Welcome to our Manchester studios! There are many options for Manchester studios so why choose Galleon Studios? Well we’re the only Manchester studio with over 50 5 star Google reviews. When you hire Galleon Studios for your shoot you’re not just hiring a...
Video For Start-UpsStart-Ups Need Video Galleon Studios loves to work with Start-Ups. Manchester is experiencing the greatest renaissance in business since the industrial revolution, especially in the tech industry. It is estimated that 65% of people studying now the...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Galleon Studios at Manchester's Marketing Show North In early 2019 we were given the opportunity to exhibit at The Marketing Show North at Manchester’s Event City. As well as being an excellent excuse to show off our not inconsiderable video production talents, the...
Has the death knell sounded for user-generated content? In our latest blog discover the trends we’re noticing at Galleon Studios and get the inside scoop on what you can do to compete in any industry.
Why Customer Video Testimonials Don't Matter Anymore (And Why They Do!) Do Customer Video Testimonials Still Matter? In this blog, I’m going to tell you why you need customer testimonials but more importantly, why it could represent the biggest mistake you’ll make....
If you’ve never used us before hiring a studio is potentially intimidating. So what can you expect when you hire Galleon Studios for your video production. Find out in our latest blog post.
10 Things You Need To Be A Successful Camera Operator (And 5 You Don’t!) I’ve been a camera operator for 19 years, I’ve run my own Manchester video production company for 15 years and I’ve ran a hire studio in Manchester for 11 years. I say this to give a context to...
Galleon Studios – friendly Northwest studio hire with 2 great filming studios, bags of kit and purpose built for film, TV and video production.
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.
There are many reasons to hire a studio for your video production. Overall hiring a studio ultimately saves you time, giving you a space to fashion every facet of your project. Here are the top 10 reasons to consider using a studio for your next production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.