STUDIO FAQ

1How big is the studio?
Our film and photography studio is 10.5m x 5.5m.

White Space:6.9m x 5.5m

Green Screen: 3.6m x 5.5m
2We have some big props to shoot. How big is the doorway into the studio?
We have a roller shutter entrance sized 3m wide by 3.3m high. The double doors into our film and photography studio measure 140cm.
3Am I hiring an empty room?
When you hire our studio you also get 2x 4ft 4 bank Kino Flo (with daylight tubes), a set of red heads with clips and gels as well as the option to use our stand support and assorted Colorama backdrops. You also get access to our kitchen facilities, make up/ changing room, lounge and office. Not a bad deal is it?
4How much does it cost to hire?
Hourly Studio Hire:£50

Full Day Studio Hire:From £250

Hourly Vocal Booth Hire:£25

Full Day Vocal Booth Hire:£150

Hourly Sound Technician Hire:£50

Full Day Sound Technician Hire:£300

5Can I shoot green screen and build a set?
When you hire our studio you can film and photograph whatever you want (within reason!). A lot of clients shoot stills and video simultaneously at opposite ends of the studio.
6I need a set building. Do you do that?
We can build a set for you or you can bring your own, it’s entirely up to you.
7What sort of flooring is in the studio?
As standard, the studio has green flooring at the green screen end and white painted floor at the white studio space end. If you need something else we have a flooring company located at the industrial estate with affordably priced options for, carpet, vinyl and wood flooring. Once you’ve decided what you need they will drop it off at the studio so we can lay it ready for when you arrive.
8What is the power situation in the studio?
We have power points galore within the studio. At ground level, we have a grand total of 4 double sockets and we also have 15 sockets located on the ceiling. We’ll also leave 2x cable drum reels for you should you need more!
9Is there somewhere people can get changed?
We have a spacious and lockable make-up and changing room built onto the studio. Let the relief that your cast won’t be getting changed in a toilet or random dark corner wash over you in an awesome wave.
10Is the studio hard to find?
Our studio is located just 10 minutes drive from junction 39 of the M1. Our nearest train station is located at Denby Dale which is a 4 minute drive.
11Where do we park?
We have free parking available on site with the furthest spot available being no more than a couple of minutes’ walk away. We also keep a space directly outside the studio entrance free for clients to unload their gear.
12Can you guys help me if I’m struggling with something?
We always have a member of staff on hand to assist with any issues whilst hiring the studio.
13Will my audio sound good if I’m filming in the studio?
It certainly will. We built the studio with audio recording in mind. The studio is fully soundproofed and our entire ceiling is fitted with acoustic sound panels to reduce reverb. We also provide a few free standing acoustic panels which you can position around your talent to further sweeten your audio.
14Do you just do studio hire?

The studio is just the tip of the iceberg. We can provide options for every stage of film production.

Pre-production Concept development Script development Storyboard design
Production Filming Photography Podcast recording Specialist crew hire Film equipment hire Casting Make up and specialist prosthetics Aerial filming Time-lapse video
Post-production Editing Motion graphics VFX/ 3d modelling Voiceover ADR Sound mixing Licensed music provision Exports for broadcast
15I need kit as well as a studio. Can you help?
We supply the studio with lighting as standard but should you require cameras, audio or grip we can provide you with many options.
16I think we might need to run over. Is that okay?
We either hire by the hour, half day or day. Should you run over on a day shoot we charge the same hourly rate for each additional hour required so you don’t need to worry about increased overtime rates.
17Can I get online whilst at the studio?
We have guest Wi-Fi available for any visitors to the studio. All you need to do is grab the login details from reception, sign in and you’ll be surfing without fins.
18We have clients with us. Do they need to stay in the studio with us?
Studio hire also includes access to our kitchen and lounge, giving you and your clients the opportunity to grab a cuppa and crack on with some work (or catch up on some essential Netflix viewing).
19I’m thirsty. Options?
We have complimentary hot and cold drinks available in the kitchen. Just help yourself as and when you need.
20We need to eat. Where can we grab some food from?
If you like nice food you’re seriously in luck. We have a number of great spots to grab a spot of lunch or dinner that are just minutes away. Some recommendations are listed below.

Bubble & Squeak | Seriously gourmet sandwiches to take away. This is a favourite for many of our reoccurring visitors. It also has the added bonus of being located approximately 15 seconds walk from our front door.

Just Thai | If you’re staying overnight this Thai restaurant serves superior food in a cosy atmosphere.

Bagden Hall | Lovely sandwiches and bigger plates served in beautiful surroundings. Great food but not the best option if you’re in a hurry!

Mustang Café | A 5-minute drive from the studio but a must visit if you like your classic English sandwiches. Fancy a B.E.S.T sarnie? Get on down.
21We’re travelling from quite far away. Where is the nearest place we can stay?
We have a special arrangement with Bagden Hall Hotel, which is located right next door to our industrial estate. Make sure to mention filming at Cobra of the North to secure a reduced rate on your room(s).
22The question I want to ask isn’t in this list. What should I do?
Drop us an email on film@cobraofthenorth.com or call us on 01484 860 647 with your query. We’ll be happy to help.