Wallace Monument Film
4th Dec 2018
We’re pleased to announce we’ve been commissioned by Studio Arc to create the new centre-piece film for the National Wallace Monument. The monument will be undergoing a major refurbishment in preparation for it’s 150th anniversary.
An ambitious, animated film will tell the story of Wallace, his rise to prominence, his most famous victory at the Battle of Stirling and his transformation into one of Scotland’s most treasured national heroes.
We’re excited to be collaborating with concept artist and illustrator Richard Anderson (Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Prometheus), composer Giles Lamb (Valhalla Rising, Sucker Punch) and scriptwriter Richard Downes (History of Scotland, The Stuarts).
Opening March 2019.
Photo: ©The National Wallace Monument
Freedom Scripted Entertainment
24th Oct 2018
New Scottish independent TV production company Freedom Scripted Entertainment, headed up by Mike Ellen, approached us to develop their branding and application for print, motion and digital. The company specialise in new writing and innovative drama for TV and multi-platform.
We looked at old typewritten drama scripts and found the aesthetics of the visual conventions, traditional formatting and geometric typewriter font effective. From there we developed a bespoke font, based on that vintage typewriter script and titled it ‘Freedom’.
For Freedom’s launch during the Edinburgh International Television Festival we created this animated ident and applied the identity to their website, social channels and print.
Rachel Maclean ‘Make Me Up’ Website
11th Oct 2018
We worked with artist Rachel Maclean to create a website for her first feature film, the darkly-comic Make Me Up. The website design uses Rachel’s distinctive artwork to create a knowingly retro early web aesthetic. The film received its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on the Friday 12 October.
The film forms part of 14-18 Now, a cultural programme taking place across the UK to mark the centenary of the WW1. Part of the programme is Represent Now, sponsored by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation which features artwork inspired by the People’s Act 1918, an act which only gave the vote to women over 30. Rachel is one of three female artists invited to make works which explore democracy, equality and inclusion in contemporary Britain.
Protagonists Siri and Alexa subvert the rules set by a diva – with the voice of Kenneth Clark from the 1960s BBC series Civilisation – in a dangerous and seductive world.
V&A Dundee Opening
15th Sep 2018
The V&A Dundee has finally opened and we can now share the work we’ve been doing for the last year on our Design Unwrapped installation. We’ve developed a large interactive table to present the stories of four distinctive Scottish Design objects.
The table features augmented animations to illustrate the production processes of Lynne MacLachan’s ‘Statement Phase’ necklace, whilst a touch interactive lets you assemble a Hunter Boot from the pattern cutter’s components.
The S’Up Spoon co-designed between Grant Douglas and 4C Design shows how physical prototypes became a spin-off company that Grant now runs and Neil Poulton’s Scopas Light for Artemide illustrates the link between creative inspiration and technical innovation.
The Scottish Gallery is now open and free to visit.
Justine Accepted for Special Edition 2018
5th Sep 2018
Congratulations to our Head of Production, Justine Leahy for becoming a delegate on this year’s Special Edition professional development programme by TRC Media.
Special Edition is a six-month high-end training course funded by Scottish Enterprise, BBC, Channel 4 and Creative Scotland. It was created for women in the digital/tech sector in Scotland, to fulfil their professional potential with a programme of development training and creative expertise culminating in a field trip to meet CEOs, founders, & strategists of some of the worlds leading digital tech companies.
1st Aug 2018
As part of Festival 18 and The Merchant City Festival, we are hosting the first gallery exhibition of Ex-ISO studio member and Berlin-based audio/visual artist Tom Scholefield and a screening of Run Lola Run in in our Merchant City studio.
Tom, better known as Konx-Om-Pax takes classic 80s sci-fi and modernist cues to create a vivid aesthetic that has shaped the looks of musicians such as Hudson Mohawke, Oneohtrix Point Never and Keudo. Run Lola Run is a critically acclaimed tense thriller which was filmed in and around Berlin in 1998.
Verena Henn – KTP Immersive Technologies Developer
31st Jul 2018
ISO are delighted to welcome Verena Henn to the studio. Verena is a Researcher and Interactive Developer and will be based out of ISO under her 2-year KTP Associate position at the UWS School of Media, Culture and Society.
The KTP (Knowledge Transfer Programme) is one of Innovate UK’s flagship innovation support schemes for developing links between academia and industry and the Associate role is a high profile position focussed on developing our next generation of business leaders.
Verena will be embedded with our R&D team exploring the practical applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Verena was previously at interactive Studio Grosse8 in Cologne.
Kagan Kaya at ISO
18th Jun 2018
This month we welcome Kagan Kaya to the ISO studio who is joining us for a three-month internship.
Kagan is currently a masters student at the Glasgow School of Art where he is studying Communications Design after graduating from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
Originally interested in editorial and print media he has since been exploring motion graphics and augmented reality technologies.
30th Apr 2018
A major collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art and ISO on an exciting new project will bring the fire damaged life-sized statues, originally in the Macintosh building back to life using virtual and augmented reality.
The award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) allows us and the School of Simulation and Visualisation department (SimVis) at the GSA to build a prototype of the iconic Laocoon statue. The statue has been 3D scanned by the SimVis department and visitors will be able to interact and learn more about the statue, on tablets and VR headsets.
We’ve just completed the first of our workshops with a wider curatorial and expert team, with more happening over summer 2018 before the opening in spring 2019.
PhD student Ronnie Campbell
25th Apr 2018
ISO will be working with PhD student Ronnie Campbell, 1 of the 13 PhD students funded by the National Productivity Investment Fund, to facilitate the development of tools and techniques, models and recommendations for a variety of situations allowing ISO Design to help guide clients in their conception and delivery of media exhibits so that these match user needs and behaviours.
Ronnie’s specialization is audio and has recently been utilizing the upgraded ambisonic sound booth in the Glasgow School of Art’s Sim Vis Department which is able to envelop listeners in an ambisonic sound sphere made up of 16 speakers, creating 3D spatialized sound.