How’s it gone so far?
By Mark Wilson – Ops Manager
Towards the end of 2018, we embarked on a new venture for Alias by turning our training room into a multi-purpose room. It continues to be our training space for the courses run by our Alias Academy department but what we have done is created a wide open space for use as a photography and filming studio. Now don’t get me wrong, we haven’t been able to soundproof the room as of yet which means drama scenes won’t work. But if you are wanting to do some product filming or photography then this room is perfect. We created a large white background wall but the room is more than large enough to use a 12ft colorama for use as a backdrop. Photography is a doddle in this room. We have 2 windows in the room with black out blinds which allows you to be able to control the light with your own lighting systems, or lights from our hire department if required. Which leads me on to one of the big plus points for why our studio clients like using our room. Having a fully equipped camera and lighting hire company on site is a big plus. If you have forgotten to bring something or need that little bit extra, then not having to wait for an hour for more to kit to arrive is a real bonus. We also offer 25% discount off rate card for any of our equipment hired for use within the studio.
Being based on Well Street in East London, we are surrounded by other photography studios but we never launched this studio to take over the world. We made the decision to create this in-house studio so that we can offer that little bit more to our existing client base and potentially meet some new photographers and videographers along the way. We often have clients come in and spend time with us so we are no stranger to hospitality but what we wanted to do was create a space for those using the studio where they can chill out and not have to worry about the day to day operation of a hire company that is going on around them. So we created the Green Room, a space solely for those using the studio where they can prep or relax. The room features a desk, sofa, ironing board and iron, steamer and makeup mirror.
We are proud of the room we have created and the feedback from those who have used the studio has been very positive, but we know there is plenty of room to grow. It’s going to be an exciting year for us and our studio. The experience has been good so far and we don’t expect that to change. We’re very happy for visitors to come by and see the Studio before committing to hiring it to make sure it is exactly what they want. So if you are interested, then book in a time and pop by and see us in our Hackney office.
You can find out more about our photography studio details here