WHO WE ARE So many businesses start off in garages, we decided to make our garage a business too. We first noticed the potential for this space while shooting a short film in 2015. With backgrounds in advertising and production, from producer to camera operator, writer and director, we are production people through and through who understand the needs of your project. Or else we're willing to lend an ear if we don't. We offer a private, rustic-modern, mid-century home available for your needs, with attached, heated garage studio complete with sound dampening foam insulation for audio recording, and equipped with a generous supply of gear for whatever your production needs. If we don't have it, we can get it. Since 2015, the garage has undergone extensive renovations to suit production needs including a 107” wide seamless green backdrop for photo/video content (various backdrops available upon request), a rolling 90” x 60” table top cart for product photography, capabilities for full-body portraiture, interviewing, set pieces, "poor man's process" for cars, bikes, boats, water skis, or whatever you can imagine (ask if confused). Our studio is up to 40'x27' of space with 10' ceilings. WHERE WE ARE Located approximately 100 miles in either direction from New York City and Boston, and situated along the southeastern shore of Connecticut in the town of Stonington, we offer a destination outside of the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas. Whether you're coming this way for a project, or enroute to your city of choice and need a studio along the way, we are just off I-95 and close to all that the area has to offer (see below for a list of local venues). Whether you're looking for an offsite space to have meetings by the brook, a studio for shoots, or an inspiring location to host a think tank seminar, our space is multifunctional and unique like no other. Additionally, we are surrounded by 500+ acres of pristine, untouched Connecticut woodlands. Our goal is to clear your head so you can focus on your project while removing you from the stress of city life. All the while creating an adventure within our secluded, serene setting. NEARBY DESTINATIONS Mystic Aquarium (1.8 miles) Old Mystic Village (1.9 miles) Mystic Seaport Museum (3.3 miles) Coast Guard Academy (11.2 miles) Connecticut College (11.6 miles) Foxwoods Casino (8.6 miles) Mohegan Sun Casino (15.7 miles) Providence, RI (47.1 miles) Boston, MA (97.3 miles) Lincoln Center, NYC (134 miles) Studio size: main studio - 27' x 24'; ceilings 10'; (~648 sq. ft.); capable of expanding up to 40' x 27' EQUIPMENT INCLUDED IN STUDIO RENTAL · GoPro, drone, Nikon D700 - Variety of camera packages available upon request · Backgrounds: Chromakey green seamless paper 107 in. W x 36 ft. L, White seamless paper 107” W x 36’ L; Additional paper backdrops available upon request* · Lighting: 4 bank and 2 bank Kino flo systems, ceiling mounted 4'x4' bay light with 1250w bulb grid ideal for tabletop photography, Lowell Omni 650W (Tungsten) light with barn door attachments; 500w Rifa Lite with soft box, china lanterns with 250w and 500w daylight bulbs, fluorescent tube lighting · Grip&Electric: Light stands, gels, reflectors, flags and diffusion screens with multiple diffusions, fog machine, fan, spring clamps, extension cords, power strips, gloves, ladders, apple boxes, sandbags, rigging gear plus standard lot of expendables (tape, black wrap, duvetyne, sash) · Rolling 90 in. x 60 in. work table for tabletop/product photography with drop down cyclorama paper MORE OPTIONS - (AT ADDITIONAL COST) · Lighting and grip, camera and sound packages available upon prior request · Post -production services - graphic imaging and other post production elements including sound mixing, music overlay, VO/audio recording and foley design available as well. · Marine and aerial photography Other things we offer: · 6 ft. deep mechanic pit - illegal now, wasn't in 1982 · Entire, mid-century house meets 70s mashup available for shoots (see pics and ask for more info/pricing) · Outdoors: woods, stream, shed, fire pit, small pond, wood-fired hillbilly hot tub · Marine and Aerial Photography (Please inquire for more information) · Refrigerator · Plenty of parking · Post Office access - area to view cuts and still images, not drop off letters, although that's close by too · Wardrobe kit - Steamer, Clothes racks and supplies · Wifi, printer, landline · Sink · Tables and chairs · Street level access · Green room facilities on site · Private restroom · Dressing room, makeup area ADDITIONAL ADD-ON FEATURES · Craft services ($15-30/person) · Breakfast ($10-25/person) · Boxed Lunch ($12-20/ person) · Production Assistant ($15-20/hr) WHAT ELSE WE OFFER We can provide the following in terms of professional expertise (additional costs apply): Director/Writer: · Award-winning screenwriter and director Producer(s): · My wife and I have combined 20+ years producing experience, relationships with local vendors, as well as in Boston and NYC Camera Operator/Photographer: · Lifelong passion for photography and videography from studio production to doc style filming Post Production - Editor · 15+ years editing on Final Cut Pro, and now full Adobe Creative Suite featuring Premier Pro · Various post-production amenities including on-site edit suite Makeup artists, special effects, grips, electrics, props etc can all be sourced locally. We have a growing collection of crew people in Connecticut who would all love to work. Ask us for any other crew positions and we can find them, or else find someone to find them for you.
HOST RULES - No smoking or vaporizers inside the house or studio - permitted outside and away from house only - No fires/pyro-technics allowed inside the studio or house - we have a nice bonfire area outside that is available for shoots - Pets are ok as long as you clean up after them - If shooting in then house, no moving of furniture until approved of by us, please move it back when finished - Please be on time and note that the arrival and wrap times should be accounted for in your booking. If you go over your allotted time we do allow a 30 minute grace period, after that, overtime will billed at 1.5x normal rate. - Please take out what you take in - if you are going to have a lot of trash or debris from props or other such items please let us know ahead of time so we can arrange for removal - Last but not least, please respect the studio and its contents! We hope to hear from you soon!
Awesome space and a very nice experience. Chris was a prompt and accommodating host. We completed our green screen shoot in great time. Very good set-up and a comfortable, very cool home. Exteriors are awesome too! Thanks.
Had the pleasure of shooting at the Garage Studio this week. Large, flexible space with everything you could possibly need for a successful shoot. No matter what you're looking for this location has it. Plus, the owner is an incredible photographer and even helped us with some technical stuff we were struggling with. Can't recommend this space highly enough. Looking forward to shooting again there soon.