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So, you need a studio?

Having the perfect studio space to create your own video and photo content can often seem impossible if you don’t know where to start. Oftentimes you’re forced to create a makeshift setup in your office or home space, or you need to hire out a studio, both of which come with their own set of challenges.

This is where Dragon Image can help. 

 

Planning & Building

Dragon Image has built photographic and video studios around Australia for Companies, Government, Schools. We get involved in the briefing process speaking to the people using the studio and their needs. There are a lot of things that you need to consider when building a studio and we are happy to help.

 

Equipment Supply

As one of Australia's leading distributors of video and photography equipment for over 30 years, we are committed to providing quality support and service. Not only do we provide the materials, we work with you and give you the right advice to provide the exact solution and equipment for your needs.

 

Training & Consulting

As available technologies continue to emerge and transform the way we do things, both in the classroom and in the real world, it is important to remember that knowing what the technologies are and how to use them is only a small piece of the puzzle; what is far more important is understanding why.

 

Why Dragon Image?

With over 25 years of studio building experience, we have the knowledge and skill to advise on a wide range of different studios for all industries. Since our inception in 1993, we have built over 200 studios for the following industries:

  • • Schools and education
  • • Production companies
  • • Car photography
  • • Furniture companies
  • • Government agencies

...just to name a few!

Every industry has different requirements and reasons for needing to shoot studio content, and so we are well-placed to provide solutions to a whole range of industries. We are also always learning and trying new solutions, so no two studios we build are ever the same! This means that we cater to your exact needs and provide solutions based on your budget or space limitations.

 

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Cameras

 

Picking a camera requires knowledge of both camera features and required outcomes. These days there are cameras designed to give 8K resolution, 22 stops of dynamic range and can shoot 300 frames a second. There are others that can freeze a bullet mid-flight or make midnight look like midday. There are even cameras that can follow you around the room and switch between people as they speak - but we understand these features are not for everyone. Knowing the right camera for the right job is where we help.

Lighting

 

The options for lighting are endless but knowing what you need to achieve is the first step to selecting the correct light. Lighting options change very quickly in the photography and film industries, so having an understanding of the current options is very important.

Things that must be considered are:
  • • TLCI/CRI
  • • Colour Temperature (CCT) Accuracy
  • • Luminosity
  • • Tough Quality
  • • Focusing Range
  • • Variety of Modifiers
  • • RGB Control
  • • Flicker Rate
  • • Lux Graph
  • • DMX Control
  • • Remote Control
  • • Diffusion Evenness
  • • Beam Angle

Audio

 

The key to recording high-quality audio for video is understanding the advantages of different microphones, recording mixers, wireless solutions etc. Whether it be for indoor or outdoor recording, all microphones are the same and each one performs a unique job. We are able to provide advice and solutions for all kinds of recording situations, including sit-down interviews, film production, outdoor ambience or podcasts. We also provide acoustic foam panels designed to reduce echoes, which is perfect if you want to create a sound-treated studio space for your content.

 

Services Australia Studio Build

 

At Dragon Image, we are always looking to go above and beyond when it comes to our studio build projects. Our latest studio comes in the form of Services Australia, which is easily one of the biggest studio projects we’ve undertaken. Given the scale of the build, the quoting stage of this studio build was quite long, however, the time and effort gone into ensuring the client has received the best possible solution for their needs make it all worthwhile.

 

Company Studio Builds

ACTU

In-House Production Studio

Converting a large boardroom into a studio has its own challenges. This is a studio install for ACTU, The room had a few challenges that needed to be addressed when we convert it to a studio. Once it was done the space had a new purpose to produce video content.

Dept of Industry, Innov and Science

Lighting Installation

A common issue we encounter is when customers get the company that is doing the fit-out to build a studio. In this case, the lighting was forgotten and Dragon was called to install a lighting solution that worked in a very confined space.

Chemist Warehouse

In-House Production Studio

When Chemist Warehouse Group, an Australian company operating a chain of retail pharmacies wanted to start producing their own video content in-house they contacted Dragon Image.

Heretic Foundation

Professional VFX Production Studio

Best known for directing films I, Robot (2004), Knowing (2009), and Gods of Egypt (2016), Australian film director Alexander Proyas needed a turnkey studio for his production company.

Spine Street Studios

Professional Photography Studio

Spine Street Studios needed a ceiling mounted rig where they could have all their lighting mounted inside a large “softbox” type frame, that allowed for an even spread of soft light.

Services Australia

Professional Video Studio

Services Australia needed a large green screen production studio with not one, but two high quality ceiling mounted LED lighting grids, both with diffusion to create soft, even LED lighting.

