Sonica Siren Servers
21st Oct 2017
Sonica is the UK’s biggest sound and interactive art festival. We have extended our studio practices of pre-visualisation and high-end production of immersive installations to create an optical and auditory simulacra with regular collaborators Butler Bros, composer Giles Lamb and Numbercult (Craig Ritchie Allan) in what is our first personal project in 5 years. This new commission of site-specific work in our sub-basement will explore real time graphics, sensing and 3D audio in a journey through a series of volumetric tableaux, with reactive motionography and sound.
Central Station Presents Death Watch @ ISO HQ
12th Jul 2017
See Glasgow-set sci-fi film-noir Death Watch in the subterranean screening room of Merchant City’s newly renovated ISO HQ building. The Merchant city features prominently in this cult classic by Bernard Tavernier. Harvey Keitel plays a reporter with a camera implanted in his brain who secretly records the final days of terminally ill writer, Romy Schneider. With its satirical prophecy of reality TV, media paranoia, surveillance and celebrity, this chilling film is more appropriate now than ever.
POP UP Screenings at ISO HQ
29th Jun 2017
ISO at Unite Europe
28th Jun 2017
Unite is Unity’s annual developer’s conference held at several global locations including Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Amsterdam and Austin. We were happy to send our designer, Tom to Amsterdam this weekend to get a peek at what Unity will bring in the future.
After a visit to the Heineken Experience Centre and the Van Gogh Museum, Tom eventually made it to the conference and saw demos of new features including: Unity Connect (publish tasks and look for talent to join your team), Unity Collaborate (share and work on the same project easily), Cloud Build (create and share builds of your game), Timeline (new powerful visual multi-track sequencing tool), Cinemachine and Video Renderer (a camera system for AAA games and film pre-visualisation).
Mirrorball at EIFF
22nd Jun 2017
One of our very first Channel 4 TV Title commissions was for Mirrorball – rarely seen and hugely influential documentaries made in 1999 by Blackwatch Media with Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry, Mike Mills & Spike Jonze. These will be screened at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival.
Sub Tub Sets Sail
21st Jun 2017
The Sub Tub set sail last weekend using the Dazzle pattern we designed for Sub Club’s latest identity refresh. Since the early 2000s, the annual boat party on Glasgow’s River Clyde has become a tradition with a belter of a sound system controlled by special guest DJs and residents Harri & Domenic.
Sub Club Celebrates 30 Years
23rd Mar 2017
Our oldest client is celebrating their 30th birthday this year. We created the official branding for Sub Club to mark its time underground since 1987. Take a look at our Instagram channel for accompanying videos and follow us for forthcoming promos and behind the scenes content.
From festivals and neon lights to off-site parties, find out what the world’s best underground club has planned on Resident Advisor.
The Circuit World Premiere
13th Mar 2017
Our first immersive 360-degree virtual reality short film will premiere at the tenth Glasgow Short Film Festival this week from 16-19 March. Directed by Prof Nick Higgins and produced by staff and students at the UWS Creative Media Academy in collaboration with ourselves, this ground-breaking production was filmed at Ayr Racecourse and follows champion jockey, Jason Hart on race day.
Gaining access to areas rarely seen by the public, the team used multi camera 360° filming rigs and 3D audio to capture a series of scenes; from the jockeys weighing in room, in amongst the horses as they race and alongside the punters at the finishing line. We also worked closely with Elevator Audio to create a specially designed 360° spatial ambisonic mix for the film.
BME Liverpool Opens
8th Mar 2017
Frontman from Cast, John Power performed at last night’s press launch for the British Music Experience at the iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s waterfront. The BME officially opens to the public tomorrow and is the UK’s Museum of Popular Music in Britain. The collection includes iconic memorabilia from rock, pop, dance and other genres. Think Ziggy Stardust costumes and the original handwritten lyrics to Blue Monday by New Order.
Four of our original media installations from BME O2 Arena have been freshened up and moved north to the grandeur of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pier Head at Liverpool Docks. Book your tickets here.
Symposium: Immersive Filmmaking
22nd Feb 2017
Join us on Saturday 18 March at Glasgow Short Film Festival to hear about the Design Realities in creating immersive media from our director, Damien Smith. This is a full, free day of learning how to tell stories in new immersive ways.
One of our regular collaborators, Nick Higgins (director, UWS Creative Media Academy) will lead in the potential of VR and 360° filmmaking. Also involved are The Glasgow School of Art, The University of Edinburgh, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre. Spaces are limited and booking is highly recommended.