In these challenging economic times the cost of new sets or virtual sets can be intimidating. An alternate approach, like with one’s home, can be a simple face lift. We have done renovations for stations in good times as well as bad. Here are a few suggestions.
1. Repaint or refinish. Again, to use the home analogy, sometimes a fresh coat of paint of a splash of color (perhaps tying in a new/different/modified graphics treatment) can be just the trick. Somewhat counter-intuitively, we generally suggest a mottled or faux-finished look, which is actually easier to touch-up than a solid color.
2. Consider adding some flexible or wild etched glass panels. Of course, for television, this is often a Lexan or Plexi-Glas panel with a graphic treatment rather than true etched glass, Add a bit of lighting and you’ve got a slick look that will update your set instantly. Colored light will add drama or sparkle to create a morning, evening and night look on one set.
3. Add architectural detail. In one instance, we added some basic Frank Lloyd Wrightesque details to exiting square columns and totally changed the character of the environment.
These are, of course, just three ideas where there are many. Existing sets have different needs and possibilities and different structures suggest different solutions. There are always many ways to update a set’s look, even within limited budgets.
For some ideas on unleashing the potential of your existing sets, visit klad.com. If you’d like to discuss these and more ideas for refreshing your sets, give us a call, we’re here to help.
We have also been known to do the same kind of work with exhibits and other environments.