Friday, February 24, 2006

A visual trip around Sue White's Office

These three photos will hopefully give you a little glimpse into the world of Sue White, and the amount of detail that goes into dressing a set.

Notice the paperwork on the pin board for example. All of which is custom made by us and contains real information that could be in an actual Head of HR office, just in case any of it can be seen on camera.

The cut-out flower on the window ledge has a long history. It was first hired for the pilot episode, which was shot on location in an empty office in Basingstoke.

When the pilot was commissioned, and the first series was made, Sue White's office became a set, which we had to match exactly to the interior of the office from the pilot.

Sadly (for us) the flower didn't exist anymore by the time of the series, so we had to make our own, as close to the original as possible.

This was then kept until series 2, and used again, as was a lot of the prop dressing. Continuity, continuity, continuity!


cello said...

I had no idea anything was a set in Series 1. It all looked like real location shooting. I think that might be a compliment.

dizzi1 said...

Wow you really don't realise how much detail goes into a set!

And I love that little flower on the windowsill, it's the one thing I always notice :-)

JPG said...

Thanks for the compliment Cello. We tried extremely hard to make the sets and locations as seamless as poss.

Sadly for me, because they ended up looking so believable, most people, like yourself, don't imagine there's any scenery at all...hey-ho..

LA said...

I just LOVE that flower... there's so much irony in it, in comparison with sue white's personality...

I wonder where I could get one, too...;)

JPG said...

Can't help there I'm afraid...if I knew the answer to that I'd have bought a spare instead of having to re-make it!

Anonymous said...

they should make sue white flowers, as like merchandise or something! i'm sure lots of mad people would buy it, and as they would be replicas of your original design, you'd probably get lots of royalties or whatever!