MetFilm School has partnered with Garden Studios and from Sept 2021 will run all of its Full-Time courses in the Unit 16 space of The Townsend Campus at Garden Studios.
Having these courses take place at Garden Studios will allow 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.
“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 working film studios – and with Garden Studios and Ealing Studios in London, Prime Studios in Leeds, and BUFA in Berlin, we are now in 4. 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.”
Jonny Persey, Director, 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.”
Thomas Hoegh, CEO and Founder Garden Studios, Co-Founder MetFilm
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.