Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Last year we predicted terracotta tones would strongly be featured in mainstream interior design and commercial photography. This trend is undeniably strengthening with the rich, earthy tones and textures displayed in to our imagery.
One of our favourite designs is this kitchen where we created a feature wall from a 12mm zenith worktop - accessorised with rustic terracotta propping for a tonal look.
It’s essential to mix textures for this trend. Think about using ionised finishes and rusty tones, mixed with sleek shiny textures and tactile matt fabrics. Key props pull this style together for a high end design look. By using copper and textured surfaces conveys a rustic aspect to the trend. We combined a water proof copper wall panel with complimentary earthy greens and contrasting sharp gold propping for a lux feel.
For this look we wanted a retro touch in a modern setting. Creating a wall mural was a great way to invigorate the set and deliver the on-trend colours featured in the earthy tone colour palate. For this look we wanted a retro touch in a modern setting. Creating a wall mural was a great way to invigorate the set and deliver the on-trend colours featured in the earthy tone colour palate.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Set Visions Technical Director has invested in cutting edge, next
generation server technology to maximise our team’s production output. We’ve expanded the capacity of our CGI
virtualisation by putting 20 processing cores to good use. Our new storage array has been
specifically designed for heavy access from multiple users while still
providing strong resilience against hardware failure.
The team constantly keep
ahead with security employing encryptions and firewalls. In addition to protecting the network from
intrusion they also provide excellent monitoring and reporting tools, allowing
you to see things that are otherwise invisible.
Our firewall helped us spot a bottleneck on the LAN that was costing us
precious hours of slower production.
Our new storage array is
now performing at 4 times faster than any single drive on its own meaning
a less stressed Production Manager, faster saves, shorter production times, a
happier CGI team and more importantly, happier clients.
If you’d like to know more
about our CG cost saving strategies get in touch with Paul on 01274
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Our in-house creative team are vital to creating consistent, visually striking imagery. Overseen by our Head of Creative, Nina, this trend led service is included on all our projects - keeping Set Visions and our clients a step ahead of the competition.
Symphony, one of our long standing clients, teamed up with Laura Ashley Kitchens to launch the Hardbury Kitchen range and invited Nina to come along to the launch. Nina’s involvement in the project was instrumental to the style direction, ensuring all concepts fit within Laura Ashley’s brand guidelines. Nina was delighted to present her concept on the trend direction and the tactile finishes used in the project to major retailers at the exclusive preview.
Continuing to work alongside such an iconic names as Laura Ashley and Symphony is an immense pleasure and we’re incredibly proud of the results. If you’d like to find out more about our Styling Service contact the team on 01274 610600.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Chaos Group, the market leader in render engine supply, recently covered Set Visions’ unique story of our transition from studio cameras to CGI imagery, and the part their render engine, V-Ray, plays in producing exceptionally photorealistic CG renders - perfect marketing content for our clients.
It’s fantastic to be appreciated by such an industry leader
and thanks to Danny, our Technical Manager, for taking time out of his busy
schedule to take the interview.
Click here to take a look at our V-Ray low down.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
With summer knocking on the door it’s time to
focus on your outdoor space. Make the most of the alfresco season by bringing the inside out.
Whatever the size be creative and make the most of your space by creating an
outdoor living area with comfy seating, rugs and cushions. By adding cosy
lighting and layers of warm blankets you can enjoy being outside late into
those summer evenings.
How to style up this look.
• Simple colour palette with mixed fabrics.
• Add classic nautical touches.
• Dine alfresco and enjoy!
Thursday, March 29, 2018
has an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Video Editor to
join our team based in Bradford.
We are one of the leading CGI and
photography suppliers to many of the UK’s largest home decor retailers and manufacturers.
We’re now looking to further expand our services of video and CG animations
within the Motion department.
We are looking for a self
Editor who has the energy, enthusiasm and experience to work
across our in-house CGI animation, video and post production departments taking constructive feedback.
Experience with Premier, After
Affects and Photoshop is essential. Some shooting
ability, as well as a proven track record in either the professional or
freelance field, would be preferred.
If you feel you are
the right candidate for the role as Freelance Video Editor then please send your CV to email@example.com with any relevant online
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Our in-house creative team is very excited
to showcase our latest portfolio release. The clean and sleek imagery emphasises the lifestyle
and quality of the product our client has just introduced to market. These images
have a real editorial touch, perfect for brochure and social media use.
brief to Set Visions was to propose and execute a set of CG renders that illustrate
the minimalist design of the product in a truly striking way. The images have to
work alongside existing brand imagery guidelines while differentiating our
client product offer.
The team referenced the latest interior design trends making
sure each scenario would be perfectly placed in any interior designer magazine
or glossy mag. The concept imagery mixes dark hughes with inspirational
architecture and photographic led composition.
To see the
full range of images, pick up the brand new Intelliga brochure in selected Wickes stores and keep your eye on our Instagram for more sneak peek
imagery for the project.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Set Visions has an exciting opportunity for a Video Producer - New Department Lead to join our team based in Bradford.
We are one of the leading CGI and photography suppliers to many of the UK’s largest home decor retailers and manufacturers. We’re now looking to further expand our services of video and CG animations within the Motion department.
We are looking for a self motivated Video Producer - New Department Lead, ideally with some sales experience with the passion and creativity required to take this fledgling department from strength to strength. You’ll be coming in at the start as they invest in this department, we are looking for someone who has the energy, enthusiasm and experience to be the driving force of the department – utilising the animation, videographers and post production expertise we already have in-house.
Key responsibilities of the Video Producer - New Department Lead
- Taking client’s brief from creative concept through to final edit.
- Managing in house creative and production teams, out sourcing when required.
- Managing deadlines and budgets for projects.
- Working with their sales and marketing staff to produce new sales leads
- Client facing presentations and quotations.
- Producing video packages using production techniques, including but not limited to filming in studios, studio set up, studio lighting, autocue operation, writing succinct, factually accurate voice over and editing as well as sourcing other material.
- Seeing content through to publication, Editing and self-publishing where required.
- Responsible for thinking through and around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches.
The ideal Video Producer - New Department Lead must have
- Experience in the use of a variety of production equipment.
- Quick to understand a brief and provide creative input.
- Experience working on multiple projects at the same time.
- Experience of working to tight deadlines.
- Self-motivated and able to engage well in a team.
- Sales experience would be an advantage.
If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as their Video Producer - New Department Lead then please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with any relevant online portfolio links.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Revitalise your home office with a fresh,
tropical atmosphere this spring. Balance a strong design
identity with a focused working environment by mixing a tropical feature wallpaper, monochrome
accessories and cool grey walls.
How to style up this look.
• Hints of black and white patterns.
• Tropical plants and succulents.
• Light wood and black office accessories.
• Darker, muted wood floor.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
KBB is one of the
UK’s largest kitchen, bedroom and bathroom exhibitions and it’s fantastic to
see one of our CGI kitchens taking centre stage in the
kbb is a fantastic place to discover trend
forecasting, new brands, new products and future inspirations for the industry. It’s always a source of stimulation for our
design team. Set Visions would like to
take the opportunity to wish all our exhibiting clients and contacts the best
of luck at the design show in March.