WHAT IS A BLACKOUT STUDIO?
Blackout studio is where the space is near pitch black and no light is entering from the outside of the stage and also no light reflects on the stage surface. This feature is used in order to give full control over the lighting that is placed on the stage so the subjects can be lit exactly in a way that is desired. This can also create an infinitely black background.
WHY CHOOSE BLACKOUT STUDIO AT AQUIFER FILM?
Our studio has been designed and built in a way that by closing a couple of doors and turning all house lights off, you will have a pitch-black stage with full control of the lighting over the subject, and background. Aquifer Film Studio has a white cyclorama stage as standard, which depending on your lighting in the blacked-out stage can create your intended look. We also offer rich, deep, wool-serge blackout drapes to cover the full stage area walls (U-shape) and moving along our 360-degree curtain track around the stage if you want a 12 meter or less black background. The wool-serge drapes also act as an effective acoustic layer in order to gain a richer sound quality. For the full blackout experience, we can also offer black Floor Vinyl or Black Fabric for the flooring to cover the stage and take the blackout experience to the next level.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE THE BLACKOUT STUDIO IN EAST LONDON?
Our standard Blackout studio in East London does not cost you anything more than our fixed rate! If you wish to add the Wool-Serge drapes, Black Floor Vinyl, or Black Floor Fabrics, It’s all on house! Just let us know in advance and we will prepare the studio before you arrive. For more details about available additional services, please have a look at the RATES
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- 110 sqm (1180 sqft) Studio Space
- 40 sqm (430 sqft) U-shape cyclorama stage ( 6.8m x 5.7m ) 4.3m height
- Up to 12m U-SHAPE BLACK WOOL-SERGE DRAPES
- 6mx5m Removable BLACK VINYL FLOORING
- Wired lighting grid ( 16 amp and 13 amp )
- 32AMP 3-PHASE power with detachable Distribution box (RUBTR6)
- Hair and Make-up area – 2 Vanity tables with Hollywood mirrors
- Changing area
- Shower room and toilet
- Kitchen and lounge area with tea/coffee facilities
- High-speed Guest WiFi
- Sony GTK-XB72 One-box sound system
- Ground floor roller shutter access
- 3 Fixed LED TOPLIGHT (Chroma-Q Space Force onebytwo™ – soft 2800K – 6000K) with DMX controller
- 2 x C-STANDS (300cm W127CM 2 x Boom Arm 4 x Grip head)
- 6 x SANDBAGS (Neewer® black/yellow dual grip)
- 3 x POLYBOARDS and stands
HOW TO BOOK
– Give us a call on : 020 8050 8212
– Or email us at : STUDIO@AQUIFER.FILM
– WITH : The summary of your shoot
– AND : The level of your blackout requirement (standard, drapes, floor)
FULL LIST OF FEATURES
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ON SITE CAFE
WALKING DISTANCE TO SHOPS
TESCO, 4 MIN WALK
SELF STORAGE, 1 MIN DRIVE
PETROL STATION, 1 MIN DRIVE
EV CHARGING, 3 MIN DRIVE
HOSPITAL, 7 MIN DRIVE
FIRE STATION, 14 MIN DRIVE
With full 24/7 access, we are offering unlimited timescale in our calendar. You do not have to worry about tailoring your shoot in our studio based on the opening hours. If working at night and doing a night shoot is what saves you in production cost and time, then let us know and we will arrange a time that works for you.
We offer 3 complimentary parking to all of our customers. All the parking spaces are right on the doorstep of the studio and in a private yard. On your arrival, you will be given a parking permit for the day, which you simply display behind your windscreen. Up to 20 More paid parking spaces can be arranged if you inform us in advance during our office hours.
HAIR & MAKEUP AREA
As part of your booking, you will have access to the hair and make-up area, which includes two vanity tables with 100 x 70cm Hollywood mirrors and dimmable LED lights. Both tables are also equipped with 13amp plugs as well as USB ports and chargers for all kinds of phones and tablets. In case there is heavy make-up involved, there is also a shower room for a piece of mind.
We are proud to be running on 100% renewable energy in our entire space of the studio. We are running on a 64amp Three-Phase power supply for our studio, from which the stage has its own dedicated 32amp Three-phase power supply. With this, you can always make sure there is plenty of power available.
FIXED WIRED LIGHTING GRID
With a full fixed-wired lighting grid all over the stage, you can light the scene with a lot of flexibility without running cables from the grid to the ground by using 16amp and 13amp plugs on the grid itself. This can help massively to reduce the risk of running too many cables around and fewer visual abstracts on the stage. The crew and production also save time with this feature and ultimately bring down the cost.
- 16amp X 1
- 13amp X 7
KITCHEN & LOUNGE
When you book with our studio, you will also have access to our kitchen facilities and the lounge area. We have a fully fitted kitchen with tea and coffee facilities, an electric hub, a fridge, a freezer, and a microwave oven. This is a great area for your cast and crew to spend time away from the stage as well as a space for your catering.
BALCONY OVERSEEING THE STAGE
One of our unique and inspiring features in the studio is our balcony overseeing the stage. This balcony has a great view over the stage as well as providing special possibilities for creative works. Your VIP guests, producers, and even some crew members can utilise this space in their own ways. You can use it to mount lights or even place your camera for low-angle shots without spending a fortune on different pieces of equipment. This will defiantly add a high-value point of view to your production.
360 DEGREE CURTAIN TRACK
The 360-degree curtain track around our stage allows you to move the Blackout drapes and Green screen drapes to any desired position based on your scene. Achieving a U-shape drape in any direction that works for the shot is an easy task. You can easily move, remove and reposition the drapes.