Creating bespoke set design & set builds from scratch is a true art form. Realising the potential of this sort of project requires the aesthetics to work in tandem with a lighting design plan. At the heart of this process is the ability to be able to tell a better story in a more compelling way. Fortunately, we have an on site workshop specialising in wood, glass, metal and plastic and the space to create beautiful texturally rich sets. This gifts us an infinite amount of possibilities. All either on location or in our custom built studio complex in Bolton Manchester.

Gillette Rube Goldberg Machine

One of our favourite and most challenging set builds to date was this spot for Gillette. Featuring Raheem Sterling and a fantastic idea for a single shot to set off a chain of events which would launch this new razor into the world. Our team had a very short amount of time to design and build a working Rube Goldberg machine in our studio here in North West England. The result designed for tiktok pulled in nearly 4 million views and a very happy client.

On average, a medium size set build takes about a week. With this in mind, we build for camera, which means the attention to detail goes into things that will be seen close up by the camera. So much can be done when lighting is developed along side the set build. Often lighting will be built in, and controlled via dimmers and desk for fully automated control.


This huge set for Deichmann shoes filled most of our studio as the production desired 4 x back to back sets that Giovanna Fletcher could walk through for an in camera effect. The result for this TV Commercial speaks for itself.

If you require a set or production team can help you design & build to any specification.

Teleport Pods

In our story our protagonist teleports to a tiny island, we had to design and build the laboratory and the teleportation pods. Thanks to this, the video was a great success with over 22 million hits on you tube and regular rotation on worldwide tv stations.

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Miniature Construction

We had to create the effect of a burning building with lighting and smoke in the studio. In order to achieve the exterior shots of the building on fire we built a scale model and our pyro team torched it. Our artist flew in from California to participate in the shoot.

Sometimes great set design is using an existing room to its fullest potential, while sometimes it’s creating everything from scratch with raw materials. Because of this, we’re experienced at both ends of the spectrum and  focused on achieving the textures and look that the project demands.

Barn Build

The first shoot we ever did for Funeral For a Friend called for a barn location. The commissioner wanted a real life barn for authenticity, however we wanted a fully controlled environment to make the film. We designed and implemented a bespoke barn set within our large studio space. Through custom set design and build we could ensure the barn was laid out the best way to tell the story. We still work with this label and commissioner to this day.

Emotive story telling is about having the correct tools and metaphors to convey a message.

Decay Texture Room

For a Bodyrox video we wanted to create a stunning room with bay windows and wooden flooring. The set had  to have a very distinctive decay texture throughout the walls and floor. We worked hard over a 3 day period to work into new materials and achieve an aged look.

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