The Top 10 Reasons You Should Hire A Studio For Your Next Shoot
2) No interruptions. I’m not talking about a studio being a controlled environment (that’s point 4!). No. How often have you been set to film and your contributor gets called away, or receives a phone call or has an unexpected meeting? By moving the shoot to a dedicated filming space the contributor, the actor, the interviewee or whoever is in front of camera KNOWS that this is a place for filming. We’ve filmed with busy CEO’s of the worlds biggest companies, world-renowned Doctors and professors, masters of industry. Yet when they’re in the studio they’re malleable and communicative, you’ll find the time and consideration they give you to be very different than they might anywhere else.
4) A controlled environment. Hiring a studio means you’re hiring a place to film you are in complete control of. Think of that for a minute. It’s not like hiring a location or arriving at a place of work; a studio is a blank slate. You can build a set, paint the place, use a green screen to digitally create your environment. What’s more lighting is completely under your control. We live in a noisy world; you can protect yourself from sound interruptions by using a sound insulated or fully soundproof studio.
5) Time. The most precious commodity on a film set. When you arrive on location you need to unload your vehicles and, set up lights and kit. Imagine arriving in a place where lights are already set, where equipment is to hand. That’s what a studio can buy you. Extra time on your filming day. That extra time can be used getting additional takes, communicating with your cast or crew or just gifting people with regular breaks. You may even (gulp) wrap early!
6) Start on the right foot. Further to the above when you choose a studio you can be assured your crew will not only be able to find the location but be able to park. Parking in locations can be an expensive nightmare. Remove the stress from clients, crew, talent (and your production coordinator!) by choosing a place to film they can locate. It’ll mean your day start your day with a calm crew, a relaxed talent and not having to clock watch to re-park your car at a certain hour. A studio can help you in a scheduling your day better and remove any element of worry from people having to navigate to a shooting location at an office or house.
9) Creature comforts. An army marches on its stomach, and a film crew is no different. When filming it helps if cast and crew can help themselves to tea, coffee, biscuits and snacks. A kitchen means food can be prepared on site and the studio usually has a number of catering options you can use for lunch. Then there’s the fact that a studio generally has a comfortable lounge where clients and crew can hang out and eat in peace. A fed crew, a comfortable crew, is a happy crew.