Studios and Facilities
With a rich heritage in feature film and television production, Yorkshire has a wide range of studio space and post production facilities.
Prime Studios is located on Kirkstall Road a media hotspot with excellent transport links and under a mile from Leeds city centre and train station.
Since opening in 2012 Prime Studios has established itself as one of the premier studios in Yorkshire playing host to many productions including, Feature films, Television dramas, Commercials, Corporate and stills Photography. Just some of the facilities on offer are; 5100sq ft Sound stage with 3 bay make-up room, 2x Changing/Costume Rooms. 2000sq ft 4-Sided U-Shaped cyclorama – both studios with drive-in HGV Access. 380sq ft Photography/Multi use studio with Infinity wall, with large client area and makeup bays. Secure unit base/parking with exterior power and minutes from the city centre. Quality modern offices equipped with high-speed leased line internet. Storage facilities and prop stores. Costume store with facilities. Coffee Bar with free WIFI and meeting rooms all under a secure access controlled building.
Studio81 has 3 suites of production offices with over 100 workstations, a 1470m² (16,000sq ft) studio space with drive in access, workshops, prop stores, and unit base/parking in the heart of the film friendly city of Leeds. All 1 mile from Leeds City Train station and less than 3 miles from the M1 and M62.
Since opening early in 2006, Studio81 has played host to some of the UK's foremost production companies creating over 50 hours of feature film and television drama. With recent productions including; Red Riding (Revolution Films, 2008), The Damned United (Left Bank Pictures, 2008), Wuthering Heights (Mammoth Screen, 2008) Studio81 has an established reputation for providing ample facilities and support for independent production companies. More>
Area: 1470m² (16,000sq ft)
Height: 5.2m (17ft)
Length: 70m (230ft)
Width: 21m (70ft)
Power: 2x 250Amp 3-phase
Located just 30 seconds from Leeds train station in the city centre and 3 minutes from the M1 and M62, Bradley Media offers a range of in-house production facilities and post-production services. These include 5 Final Cut Pro edit suites, and a motion graphics department equipped with After Effects. Bradley Media offers 2 large studios, with green screen facilities and a wide range of industry-standard filming equipment. To supplement this, Bradley Media also has a client-viewing edit suite that can be used independently or as part of a shoot.
LITESTRUCTURES LIVE STUDIOS, WAKEFIELD
One of the largest studios in the UK, Litestructures LIVE Studios offers a purpose built space for film and television production as well as stage production rehearsals. Litestructures has an unparalleled height of 16.5 m (54ft) to the underside of its catwalk gantry and a floor area of over 1,640 sq metres (17,644 sq ft) and. Ancillary spaces include production offices, dressing rooms, laundry and canteen (and coming soon for 2010 14 bedrooms).The studio benefits from four large roller shutter doors providing drive-in access, 1200 amp 3-phase power, a gantry load capacity of up to 100 tonnes and dedicated parking with up to 100 spaces available. Litestructures LIVE Studios is located 170 miles north of London in the Yorkshire countryside between Leeds and Sheffield. It has excellent links to the A1, M1, M62 and two railway stations.
Area: 1,641 sq m (17,664 sq ft)
Height: 16.5 m (54 ft)
Length: 42 m (138 ft)
Width: 39 m (128 ft)
Power: 1200 A 3-phase
NORTH LIGHT FILM STUDIOS, HUDDERSFIELD
North Light Studios is located 10 mins from Huddersfield town centre, halfway between Leeds and Manchester with great access to the M62 and M1 motorways. The studios are situated in a converted 19th century wool mill and offer a fantastic space with great facilities including: laser levelled concrete floors, full soundproofing, production offices, ample on-site parking, canteen and the use of additional locations such as mill cottages, art gallery, woodland, historic Georgian mansion, stables and six storey mill buildings. Set up in 1999 and has been the main production base for Where the Heart Is from 1999 to 2006. Other productions have included: If I had you (2005 Granada), Housewife 49 (2006 Granada) and The Bad Mother's Handbook (2006 Television Ruby Ltd).
FACILITIES & POST PRODUCTION
Yorkshire has 65 editing suites in Leeds alone. Here are a few of our best-equipped post-production and facilities houses. To find out more about the locations services Screen Yorkshire offers and about our locations database, click here.
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ProVision is the North's leading hire facility, supplying an extensive range of location cameras, lighting, sound and grip equipment to the film and TV Industry. Owned by ITV Productions, ProVision has bases in both Leeds and Manchester. An extensive range of kit including 16mm, HD, DigiBeta, DVCAM cameras, Daylight, Tungsten, Florescent and LED lighting is supported by a client focused team of experienced technicians who are on hand twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
ProVision has recently supplied equipment to some highly acclaimed co-production feature films with Screen Yorkshire such as The Damned United and The Cottage and recent Bollywood collaboration The Showman. Provision has also supplied equipment for a wide range of TV drama such as Unforgiven (Red Productions for ITV), Lost In Austen (Mammoth Screen for ITV) and the soon to air Red Riding Trilogy (Revolution Films for Channel 4).
