CHINA HEART: a location based drama/history of Sydney’s Chinatown: dLux media arts

China Heart: graphics interface design concepts: Tatiana Pentes

China Heart: graphics interface design concepts: Tatiana Pentes

China Heart iPhone App

China Heart is a partnership with dLux Media Arts , the Powerhouse Museum, Gallery 4A, The Project Factory written/directed by Annette Shun Wah & sound design Kingston Sound – exploring the effectiveness of engaging new audiences with existing archives using fictional entry point- in the creation of a innovative iPhone application, interactive website & mobile web interface to explore a social & cultural history of Chinatown, Sydney. Tatiana Pentes’ participation  includes brand logo design, graphic interface design, look & feel of iPhone app, visual research, and editing & digital effects for the moving image & sound sequences.

The objects from China: poster design by Tatiana Pentes

A love story, a puzzle and a challenge

Lian is a young woman whose plans to marry are stalled when she receives a mysterious engagement present with a strange message. Will she ever be able to marry her beloved David?

Players help Lian solve the puzzle of her family’s past and her cultural history guided by dramatic clues, oral histories and historic re-enactments downloaded on their own mobile phones so her wedding can take place as planned

Download iPhone app from iTunes store online.

China Heart graphics interface: design Tatiana Pentes

China Heart graphics interface: design Tatiana Pentes

Read China Heart Producer: Josie Emery’s blog: exploring her experience working as a producer on the project on the project
Read the interview with Tara Morelos: dLux media arts Director/ Annette Shun Wah & Jennifer Wilson on “China heart: Moblie Locative Storytelling” on the Powerhouse Museum’s site.
Read a review of China Heart in The Daily Telegraph, 29 January 2011
Listen to the podcast of Annette Shun Wah’s interview on China Heart with Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 1 February 2011
Review of China Heart app Australian Financial Review 28-30 Jan 2011 (pdf)

Lian having a spectral moment: photo Geoffrey Weary

Lian having a spectral moment: photo Geoffrey Weary

China Heart: Chinese Note: iPhone app design Tatiana Pentes

China Heart: Chinese Note: iPhone app design Tatiana Pentes

China Heart Promo from Tara Morelos on Vimeo.

Credits List China Heart Productions

Cast
Monica Russell
Gabrielle Chan
David Lang
Tony Chu
Brigid O’Sullivan

Camera & Sound
Fish Productions
Ka Wai Ho

Stills Photographer
Geoff Weary

Art Direction & Design
Tatiana Pentez

Editors
Ka Wai Ho
Tatiana Pentez

Post-production Sound & Music
Kingston Sound

Composer
Paul Healy

Sound Design
Sasha Zastavnikovic

Trailer & Promo Director
Carolyn Taylor

Writer, Director, Producer
Annette Shun Wah

Producer
Josephine Emery

Director dLux media arts
Tara Morelos

Oral History interviews recorded at Stellar Sound.

China Heart: a location based historical drama for iPhone & online

China Heart: a location based historical drama for iPhone & online

China Heart Logo Design: Tatiana Pentes

China Heart Logo Design: Tatiana Pentes

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