Our Studio’s Blueprint for Set Creation

INSIDE AGENTI  /   JAN 02, 2020

STEFAN MANCHEV  •   5 MIN READ

STEFAN MANCHEV

STUDIO MANAGER

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Step behind the curtain and discover the magic of set design, where imagination transforms into tangible worlds. Stay tuned for an exclusive glimpse into the artistry that sets the stage for the stories we love.

 

 

Once the concept design is finalized, that’s when the real fun of set design begins. It’s like building a house—first, you sketch out the plans, then you get to work bringing it to life. From choosing the right colors and textures to arranging the furniture just so, every detail matters. We take that concept and turn it into a fully realized set that sets the stage for the story. It’s all about creating an environment that feels authentic and immersive, where every element works together to transport viewers into the world of the film or show.

 

Sharing all drawings and mood boards with everyone involved is vital. It’s like giving everyone a map to navigate the project. From set designers to production crew and set dressers, clear communication ensures everyone understands the vision and works together smoothly to bring it to life.

 

But how to do that?

 

Here’s the secret: knowing the different stages of set design and having a solid workflow is your key to crafting stunning sets without losing your mind in the process. Budgeting can be tricky, but a workflow helps you spot potential cost issues early on. Plus, each stage acts as a checkpoint, ensuring your vision stays on target. You can see how we approach set design on the diagram bellow

 


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Film set design is like building a world for the story. To do it right, you gotta analyze the script first. What kind of place is it? Is it dark and scary or bright and cheerful? What time period is it? Who are the characters? Research is your best friend here. This could mean looking up real-life places or past eras to get the details right. Even checking out other movies with similar settings can spark ideas.

 

But it’s not all about making it pretty. The set needs to work in the real world too. Can the actors move around easily? Is there enough space for the cameras? Remember, the set designer works with other folks like the lighting and prop crews to make everything look amazing together. So it’s all about teamwork!

PRELIMNRY DESIGN

PSD     Mood boards are indispensable tools that help us visualize and plan the look and feel of each scene. These boards may vary, from physical collages to digital image collections. They serve as blueprints, guiding decisions on materials, furniture, decor, and ambiance

DRAFT DRAWINGS

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Agenti Design Management service is custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of filmmaking. We establish effective systems and procedures to enable designers to focus on their work. Our approach ensures clear scope definition, seamless communication, coordination, and high design quality. We actively manage client and stakeholder approvals, monitor progress, reduce design risk, and enhance service quality.

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MATERIALS  & TEXTURES

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Creating mood boards with readily available materials is crucial for efficient film set dressing. It’s like having a shopping list at the ready, ensuring we can swiftly order what’s needed. From furniture to props, having visuals of accessible items streamlines the process, saving time and avoiding delays. With clear direction from these mood boards, the construction crew and set dressers can quickly bring the vision to life on set

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CONSTRUCT DESIGN

CSD        Product packaging design refers to the creation of the exterior of a product. Some examples of products in this category are as follows – alcohol & food labels, pharmacy & cosmetic labels, wrappers, bags, envelopes, product & transport boxes, and more.

CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

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Agenti Design Management service is custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of filmmaking. We establish effective systems and procedures to enable designers to focus on their work. Our approach ensures clear scope definition, seamless communication, coordination, and high design quality. We actively manage client and stakeholder approvals, monitor progress, reduce design risk, and enhance service quality.

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TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

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Agenti Design Management service is custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of filmmaking. We establish effective systems and procedures to enable designers to focus on their work. Our approach ensures clear scope definition, seamless communication, coordination, and high design quality. We actively manage client and stakeholder approvals, monitor progress, reduce design risk, and enhance service quality.

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FURNITURE & EQPT.

FED        This category involves creating the appearance and look of all kind of vehicles. Some examples of products in this category are Registration Plates, Vignettes, Stickers, partial and full vehicle branding, traffic signs, road maps, driver licenses, and more.

FURNISHING & DECOR MOODBOARDS

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These boards serve as visual guides, helping us choose the right pieces and atmosphere to set the desired mood. It’s like putting together a mood board for a party playlist—each element contributes to the overall vibe. With these mood boards, we can quickly find and arrange furniture and decor, making it easier to purchase or rent the items needed from the store and bring the director’s vision to life authentically on set.

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FURNITURE & EQUPMENT DRAWINGS

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Agenti Design Management service is custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of filmmaking. We establish effective systems and procedures to enable designers to focus on their work. Our approach ensures clear scope definition, seamless communication, coordination, and high design quality. We actively manage client and stakeholder approvals, monitor progress, reduce design risk, and enhance service quality.

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MONTAGE GUIDES

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Agenti Design Management service is custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of filmmaking. We establish effective systems and procedures to enable designers to focus on their work. Our approach ensures clear scope definition, seamless communication, coordination, and high design quality. We actively manage client and stakeholder approvals, monitor progress, reduce design risk, and enhance service quality.

STEFAN MANCHEV  STUDIO MANAGER

Combining These Tools:

A Symphony of Creativity

The true magic lies in utilizing these tools in concert. Sketches may initially capture the essence of an idea, followed by digital paintings that refine and define the visuals. Finally, 3D rendering transforms these concepts into tangible, detailed representations. This collaborative approach fosters a continuous flow of creativity, ensuring a seamless journey from initial conception to final execution.

 

Beyond the Tools: The Power of Vision

 

While the tools are instrumental, the most vital element remains the filmmaker’s vision. By harnessing the strengths of each technique and fostering a collaborative environment, filmmakers can translate their unique vision into a captivating and visually stunning cinematic experience.

 

This article provides a foundation for understanding the diverse ways design thinking, digital painting, and 3D rendering contribute to the world of concept development in film. Remember, this is just a starting point.

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