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 CAT6 POE+ switch
12m x 9m box truss grid at 6m height
Waterproof resin on concrete base finished in grey gloss (30kN/m2 loading)
22kW fast charger for electric cars (Coming soon)
ArtNet & sACN
lighting control with a node to 8 DMX Universes
1 Universe of Lumenradio & 1 Universe of City Theatrical
ETC S4 Series 3, Aputure 1.2K, Nova P600C, Nova P300C, 600D, 300DMk2, 120DMk2 and 60D as standard
6m black wool serge drapes on tab tracks around the whole space, and partition into three ‘stages’
Electricity is from 100% renewable sources
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
It has been designed by crew, for crew: Robert took his background of theatre and event lighting and applied it to details of the new studio.
The main studio measures 10m x 19m x 8m. It’s a flexible space with white walls covered in black woollen serge drapes on tab tracks.
The studio floor can be used as one large open space, or partitioned off into three light-proof areas for separate stages. The drapes have the added benefit of deadening the sound when sound is required, but the space is not sound proofed.
Studio essentials such as stands, frames and bounce are all easily accessible from wall-storage, and upstairs there is further storage available.
welcome to the green room
relax, plan & video calls in a quiet area above the studio under natural light
Above the studio floor is a mezzanine for the quiet times away from the filming. A large open-plan area measuring 10m square with desks, sofas and natural light: this area is a multi-functional space for office work, dining, or extra filming space as required.
Client facilities include a 27″ iMac, desk space, printer, 1Gbps internet (wifi & Cat6) and a fridge with refreshments. Power sockets are equipped with USB A and C charging supporting for charging MacBooks, phone and tablets.
kettle, toaster, coffee machine, microwave are available in a galley-style kitchen
the client kitchen occupies a corner of the studio floor and is available for clients and crew to use throughout the shoot. Tea, coffee and refreshments including snacks are included.
The kitchen power sockets include USB charging outlets for any quick top-ups needed during the day.
Freshly prepared, healthy lunches are made & delivered daily to the studio from a local catering firm along with cakes and pastries. Sushi is also available.
A local barrister comes daily at 10.45am for your mid morning coffee too.
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.
5* country house hotels with a Michelin Star or an AirBnb; options are all close by.
The Dinton Hermit
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
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel
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
Unit 19, Tavis House Business Centre, Pegasus Way, Haddenham, Aylesbury HP17 8ZD
Telephone: +44 (0) 7968 111 963