An Architectural Muse | V&A Dundee

Chocolate Films worked with V&A Dundee to create seven films for a video wall display that celebrates the architecture of the museum.

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Chocolate Films and the V&A

Chocolate Films have worked extensively within the arts and culture sector for over 10 years, and the V&A Museum has been a steady collaborator – we have created a wide range of content for their in-gallery and marketing purposes.

It was a natural extension of this relationship for the Chocolate Films team to work on a new permanent exhibit for the relatively new V&A Museum in Dundee. The aim of the films was to tell the story of V&A Dundee’s impressive architecture, from idea to finished project.

Kengo Kuma

The V&A Dundee was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma – an extraordinary building which cuts out into the
River Tay with breathtaking curved concrete walls.

The building itself is one of Dundee’s star attractions.

Though it hosts many exhibitions throughout the year, the decision was made to work with Chocolate Films to create a media wall in the lobby with seven screens to highlight the concept and creation of the iconic building itself.

Seven screens require a lot of content, but we rose to the occasion and created a set of informative and stylish films.

Building the Wall

The videos aimed to capture Kengo Kuma’s design inspiration in his own voice via archive recordings, supported by new interviews with his protégé Maurizio Mucciola, with reflections on producing the original concept of V&A Dundee.

In-depth interviews were undertaken and shot specially for the project, delving into both the design and inspiration for the building, but also the engineering and building of the impressive project.

Filming took place in the offices and studios of the contributors to add to the feel of their expertise.

Post Production was a big job, with a lot of outputs, but was handled efficiently and skillfully, with V&A’s specific requests for formats proving useful in slotting everything together.

Our capable post team spent time adding animation to the design sketches and utilising models, 3D renders, and onsite photos to bring the process to life onscreen.


Amongst the many projects undertaken by Chocolate films for the V&A Museums, and the huge variety of video content we have created for museum and gallery exhibitions, the most relevant to this project might be our work for the Young V&A, in which we created a similar video wall about the history of board games and video games. You can read about the creation of that wall here.

Our extensive experience in creating content for museums and galleries means that we always produce and shoot with the final outputs in mind- whether that means framing shots differently or mixing our sound for a specific audio setup.

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Alice KirklandAlice Kirkland
14:01 21 Dec 23
I had the pleasure of working with Chocolate Films for a corporate video campaign. From the offset, the team were professional, engaging, and quick to communicate. Rachel and Lucia worked with our vision and helped turn it into a reality, offering suggestions and expertise to help bring the story to life to a highly creative and timely manner.The video created a real buzz within the organisation and the feedback received has been fantastic. I would highly recommend Chocolate and look forward to working with them again in the future.
Stephen WheatleyStephen Wheatley
16:50 03 Nov 23
Make Listening Safe Campaign UK is an initiative of The World Health Organisation aimed at increasing the awareness of avoidable risks to hearing in those between 10 and 40 years of age, launched at an in person event in London on 1st November 2023.We needed the launch to be filmed and were lucky enough to be introduced to Chocolate Films who provided the crew and the equipment required.Our events team have informed me that the crew were a delight to work with and were very helpful.We were very impressed with the quality of the footage and were very surprised when we received it so quickly after the event, so we could edit it and get it out on to social media in a timely fashion.We have no hesitation in recommending Chocolate Films.Thank you for making the filming such a pain free experience.Stephen Wheatley | Chair – MLSC UK |
Stella HungerStella Hunger
18:15 01 Nov 23
I was lucky enough to work with Nikita and Chocolate Films on a photo shoot. They were extremely professional, accommodating, organized and generally lovely. We definitely plan on working with them in the future! Thank you for everything, Nikita!
Vanessa RushtonVanessa Rushton
12:59 25 Oct 23
Great provider – always happy to help and deliver what’s needed quickly and cost effectively
Laura CliffLaura Cliff
09:49 12 Oct 23
I worked with Chocolate films to produce a voice over for a film translated into Welsh. Nikki and Lucia were professional, friendly and understood the brief. They ensured all deadlines were met and the work was produced to a really high quality.
Rachael CresswellRachael Cresswell
09:03 05 Oct 23
A friendly group of professional, talented film-makers who created some brilliant videos for us. Anna and Han were a pleasure to work with and were available to discuss the project whenever we needed it. The entire process was slick and efficient from start to finish – I would definitely recommend Chocolate Films for any film project.
Nick HarmerNick Harmer
14:26 21 Jun 23
A very professional team with flexibility and great understanding of the craft. The pre-production was straight forward but the dedication from the team on the day to capture lots of high quality footage of the event was admirable.The final outcomes were well edited and the revisions process was painless and fast. I highly recommend Chocolate Films for event and interview videography.
joe plimmerjoe plimmer
11:21 25 Apr 23
A pleasure to collaborate with such a wonderful company that nurtures talent the right way
Anoushka FreemanAnoushka Freeman
17:27 13 Jan 23
We couldn’t recommend Chocolate Films highly enough! The team had a thorough attention to detail, communicated each phase of the production clearly, and were extremely friendly and patient with time delays gathering necessary media items on our side.
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17:27 13 Jan 23
We couldn’t recommend Chocolate Films highly enough! The team had a thorough attention to detail, communicated each phase of the production clearly, and were extremely friendly and patient with time delays gathering necessary media items on our side.
Emma HalesEmma Hales
16:57 11 Jan 23
Worked with this fantastic company On a vaccine hesitancy video. The company were professional from start to finish, very understanding and patient with the young people involved in making the video and truly brought their ideas to life! Highly recommended!
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13:27 29 Dec 22
It was a pleasure for Museum of London to work on one of our most exciting wrap up films of the year with Chocolate Films. Anna, Phil and the whole team were helpful, accommodating and flexible through a tricky brief and shoot. Definitely recommend! Jaanuja