KLM Plays to Tradition in new Safety Video


There are few things more tightly associated with KLM than the Delft houses distributed to passengers in business class during flights. And that Delftware tradition shines on in the carrier’s latest safety video, set to premiere on flights on 1 November 2015. The video is a stop-action animation made from more than 1,000 Delftware tiles, each hand painted special for the work.

The “making of” video shows how the animation was assembled.

A flight attendant performed the demo for the artists who created a digital animation and then transferred the 1000ish frames to individual images which were eventually hand-painted on to the tiles. Pretty cool stuff.

Separately, there’s also a section of the video now which specifically references mobile devices and what to do if they drop in to the mechanics of the seat: Nothing. This is a new trend among airlines and given the risks associated with crushed lithium-ion batteries the warning is most welcome. I do wonder if the FAA will get behind the idea and start to get US-based carriers to update their scripts as well.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. I would bet that there could be some fun charity/fundraising effort if they played it right. I’d bid on one for sure.

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