Welcome & thank you for checking out my project!
I am looking to open a media studio which will include areas for filming, voice-over, podcasting, photography, lessons to teach media skills and much more. I shall transform an industrial unit into a location of various fixed and removable sets, an infinity cove, green & blue screen areas, a voice-over booth, a full audio and video editing suite and areas for relaxation and lessons.
Perfect for aspiring YouTubers, actors or anyone looking to gain experience or knowledge within the world of media, TV, film and photography.
Why should I back you?
Good question! I have had a heavy interest in media since I was 15 and over the past 13 years have been involved with photo shoots, online video creation and working behind the scenes in various projects. There are, and have been, many photography studios operating throughout Sussex. These are great if you're looking for family photos or to do standard photo shoots, however, when you want to create more, you want sets and backgrounds.
This also feeds through to affordable video capabilities throughout Sussex. Online video platforms are becoming more and more popular and creators are always trying to up their game. Currently there are very few places to hire that would enable video creators to hire a space that includes equipment to film high quality videos. My aim is to increase the availability for amateur and experienced creators to have a space to experiment.
It would also look to increase the interest from professional production companies to allow them cheaper rates than having to go to larger establishments in London to film adverts and films.
I also run a YouTube channel myself and will be looking to enhance the video output of the channel so will be regularly casting for larger scale videos which will be fun for anyone in the area.
How will I benefit?
The business will aim to cater for all ages. With the forever increasing use of platforms such as YouTube, we will be running classes on YouTube video creation for children/teens in which they will learn how to make fun and engaging videos. Once they are happy making their own videos then supervised hire will be available for under 18's.
The studio will allow the ability to make promotional photos and videos for any business. Sets will be available on site, however with an industrial unit you will also be able to bring in your own sets.
Why do you need so much money?
I appreciate that £50,000 is a lot of money and that is why I've turned to CrownFunding. There are many things needed in the start-up costs including rent, equipment, insurance, business rates, utilities (water/electricity), legal fees and all of the other initial costs needed to get the business to a trading position. Industrial units aren't cheap, currently I am looking at a unit around £25,000 per year which would enable me to have 3/4 permanent sets for filming as well as allowing large areas for building sets, editing suites and offices.
Is it just a film studio?
No, the aim of the business is to move into an industrial unit large enough to vary the services we can offer. Some of these will include:
- Photo Studio: We aim to allow photo shoots to take place on the sets. I am also looking to have a built in infinity curve for use in photography and video recording.
- Green/Blue screen will be available to enable higher level of editing.
- Voice-Over Booths: This will be able to be used alongside any recording or on it's own. This will be big enough to record podcasts in to.
- Lessons: I am looking to create sessions with experienced media experts to allow people of all ages to learn skills needed to get into the media industry. Everything from beginner to experienced lessons ranging from equipment knowledge through to lighting, editing software and acting courses.
I can't donate but how can I help?
No problem! The project is running for 5 weeks which may mean that you can donate before the project ends. The project is also running on an 'All or Nothing' term which means that if the full amount isn't raised then any donated money will be fully refunded back to the bank account it was sent from.
Anything helps so don't feel any pressure to donate large amounts. If the project reaches it's target then I am going to ensure that anyone who donates is rewarded and thanked with discounts on the services once we are open. Whether this be free sessions/lessons or discount on longer hires.
Any social media shares are massively appreciated. If you aren't in a position to donate then sharing the project to your friends will help greatly!
I have questions...
If you have more questions about the project then please don't hesitate to contact me via the Facebook page (Facebook.com/filmstudiossussex)