Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems
MODE works with our clients and partners via a series of logical and organized phases
Cups Of Coffee
MODE believes that good creative and design is answering a question. In the beginning of every project, we are listening carefully for those questions. In the Creative Development Phase, the MODE team works with you to develop and agree on the important core of your creative needs through blue sky sessions, charettes, and creative investigation. The result is consensus on creative direction, as well as an initial understanding of the budget and process plan to take your project from page to staged.
The MODE team now works with you to break down the core creative at a granular level. The goals in this phase are two-fold: A complete understanding of your projects circumstances and conditions, coupled with detailed cultural and creative strategy development to KNOW the flavor, the tone, the atmosphere, the possibilities, the palette, the plan. The real details ? We’ll engage in site surveys, we’ll evaluate facilities impact, we’ll begin using paper, pencils, code, and context to create visual renderings. We’ll initiate the the producing tools necessary to manage your project smoothly. We’ll work together to define a process to succeed !
Schematic Design & Writing
MODE’s Creative Directors, Designers, and Producers will now commit ideas to ink, generating the definitive documents to fabricate, assemble, shoot, visualize, and produce. In this phase we work with you to develop treatments, construction documents, pitch decks, scripts, and detailed budget breakdowns. This is where we make sure that every nut, bolt, syllable, and statistic is accounted for, and communicated to all members of the team
Prototyping and approval
The MODE team are all passionate about workshopping, testing, and KNOWING the best practices for creating what has never been created before. We are committed to limiting the creative and financial risk that accompanies producing spectacle and immersion at the highest level. In this phase we will arrange for evaluations of equipment, fabrication of prototypes, scaled testing of techniques, and comprehensive previsualization and pre-programming of control and interactive elements. We’ll make models, test theories, and throughout work side by side with you to manage a creative process that delivers exactly what you had in mind.
Pre-Production and fabrication
The rubber hits the road. In this phase, we cast and rehearse performance, we help determine and supervise vendors in the fabrication of scenery, structure, and production technologies. We build out a team of the most prominent professionals for whom there is zero tolerance for failure, and we work in lockstep with them to create the perfect circumstances for success. We produce content and code to bring media infused installations to life. And every step of the way, we keep you connected, looping you in to every decision to evaluate and approve.
Production and integration
It all comes together. Creative Direction, scenic or installation design, lighting design, audio design and scoring, interactive engagements and effects – All together at last, in the space. This is where we rehearse, refine, perform, and reveal. We work with production staff, contractors, performers, artists, technicians, programmers, location representatives, architects, cameramen, carpenters, and YOU to deliver spectacle. Memories. Impressions, Activations, Joy.