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28
Mar
Image of hanging furniture in waiting room

Unconventionally Comfortable Waiting Room with Suspended Furniture

How we made our office entryway attractive, fun, and comfortable while also creating a relaxing lounge for team members and clients for around $500.

Now that we’ve completed our move into our new studio space, we can focus on updating and outfitting our new office with our own Ghost Productions sense of style. Because our entry way is the first thing that our visitors will see we, decided to start there and make our waiting room a creative space. As with any office update it is important to begin by determining, needs, realizing assets, and setting a budget.

Because we are Ghost and because we desire function and fun over convention, we decided to do away with the standard waiting room chairs and opted for something much cooler. It just so happens that a local company produces these incredibly comfortable and durable hovering chairs in a variety of colors. Check them out at skychairs.com. So we bought a variety of colors and hung them from the beams we made a few days earlier.

skychair_beam IMG_3393Staff in chairs

Shopping List:

Picture of everything needed to make the sky chair project

Sky Chairs in assorted colors: $90 x (4) = $360

> 3000 lbs. Rated Carabiner or Quick Link: $4 x (6) = $24

> 3000 lbs. Static Climbing Rope:  $40

Framing Lumber 2″x 6″ x 10′ : $8 x (6) = $48

10″ Timber Screws: $15 for 12 pack = $15

(1) 1 Qt Wood Stain: $10

(1) Antique Oil Finish:  $11

28
Mar
the woodstain is on fire and can be seen darkening woodgrain

Turning Inexpensive Wood into Art

Staining wood with fire to make cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood for pennies on the dollar.

Our new studio is coming along and we’re changing gears from moving and organizing into full on construction. This week we’re going to be building some beams for a few of the building projects and we’ll show you how to do it.

Step 1. Buy cheap framing pine boards in the needed dimensions.

photo of cheap framing pine wood

Step 2. Lightly sand and apply pre-stain.

Minwax Pre-Stain

Step 3. Apply generous amount of wood stain.

applying wood stain in thick coats

Step 4. Use a torch to start stain on fire and burn into wood.

A propane torch is used to start the wood stain on fire  the woodstain is on fire and can be seen darkening wood grain the wood stain is on fire and burning into board

Step 5. Add additional details and shading to woodgrain using propane torch. using a torch to burn woodgrain into board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6. Seal wood with antique wood finish.

Comparison of glossy finished wood to unfinished

Join us in the next installment where we mount these beams to the ceiling to make the coolest waiting room ever with hanging furniture.

How to use fire to stain inexpensive cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood the cheap and easy way.

 

11
Aug

Scleropathy Animation Case Study: DiD Agency

Project: Scleropathy Animation for Varithena®

 

MISSION: Edit an animation script for FDA application; Create a visually comprehensive and descriptive animation to explain the MOA of the Varithena® PEM foam.

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4
Aug

Extracellular Matrix Animation Case Study: Hollister Endoform

Project: Extracellular Matrix Animation for Hollister Wound Care

 

MISSION: Create a visually compelling representation of a native ECM that is degraded from the inflammatory cycle. Then show the effect of using the Endoform ECM bandage to interrupt the inflammatory cycle and help a chronic wound heal.

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13
Jul

Medical Spokesperson Animation Case Study: Bausch + Lomb

Project: Medical Spokesperson for the Bausch + Lomb Technology Showcase

 

MISSION: Create a compelling way to highlight the Bausch + Lomb latest technology advances. Suffering from a common problem with successful growth, Bausch + Lomb has produced many animation visualizations to explain their technologies. Many of these videos were produced by different production companies and often different divisions. Our challenge was to develop a creative concept to contain a number of visually divergent animations in a cohesive presentation.

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29
Jun

Hydrocephalus Animation Case Study: Aesculap proGAV

Project: Hydrocephalus Animation for Aesculap, Inc.

 

MISSION: Build a dynamic and visually compelling animation that incorporates 3d visualization of product placements blended with well rendered stills to explain the use and programming of the proGAV hydrocephalus pressure management system.

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11
Jun

Sinuplasty Animation Case Study: Medtronic NuVent

Project: Sinuplasty Animation for Medtronic

 

MISSION: Build a series of individual 3d-animated segments to be used in a Maxillary Sinuplasty video that promotes the features/benefits of NuVent in context with accurate 3d internal sinus anatomy. This series will show three applications of the NuVent system: Maxillary, Frontal, and Sphenoid.

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11
Jun

Spinous Process Fixation Animation Case Study: Spineology VIA

Project: VIA Spinous Process Fixation Device Animation for Spineology, Inc.

 

MISSION: Create an animation of the features and benefits of the VIA spinous process fixation device in context with posterior spinal anatomy. Special emphasis will be put to focus on the adjustable width clamping anchors and use with and without the interspinous and supraspinous ligament.

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4
Jun

Varicose Vein Treatment Ad Case Study: CIS (Cardiovascular Institute of the South)

Project: Varicose Vein Treatment Ad (Our 5th) for CIS (Cardiovascular Institute of the South)

 

MISSION: Provide the Cardiovascular Institute of the South with another beautifully rendered 30 second animated commercial spot highlighting varicose vein treatment.

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26
May

Cannulated Screw Animation Case Study: FlowFX

Project: Cannulated Screw Marketing Animation for FlowFX, LLC.

 

MISSION: Provide Orthogen with a series of short promotional animations of the FlowFX cannulated screw systems for AAOS. Two involve femoral neck fracture that can be leveraged from the previously produced FlowNail animation. The remaining two are depicting the Flowfx technology in Tibial and Foot fracture applications. All of these animations will follow the same high level of visually compelling quality produced in the first FlowNail animation.

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