Organising a film production is a great deal. Whether it is a YouTube video for your channel, a commercial for a product, or a video clip for your new song, one thing is certain - you need a studio. You may have a few questions about how to find the perfect studio for your needs, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Our Tagvenue team has chosen the best film studios to hire in London. Enter your requirements in the smart filters, then take a seat, relax and let us show you what we’ve found for you.
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You’ve been planning this film production for a long time, the script is ready, and the actors well-prepared, but you still don’t have a place to bring your ideas to light? There are plenty of great film studios all over London. With Tagvenue’s help you can set out your particular requirements and let us show you all the best fit studios. You will find a lot of film studios in Central London. With easy transport from all over the city, this is a great location for your next production. If you want to find something slightly cheaper and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, check out your options in London’s amazing suburbs.
Still don’t know how to choose the perfect film studio? We’ve prepared a helpful list of tips for you to keep in mind while choosing your perfect venue:
Average film equipment hire costs (Cameraworks.co.uk and thekitroom.co.uk data)
Key light The key light is the strongest, main light. It should be placed in front of the object, 45 degrees above and 45 degrees to the side. It highlights the shape and dimension of a subject.
Fill light This softer light is used to remove shadows from a subject's face. The fill light should be placed on the side, opposite the key light.
Back light The back light should be placed above and behind the object where it can provide a subtle glow in the background.
Three point lighting is impossible without proper lights. Different types of lights can be used for filming. It all depends on the effect you would like to create:
HMI lights, thanks to a specific mix of gases in the bulbs, these lights can create an effect very similar to sunlight. They are used to imitate sunlight shining into a room.
Fluorescent lights give a similar effect to HMI. They provide soft, even light and can be used close to an object.
Open-Faced Fixtures create hard light and dark shadows.
LED lights are an extremely efficient, long-lasting option that provide soft, cool-toned lighting.
Tungsten lights work at higher temperatures and consequently have a higher colour temperature and luminous efficiency. They are often used to light interiors.
Natural light can be used to illuminate the object as well. However this option is only suitable outdoors or in film studios with large windows. During “golden hour”, the brief period in early morning and late evening that provides a unique and sought after light effect, you can achieve spectacular shots.
For film studios that charge a hire fee, expect prices to range from from £15 up to £400 per hour. Others will charge on a whole day or session basis, in that case, prices will average around £75 up to £28000 for the allotted time. If you are searching among our Super Venues, venues on our platform with almost 150 positive reviews, expect charges from £45 - £55 per hour. (All data from Tagvenue.)
The answer depends on the studio which you want to hire. Some will include equipment such as universal triggers, LED lights, stands and reflectors in the price of the hire. For others, you will need to either bring or hire equipment yourself. Check the venue listing on the Tagvenue platform, they will list information about the equipment provided by each studio. If you have any further questions, reach out to the studio manager directly.
You're just beginning your film career and don't have the money to invest in the latest equipment, or maybe you're planning to invest in a new camera, but you're not sure whether you'll like using it? Why not hire one? Hiring for a short period is a great chance to check if you feel comfortable working with a certain piece of equipment or to test the one that you are thinking of purchasing.
There are some. To find film studios with wheelchair accessibility you can use the filter ‘wheelchair accessible’ under Facilities in our search options. However, we always recommend that you speak with the studio manager directly about their options and facilities before you finalise your booking.
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