On the 10th and 11th of February 2018 we had our grand opening. Over the two days we had models, re-enactors and special guests to welcome over 140 visitors.
In just 3 months we had turned an old sign making shop into a multi-set studio. Our main studio has been fitted out with a 5m wide infinity cove with just under 3m of height. Next to it there are two black walls with laminate flooring. Moving through the door into the second area we have out makeup and changing room where we have even put sockets with USB chargers built in so models can charge their always flat phones! Just past the make room is a fully built out themed set allowing photographers and videographers to stage a late 1800's to early 1940s themed shoot. Off to the left of that is a fully furnished bedroom set done out in pastel colours. Lastly as we move through to the back of the building we have an old 1930's style slam door lift conveniently stuck on our level. All that and we have not even told you about the graffiti and the outside of the building with its courtyard leading down to the river Medway.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that visited us over the amazing weekend and for the very positive reviews and feedback that you have been so kind to give us. We hope very much that you will all come back and use the studio in the future.
We would also like to extend a massive thank you to Gavin Hoey for taking the time to visit the studio, run a lighting workshop and perform the all important duty of cutting the ribbon!
Lastly we would like to thank everybody that helped us open the studio, Stephanie and Robert Sceal for covering the official photos and assisting in showing people around, our models Kelly, Laura, Matt, and Bob, impromptu models Kate, Anne Marie and Sanya, our special guests Doctor Who (Stuart Grant), Rick from Horrify Me, Lilly for assisting on refreshment duty, anybody that dressed up with costumes supplied by our costume friends (Antrix - antrixonline.co.uk), and lastly but not least Anne from the 1940s cafe across the road that supplied furniture and equipment and who has supported us since the very first day we all got together.
See all the photos here
Gino, John, Dan, Zoe, and Iain.