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Welcome to Basement Photographic Studio & Kitchen Set Rental

Studio A: 232 sq m / 2,500 sq ft, drive in, ground floor, suitable for room sets or larger productions

Studio A Info

Studio B: 204 sq m / 2,200 sq ft, drive-in, with a 5x5m infinity cove, ideal for model and product shoots

Studio B Info

Kitchen Set: Fully functioning modern shoot kitchen with Neff appliances and 2.4m kitchen island on castors

Kitchen Set Info

INTRODUCING BASEMENT STUDIO RENTAL

Basement Photographic offers 436 sq m / 4,700 sq ft of rental studio space for photographers and videographers; comprising two large drive-in studios, plus a fully functioning modern-shoot kitchen.

The two studios are situated just 30 miles west of London in the Thameside village of Bourne End – just minutes from the M4, M40 and the Elizabeth train line. Both studios have drive-in access for easy load-in and ample free parking directly outside.

The available spaces are Studio A at 232 sq m / 2,500 sq ft and Studio B at 204 sq m / 2,200 sq ft. Both have a minimum ceiling height of 4.5m rising to 5.5m over the majority of the working space. Studio B also has a 5m x 5m x 4.6m white infinity cove.

Our modern shoot kitchen set is situated within Studio A and the hire fee includes use of the whole studio area.

The fully equipped kitchen is fitted with Neff appliances and has the benefit of a lighting grid which can be pre-rigged with LED lighting if required, or simply used to prep for food shoots in the main studio space.

There is also a hair and make-up room (shared with both studios), along with steamers and clothes rails for model shoots, Wi-Fi and a client area.

We also have a set-building workshop on-site so we can fabricate sets for you in advance if required, along with a prop-store full of stock windows, doors, flooring, flats and so forth.

Scroll down to read more about each of our studios. Or contact us today for further information and details of availability.

BASEMENT STUDIO A

STUDIO A OVERVIEW

At 232 sq m / 2,500 sq ft Studio A is suitable for room sets or larger productions.

  • Drive-in studio
  • Ground floor access
  • Ample free parking
  • Concrete floor
  • Ceiling height of 5.5m / 18ft above the majority of the shooting areas
  • Black-out studio (there is no natural light)
  • Client area / kitchen (chargeable if used for food prep or as a shoot kitchen)
  • In-house set building
  • 700w PA foldback monitors
  • Hair and make-up room
  • Wi-Fi
  • 32A 16A and 13A electrical supply
  • Disabled access
  • Pet friendly
  • A studio assistant can be provided

RENTAL RATES

Studio A: from just £70.00 per hour + VAT
Minimum hire duration is 4 hours
For bookings of 8 hours or more, we offer a 10% discount

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INCLUDED IN STUDIO A RENTAL

  • 2.7m / 9ft Cambo camera stand
  • 2.4 x 1.2m / 8 x 4ft Poly Boards (black and white)
  • Clothes steamer
  • Clothes rails
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Trestle tables and Lite Deck staging
  • Lee 216 trace / diffusion frames 3 x 1.2m / 9.8 x 3.9ft

Please note although the studios are generally quiet and peaceful, they are not sound proofed and heavy rain can be heard.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO HIRE FOR STUDIO A

  • LED, tungsten or flash lighting – let us know what you require!
  • Stands, tripods and grip
  • Scaffold tower 
  • Turntable 2m / 6.5ft diameter
  • Wind machine – Turbo Wind Tunnel Model 500
  • Wide range of Colourama in-stock and specific colours can be ordered in
  • Green screen fabric backgrounds

Need something else that’s not listed here? Contact us and we’ll do our best to source it for you!

BASEMENT STUDIO B

STUDIO B OVERVIEW

With 204 sq m / 2,200 sq ft of space Studio B is ideal for model photography and product shoots.

Studio B also has a white infinity cove (5m x5m with a height of 4.6m) that can be painted any colour on request, including chromakey green / blue.

This studio also has black drapes that can divide the studio into two areas for added flexibility.

