Bluman Associates and Ear To The Ground transform Jodrell Bank

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by Nick Jaspan

Event company Ear to the Ground and video production company Bluman Associates worked together to deliver The Transmissions Live From Jodrell Bank last weekend as they worked the Lovell Telescope into a spectacular backdrop in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sir Bernard Lovell, founder  of the Jodrell Bank Observatory.

The event last Saturday was the culmination of The Transmissions series taking place in August.

The 2013 Live From Jodrell Bank series featured performances from Sigur Ros on Friday and the Hallé on Saturday with the orchestra playing a selection of 'intergalactic film music' with pieces from Star Wars, ET and Doctor Who.

Jodrell BankBluman Associates managed the video content production and integration for two projections onto the 250ft Lovell Telescope.

The London-based production company was also commissioned by Jodrell Bank to produce a documentary showcasing archive footage of Sir Bernard Lovell's life and work. The video, with content also provided by Spaceside Creatives, had its début broadcast over the weekend.

A spokesperson for Bluman said that they were delighted at being offered the opportunity to demonstrate their design capabilities 'on one of the most monumental projectionist surfaces ever imaginable'.