Thursday, June 30, 2016
We are offering a selection of visual treats to tempt you
to take a look at our delightful new work for our upcoming website launch.
Set Visions are undergoing a re-brand and here’s a
glimpse of what we have been working on. We are a multi-channel, creative imagery
provider and with that in mind we are distinguishing our services to
make it easier to find which service you want, whilst maintaining
the link to the core that is, Set Visions.
Capture - ‘To emphasise, represent or preserve as a scene, mood or
Capture is the ‘real’ photography element of Set Visions
and has the prestige of being the first of our family of new websites to be
launched. All our other endeavours stem
from our photographic roots, from its humble beginnings over 25 years ago. Capture
offers a wide range of photography services from location shoots, lifestyle
sets, to product and model shots.
Our close knit team
of project managers, creative stylists, set builders and photographers will
work tirelessly to keep your job on schedule, in budget and exceptional quality.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Inspired by Wimbledon, one of our senior CGI artists has
served up this ace piece of abstract design. Although, we pride ourselves on
creating photorealistic computer generated images we love to challenge the team
to let their creative and design skills to effervesce. We have found this allows
the CGI artists to look at their computer generated photography from a
different perspective which ultimately gives us more knowledge and a better
understanding of all things CGI…
Keep a hawke-eye out for the Euro 2016 blog coming soon!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Over at Set Visions HQ we've curated some of
our favourite summertime garden photography shots in the spirit of creating our
very own Summer Solstice retreat. We not only have vast photographic
experience of location photography shoots in beautiful homes across Europe, but
we also have the photographic styling expertise to create that picture perfect
setting fit for any Summer Soirée. We can dream of that warm summer's
evening, sitting outside with a long, cold drink and a summertime feast to last
the night through.
From on-location, to our in-house custom
designed exterior studio sets, through to our Photorealistic CGI set design -
we've gathered some delightful summertime home shots – be inspired...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Our intrepid PIX CGI artist Kyle Jagger recently
tackled a gruelling, two day, 145 mile charity cycle ride from Barnsley to
Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer. When asked why he undertook the
challenge he explained: "It helped to raise money and awareness of a great
cause. My brother and his fiancée have done it for the past two years
representing Oldham Athletic FC and said it was a great challenge."
Kyle returned to the office feeling fitter and
healthier, but complained the seat was "absolute agony" as he hasn’t
ridden a bike for 15 years! The team helped to raise over £425,000.
(From left to right: Bryan Lawton, Jenny Warburton, Rick Wallis, Kyle Jagger,
Scott Jagger, Rob (teddy bear) Stockford)
Sunday, June 12, 2016
As the nation falls in love with the Danish
‘Hygge’ home movement - if you have not heard of it yet well you will now - after
all, Denmark was voted one of the happiest places to live, and with this
philosophy in life we totally agree.
In essence ‘Hygge’ means creating a cosy, homely, warm atmosphere whilst
enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. Sit back and take in our trending guide whilst
enjoying a warming cup of tea, the perfect Scandinavian way.
As the nights close in for these wintry months
it’s time to cozy up in thick, cable knit throws, add plenty of rustic charm
with baskets to store and accessorize - perfect for the cozy, rustic look.
Plenty of candles should adorn your ‘Hygge’ home,
creating a warm friendly feel. Lanterns are perfect, style them up in sizes to
create depth. Mix woods and chromes to get a modern/rustic feel.
The living room is a social space that welcomes
the family and friends in for an evening of relaxation and quality times. It’s
key to echo that friendly feel with layered up cushions and throws for guests
to snuggle up on the sofa. Create a welcoming space with scented candles and a
good selection of coffee table books.
After an evening spent enjoying simple life
pleasures in your beautiful home, why not take a calming retreat to your
bedroom? Making this space ease you in
to rest with its deep atmospheric walls and subtle choice in lighting will
create a perfect space to snuggle up and read a book.
Monday, June 6, 2016
This week at Set Visions our head of creative Jal has been feeding back inspiration and design news to fellow SV stylists (and now you) about her recent jaunt to Clerkenwell Design week. Clerkenwell Design Week showcases the best in past, present and future works of leading designers and architects. For 3 days the area of Clerkenwell is transformed into a cleverly curated, buzzing hive of design.
Heres Jal's lowdown and highlights from her visit.
This is Clerkenwell Design Week’s 7th year and I am delighted to have caught a glimpse of the future of design. I started my day at the, ‘Icon House of Culture’. This unusual industrial renovated space is the award winning club ‘Fabric.’ With its underground appeal and lack of natural light it was the perfect spot to play host to lighting design studios which includes EBB & FLOW, Bert Frank, Di Classe, Dare Studio and Haberdashery to name but a few.
As I walk through the buzzing streets full of creative eyes trying to find the ‘Detail’ zone, I am greeted by a 4.5 metre high structure nestled inside the historic, St John’s Gate. This structure was designed by ‘Flea Folly Architects’ collaborating with Dutch floorboard manufactures ‘Hakwood’ designed to create a moment of calm. Through the gate I entered a modern slated structure named, ‘Museum of Making,’ pavilion by ‘White Arkitekter,’ where a workshop of pendant punching was taking place.
I walked around to Clerkenwell Close and entered St James Church I could hear the soft sound of classical music echoing through the structure. British Designer Tom Dixon curated the space as co working space and restaurant. The beautiful stain-glass windows and traditional features of the church set against the perfect atmosphere to worship great design.
In my short time at the design week I had the pleasure of listening to a seminar, ‘Digital in design: exploring new possibilities’. The discussion was about how 3D printing is transforming the way brands produce design and what future effects it will have. Being from Set Visions this was something that is pivotal to our future.
I saw and absorbed as much as I could on my jaunt. The great thing about this festival is that is has over 100 designer show rooms in 2.5sq miles. It is a warm inviting event that opens its doors to normally off limit areas and welcomes the viewers to see the studios and workshops where great designs have taken place.