At the launch of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Scottish Enterprise and its partner organisations held an event for business leaders, government officials and high-profile VIPs. The aim was to encourage the growth and expansion of industry through the tremendous business opportunities presented by the games and surrounding events.
Scottish Enterprise commissioned Speakeasy to produce a short, impactful film that introduced the concept of Scotland’s innovation heritage to the conference audience. This was a mood piece, intended to surprise and engage the audience ahead of the opening speech.
We combined archive footage and stock images with an animation style that gradually gathers pace as the entire history of Scottish innovation unfolds, culminating in a flurry of snapshots of Scottish inventions – both old and new. A carefully chosen music track helps to build the momentum of the piece, whilst evoking a sense of purpose and promise.