Once it was just TV & Cinema commercials and ‘non-broadcast’. Today, moving image content is everywhere – online, outdoor, in-store, in-app and more. We are proud to offer a world-leading, end-to-end production and delivery resource dedicated to meeting the spiralling demand for film and branded content.
Our custom-built facilities house three tailored Studio Hire stages, each matching different shooting requirements. Edit, VFX and Grading suites and a Dolby approved surround sound mixing suite. We also have a purpose-built wardrobe and hair & make-up space, a meeting room with AV facilities, a green room, shower, kitchen and breakout areas – even a BBQ deck and sun terrace! All equipped with the highest quality equipment, lightning-fast internet connectivity, complimentary refreshments and more barista coffee than anyone should probably drink. Catering to order. We’ve done everything to ensure our clients enjoy efficiently run projects in a comfortable, fun and productive environment. And in true Sandstorm fashion, we are never satisfied and are always expanding and investing in our facilities, So call us for the latest updates.
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This is our ‘Swiss Army knife’ of a studio – endlessly configurable and versatile. You name it, we shoot it here: vehicle exteriors and interiors, one, two and three walled room sets, live action with synch sound, Technodolly, multi-camera live studio format and both large and small scale product shoots of every description.
- Room dimensions – 15m x 10m x 4m(h)
- Dual infinity cove – 9m x 9m x 3.2m (h)
- Vehicle access
- Dimmable 18 bank lighting mixer
The tough one. We’ve specced this studio to handle the rough stuff – we do all kinds of special effects shooting here including pyro, smoke, fire and water. Noise not a problem either. That said, it’s also beautifully equipped for shooting motion control, live action, smaller sets, table top and stills photography and the space and height are a DOP’s dream.
- Room dimensions – 17m x 10m x 7m(h)
- Stage dimensions – 10m x 7m x 4m(h)
- Vehicle access
- Water & fire retardant
The (very) big one. Seven-metre double-decker height and wide access sound stage. Soon to have a double infinity cove, floating ceiling and configurable as separate spaces for simultaneous shooting on your project. Self-contained facility with green room, meeting/office space, WCs & parking etc.
- 7,000 sq ft (650 sq m)
- 98ft x 65ft x 32ft height (30m x 20m x 10m)
Our colour balanced room, custom-built desk and grade one monitoring (plus domestic screens for reference) make this the premier room for picture finishing at Sandstorm’s facility.
- Fully colour balanced, air-conditioned room
- Grade One monitoring (plus domestic screens for reference)
- Custom-built desk and control surface
+DOLBY APPROVED MIXING SUITE
Our sound mixing suite is built to the highest possible specification, allowing us to create unique surround sound experiences for cinema, as well as broadcast and online content.
- Dolby approved 5.1 & 7.1 cinema surround sound mixing
- TV & Digital sound mixing to R128 and all other global standards
- Cinema, TV & Digital sound design
- Foley & ADR recording
- Rigorously tested sound room with superb acoustics
As well as our Dolby Approved mixing suite, we also have first class voice-over facilities with our dedicated sound booth.
For use in broadcast and cinema voice-over, ADR, radio link and podcasting.
- Professionally sound-proofed and acoustically isolated
- RT60 – 0.053 seconds (can be customised to suit other requirements)
Equipped with eight matching suites in a custom-built open-plan environment, our editing team deliver assemble edits, VFX, 3D and online. Whether working on eight individual projects or collaborating together on one, it is a faster and more efficient way to deliver post-production for our productions.
- 8 matching custom-built workstations
- Assembly, VFX, 3D and online in one room
- Open plan environment
- Shared media servers
- Open ring network productivity
- Comprehensive back-up and redundancy protocol
Enjoy an artisan coffee from our wonderful, steampunk-tastic espresso machine, relax and look through our gallery of previous work and showreel before the action begins. Ample free parking (hard standing), CCTV and 24hr security.
GREEN ROOM AND BREAKOUT AREAS
There’s an area to relax by the fire or be productive without background interruption, all the while monitoring the shoot via a direct feed from the studio and keeping connected to the outside world via lightning fast broadband. The lounge is also equipped with a client fridge and stocked with a range of complimentary snacks and beverages. When the sun shines (it always shines) get outside, enjoy the sun terrace and, take in the view across open fields to the Ridgeway.
+ MEETING ROOM
Often an area for pre-production and client meetings, this room also doubles-up as a production office for clients on shoots. Fully AV’d up including conference facilities. Helping them keep on top of the world outside while remaining part of the action.
No end-to-end studio facility is complete without private, separate Wardrobe and Hair & Make-up room with illuminated wall mirrors and hanging rails.
- Two make-up workstations
- Steamers, irons and wardrobe railing