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MetFilm School partners with Garden Studios for fourth studio campus

By Danny Kelly

27 October 2021

MetFilm School is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Garden Studios – an innovative and sustainably focused film studio specifically designed to support the latest production technologies.

From September 2021, we will deliver two of our Full-Time Six-Month courses at Garden Studios, which can be found only five miles away from MetFilm School London’s Ealing Studios campus. The courses being delivered at the new location are:

Having these MetFilm School courses take place at Garden Studios provides our students easy access to the studio facilities, including the state-of-the-art Virtual Production stage and on-site VP technician team. Such practical learning experiences are at the core of MetFilm School’s offering, allowing students to work closely with leading industry professionals and be hands-on with innovative technologies.

MetFilm School students working in one of the new studio spaces at Garden Studios, Sep 2021

MetFilm Director, Jonny Persey:

“There are times in the growth of an organisation when something just makes so much sense, you don’t need to think about it. Opening a second London campus in Garden Studios was one such time. Our long-time partners, led by the co-founder of MetFilm School, Thomas Hoegh, have a vision of a new studio complex that embraces so many of our core values – innovation in filmmaking, doing so in a sustainable way, and creating opportunity for new and emergent talent.

Our educational philosophy is predicated on a drive to be at the heart of the film industry and to demonstrate to our students that their ambitions in film are achievable. We do this by being situated in studio environments – and with Garden Studios and Ealing Studios in London, Prime Studios in Leeds, and BUFA in Berlin, we are now in four. We do this by building a relevant industry curriculum, taught by working professionals, and responsive to emergent trends. Our presence in, and our partnership with Garden Studios is core to these values. And we are tremendously excited to explore the opportunities the relationship will bring in the months and years ahead.”

MetFilm School six-month students at Garden Studios during their induction week, Sep 2021

Thomas Hoegh, CEO and Founder Garden Studios, Co-Founder MetFilm:

“We are delighted that both Mission and MetFilm School have decided to make Garden Studios their long-term home. We all share a passion for talent development, inclusion and innovation with an ambition to create a community of like-minded entities on campus. We look forward to the great opportunities for cross-collaboration, practical learning, and innovation throughout the whole production process that our partnership will bring.”

Garden Studios recently announced the expansion of the site to 146,100 sq.ft in total with the addition of the Lily Campus and Units 13&14 in the Townsend Campus, allowing Garden Studios to be fully functional to host large-scale feature productions.

Garden Studios collaborates with industry experts including:

  • Brompton Technology: Manufacturers & suppliers of market-leading and award-winning Tessera LED processors for LED panels and video walls.
  • MoSys: An advanced camera robotics and virtual technology company.
  • Mission: The UK’s leading DIT and digital dailies facility, offering start-to-finish digital workflow management for top film and TV productions.
  • ProCam Take 2: Europe’s leading digital cinematography hire facility.
  • Quite Brilliant: A multi-discipline agency specialising in virtual production.
  • ROE Visual Europe: An award-winning LED display technology manufacturer.

MetFilm School runs its six-month courses in the Unit 16 space of The Townsend Campus at Garden Studios. Read more about their facilities here.

Interested in studying one of our short courses? Download a prospectus today!

Check out this video of our students involved in testing virtual production technology at Garden Studios…

Watch the MetFilm School Virtual Production Promo here!