Big Box Cars

Car Photography Studio

This is a studio designed to photograph cars on a large scale. Due to these requirements, all cables needed to be off the ground and the softbox needed to be height adjustable.

Winning Appliances

360 Degree Photography Studio

The photo studio was built for 360 degree photography of products such as fridges, washing machines, dishwashers and TV's on a large turntable.

Winning Appliances

Commercial Production Studio

The commercial studio is a turnkey "home" set with DMX LED Lighting. This is the perfect space for infomercials, product review videos and general advertising.

Victoria Police Academy

Professional Green Screen Studio

Victoria Police Academy converted an old carpeted room into a green screen studio, designed for professional training and instructional videos as well as corporate and promotional videos.

Bondi Sands

In-House Video & Photo Studio

When Bondi Sands needed a photography studio, Dragon helped create the perfect space for high-key photography, as well as a space for creating videos showcase their products.

The Studio

Professional Video Studio

This is a fully-equipped, professional production studio with Chroma Green Screen and multiple lighting rigs, available for hire in Sydney's Startup Hub.

Mortgage Choice

In-House Video Studio

Deciding to do video content in-house is quickly becoming the norm with companies like Mortgage Choice wanting their own studio that is quick and easy to use.

Studio 2 Potts Point

Professional Live Streaming Studio

This is a studio space for live streaming, video recording and podcasting. It's in a Heritage Building, meaning we couldn't screw, bolt or stick anything to the walls or ceiling.

Hurtsville Library

Public Video & Photography Studio

The Hurstville Library Video studio is designed to give content creators in the community a creative environment to produce their own video and photographic content.

Belle Property

Turnkey Video Studio

This is a simple studio space for creating in-house content, with mounted backdrops and soft LED lighting. All items can be easily packed up and moved to other locations if needed.

Transport NSW

Livestream & Video Production Studio

This is a simple space with lighting and background solutions to allow for multiple uses, which include live-streaming, photography, podcasting and video production.

Covaris

Small Training Studio

The Covaris studio build was about maximising space in a room is only 3m x 3.5m. Slim LED panels were placed along the walls and ceiling to provide even illumination for the background.

Hello Social

Small Video Studio

This studio needed to be flexible in a tight space. A lighting rig is installed, keeping lights off the floor, and a 3-Hook Expan Background System allows options for multiple backdrops.

Dr. Alex Phoon

Plastic Surgery Photo Studio

This is a turnkey setup for easy photo tethering. Dr. Alex Phoon needed to take before and after photos of his clients for his website, and so this simple photo studio in his surgery makes it easy.

 

Education Studio Builds

William Clarke College

Education Video & Photo Studio

William Clarke College wanted to give their students a turnkey dual-cyclorama studio space that gives their students creative freedom to create the video and photo content they wanted.

John Monash Science School Professional Broadcast Studio

This is a state of the art broadcast studio designed to meet the digital video production, where students take part in online classrooms, live discussions and recorded video content.

Sheldon College

Professional Green Screen Studio

Sheldon College needed a state-of-the-art professional multimedia green screen studio, for their students to be able create a wide range of video and multimedia content.

Newington College

Professional Cyclorama Studio

Newington College needed a white cyclorama studio with the option of extra backdrops. The Lightpro Motorised Expan Background System made this possible in a tight space.

Somerset College

Multi-Use Classroom Studio

Somerset College converted an existing classroom into a professional film studio, incorporating soft studio and RGB lights, ceiling track systems, cyclorama curves and tripod dollies.

St. Rita's College

Professional Green Screen Studio

St. Rita's College replaced their old lighting with Lightpro Ultrasoft 66R LED's, giving an even spread of highly colour accurate light across their pre-existing green screen studio.

Caroline Chisholm College

School Photography Studio

Caroline Chisholm College wanted to convert an old classroom into a safe and professional photography studio that could allow students to get creative.

Northern Beaches Secondary College
Turnkey Video & Photography Studio

This school studio build took place over a few years, and is a great example of how a studio can be installed in stages. They started off with a simple backdrop system and built it up to a professional space.

Ashfield Boys High School

Multi-Use Classroom Studio

This studio was designed with the intention of creating a professional photography and video studio that could then easily be converted into a regular learning space.

Kambala High School

Turnkey Video & Photography Studio

This studio was designed to provide a simple space for students to learn both video and photography. All lights are safely mounted off the ground using a pantograph ceiling track system.

Knox Grammar School

Turnkey Video & Photography Studio

This studio was designed around the idea of having a flexible and safe environment that allows students to move and have full control their lighting in order to achieve different styles and looks.

Bulimba State School

Multi-Use Classroom Studio

This studio is designed for primary school students learning basic chroma-key production on iPads. It consists of a mounted backdrop system and soft LED lighting, all mounted safely off the floor.

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