Distortion Studios has acquired and fitted out new studios in Bristol. The 200m square studios will enable producers  to create original IP using Virtual Production technology and Unreal Engine.

This initiative, supported by funding from Creative UK and in partnership with iMAG Displays, will see the first permanent Virtual Production studio in Bristol and the South West.

It is run by a team that includes a group of highly experienced Unreal Engine Experts and specialists in immersive digital arts. Studio Manager Pete Martin oversees daily operations.

Distortion Studios equipment includes 11x4m curved LED Volume, ROE Black Pearl 2 V2 LED panels, 2x2x3m wild wall mobile led panels, 2x Stype RedSpy tracking system, Stage Precision, Pixera Media Servers and Brompton processing.

Later this month, Distortion Studios will open its doors to all delegates attending the Creative Cities Convention hosted by Kirsty Wark and taking place in Bristol 23/24 April, offering hands-on demonstrations and explanatory talks to small groups. In addition, Distortion Studios will host  ‘how to….’ sessions at the studios 25/26 April.

Jonathan Brigden, Managing Director of Distortion Studios comments, “We’re thrilled to have set up our studios in this great City in the South West. Situated on the junction of the M4 and M5 and 10 minutes from Bristol station, we are based in an incredibly viable and accessible location for up-to-the-minute production for the entire country. Blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, the benefits of VP are simply infinite. We can’t wait to show how our top of the range technology, highly-skilled team of engineers and artists and this unique space can change productions and their budgets forever.”

Hannah Long, Portfolio Manager at Creative UK adds “We are absolutely thrilled to have been a part of this journey with Studio Giggle and see the development of their brand new state of the art Virtual Production studio, Distortion Studios, in the vibrant City of Bristol. Jonathan, Steve and their team are such a talented and friendly bunch and a delight to work with. We are proud to have them in the Creative Growth Finance portfolio and as their Portfolio Manager, I cannot wait to see the exciting projects that lay ahead.”


Pippa Considine

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