Anna Valley has built a 26 x 4.5m ROE BPV2 semi-circular volume in a 7750sq.ft sound stage at Garden Studio’s Park Royal studio complex
UK - Anna Valley and Garden Studios are partnering to set up a new virtual production studio in central London. The announcement follows the companies’ collaboration on the recent SMPTE Virtual Production Showcase that took place at Garden Studios and featured an LED volume by Anna Valley.
Together, the companies are providing a 150sqm+ volume and supporting crew and technology at Garden Studio’s facility in the heart of London’s film community.
Anna Valley has an extensive inventory of ROE’s acclaimed Black Pearl BP2V2 ‘film-centric LED panels’ and facilitates a range of pop-up and hosted virtual production studios for television, corporate and film clients. Garden Studios is the largest-scale film studio in central London with a total footprint in excess of 300 000sq.ft and five sound stages totalling over 48 000sq.ft.
They’re also no strangers to virtual production – the facility opened one of the first permanent volumes in London in 2020 and has delivered over 80 productions on this 12m x 4m VP stage that can be extended to 18m x 4m. Partnering with Garden Studios provides Anna Valley with the full infrastructure of a professional facility while Garden Studios can now offer clients a large-scale virtual production studio supported by technical experts.
Under the new partnership, Anna Valley has built a 26 x 4.5m ROE BPV2 semi-circular volume in a 7750sq.ft sound stage at Garden Studio’s Park Royal studio complex. The volume comes complete with an 8m x 5m OD4 ED ceiling, mounted on a motorised hoist so it can be lowered, raised and tilted up to a 45-degree angle; a pair of 2m x 2m OD4 LED totems provide additional lighting sources.
In addition to the LED volume, the studio comes complete with Mo-Sys StarTracker and nDisplay servers and disguise vx 4 is available as an option for playback solutions. Anna Valley provides LED technicians and riggers while Garden Studios’ VP supervisor and digital artists complete the technical crew provision. The new VP stage also benefits from Garden Studio’s extensive infrastructure including dressing and green rooms, production offices, kitchens and on-site parking, and virtual production clients have the option of using Garden Studio’s in-house content creation, script advice and storyboard review services.
“Garden Studios is the ideal virtual production partner for Anna Valley,” says Anna Valley director of virtual production, Christina Nowak. “From the moment we started working together on the SMPTE Virtual Production Showcase the synergies between the companies and the opportunity for a mutually beneficial partnership became obvious. But, more importantly, we believe that this partnership provides a world-class virtual production facility for the filmmaking community.”

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