SANDSTORM FILMS

THE UK’S LEADING PRODUCTION FACILITY

SANDSTORM FILMS

THE UK’S LEADING PRODUCTION FACILITY

Fully scalable – you can bring everything yourself or allow Sandstorm to provide it all for you, or anything in between.

STUDIOS

STUDIO 1

  • ​1360ft2 / 126m2 
  • 44ft x 31ft x 10ft / 13.5m x 9.5m x 3.2m(h) 
  • 32A 3ph mains (included in rate) + 300A generator power (additional cost)
  • L shaped infinity cove (9x9m) 
  • Acoustically treated for dialogue
  • Diffused white canopy over stage (can be removed)

The first studio we built at The Old Dairy in 2009 – endlessly configurable and versatile for small studio production. You name it, we shoot it here: vehicle exteriors and interiors, one, two and three walled room sets, live action with sync sound, Technodolly, multi-camera live studio, photography and both large and small scale product shoots of every description.

STUDIO 2

  • 970ft2 / 90m2 
  • 30ft x 33ft x 13ft (h) / 9m x 10m x 4m (h)  
  • 63A single phase mains (included in the rate) + 375A generator power (additional cost)
  • Greenscreen/Bluescreen Infinity Cove 7m(w) x 4m(h) 
  • Water Resistant 
  • Fully Blackout 

The tough one, built to do everything we couldn’t do in Studio 1. We’ve specced this studio to handle the rough stuff – we do all kinds of special effects shooting here including pyro. It’s also beautifully equipped for shooting motion control, live action, smaller sets, stills photography – the space and height is a dream for all tabletop. If visuals are priority over sound on a small scale production, this is the stage for you.

STUDIO 3

  • 5600ft2 / 520 m2 
  • 85ft x 65ft x 33ft / 26m x 20m x 10m(h) 
  • 375A mains/generator (included in the rate) + additional 375A generator power available = total 750A power avilable on stage
  • Sound-deadened (not soundproof) w/excellent acoustics 
  • Double Decker Bus height vehicle access 
  • Water Resistant 

The big one, we opened this stage in August 2019. With seven-metre high double-decker access, this sound stage boasts a full over-head lighting gantry, hoists, cherry picker and scissor lift, a huge floor space and extraordinary head height. Take everything you can do in Studio 1 + 2, combine it and times it by two and soon you realise why this is the best production stage in the UK for the money.

SET-BUILD

We have a full set build facility on-site, ready to go, with a lot of pre-configured room setups too. From a six room set; built, painted and ready to shoot in just three days to huge greenscreen rigs or small single room sets. We’ve done most things here and are on-hand, without any hassle.

KIT / EQUIPMENT

CAMERAS

  • ​Alexa Mini
  • ​Alexa 35
  • ​Alexa Mini LF
  • Phantom 2K + 4K
  • Alexa SXT
  • Alexa Classic
  • Blackmagic Ursa
  • GoPro Hero 7+8
  • Canon 5DSR
  • Canon 5Diii

    LENSES

    • Cooke S4i 8 lens kit (12mm, 18mm, 25mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm)
    • Arri Master Prime lens set (T1.3 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm)
    • Arriflex Super Speed prime lens set (T1.3 35mm, 50mm, 85mm)
    • Cooke S4i 3 lens kit (see above for options)
    • Cooke Anamorphic/i prime lens set (32mm, 65mm macro, 135mm)
    • Arri Master Macro 100mm
    • Alura Studio Zoom lens 18-80mm T2.6
    • ArriFlex Zeiss Vintage set

    LIGHTING

    • Arri Skypanels
    • Arri Orbiters
    • Astera Titans
    • 12K to 125W HMI/MSR
    • 12K to 150W tungsten fixtures
    • Stands, rigs and scaffolds
    • Broncolor Strobe Lighting
    • TourHazer and Smoke Machines
    • Moonlight remote DMX
    • DMX control (normally requires a Sandstorm operator)
    • Frames, diffusion, flags, drapes and rags

    GRIP

    • TechnoDolly
    • ST50+ aka SuperTechnoCrane
    • Elemack ride-on dolly
    • Skater dolly
    • Easy rig
    • O’Connor heads
    • Tracks, crates and wedges