  • Drive-in studio
  • Ground floor access
  • Ample free parking
  • Concrete floor
  • White brick wall 12m / 39ft wide
  • Ceiling height of 5.5m / 18ft above the majority of the shooting areas
  • Black-out studio (there is no natural light)
  • Client area
  • In-house set building
  • 700w PA foldback monitors
  • Hair and make-up room
  • Wi-Fi
  • 32A 16A and 13A electrical supply
  • Disabled access
  • Pet friendly
  • A studio assistant can be provided

RENTAL RATES

Studio B: from just £65.00 per hour + VAT
Minimum hire duration is 4 hours
For bookings of 8 hours or more, we offer a 10% discount

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INCLUDED IN STUDIO B RENTAL

  • 2.4m / 8ft Cambo camera stand
  • 2.4 x 1.2m / 8 x 4ft Poly Boards (black and white)
  • Clothes steamer and clothes rails
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Trestle tables and Lite Deck staging
  • Lee 216 trace / diffusion frames 3 x 1.2m / 9.8 x 3.9ft
  • There is also table football if you are feeling brave enough to take us on!

Please note although the studios are generally quiet and peaceful, they are not sound proofed and heavy rain can be heard.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO HIRE FOR STUDIO B

  • LED, tungsten or flash lighting – let us know what you require!
  • Stands, tripods and grip
  • Scaffold tower 
  • Turntable 2m / 6.5ft diameter
  • Wind machine – Turbo Wind Tunnel Model 500
  • Wide range of Colourama in-stock and specific colours can be ordered in
  • Green screen fabric backgrounds

Need something else that’s not listed here? Contact us and we’ll do our best to source it for you!

BASEMENT SHOOT KITCHEN

SHOOT KITCHEN OVERVIEW

Fully functioning modern shoot kitchen set situated within Studio A. The hire charge includes the whole Studio A space.

  • Overhead lighting grid – can be pre-rigged with Apurture and Kino-Flo lighting if required
  • Neff Double oven and induction hob plus fridge freezer, microwave, blender and dishwasher
  • Selection of pots, pans, utensils and crockery
  • 2.4m / 7.8ft kitchen island on casters – so it can be easily be moved
  • 232 sq m / 2,500 sq ft drive-in studio
  • Ground floor access
  • Ample free parking
  • Concrete floor
  • Ceiling height of 5.5m / 18ft above the majority of the shooting areas
  • Black-out studio (there is no natural light)
  • In-house set building
  • 700w PA foldback monitors
  • Hair and make-up room
  • Wi-Fi
  • 32A 16A and 13A electrical supply
  • Disabled access
  • Pet friendly
  • A studio assistant can be provided

RENTAL RATES

For the Kitchen Set area, our rates vary depending on how you wish to use the space. Please contact us with your requirements and we’ll give you a quote.

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INCLUDED IN KITCHEN SET RENTAL

  • Full use of kitchen and appliances, pots, pans and utensils
  • 2.7m / 9ft Cambo camera stand
  • 2.4 x 1.2m / 8 x 4ft Poly Boards (black and white)
  • Clothes steamer and clothes rails
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Trestle tables and Lite Deck staging
  • Lee 216 trace / diffusion frames 3 x 1.2m / 9.8 x 3.9ft

Please note although the studios are generally quiet and peaceful, they are not sound proofed and heavy rain can be heard.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO HIRE FOR KITCHEN SET

  • LED, tungsten or flash lighting – let us know what you require!
  • Stands, tripods and grip
  • Scaffold tower 
  • Turntable 2m / 6.5ft diameter
  • Wind machine – Turbo Wind Tunnel Model 500
  • Wide range of Colourama in-stock and specific colours can be ordered in
  • Green screen fabric backgrounds

Need something else that’s not listed here? Contact us and we’ll do our best to source it for you!

RENTAL RATES & INFORMATION

RENTAL RATES

Studio A: from just £70.00 per hour + VAT
Minimum hire duration is 4 hours
For bookings of 8 hours or more, we offer a 10% discount

Studio B: from just £65.00 per hour + VAT
Minimum hire duration is 4 hours
For bookings of 8 hours or more, we offer a 10% discount

Kitchen Set: for this set our rates vary depending on how you wish to use the space. Please contact us with your requirements and we’ll give you a quote.

Overtime will be billed in half-hour increments at a rate of 1.5 times our stated hourly rental.

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OPENING TIMES

Our studios are available for rent Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from 8am–6pm.

Weekends and evenings and by arrangement.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Poly Boards, scrim, gels, tape, clamps, flags, flats etc are all available.

Stock backgrounds include:

  • White painted cove (this can be painted any colour or green screen for an additional cost)
  • Chroma key green screen full-length drapes
  • Blackout full-length drapes

We offer a set building service – we have a full workshop facilities including a stock of flats for sets and a basic prop store on site.

