The main studio
Within the old merchant building on Cotton Street is a partially transparent roof, that gives the main studio plenty of diffused natural light across its 195 sq meters.
The photographic zone has complete black-out curtains for precise lighting control and boasts an acoustically treated floating ceiling, perfect for capturing clean audio.
The huge white cyclorama bowl is complemented with a comprehensive range of professional photographic and film lighting, and has an optional 7x18m greenscreen that hangs from the ceiling across the whole length of the cove’s floor.
Suspended 7m from the studio floor is a bowens higlide system, with sprung pantographs and guide rails so you can easily adapt the lighting to suit your shoot.
The portrait and product studio
In the rear of the building sits a custom-built portrait and product studio, with two-tier background roll system, a pair of Profoto B2 strobes, and a selection of modifiers and gels.
We have a selection of colorama in rainbow shades, along with a variety of greys and whites.
Additionally, the studio has a selection of hand-made backgrounds, and a variety of metallic and organic textures, perfect for striking portrait and product imagery.
The audio studio
Whether you’re recording a podcast, a voiceover or audiobook, we have the perfect setup for your requirements.
The studio has a selection of Rode microphones, a mixer with Class A Servo-biased Preamps, featuring APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.
The studio also has the capability to connect call-in guests via Bluetooth or TRRS, and can either multitrack in the mixer to microSD card, or output directly to your favorite audio software of choice.
Private studios for artists, photogs, filmmakers
Vessel has three private studios hired on a monthly basis for artists working in the city on longer projects.
The monthy rate for your private room includes all bills, wifi, keys for 24hr access, one use of the main studio a month and discounted rates thereafter, along with the potential for introduction to our in-house crew.
At time of writing, there is presently one studio available.
The studios are best seen with your own eyes – so please contact us for a viewing.