    SOUND

    • Voice-over facilities
    • Superb sound-devices kit

    • Radio mics and discrete in-ear
    • Boom mics

    ACCESSORIES & NICE TO HAVES

    • High-end AutoCue system available with operator
    • Follow focus setups including PRESTON MDR4, WCU-4 and traditional Arri FF-5
    • Lots of lovely lens filtration, matte boxes, camera accessories
    • Teradek wireless video
    • On-set monitoring
    • Ambient timecode system including digi-slate

    • Remote viewing system
    • Q Take / playback (normally requires a Sandstorm operator)

    • Gantry systems, scaffolds, hoists and winches

    • Greenscreen / Bluescreen drapes

    • High lift kit including scissor lifts, cherry pickers, telehandlers all on-site
    • Generators for safe, reliable power

    CREWING

    We have a large team on-site, ready to go, so before pricing up your previous crew plus their travel and hotels, speak to us. There may be a simpler solution – the added bonus, our team know the stages and the kit and each other. We’re also very happy to hybrid a crew from your own team and ours to ensure politics, creative and budget are met – book as little or as many of our team as you need.


    Full list of crew available in the Sandstorm team.

    • Director
    • Photographer
    • Director of photography
    • Assistant director
    • Producer
    • Production manager
    • Line producer
    • Production assistant
    • Camera operator
    • Focus puller
    • Hybrid self-shooter / editor (for BTS etc)
    • Gaffer
    • Spark / electrician
    • Lighting desk operator (with kit)
    • Audio technician / sound recordist
    • Video operator / Qtake op (with kit)
    • DIT
    • Art director
    • Props master
    • Set builder
    • Scenic painter
    • Make-up artist
    • Wardrobe lead and assistants
    • Studio assistant
    • Runner
    • Barista

    POST-PRODUCTION

    The post production team at Sandstorm has over 30 years of industry experience between them and bring that depth of knowledge, creativity and technical expertise to every project.

    Fully air conditioned, custom-built rooms that are also sound-treated with all the mod cons. Attended edit prices include food and drink from the superb Director Club.

    POST OFFERING

    The post production team at Sandstorm has over 30 years of industry experience between them and bring that depth of knowledge, creativity and technical expertise to every project.

    • Grading suite with custom build desk and fully air conditioned
    • Open plan edit suite
    • VFX, 3D, online in one room
    • Dolby approved cinema sound mixing suite
    • Dedicated voice-over booth
    • Video assist and DIT
    • VFX supervision
    • Free to use FTP / file delivery system and asset management system

    EXPERIENCE

    ALL ON ONE SITE INCLUDING:

    • Production
    • Studios
    • Set Build
    • Props store
    • Location vans and generators
    • Equipment – Cameras, lighting, lenses, electrical distribution, sound.

    THE LITTLE DIFFERENCES

    • Barista Coffee Shop
    • Bar
    • Lounges
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Massage Therapy
    • Sauna
    • Outdoor Seating

    TESTIMONIALS

    Louie Blystad-Collins – DOP – Best studios I’ve ever worked in for sure, and the team are brilliant. Literally the best. I haven’t seen anything to compare ever. Just wish I shot there more often.

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    Dyson (In-house film producer) – Fantastic facilities. Top of the line kit. Talented Crew. Relaxed atmosphere and very accommodating team. Not to mention very reasonable prices. I highly recommend Sandstorm.

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    Andrew Dennis (Voice-over artist) – You guys are such a breath of fresh air when it comes to working with media companies – great to work with, super pro.

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    Jason Laroza (Film producer) – I have worked with Sandstorm Films on a few projects and highly commend them on their professionalism, knowledge and execution of high end video production. There are 3 studios to choose from along with a multitude of high end equipment, their Dolby audio mix suite needs to be seen (and heard) to be believed!

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    Andy Lewis (Producer) – State of the art media facility. Filming for commercials. Photographic studio’s. Post production. More tech than you can shake a stick at. Very accommodating and highly professional. Thoroughly recommended. Oh and Curtis makes great coffee as the added bonus.

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    Neeta Madahar (Artist) – I love Sandstorm’s honesty and knowledge, they never try to blind you with jargon or science, they just help you make really beautiful films.

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