We can also arrange:

  • Hair and make-up artists
  • Set and prop stylists
  • Production crew
  • Models
  • Catering

Need something else that’s not listed here? Please contact us and we’ll do our best to source it for you!

GENERAL HOUSE RULES

  • The studio must be vacated and all items brought into the studio must be removed by the end of your booking period.
  • A cleaning fee is included in the hourly rate however guests are expected to the leave the studios as they found them.
  • All ages are allowed in the space.
  • Production insurance is not required.
  • Furniture and decorations may be moved – the studios are flexible spaces which can be tailored to your needs. Furniture and decorations can be moved to aid with your production.
  • There is no smoking allowed in the studios unless it is for shooting purposes.
  • Smoke machines are allowed.
  • Nudity is allowed.
  • Outside catering is welcome and we can provide details of local suppliers.
  • Fair wear and tear to our sets and props is included however damage to any equipment including lighting rigs, power packs, computers, cameras, hired in accessories etc will be charged at cost.

A full list of terms and conditions is available on request.

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Basement Rental Studio floor plan

Our hair and make-up area – use is included in studio rental fees

On in-house workshop can reduce bespoke sets and props – please ask us for a quote

Basement Photographic’s two studios are available on a daily rental for photographers, filmakers and videographers. Situated in the Thameside town of Bourne End just 30 miles from central London, the Studio’s location (ideal for Bucks, Berks and the South East) is easily accessible from the M40 and M4 and has ample parking and easy load-in.

Inside, they’re comfortable and calm with plenty of space plus a hair / makeup and client areas with Wi-Fi. We have a set-building workshop on-site, so we can fabricate sets for you in advance if required. We also have a stock of flats, windows, doors and flooring to facilitate this. Hair and make-up artists, stylists and production crew can also be provided – please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Studio A Details

This our largest studio and is generally used for room-sets and larger projects.

  • 232 sq m (2,500 sq ft) 6m high at highest point.
  • Ground floor drive-in access.
  • Adjacent set-building workshop.
  • Client / hair and make-up areas.
  • 32A, 16A and 13A electrical supply.
  • Product storage.
  • Kitchen.
  • Ample vehicle parking directly outside and nearby.

Studio B

This studio is predominately used for model and product photography.

  • 204 sq m (2,200 sq ft ) ceiling height of 6m above cove.
  • 5m x 5m cove painted white.
  • Client / hair and make-up areas.
  • Full sized mannequins and torsos for garment photography including pregnant, plus-size and children.
  • Locked steel security cage for clients’ products.
  • Heavy duty 2m diameter turn-table for 360 degree photography.
  • Heavy black serge drapes to separate the studio into two areas.
  • 32A, 16A and 13A electrical supply.
  • Model waiting room with TV.
  • Ample vehicle parking directly outside and nearby.

FREE LIGHTING INCLUDED

Rental includes basic lighting consisting of:

  • Kino-Flo 4ft 4-bank x2
  • 2kw blondes x6
  • 800w red-heads x4
  • 650w Arri fresnel x3
  • 1000w cyc-lights x6

Extra continuous or flash lighting is available for hire if required.

OTHER FACILITIES

Polyboards, scrim, gels, tape, clamps, flags, flats etc are all available.

Stock backgrounds include:

  • White painted cove (this can be painted any colour or green screen for an additional cost).
  • Chroma key green screen full-length drapes.
  • Blackout full-length drapes.

RATES

Standard dry hire including basic lighting start from £350 + VAT per day.

Our standard 10 hour day rental period is from 8am–6pm.

Weekends and evenings by arrangement.

Please note that our studios are not soundproofed.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Set builders available – we have a full workshop facilities including a stock of flats for sets and a basic prop store on site.

We can also arrange:

  • Hair and make-up artists.
  • Set and prop stylists.
  • Production crew.
  • Models.
  • Catering.

Basement Studio B

Basement studio floor plan

Studio A’s hair and make-up area

In-house set-building workshop

Studio A: 232 sq m / 2,500 sq ft, drive in, ground floor, suitable for room sets or larger productions

Studio A Info

Studio B: 204 sq m / 2,200 sq ft, drive-in, with a 5x5m infinity cove, ideal for model and product shoots

Studio B Info

Studio K: Fully functioning modern shoot kitchen, with New appliances and island on casters

Studio K Info