in one piece of software was hugely beneficial, as were the much faster rendering times.”
Another benefit was the ease with which directors and producers could modify or refine the maps. Changes and updates could be made in a matter of minutes, so flexibility was maintained right up to moment that transmission masters were sent off.
(GB)
VMI.TV Ltd

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