Spine Street Studios
About Spine Street Studios
Spine Street Studios is located in Sumner in Brisbane’s south-west. The studio is run by Robert & Kelly Brown, Kelly is an internationally-renowned photographer and educator. The studio is occupied by Little Pieces Photography, Little Pieces Photography is a growing business, employing an increasing number of local photographers and other employees.
Spine Street Studio's has a number of studios available for hire making it a creative space for photographers from around Brisbane, interstate and abroad to convene photography workshops and build a community for film and other creative industries.
About the Studio
Studio 4 is the largest and most versatile space, featuring a corner cyclorama and large mezzanine loft. It is well suited to both still and film / TVC shoots. With film-makers in mind, the walls of this newly built multipurpose space have been lined with an industrial grade soundproofing medium which will reduce reverberation and external noise.
About the Build
Having sufficient lighting for a white cyclorama studio can be difficult, as you need to consider how far light travels and whether you’re able to completely cover all shadows evenly. This can be even more difficult if keeping lights off the ground is necessary.
For Spine Street Studios, they wanted a ceiling mounted rig where they could have all their lighting mounted inside a large “softbox” type frame, that allowed for this even spread of soft light. This was achieved by constructing a large 6x6m aluminium square frame, which allowed for softbox diffusion fabric and blackout fabric to be attached around the outside, with 4x Lightpro DF-2000XL Studio LED’s mounted inside the frame. While we would usually recommend getting more lights inside the softbox frame to create a completely even spread of high-quality light, this now allows the studio the flexibility of getting more lighting installed in the future.
Additionally, this softbox frame was mounted onto a mechanical hoist system, with 4 hooking points allowing complete flexibility with height adjustment, as well as the ability to make adjustments and do maintenance with ease.