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Wanted: Freelance – CAD Designer / Technician

We’re looking to connect with people who may be able to support us in a number of future projects.

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Instagram: Inspiration on Demand

Instagram can be many different things; a personal record of memories, a place to find memes, an online business, and - one of my personal favourites - an ideas board. For so many of us, Instagram is a platform to save ideas, thoughts and references - all kinds of visual inspiration that we may wish to refer back to in the future.

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From Interning to Entering

Working life over the last few months has encountered major transitions; from offices to home desks, creative sessions to zoom calls, clusters of colleagues to self-isolation…<br /> <br /> For me, this period has involved yet another monumental shift, one that has seen me move from studying as an undergraduate of Film, Photography and Media BA Hons, to entering into the Creative Industries’ workforce at NEWSUBSTANCE.

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The Value of the Maquette

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The value of the Maquette

In my earlier blog post “The art of creative engineering” I talked about the first stages of any project, where we begin to deconstruct creative concepts into their layers or core elements and begin to add structure, limits and material response. Following an initial phase of detailed conceptual sketching and 3D modelling, perhaps the most important phase in achieving an exacting creative response is the production of maquettes, samples and proof of principles.

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An insight into Health & Safety

As a certified Technical member of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Health & Safety) and a keen advocate of Health & Safety, I am the person that ensures our wonderful creative works are delivered and installed in a legal, safe and practical way. This often encompasses many varied parts of the Health & Safety regulations from risk assessing and analysis, MEWPs, worker welfare through to rigging inspections. I spend at least an hour each day reading the latest Health & Safety updates and news from the various bodies like IOSH, NEBOSH and the HSE. This keeps us at the leading edge of the latest legislation.

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The art of creative engineering

STEM – Science, technology, engineering and maths played a huge role in my education. However this collective of subjects always missed the vital and historically important interplay between art and engineering that we use every day to deliver our projects across the world.

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First impressions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

According to the Collins Dictionary, ‘Wanderlust’ is an ‘urge to travel’. I think it’s fair to say that most of the NEWSUBSTANCE team have an urge to travel, which is a good thing really as most of our projects are outside of the UK!

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Falling Stars Showreel

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NEWSUBSTANCE Showreel 2019

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48th National Day, Abu Dhabi

Flying moons for a spectacular ceremony

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Lune Rouge

Lune Rouge Entertainment - PY1

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Abu Dhabi National Day

The Greening of the Desert

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Paddy Power – Oprah For President

Realising a hyper realistic Oprah waxwork for a mobile PR stunt

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Spectra

Bringing colour and elevation to one of the world's most iconic music & arts festivals

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Abu Dhabi Louvre

Adding a touch of magic to the opening of this iconic building

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Delivering an impactful PR stunt ahead of the film release

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Download Dog

Bringing the dog home to Download Festival

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500th Anniversary of the Formation of the Kazakh Khanate

Making a statement for the illustrious ceremony to mark this 500th anniversary milestone

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World Economic Forum’s Gala Dinner

Putting a unique drone activation at the heart of the show’s narrative

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Al Ain FC – Trophy Presentation

Creating a memorable night for the 2015 Champions of the Arabian Gulf League

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Secret Garden Party

Returning to provide a Saturday night spectacle with 10,000 Falling Stars

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1st European Games – Opening Ceremony

Creating a wild meadow for the 1st European Games

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Candy Crush Soda

Designing and delivering a giant bear and candies for Candy Crush Soda PR stunt

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World’s Largest Disco Ball

Breaking a world record for the largest disco ball ever at Bestival

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Elbow UK Arena Tour

An innovative, custom made lighting solution with a twist for critically acclaimed Mancunian rockers Elbow, on their recent UK arena tour

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Mumford & Sons UK and North American Tour

A large scale, demountable installation piece to accompany the band on their UK and North American Gentlemen of the Road stopovers

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Sky 3D PR Stunt

Recreating the Solar System over London's skyline for the launch of Sky 3D

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The Falcon

Designing, building and somehow flying a 60 foot aluminium falcon 100 feet beneath a helicopter

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Take That Progress Tour

Designing an aerial mass movement section for Take That's Progress Live tour

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Imagined, Designed and Built in Leeds, UK – returning to California, USA

Wind back to this time in 2018. Can you remember where you were and what you were doing? Our team remember January 2018 vividly. They were very busy putting the finishing touches to our immersive installation Spectra, before its maiden voyage to California.

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Sharing our experience and learning from others

Public Speaking. Not everyone's cup of tea, but we love sharing our experiences and discovering new things.

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Creative Producers and Project Managers – NEWSUBSTANCE is hiring!

We’re growing. We have a number of large and exciting projects in the pipeline and we’re looking for experienced creative producers and mid to senior level project managers to help us bring our clients’ projects to life in the live environment.

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NEWSUBSTANCE’s multi-award-winning installation Spectra, picks up three more accolades

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Photo Credit: Py1 – Lune Rouge Entertainment

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NEWSUBSTANCE announce involvement in Through The Echoes

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NEWSUBSTANCE produce Fearless Jockey statue for Paddy Power

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NEWSUBSTANCE’s Spectra installation nominated for ‘Light Art Project of the Year’ award at the 2019 Lighting Design Awards

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NEWSUBSTANCE wins Gold at the International Design Awards 2018

NEWSUBSTANCE wins Gold at the International Design Awards 2018

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NEWSUBSTANCE wins at the 2018 AN Best of Design Awards

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NEWSUBSTANCE launch exciting new performance drone joint venture.

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NEWSUBSTANCE selected for Creative England’s CE50 2018

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Road to Coachella – Blood, Sweat & Spectral Tears…

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Working in the UAE

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Festival Structures

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Analogue v Digital

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Working with the CAA

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Breaking a World Record

Fast forward to 2014 and we receive a call from Josie Da Bank at Bestival music festival. As calls go it was one of the stranger but yet music to my ears. “We need to make the world’s largest disco ball. Can you help us break the world record?” Yes! Finally and most unexpectedly, a shot at a world record. And not any world record – a shiny, disco-tastic world record.