The brand new Laundry Studios is providing a professional filming and production space for bands, musicians, photographers and film-makers. Bookings have already been taken from established artists coming from as far as London.
The business is the brainchild of Alison Carter 48, who’s been involved in the music business and creative arts for over 25-years says ‘The principle behind creating The Laundry Studios is to be able to go to one place to produce high end shoots, create and record the sound tracks in the next studio, and then digitally edit the film and music production upstairs. The infinity curve was a perfect addition to the studio and sets it above any other studio in the area.’
This infinity curve is a piece precision engineering and has 3-curves the principle of design is that everything behind the object is curved so that no edges can be seen on camera. Filming and photography can take place from a number of different angles including shots from above. It’s also equipped with camera tracks and a super-strong floor allowing cars to drive right on it plus it’s twice the size of the more conventional infinity curves too. ‘It was a real feat of engineering by our local master craftsman and it’s all handmade, you can’t buy one of these it’s a bespoke production’ says Ali.
Sales manager John Arksey, 4,4 from Halliwell Jones BMW North Wales wanted to support the Laundry Studio when he heard it was opening and offered the M3 500 limited edition BMW to be the Studio's first ever photo shoot. John says, "It’s such an accomplishment for a business to open in these difficult trading times especially in North Wales, and if a business like ours can help in some way we will. The quality of the photo shoot was fantastic I’ll certainly be using the studio again."
Ali came up with the idea after heading out of North Wales one too many times to hire high-spec studios. She searched for over a year to find an empty building fit for purpose and employed the skills of local master craftsmen to convert a former laundry into a multimedia centre. Work started back in July and the building now houses a large film and photography studio with infinity curve, mezzanine and vehicular access, a fully equipped and soundproofed music rehearsal/production studio, and a top of the range digital editing suite upstairs. For added comfort there is also a relaxing green room, a dressing room with make-up mirrors, and a fitted kitchen. The Laundry Studios also provides a team of creative professionals who can offer advice on filming and post-production, and all things relating to music production and performance, to clients wishing to hire the facility.
Ali believes the studio complex is a one of a kind facility in the area “It might seem strange to have such a high-spec studio in North Wales but you will be surprised how many profile artists want to shoot a promotional film, photos or advert, and produce new material away from their normal environment. I already have some fantastic producers booked in”
If you would like more information about The Laundry Studios contact Ali or Mat on 01492 532041
Alison Carter is also Director of Diverse Arts and the Associate Producer of ‘Vinyl’, a feature film about North Wales band The Alarm, shot in North Wales due to be released in March 2013.