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Studio Hire in Manchester

  Your project needs a studio; one that specialises in film, video and TV, and it's a studio you've found here at Galleon Studios. When we opened Galleon Studios we looked at creating a great studio hire for Manchester but one that would be accessible to the...

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What is an Interrotron?

You may have heard of the Interrotron but what is it? In this edition of the Galleon Studios Blog we explain all about it, what it does and why it’s the best piece of kit you’re not using. Ideal for interview filming and pieces to camera the Interrotron will lift your productions to the next level.

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How Do I Shoot For Green Screen Part 3: Your Checklist

Here’s an essential tick list for using greenscreen both in and out of the Manchester studio. With years of experience filming green screen you can rely on our advice to steer you in the right direction and ensure you achieve perfect green screen results that’ll save you time in the edit and wow clients.

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Motion Control Rig Hire in Manchester at Galleon Studios

What can a motion control rig bring to your video production? Available to hire at the Manchester studio or out on location is our remarkable Ditogear Omnihead Evolution. What is it, how does it work and what can you use it for? All those questions and less will be answered in our in-depth look at this exclusive kit.

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How Do I Shoot For Green Screen Part 2: Lighting

It’s part 2 of our definitive guide that answers “How Do I shoot For Green Screen” and we cover arguably the most important topic. Lighting is essential in ensuring that after all your hard work during the shoot that your final composite will be keyed effectively. We also discuss how to match studio to your background.

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How NOT To Make A Video Testimonial

In honour of April Fools Day 2018 we produced a BAD example of a customer testimonial video. A video testimonial calls on real customers to give their opinion of your brand. It’s informative AND emotive as real people give you a pat on the back that become a shot in the arm for your company’s reputation.

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Filming Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is the next generation of media technology. At Galleon Studios we use our unique L-Shaped green screen cove to capture both the “player” and the artificial environment they’re experiencing enabling us to success in filming Virtual Reality herein our Manchester Studios.

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Why Is A Greenscreen Green?

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked “why is a green screen green” I’d be wondering why people were giving me dollars. It’s a common question and so here I break down exactly why green, over any other colour, even blue, is best for special effects filming in (hopefully) an easy to understand way,

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How do I shoot for Green Screen?

Green screen video production is a popular method of producing video for web, music videos, television, and film. Despite the improvements in camera chips and processing, there are still rules one must obey to achieve the perfect blend of background and chromakey. In Part 1 I discuss the basics to filming green screen.

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