‘Your project needs a studio; one that specialises in Video, TV and Film, 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 whole of Greater Manchester. Although there were plenty of photographic studios none really catered to the moving image. Manchester is now second only to London as a creative hub for video production, film production and TV. So our hire studio was custom built to be a videographer’s dream, an adaptive film studio and ideal for television production.
Not only can we accommodate your shoot, but our comfortable fully furnished, fully equipped filming space will be a great home for your project to come together.
Galleon Studios has an enviable location being just of the M62 in North Manchester making it the ideal location for filming as it has easy access to the motorway, the City Centre, the Airport and the rail network. Many Manchester city centre studios suffer from noise pollution and extortionate parking. Furthermore often unloading is a nightmare and we, for one, would prefer that wasn’t the first stress to your filming day. As such we offer ground floor access, ample parking and it’s free at our Manchester hire studio.
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Most photography studios offer lighting and camera equipment to rent but for the videographer, it’s slim pickings. Generally, there is a need to “hire in” kit to these locations which is why, if you use our Manchester studio hire there’s ample kit available to hand which means you can often save money from hiring from us the specialist video equipment you need.
These are things other Manchester hire studios have no use for but are bread-and-butter to any video production company. These include broadcast cameras, hard drive recorders, state-of-the-art microphones, motion control rigs, jibs and gimbals. Moreover, we have full teleprompters (not iPad ones) and full Interrotrons both are ideal for interviews and pieces-to-camera. Most importantly we are ideal for set-builds with ample space as well as props and flats available for you to use at no extra charge. You can download our kit list from the bottom of this page.
10 hour Day Lighting Included
What’s more, we have the ideal lighting for video; flicker-free fluorescent lighting, arri, dedo and all our studio spaces are pre-lit with this essential lighting included in the hire price.
With 15 years in the video production industry we know what works and doesn’t work in a studio environment. Our studio is made by professionals for professionals. As such we’re proud to offer 2 unique spaces that can handle the most complex filming productions. Our famous Manchester Infinity Cove is a clean green screen space ideal to conjure whatever your imagination can dream up. Don’t need green? Need white? Need a set? No problem we have the space and skills to transform the space to suit your video production.
While our Manchester soundproof studio is completely isolated from outside noise meaning uninterrupted recordings of live TV, video lectures, complex interviews or VO. Both spaces offer ample protection from the outside world with insulated ceilings, thick walls on an overall quiet trading estate. Not to mention we also don’t believe in an 8-hour day so there’s no rushing you in an out as we offer an industry standard 10-hour day as standard.
Though there are many studios in Manchester ours is owned and operated by a video production company as such we can offer non-judgmental advice to your video production so if you’re a newbie or even a pro used to shooting outside you can always pick our brains. Many other studios offer videography as secondary consideration to their Manchester studio hire but here at Galleon Studios it’s our primary service.
Whats’ more we’ve worked on productions the world over garnering an impressive list of clients both in and out of the studio, we’re not photographers, we’re grafters just like you, and we want your production to succeed as much as you do. In light of this our numerous 5-star Google and Facebook reviews do more to illustrate our commitment to your project than any amount text on this site, so we encourage you to take a look at those. They speak to our overall ethos of collaboration, communication, a strong work ethic and having fun, after all that’s why we became creatives!
As film studios we worked alongside major TV broadcasters, blue-chip organisations, advertising and marketing agencies, production companies , local authorities and small business. We’ve produced corporate, interviews, commercials, web videos, medical videos, e-learning videos, voiceovers, games, VR, AR, media training, music videos and much more from short sequences to whole shows we’ve welcomed numerous productions and are always ready for the next!
When you come to Galleon Studios we include many extra features other hire studios don’t offer (or have). Included free of charge is video lighting, grip, gels, all facilities, free teas, coffees, waters, soft drinks, biscuits, sweets, parking and even electricity. We also have extra kit to hire that’s ideal for video production large or small. For a complete list go to our Studio Hire homepage.
At Galleon we have a saying that ties into our nautical name; “a rising tide raises all boats”. As Manchester is swept up in a golden age of film, tv and video production we believe there is a great opportunity for all video production, marketing companies and content producers to collaborate and make great productions that serve their clients and challenge expectations. Talk to us about your next film, TV or video production.