A professional production studio is a great space to film your videos because it is a controlled space. You are not subject to changing weather conditions, thus eliminating the need to change locations. Hiring your own indoor Melbourne video production studio will make your shoot more efficient, significantly reduce time spent shooting and ultimately, reduce your total costs.
Hiring a studio also gives you the control to use a range of equipment to create specific and complex scenarios. Large infinity backgrounds, suspended lighting rigs and heavy curtains to reduce noise when recording audio, give you lots of creative control. A good studio space will help you film high-quality videos efficiently, so you look professional in front of your clients. We’ll be outlining the best Melbourne studios to hire in 2023.
This Melbourne studio is famous for its ease of use. Large floor space coupled with the cyclorama background wall (green screen or matte white) gives you the freedom to record pieces to camera, interviews, live crosses and livestreams with a truly professional background.
From medium to large-scale productions, Hitmaker has done it all. Big names like John Cleese, Delta Goodrem, Eric Bana and Ash Barty have worked in the facility on big television and corporate productions. There are 4 studio rooms to choose from as well as a large makeup room and kitchen for preparing catering services. Clients and talent have the luxury of viewing a direct feed from the cameras in the main studio from a private client room.
The staff and service are exceptionally friendly and helpful, providing solutions to any situation that may arise on shooting days.
This is the largest studio in Melbourne, boasting a 12×12 metre cyclorama, full makeup and dressing area and beautiful client area to accommodate everyone. You can hire their professional lighting equipment and make use of their massive suspended white bouncing board which hangs from the ceiling. Make your branded products look fresh on socials by using their portable coloured background walls. Whether it be Nike shoes, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, an Omega watch or even a Mercedes Benz, you can get creative with soft and coloured lighting to really show off your product.
You also have access to other helpful equipment including clothing racks, ironing board and steamer, portable computer table, ladder, product shooting tables and coloured Perspex sheets.
While capturing your content can seem like the most important thing on your shoot day, there are other aspects to consider. Comfort and piece of mind. Lithium Studios provides a clean space for clients with plush couches and a coffee machine for the most comfortable experience. Convenient amenities such as hair and makeup facility, bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen and direct access to car parking ensures everyone is looked after.
Film crews can achieve ultra-soft lighting by using the huge suspended lighting grid, equipped with 4 Aperture RGB light panels and a beautiful soft top scrim. This saves time by providing the flexibility to change and control coloured lighting setups with the flick of a switch. The other great flexibility is the studio start and finish times on full-day bookings, as well as being open 7 days a week for studio hire.
This professional Melbourne studio is best for shooting high-end music videos, product shoots or television commercials offering endless possibilities for large-scale production.
If you’re in need of the most dynamic slow-motion shots of your branded products or people, this studio is the one to hire in Melbourne. From a motorised multi-speed car turntable to the world’s fastest camera robot (BOLT), the sky is the limit with what you’re able to capture and control in this futuristic space.
Cinematographers can mount any camera or lens to the robots and program repeatable camera movements to achieve pinpoint accurate results. The extensive 2-metre robotic arms adds entirely new perspectives to filming saving time with simultaneous zoom, iris and focus control.
Robotface also offers access to hire the best cinematic slow-motion camera in the world, the Phantom 4k. This allows you to capture anything at 1,000 frames per second creating buttery smooth slow-motion videos that look amazing.
By filming in a controlled environment, with access to helpful equipment, hiring the right studio is very important. It can speed up shooting time and mitigate unavoidable variables filming outdoors. Your actors, directors, cinematographers and, most importantly, your clients will appreciate the comfort of hiring a studio in Melbourne for your productions.
Contact Dream Engine to discuss the Melbourne studio you should hire for your next video project.
Ryan Spanger is one of Melbourne’s most respected and sought-after video production professionals. Ryan founded Dream Engine in 2002, and specialises in helping medium to large corporates, government departments, and the non-proﬁt sector to connect with their audience more effectively by using video.