Introducing Meets The Eye’s New White Wall Studio
Studio B’s Improvements Offer Flexibility, Better Acoustics
For years, Meets the Eye Studios has been known for having two large sound stages: Studio A featuring one of the Bay Area’s largest pre-lit green screens and Studio B featuring a large unfinished black wall space. Recently, Meets the Eye decided to convert Studio B to a new seamless white wall. The reason? It’s simple, actually: clients requested use of a white space quite often. Often enough, in fact, to consider a permanent change.
Previously, we handled those requests in one of two ways. The first option was to make use of Studio A and paint over the green cyc wall with white. This service costs time, and the client has to pay extra for it. In addition, it eliminates the ability to rent out Studio A to a client who wants to use its pre-lit green screen capabilities. The second option is to hang a seamless background in Studio B, which requires setup and additional lighting/acoustic variables.
We decided that a permanent white wall was a better solution, and the Meets the Eye team decided to install a permanent wall — but it was much more than painting over the unfinished black wall.
Acoustics are important in any soundstage, and more you can improve sound isolation and minimize bounce, the better. For the new white wall, the Meets the Eye team engineered a solution to achieve this. “The wall itself is a sophisticated acoustic wall,” said Marshall Spight, Meets the Eye’s owner and founder. Mashall is referring to the way the wall was constructed: a double-layer of drywall with visco-elastic adhesive along with studs that have been isolated from the structure itself. In addition, acoustic blankets were installed on either side of the white wall and the ceiling was covered in acoustic tiles.
What Can You Shoot On the White Wall?
The white wall is ideal for product shoots, interviews, and talking heads. Previously, productions would either use the green screen or hung white backdrops for these types of things. Those techniques got the job done but required extra steps, both with preparation and in post-production due to lighting, compositing, etc. “Best of all, you can skip the post-processing and the keying — and that saves you money,” said Marshall regarding the ways the white wall helps these types of shoots. With the acoustically enhanced white wall ready to go, productions can focus on the actual shoot rather than the before and after.
Curious about how Meets the Eye’s Studio B white wall can work for you? See it in person by scheduling a free tour, not just of that sound stage but of the entire facility, including Studio A’s green screen cyc wall and the rest of the immaculately kept facility. Contact Meets the Eye today to book your tour.