Interactive experiences at ACMI
Immerse yourself in new experiences that continue long after you’ve left the building, in our centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image.
From the moment you enter our new exhibition, The Story of the Moving Image, you’ll receive a free Lens. The Lens allows you to collect everything you see when you visit, from objects and artworks to interactive experiences. When you get home, just login to the ACMI website with your Lens code to access a personally-curated online collection featuring rich content, surprising insights and deeper context, as well as new films, TV shows, videogames and art to watch and play.
Before you start exploring what you’ve collected, use the Lens to trigger the Constellation, a large-scale digital experience at the end of The Story of the Moving Image. A galaxy of screen media bursts to life when the Lens and Constellation collide, revealing the fascinating streams of interconnected content that’s been expertly curated by our staff. So, if you’ve ever wondered how The Wizard of Oz connects to Cuphead, or the relationship between The Simpsons and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, don’t leave before experiencing the cosmos of connected content.
Edit a simple story by moving physical story-board pieces which trigger edits on a large screen. This experience combines physically editing film and digital editing on screen. You will be able to play your story on the large screen once you have completed editing, and then take your story home via your Lens.
Foley is the art of sound. Since radio days, Foley artists have used unique methods and materials, like crumpled celluloid for forest floors, to create the soundscapes of films, TV shows and videogames. Now you'll get the same chance to add strange and wonderful sound effects to memorable scenes from Round the Twist and Li’l Elvis and the Truckstoppers.
Take a stroll through this beautiful interactive and immersive display of Australian home videos from the ACMI collection. Beams of light are projected from the ceiling that animate when you hold out your hands. These digitised home movies from the 1930s connect stories from our past to our present.
Shadow Play mirrors your own movements to demonstrate how these elemental building blocks can shape fables, myths and legends. Remember making shadow puppets as a kid? Just like that. Drawing on the history of shadow play and puppetry, your shadows morph to form fantastical creatures and characters like monsters, spirits, royalty, knights and clowns in mysterious locations from the natural world and antiquity.
The flip book is one of the most basic and popular early forms of moving image animation. Enter a simple booth where you are able to perform for the camera which will capture your image to create a flip book. You can then buy your personalised flip books in the ACMI Shop – just present your lens at the counter.