NewsDesksUSA.com and SetsReadyGO.com are both outgrowths of Emmy Award winning Set Designer Brian Flynn’s core business Blairsets LLC.
Working with producers throughout the US since 1982 Flynn and his team of designers, craftspeople and stagehands have logged in over 5000 production between them.
Their work is seen on all major cable and broadcast television networks and webcasting sites. They have worked in over 125 TV studios from Idaho Falls, Idaho to Auckland, New Zealand,making them one of the best travelled and knowledgeable group of people regarding strategies for managing the physical use of studio spaces.
In addition to in-studio productions their work has taken them to venues as varied as the White House, Las Vegas Casinos and Madison Square Garden.
In 2015 the team noticed an increase in calls from academic institutions looking for assistance in furnishing them with professionally designed and built scenery. There was an especially expressed need for reasonably priced newsdesks that could withstand years of use in a school’s TV Studio, this led to the development of NewsdesksUSA.com. which features newly designed desks mixed in with updated versions of classic designs from past productions. www.newsdesksusa.com .
In 2017 SetsReadyGO.com was launched following the success of NewsDesksUSA.com and it features stock scenery designs that can be customized to the client’s particular tastes or school colors. There are news and interview sets and they are all ready to be delivered in 4 weeks. www.setsreadygo.com
Working for government agencies and non-profits is not always as clear cut as working in the handshake world of commercial video production. ”I understand that although schools vary from location to location, the paperwork from first bid to final invoice requires our professional scrutiny” added Joe Floria the company’s technical director.
“Generally, schools e-mail us through our website and we answer within 24 hours” designer Flynn continued . Studio dimensions including the height from the floor to the bottom of a lighting instrument are helpful information to include along with the expected delivery date. Usually the email response is to try to set up a phone conference call with the schools producers.
“That’s when things get interesting” continued Flynn. “We have a list of questions that we go over about he nuts and bolts of the process and then we journey into our collaborative process”. It is an informal talk about vision and in this case they mean not just goals but actually what you want to see on camera. “We then distill everyone’s vision into our final design proposal that is rendered on our 3D Studio Max equipped workstations, and send you multiple camera views so that you will see what your project really looks like before it is actually built.”
“Typically, it will take 2-4 weeks to completely build a project and ship it out” added John Flynn the firms operations chief. “We’ve built a lot of them” he smilled “And we will build some more.”
For more information on affordable sets for your school, please visit their site at www.newsdesksusa.com