By Al Johnson / Category - Media DesignPhuse have recently completed a major project for Licklibrary.com developing their online media player.
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By Matt Gates / Category - Web Design
Phuse now have a second office, based in Halstead in north Essex. We aim to offer the same great web design service to new clients in north Essex and Suffolk.
For more information on our web design services visit our Halstead web design page.
We also offer web design services in the Braintree area.
By Matt Gates / Category - Media DesignPhuse have recently completed a high profile project for Nissan on behalf of the Chapter Agency.
The first part of the project involved developing an interactive Adobe Flash presentation for Nissan's annual European conference. Find out more about this project.
The second part of the project involved developing a version of the presentation to be used by regional sales managers across Europe. The presentation was required to be developed in the Erudis framework as this allows for the central management and exporting of presentation documents across Europe.
Working with the Erudis framework we delivered a polished presentation that included multi level navigation, video and animated elements and content managed sections.
For more information on developing for Erudis visit our Erudis Developers page or contact us on 01702 482011.
By Matt Gates / Category - Media Design
Phuse were commissioned to produce an interactive film that would engage visitors and give them an exciting way to enjoy and appreciate art. The fairy-tale story takes place in the Tate Modern and centres around Degas' famous sculpture 'The Little Dancer'. Using a number of cutting edge interactive processes and Martin Percy's exquisitely shot video, Phuse create a completely interactive experience taking users on a journey through the gallery. Users interact throughout the film, solving puzzles and exploring some mysterious locations along the way in order to unlock the many secrets behind the intriguing sculpture. The website was nominated for a Webby Award in 2010 in the category of 'Best Use of Interactive Video'.
The brief was to create an interactive video based game that used the space in the newly decontaminated oil storage area at the Tate Modern. The aim was to show people in a fun and engaging way the areas that will soon be opened up to the public before said areas are renovated. The creative director created a story based around Degas' famous Little Dancer sculpture, which comes to life and leads a new security guard on a journey around the site.
During the game key decisions need to be made by the player. Clues are uncovered and puzzles solved leading the user to a magical finale in the main oil tank. As part of a large development we were tasked with taking all the video footage and developing a Flash environment to show the footage linked by some simple games.
Our approach to this project, as with many projects that have many people needing to approve or have input, is to modularize all the component parts. This allows us to be flexible and respond to change quickly without needing to rebuild from scratch each time. This way of working allows us to great prices even on bespoke work.
Below are the modules we created in order to pull this project together.
Flash interactive video
We decided to develop a completely non-linear video engine that is triggered via hotspots on the screen giving the user freedom to navigate around the virtual environment of the hundreds of short clips as if they were one seamless video.
Flash puzzle games
To allow progress to the different levels of the game we created a number of mini games that related to the story.
As the game moves towards a climax there is a section where the user navigates around an area using the interactive video engine. Added to this is a treasure hunt style game where items are placed in the space and discovered zooming in to the detail on a certain clip.
To see more of our work visit our flash interactive portfolio.
By Matt Gates / Category - Web DesignPhuse have recently designed and developed a brand new website for the Stacey's Auction house. The site features auction lots in current and recent auction catalogues which are available for customers to browse and submit commission bids. The addition of an online payment system gives customers the ability to pay for auction purchases online.
Our web team worked closely with Stacey's to produce an interactive site with a flexible administration system that allows staff to work efficiently and quickly when creating new auctions and managing individual lots.
The result is a professional looking site that gives Stacey's a powerful web presence and enhanced exposure for their auctions.
Stacey's Auctions - Home page
Stacey's Auctions - Auction catalogue page
You can view the completed site here: www.staceyauction.com
By Matt Gates / Category - Media DesignPhuse have recently produced a 40th anniversary video/animation for Sealine on behalf of Chapter Agency, The animation is a mixture of static images and video excerpts set in time to the music.
Two version of the video were created; a HTML5 version for iPad and iPhone users and a Flash version for standard PC and Mac users. The animation and video was built and edited entirely in house by Phuse.
Click here to view the Sealine video