Our video studio and creative hub is almost a year old!
Scheduling and running a working film studio has been eventful and a terrific learning curve.
On the south side of Bristol, 15 minutes from the airport and next to Parsons St Station, the studio space itself is two storeys high and nearly 900 by 800 metres in floor size.
It has acoustic tiling, four space lights with dimmers and lots of flats to create most types of interiors.
With colorama rolls, green screen and a fully working kitchen set, it offers a well-sized space for drama, interviews, product demonstrations and music videos.
The great thing about Mendip Media Studios is its ease of access and its built-in value for clients.
It has parking for 6 cars right outside the door, access into the studio for small lorries and vans to unload products, product storage, a fully equipped prep kitchen and fibre connectivity.
Alongside the studio, Mendip Media offers its fully equipped offices, meeting areas and edit suites for client use.
Our very first dry-hire, just after we had moved in, was a Tesco’s photography shoot. The products arrived; chilled pizzas, pies, ready-meals, taking up two fridges worth of space. Over two days, the creative director and photographer spent a lot of time arranging food items on the floor on a white colorama.
This taught us our first hire lessons: prepare well for the client and make sure there’s plenty of tea on hand!
Since then the studio has been pretty constantly in use.
We’ve rigged and derigged the kitchen-set so many times now that we’ve got the preparation phase down to a fine art, and each time we set up we try to improve and tweak the set and props.
Our aim in 2016 is to get as many creatives into the space to see for themselves why it’s such a good place to film or photograph.
And we’re running some great discounts this month, so if you’re looking for somewhere to base your video or photography project get in touch.