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  • gsff immersive

    Symposium: Immersive Filmmaking

    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.

  • The Replacement Titles

    The Replacement

    The Replacement was filmed in Glasgow, directed by Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who) and produced by Left Bank Pictures (The Halcyon). It tells the story of Ellen, an architect who hires Paula to cover her maternity leave but tensions grow as Paula’s manipulations become concerning. When an accident strikes the firm, Ellen cannot accept the police verdict and pursues the person she believes responsible.

    We created the animated title sequence for the three-part psychological thriller using a 3D model of the architect’s building which was the setting for the show. The ominous style of animation ties in with the genre of the film and was created using lighting effects cast over the 3D model.

    The new drama will air on BBC One this Tuesday, 28 February at 21:00.

  • jgv flux

    Recognition for FLUX

    Congratulations to our team member, Vincent Wolf whose work will be showcased in Aesthetica Magazine’s Art Prize Anthology of 100 leading contemporary artists from around the world!

    Created in collaboration with Saunt & Sinner, Vincent Wolf’s FLUX collection explores the complex and interconnected relationship between light (the Saunt) and dark (the Sinner).

    Bringing fashion and technology together, Saunt and Sinner x Vincent Wolf explored the latest advances in virtual reality for FLUX. Each print design has been created as an immersive world experience that can be entered using the latest VR viewer technology.

  • Lost Art Book

    Lost Art Book Sale

    The Lost Art book which accompanied TATE’s award-winning online art exhibition is now on sale. We worked on the innovative website which showcased over 40 transient, lost, stolen and destroyed artworks. It was a truly multimedia experience which gave users the ability to zoom into high resolution images of the works, view videos featuring the artists and read essays by the curator.

    Discover more about Lost Art via its legacy site here.

  • ISODESIGN Aberdeen Art Gallery

    Aberdeen Art Gallery Refurbishment

    Aberdeen Art Gallery is currently undergoing major refurbishment to transform it into the leading heritage and arts visitor attraction in the north east of Scotland. The restored and modernised building will celebrate its unique features and improve the Collections Display through expanded galleries with more exhibits.

    The redevelopment project will enhance the visitor experience with new opportunities for participation. We are currently working on a suite of interactives for the new Exploring Art gallery.

    The museum is due to reopen in autumn 2017.

  • 12th TiLEzone London

    12th TiLEzone London with ISODESIGN

    ISO’s Creative Partner, Damien Smith will take the stage at London’s 12th TiLEzone on Thursday 23 March 2017 at London Transport Museum.

    Tile (Trends, Technology, Theming & Design in Leisure & Entertainment) is the UKs lead organisation for creators and commissioners in the Experience Design industry. Damien will be joining our colleagues and collaborators from Clay, New Angle, Studio Simple and Land Design Studios to look at the future of motion graphics, film and interaction design for installation.

    Delegate registration is now open here with early bird discounted rates until 21 January.

  • Courtauld Institute

    Courtauld Institute Digital Workshops

    We were in the amazing surrounds of the Courtauld Institute at Somerset House this week running a workshop with our friends at RAA on Digitising Cultural Institutions. The Courtauld is perhaps best known for its School of the History of Art but also contains the incredible art collection gathered by Samuel Courtauld and an archive of over 12 million items. We are working with RAA on re-interpreting the organisation as it goes under a major period of re-development, opening up the archives and its activities.

  • World Travel Awards Titanic 2016

    Titanic Belfast Wins World’s Leading Tourist Attraction

    Titanic Belfast has just scooped ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards in the Maldives.

    A mere three months since winning ‘Best European Attraction’ at the World Travel Awards in Italy this September, the museum beat stiff competition from eight global finalists – including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip, USA, Machu Picchu, Peru and Guinness Storehouse, Ireland.

    It is a privilege to have been a part of this impressive project by creating the immersive media exhibits that help to make the visitor experiences so popular. Find out more about the award here.

