Creating original content for social or web often requires a video studio, and that can mean significant hire costs for the space and equipment. Unlike many production companies though, at Immediate we’re fortunate to have our own on-site facilities for our clients’ use.
In summer 2019, Immediate’s Branded Content team moved into new custom-designed offices in Eagle House, Bristol. As well as gaining much more flexible working space, we were able to specify a new video studio in the building to meet our growing work in this area.
We now have state-of-the-art production facilities right in the heart of Bristol city centre, as well as our longstanding studio facilities in London. Which means we can offer cost-effective solutions to a wide range of video needs.
What’s inside Immediate Media’s Bristol video studio
Our 373-square foot Bristol video studio is in the basement of the building, next to our café and breakout meeting areas. It sits next to a viewing room (the Snug) where crew and clients can make notes, prepare for shooting and review footage on the fly.
The Bristol video studio is a flexible ‘blank canvas’ for shooting a wide variety of videos. It’s easy to dress with different backdrops and props, and equipped with:
- A comprehensive lighting rig enabling a wide variety of shooting styles, from moody glamour to brilliant daylight. Kit includes Kinoflo CELEB 250 and Apurture 300D lights, ceiling rigs and a central control desk with programmable cues
- Soundproofing to ensure a perfect recording every time, with Sennheiser wireless lavalier and directional mics
- All 4k-compliant recording equipment, including a Canon C200 camera with a range of Cine lenses
- A full range of rigs including sliders and dollys, as well as monitoring and communication from our green room next door
This versatile setup lends itself to a host of common video formats many organisations require for their social and owned channels:
How-to / making videos
The video studio is the perfect space to make instructional content, with options to shoot top-down and / or from sides and front to give the complete picture of any project. Think crafts, explainers, fixes and makes. Here’s a video we shot in the new studio for English Heritage on homemade Christmas crafts.
Presenter-led and interview videos
A studio is often the best location for presenter-led videos and vox pops (‘talking heads’), ensuring crisp audio and a clean backdrop to intercut with other visuals. Think client or staff testimonials, expert explainers, and interviews. Here’s a video we shot in the studio for Cineworld, fronted by YouTuber and film influencer Joe Tasker.
Reviews and product showcases
If you’re looking to show off the features of a product, a studio is often the way to go, ensuring optimal lighting, multiple camera angles and high quality sound recording. Here’s a video we shot in the new studio for our cycling hub, BikeRadar, on the best turbo trainers: