Studio Features At A Glance:
Seriously, isn’t this just a fashion photoshoot dream? Check it out:
Cyclorama: 6.7m wide x 4m deep
Lighting and gear hire on-site
Black/white poly boards, reflectors, shot bags and c-stands
Paper rolls and backdrop hire on site
Complete visual privacy of shooting space
Reverse cycle heating/cooling in shooting space
Three phase power outlet
Change room / styling area
Make up station on wheels with power outlets
Tether table on wheels with power outlets
Large shooting space and production area
1 car park provided, street parking nearby, Jam Factory parking just around the corner
Steamer and large double rail clothes rack
We guarantee the cyc will be white and the space will be clean
Located 50m from Chapel Street
Questions Most Frequently Asked
Well, you’ve scrolled a long way to get here, so you must be loving what you see, but I assume you still have some unscratched itch. Hopefully some of these answers to FAQs will help :)
Where is the best place to park our cars?
We are very lucky to be able to provide you with one free car park right at the door when you hire our studio. There are other carparks next to this one, but they are allocated to resident photographers in the studio. If you would like to use these car parks please let us know before the day of hire and we will invoice extra for the use of these car parks. The cheapest car parking in the area is 200m away at Jam Factory where they have $7 early bird parking before 10am.
Is the studio suitable for recording video and audio?
Video: Yes. Audio: Not really. Please read carefully. The space is excellent for video and we have video lighting for hire that looks great as well. The acoustic quality of the space is quite good and there has been extensive audio treatment to create a room that is not too “live” and not too “dead”. We have had many video/audio recordings happen where clients have had great experiences. The big, hairy BUT is that the studio is not acoustically isolated and noise from outside the building, from the other studio, or from our office space can bleed into your recordings depending on the equipment and setup you are using.
My advice is that if you need really clean audio, to book both studios during a weekend or after hours where there is less chance of audio issues.
Do you have in-house photographers and videographers?
Of course :) The owner of Epic Studios is fashion photographer Mark Fitzgerald, whose website you can view here: https://markfitzgerald.com.au
Mark has been a professional photographer specialising in studio photography (portraiture and fashion in particular) for over 10 years.
If Mark isn’t available he can certainly introduce you to someone from his extensive network, so if you don’t have a photographer yet please just ask us and we will make that happen for you.
Can the studio blackout?
Yes, Studio 1 is a Blackout Studio. Even with curtains and doors open, there is almost no direct natural light in the studio, meaning that it is a completely controlled lighting environment and is not subject to weather or time of day changes. Studio 2 is subject to a little bit of light “spill” but not direct sunlight, so it is still a very controlled lighting environment.
Is there equipment or backdrops available that aren’t listed for hire?
We are always adding new gear, backdrops and cool toys to the gear room, and sometimes that can take a while to update on the website. If there’s something in particular you hope we have, just ask! We might have it!
Is there a lighting tech / studio assistant on site to help?
This is a common request from photographers (often wedding photographers) who usually shoot with available light. Despite being accomplished professionals, they have little or no experience shooting with studio lighting. Our studio manager, Mark Fitzgerald, is a fashion photographer and, if he’s on site during your hire, is able to assist with the placement and operation of lighting. If you’d like him to stick around there will be an additional charge.
Do you offer discounts for students or charities?
We do! We offer a 20% discount off our studio 2 hire rate for charites, students and education providers.
Can I pop in for a tour?
Of course! I’d be happy to show you the space. Stand in it, get a feel for how you might set up and how your team might function. Most people who see the space end up booking it, so get on in here! Just let me know before you come, because if there’s a shoot happening that needs privacy then we can’t just barge in.
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If you have additional questions or if you need an immediate answer, please phone Mark on 0438 242 676