Sophie Black specialised in Production Design during her time at the University for Creative arts, and has worked as a Production Designer on many films since then.
Production Design services include concept art and technical drawings, model making (where required), and even set building. We have a great number of people prepared to work with us in this area, and can easily produce a set-decorating team, led under Sophie's experienced eye.
Prices for these services vary depending on the job - please get in touch for more information.
Although we are a film production house, we also love theatre, and can offer some serices in this area too!
Sophie Black started designing sets for theatre aged 16, when she did a course in Theatre Design. At that time she also studied drama, performed in musicals and ran a youth-group which put on self-penned drama productions, so she had a strong knowledge of what a set had to do.
As well as designing sets from scratch, we are also able to take an existing location and transform it. From small changes – such as adding objects to a dressing table to suit a colour palet – to big changes, like painting or papering walls, Sophie Black has experience in all fields.
Services include Director consultations, script breakdowns, budget plans and usually a two week purchasing process to get all the items needed, as well as placing these items on set in a way which looks best on your chosen camera's lens. We have a good reputation for coming under budget wherever possible, which makes us an ideal choice for design work on independent productions.
Prices vary depending on the project, and cover the purchase of items for sets, as well as time spent sourcing these.
ART DIRECTION & SET DRESSING
We are one of the only independent film houses in the UK to offer costume & art department services on top of our film production skills. This is because of the specialist training of our founder, Sophie Black.
[Set design for Stop/Eject, dir. Neil Oseman 2012]
[Set dressing on Jar of Angels, dir. Crash Taylor 2011. Photo by Martin Dance]
She had her first theatre set design professionally made,
alongwith a series of costumes she had also designed for the production, in 2007, before she turned 18. This was a dance production inspired by the anatomy of the human body, and the circulatory system. Her minimalist designs left plenty of room for the dancers’ performance, and was easily created by a professional theatre design team.