ANDREW DOBSON BROADCAST SERVICES, LEEDS
ADBS is based in North Leeds, but operating and supplying broadcast edit facilties anywhere they are needed. They have both linear and non linear edit capabilities available on location or at their base in Leeds. ADBS utilise a network of broadcast editors, engineers and graphic designers. Other services include training, audio visual resources, filming, outside broadcasts and studio and network design and installation.
Credits include Helicopter Heroes for BBC1, OB remote editing for Sky, including The Horse of the Year Show, Tennis and Rugby League. Clients also include BNT, Goodwood, True North, Screenhouse and Atypical.
DARKHORSE GRAPHICS, LEEDS
Darkhorse offer a Final Cut Pro suite in their offices on Kirkstall Road, Leeds. The kit includes a Dual G5 Mac with 2.5GB Ram, AJA IO capture card, Huge DualMax 1.2TB RAID array, ATTO UL4D, 2x AOC DVI 19'' TFTs, Hamlet DigiScope/PPMs, Roland audio monitors and iSub subwoofer. Pioneer 107 DVD-RW+/- 8x burner. 28'' Widescreen TV, Melford Monitor and Freeview STB, Pioneer DVD recorder, DVD Player.
ELITE TELEVISION PRODUCTION FACILITIES, LEEDS
Elite Television is your post-production one-stop-shop just 10 minutes north of the City centre. Elite offers Smoke HD/SD editing, Audio post with Pro-tools & AudioVision and Avid online & offline. They have the only Computerised Video Rostrum camera System in the region along with Machine room with most format VTRs. Elite also has DVD encoding, authoring & duplication and 3D Studio Max graphics & Combustion.
EXIT STUDIOS - LEEDS/LONDON
With a base in Soho, London and Harrogate, Nr Leeds.
A specialist Art & Design house with a love for
contemporary motion, print and interactive graphics.
Using After Effects Pro for motion and Logic Pro for audio. Also specialist in photoshop, illustrator and pro tools.
Credits include: print & motion graphics for:
Big Brother, Harry Hill, MTV, Polydor Records, Red Bull
Robbie Williams, Sony BMG, Virgin Books, Will Young,
and many of the leading production companies.
GEARBOX NORTH, LEEDS
Audio and video equipment suppliers GearBox have just opened a hire and sales office within the VTR North Post Production facility in Leeds. The operation, based on the successful GearBox Express office the company already runs in Soho, has been set up to meet the significant growth in business that the company has seen in the North over the last couple of years.
Located near Leeds city centre with quick access to motorway
links, Mezzo offers a full range of in-house post production
facilities. These include four on-line Avid edit suites and a
motion graphics department equipped with SoftImage XSI,
After Effects, Combustion, and Flash.
Leeds based company situated within 3 miles from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and close to both the M1 & M62. They have a full HD edit suite running Final Cut Pro HD, Motion graphics suite with 2D and 3D animation running Softimage XSI and After Effects. They also offer a full production service.
VTR NORTH, LEEDS
VTR North are a firmly established post production company based in the heart of the Leeds. Specialising in high end digital editing, compositing, effects, 3d animation, motion graphics, radio commercial production and sound design. In addition they offer digital playout, dubbing, transfers, Mpeg encoding and DVD authoring. Past works include DFS, Best Western and Jet2 commercials and music videos for James Morrison.
WATTS THAT, ROTHERHAM
Watts That have acquired a brand new edit suite, which offers editing and grading in 2k, HD, and Standard Definition using Final Cut Studio 2. The newly installed digital intermediate suite gives the ability to edit, grade and add VFX to projects. Complete animation and compositing facilities also available; Maya, Shake, Motion Builder, Zbrush. The suite includes: 2 Widescreen Monitors and a Broadcast Monitor, huge storage arrays for HD and 2k playback and full grading facilities.
MADE IN YORKSHIREWATCH OUR SHOWREEL
Screen Yorkshire has invested in a wide range of film and television production over the last decade, with credits including; The Damned United, Red Riding, Unforgiven, Wuthering Heights, Lost in Austen, Brideshead Revisited, This Is England, The Cottage, Hush, Mrs Ratcliffes Revolution and Bunny and the Bull.
Yorkshire has everything your production could need from stunning and diverse locations; skilled and experienced crew; good transport networks; and film friendly local authorities.
Watch the Screen Yorkshire showreel to see some of our previous investments and find out about the new Yorkshire Content Fund which has £7.5m of European Regional Development Funding to invest in content production.