300 Amps available; 3 x 63A single phase, 1 x 63A three phase & floor distro
Up and over electric loading door for lorry access to studio floor
Wifi & Ethernet
1Gb FTTP fibre direct to the studio & 1Gb ethernet backbone with POE
12m x 9m box truss grid at 5m height
Waterproof resin on concrete base finished in grey gloss (30kN/m2 loading)
22kW fast charger for electric cars (Coming soon)
lighting control with a node to 8 DMX Universes
Electricity is from 100% renewable sources
ETC S4 Series 3, Aputure 1.2K, Nova P600C, Nova P300C, 600D, 300DMk2, 120DMk2 and 60D as standard
6m black drapes on tab tracks around the whole space
DMX & Lumenradio
DMX with 8 Universes + 1 Universe of Lumenradio
Ultra-bright 5600K LED 80% CRI flicker-free working lights. A++ energy rated
Motion sensitive recording inside and out & Ring Doorbell
Gated environment with burglar alarm
4 spaces available immediately outside with many others free on site
Catering available and Co-op & Norsk Cafe a few min walk away
Near M40 junction 7 or 8
Haddenham and Thame Parkway station 50 mins to London
Strong coverage on all networks inside and out
Nearest hospital Stoke Mandeville in 15 mins and defibrillator at local shop
the studio floor
A creative space perfectly suited to tabletop and specialist shoots where sync isn’t the priority.
Designed to make the trickier things easier to accomplish, the space has a high (8m) ceiling, waterproof resin floor, and oodles of power.
The main studio measures 10m x 19m x 8m. It’s a fully flexible space with white walls covered in black drapes on Doughty tab tracks for quick reconfiguration. The drapes have the added benefit of deadening the sound when sound is required, but the space is not sound proofed.
It has been designed and specified by crew, for crew: Robert took his background of theatre and event lighting and applied it to details of the new studio, from the cable labelling to the choice of in-house fixtures right down to the work lights, emergency lighting levels and floor power.
Most importantly, yes, there’s coffee! On the studio floor is a WC and kitchenette with microwave, dishwasher and fridge along with tea and coffee making facilities.
There is a greenroom space featuring sofas and coffee table for relaxing and planning. Additionally there is an office desk with printer.
Oh, and there’s also a snooker table…
Freshly prepared meals delivered daily to the studio from a local catering firm. Sushi is also available fresh. Please note external catering requires advance notice of 3 days and minimum crew size of 6.
The well-equipped studio kitchen includes microwave / grill, kettle, toaster, and coffee machine. Dining set for 12 people and fullsized dish washer. Power sockets feature USB charging and the area is heated with. an IR heater for efficiency
Getting there & away
The nearest trainline is Haddenham and Thame Parkway which is a 10 minute walk to the studio or a couple of minutes in the car.
By car the studio is reached by junction 7 or 8 of the M40 and free parking is available on site.
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Where to stay
There are numerous options for accommodation nearby across a range of budgets.
The Mole and Chicken
Easington, Nr Long Crendon, HP18 9EY
Telephone: 01844 617745
The Dinton Hermit
The Hundred of Ashendon
Phone: 01296 651296
Travel Lodge (Thame)
A418 Long Crendon Road, Thame,
OX9 3SB, United Kingdom
Sat nav postcode: OX9 3SB
Tel: 08719 846215
Premier Inn (Aylesbury)
The Thatched Barn
The Spread Eagle Hotel
The Spread Eagle Hotel,
Thame Oxfordshire OX9 2BW
Telephone: +44 (0)1844 213 661
Facsimile: +44 (0)1844 261 380
Hartwell House and Spa
Address: Oxford Rd, Stone, Aylesbury HP17 8NR
Phone: 01296 747444
Time lapse Studio
Bespoke space for the slower pace of life
Bespoke filming area for timelapse and long term photography such as plant growth time lapses.
Equipped with the latest motion control and timelapse equipment this studio is able to run up to 8 setups depending on set size.
St4’s and bespoke plant growth motion controller units from eMotimo representing over a decade of collaboration between Robert and Brian
Introducing a brand new, bespoke time lapse motion control computer designed and built by Robert during lockdown.
Each unit is capable of firing two cameras; two external motion controllers; 240v grow lighting (with day automated day length); environmental monitoring of temperature and humidity; external KP1 mains relays and 4 internal relays. Interval and focus ramping allows for dynamic changes live during a timelapse in time and focus position.
Designed natively to trigger external motion controllers such as eMotimo St4, eMotimo TB3, CD100 and Dragonframe. Others possible via spare relays and GPIO.
Full remote access over ethernet / internet is provided for monitoring and changing the timelapse settings live and a playback tab shows the timelapse frame by frame as it is shot for an immediate playback of the shot to the latest frame.
Currently only 4 units exist and they are running long term timelapses for two major BBC natural history landmark series.
Dragon Frame DMC 16
16 Axes of motion control is available through the in-house Dragon Frame DMC 16 system
RO water supply, humidity and temperature control, lighting control make the space ready to adapt to any environment from desert to tropical jungle
a few minutes north of the M40, Junction 7 or 8