Having a room of one’s own to film and photograph food has been a revelation.
In the middle of last year Mendip Media moved from rented offices to a custom-designed, double warehouse complete with creative suites, fibre connectivity, offices and at its heart a spacious, two-storey studio with adjoining preparation kitchen.
At the time it seemed a natural progression as the in-house creative team was out-growing cramped accommodation and, despite being sited next to the BBC in the centre of Bristol, unable (thanks to BT) to connect to the fibre enabled exchange several hundred yards up the road.
Today we’re celebrating a small milestone: 6 months in our bespoke studio.
It has taken getting used to … in a good way.
We have been filming in or renting out the space constantly since we moved in. And if there’s down time, the creatives are in the studio filming, photographing, lighting or set designing to improve their skill set.
The flexibility the building gives us as sole owners is that we are able to schedule shoots without incurring extra costs and at our own discretion. This absolutely helps clients, especially those trying to market product launches and whose timetables are constantly disrupted.
Our first commission for multiple food videos from China came in just before Christmas, so not only are we starting to export our video production and expertise as food videographers, but we’re also making good use of superfast connectivity in dealing long distance with a marketing team as if they were in the UK.
All in all today, despite the government health warnings, I’ll be raising a glass of cider to Mendip Media Studios.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Mendip Media’s video production and studio please contact me email@example.com 0117 974 4320