Hire video studios in London
Most online content, like podcasts, vlogs and ads made for Youtube and social media platforms were traditionally shot out of DIY home studios built on minimal budgets. But with so much digital content on offer competing for the internet’s attention, video production quality has skyrocketed in recent years. So how do you compete with the Joe Rogans and MrBeasts of the world with millions of followers tuning in each week? Ensure you’re putting out your highest quality work, which is so much easier when shooting in a state-of-the-art, fully equipped video studio. Some of the many benefits of hiring a studio include access to expensive professional equipment, with experienced film and photography experts available to answer your questions. Review our checklist further down the page before you book so you feel confident and prepared for your next video production.
Why hire a video studio in London?
Many of the UK’s biggest content creators are based in London, take Youtuber and musician KSI who has over 35 million followers across multiple channels. So of course you have plenty of options for studios for hire in the capital. With all this competition, studios have focused on differenciating themselves, giving you the flexibility to choose a video studio that meets your particular needs. For example, you can hire a stylish podcast studio like Tribe Urban Studios in Greenwich, already set up and ready to hit record, or say goodbye to boring backdrops when you hire the advanced Silvertown Film Studios with LED wall in Elephant and Castle.
Checklist for hiring a video studio
How will you get to the studio?
Consider whether you want to drive to the location or take public transport before you book to make your life easier on the day of the shoot. You can use Tutti’s advanced search tool to filter by free or paid parking options, and each listing also shows you the nearest tube stations and bus routes.
Have you established a budget?
In addition to the basic studio hire fee, you’ll need to consider your camera, lighting and sound equipment options. If you don’t already own equipment, you can generally hire everything you need from the video studio. Studio listings should detail what equipment is available and how much it costs to rent, but you can always send the host a message if you’re unsure.
Do you want to add special effects later?
If you’re planning to add any visual effects in post-production then a green screen will save you a lot of time. See what green screen studios are available in your area, from studios with green screen backdrops to green podcast studios and green infinity coves.
White size shooting space do you need?
You’ll need to consider how large your team is. You want everyone to be comfortable too, so it’s a good idea to check you have access to amenities like a kitchen with coffee and tea-making facilities, separate storage space and changing room(s).
Do you have a plan for the shoot?
It doesn’t need to be super detailed, but having a basic schedule outlining the order of scenes or your talking points, plus extra details like camera angles and lighting set-up means fewer decisions have to be made on the day, so you can be efficient with your time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost to hire a video studio in London?
It will depend on how long you want to hire the space. Most venues in London charge by the day or half-day with the majority of prices falling between 250 and 1500 per day, and you can request multiple dates when you send an enquiry through Tutti. Narrow your search by using the advanced search options and filtering by price.
What type of camera is best to shoot video?
A DSLR or mirrorless camera is a great portable option offering high-quality output, popular with vloggers and Youtubers. These cameras give you the flexibility to change lenses for varying shot types, provide high image resolution, and have handy features like inbuilt stabilisation.
What is included in the hire fee for a London video studio?
Video studios in London are generally fully equipped with professional audio, camera, and lighting equipment. But it is up to the venue whether they include their equipment in the hire fee or whether you can rent it at an additional cost. If you have questions about hiring costs or you are looking for a particular piece of equipment, feel free to message the host via their listing.
What type of video content can I shoot at a studio?
The benefits of hiring a video studio include total lighting control over your subjects, meaning it’s great for close-up shots and filming interviews. Studios generally have soundproofing and the latest audio equipment at hand, meaning you can produce excellent sound quality for your podcast or vlog and minimise the editing work. You can also get more creative with post-production effects by hiring a studio with a green screen.