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Car Studio Hire

Car Studio Hire

If you’re seeking a car studio hire in Manchester then take a look at our largest space. Our infinity cove studio has drive-in access and is supplied fully lit for your shoot. What’s more, we have loads of grip and tech knowhow to rig your shots so your vehicle is seen in the best possible way.

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Music Video Manchester

Music Video Manchester

Manchester is home to many different forms of music and a long history of truly inspirational music makers. In concert with this are the visuals that accompany the sounds of a generation. Music videos that can bring to life the ideas of the songs. In our creative filming studios, your songs can be given a lease of life. So if you’re a well-established artist, a band, or a newcomer then we welcome you and your ideas to the studio.

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Hire A Studio

Hire A Studio

If you’re looking to hire a studio, either a Manchester studio hire or a hire studio anywhere in the UK it can be a daunting task. So here we present a comprehensive guide of what to look for when you are hiring a studio for your video production or stills project. We’ll point out those essential things you need and help you avoid some of the pitfalls when you hire a studio.

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Studio for Christmas Commercials

Studio for Christmas Commercials

The sun is shining, you’re thinking of your summer holiday, and you’re desperate for an ice cream. It can mean only one thing if you’re part of marketing department or launching a digital campaign; it’s time for your Christmas commercial.

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Video For Social Media

Video For Social Media

Video for social media
If you’re looking to engage with your customers then video for social media is for you. This doesn’t mean creating expensive video content for your channels; be they Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat or LinkedIn. What it does mean is tailoring your content to these channels.

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Video SEO

Video SEO

Just like your website it’s important to SEO your video content. Google loves video. According to research by next year 80% of all web traffic will be video. Video is sharable, it transcends language and brings your product or service visually to life. The say a picture is with 1,000 words and video is no different. From Google’s point of view video is the next frontier. As such it’s important to optimise your video as you would any other part of your website.

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How To Approach A Video Production Company

How To Approach A Video Production Company

When it comes to video production most businesses are aware they need video and many have produced their own in-house. Yet if you really want to stand out having a video produced by a specialist video production company can set your brand apart from the competition.

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White Sreen Studio Hire

White Sreen Studio Hire

Using our infinity cove white has some advantages. If you want no distractions to take away from your product or service then using the infinity cove white leave the viewer nowhere else to look. It’s great for performances and products that you really want to highlight.

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Blue Screen Studio Hire Manchester

Blue Screen Studio Hire Manchester

Galleon Studios is considered the best green screen facility in the Northwest but we’re just as adept of Blue Screen. Bring your blue screen video production to our hire studios and let us take the worry away from your shoot. We have kit and crew available that make any blue screen filming you need to do a doddle. Come and talk to us about your chroma blue production.

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Live Keyer at Galleon Studios

Live Keyer at Galleon Studios

The live keyer is an effective and professional method of seeing your final, finished key as you film. Whether you’re a seasoned green professional or a total novice, the Live Keyer gives you a huge advantage in positioning your camera lights and actor to match your scene to your background.

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How To Make ASMR Videos

How To Make ASMR Videos

ASMR Videos If you’re looking for somewhere to record ASMR videos your or somewhere to film your ASMR videos then our soundproof studio is ideal. The soundproof studio hire is one of only two fully sound proof studios in the northwest built for filming. As such it’s...

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5 Things That Should Be In Your Camera Bag

5 Things That Should Be In Your Camera Bag

With camera, lenses and batteries taken care of it would be easy to think that’s all you need in your camera bag. However, there are certain essential items that every camera operator or video production company should have to hand. Take a look at our guide to the 5 essential items that should be in your camera bag.

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10 Reasons To Shoot Green Screen At Galleon Studios

10 Reasons To Shoot Green Screen At Galleon Studios

Green screen or chromakey is commonplace in many video productions. So much so that it’s easily accessible to most companies but when it comes to filming green screen the experience and kit available to you at Galleon Studios means there’s no better location for your shoot than here with us at the Manchester studios.

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Case Study: Advert Filming At Galleon Studios

Case Study: Advert Filming At Galleon Studios

With all the elements in place, it was time for the filming of the advert. With only one day to film the 5 complex set-ups the script dictated it was important that all the strands came together, Find out in part 2 of this blog the unique challenges and triumphs faced on the filming day.

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14 Amazing Facts About Video

14 Amazing Facts About Video

Video Marketing is a sure fire way to get company and your brand noticed. Hera at Galleon Film Studios we’ve some amazing facts and statistics to reinforce how important video is to business. Based on independent research we present 14 amazing facts that will convince you video is the right way to jump when choosing the best form of marketing for your

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How Businesses Can Use Video

How Businesses Can Use Video

Making a video without a clear goal as to how you want to use it is always a mistake. In this blog, we’ll look at why you should make video and what the advantages and aims of any video production could be. Is it to raise awareness, is it to increase sales, is it to spotlight customer feedback. We have some suggstions and strategies you can adopt in your video marketing.

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Case Study: Commercial Filming At Galleon Studios

Case Study: Commercial Filming At Galleon Studios

Filming commercials is part and parcel of opening a video production company and studios. Yet how exactly do you bring together the different strands of crew, kit, costume, props as well as an international footballer, an Italian client and an international brand? Here is an in-depth case study of our Manchester studios becoming home to a commercial shoot and the discipline, organisation and skills needed to achieve a 28-second advert.

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5 Things To Make You An Expert In Front Of Camera

5 Things To Make You An Expert In Front Of Camera

Today appearing in front of camera is considered a natural skill it’s just assumed you have. Video is everywhere. Appearing on video is also essential to help publicise your business or mark you our as an expert in your field. Yet for most the idea of appearing in front of camera can be somewhat daunting. Yet not to worry. Galleon Studios have essential tips to make you as slick on camera as the best TV presenter.

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Interview Studio

Interview Studio

As a specialist filming studio our Manchester soundproof studio is the ideal location for interviews, pieces-to-camera and talking head videos. As one of only two fully soundproof studios in the North West we’re an amazing fully equipped space that is home to interrotrons, autocues, eye-directs and the best microphones this side of the Pennines.

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Green Screen Treadmill Hire Manchester

Green Screen Treadmill Hire Manchester

It’s not just enough to use a green screen studio. To bring it, and your artificial environment to life, it’s essential to add movement by using a chromakey treadmill. At Galleon Studios our Manchester green screen studios not only offers lighting but this great piece of kit to hire in studio or on location .

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Teleprompter Hire

Teleprompter Hire

As a fully equipped studio we’re proud to offer for hire in studio or on location our amazing teleprompter. It can be a great time saver on filming days, especially if scripts are changing on the day. It’s a great way to support your presenter as well as assist those who aren’t comfortable in front of camera.

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Studio Hire in Manchester

Studio Hire in Manchester

Galleon Studios is an outstanding filming studio hire in Manchester. Catering solely for film, TV and video productions it is ideally located off the M62. Fully equipped with lighting included and crew available find out why you should film your next video production at our friendly studios.

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What is an Interrotron?

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

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

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

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

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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Virtual Reality Filming

Virtual Reality Filming

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?

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?

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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