  • ISODESIGN Signal Sounds Identity

    Signal Sounds Identity

    We’ve just developed a bold, new identity for Jason Brunton and his new venture at Signal Sounds. The new venture, based in Glasgow, sells analogue and digital instruments with a heavy focus on modular synths. The graphic approach combines the ‘logical’ and ‘messy’ world of synth patchboards. A fully developed website will be coming in 2017.

    Project page coming soon.

  • ISODESIGN Chatham

    Dockyard Chatham Winter Closure

    The Historic Royal Dockyard Chatham offers a unique visitor experience as the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail. Visitors can discover the secrets of Britain’s maritime history through our media installations in four of its popular exhibitions: No. 1 SmitherySteam, Steel and Submarines and more recently Command of the Oceans.

    In four new interactive galleries, Command of the Oceans explores Chatham’s trade roots, the full dockyard story, the mystery of the Namur which was a ship found under the floor and a treasure trove of archaeological objects recovered from the sea bed.

    The Dockyard is located just 35 miles from central London and will close for the winter on Sunday 27 November.

  • ISODESIGN Erskine Hospital

    Beyond the Battlefield

    A century ago, the plight of those returning from battle was answered by Glasgow University’s surgeon Sir William Macewen and Princess Louise, Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter. Together, they established Erskine Hospital which has cared for more than 85,000 veterans and led the way in treatment and rehabilitation. With assistance from Clydeside shipbuilders, early residents became experts in making their own artificial limbs. The BBC delves into Erskine’s archives to tell the story of the people who live and work there.

    To compliment the documentary, we created the title card, graphic sequences and rostrums using 3D depth maps, displacement filters and chromatic aberration.

    Watch Beyond The Battlefield: 100 Years Of Erskine on iPlayer.

  • ISODESIGN | British Music Experience

    BME Moves to Liverpool

    The original British Music Experience was housed at the Millennium Dome for five years until it closed its doors in 2014. It will now be re-opening in early 2017 at the iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s waterfront. The BME will show visitors how rock, pop and dance have influenced British popular culture over the past 70 years. The collection includes classic artefacts and memorabilia such as David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust costumes and the original handwritten lyrics to Blue Monday by New Order.

    Four of our original media installations from London will be re-versioned and updated to make the move north to be housed within the grandeur of one of the Three Graces buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pier Head at Liverpool Docks.

  • ISODESIGN | Erskine Hospital

    Erskine Hospital at 100

    Leading the way for the development of prosthetic limbs, Erskine Hospital has cared for more than 85,000 ex-service personnel since its opening in 1916. To commemorate its 100 year anniversary, the BBC has created a documentary to tell Erskine’s story through archive footage of staff and patients. ISO were tasked with treating the sequences to give a more ‘filmic’ appearance.

    We created the title card, 13 graphic sequences and 25 rostrums using 3D depth maps, displacement filters and chromatic aberration.

    See the one-hour documentary, Beyond The Battlefield: 100 Years Of Erskine on Thursday 3 November at 21.00, BBC Two Scotland.

  • Virginia Street Aerial Shot

    One year on

    Today we celebrate our one year anniversary in our new studio in Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City. The development and relocation to 65 Virginia Street was one of our most demanding projects to date. We worked closely with McGinley Bell for over 18 months and it was well worth the wait. We find ourselves eager to get in in the morning to enjoy the space.

    A full case study of the redevelopment will follow soon.

  • Fashion Foundry Video Content

    Video Content for Social Media

    Cultural Enterprise Office’s Fashion Foundry returns to ISO on Wednesday 2 November for a workshop on creating better videos. From live feeds to content creation, MadeBrave will be delivering the 101 on sharing videos within your social channels.

    This event is aimed at fashion designers and associated businesses in Scotland.

    Book online here.

    To hire ISO’s event space please contact lauren.glasgow@isodesign.co.uk