THE SPACES

Studio

We know that shoot days can be long and have designed our studio to afford those working in it convenience and comfort. Access via cargo doors allow vehicles to pull directly into the studio, making unloading and loading gear much easier. The area surrounding the shoot space has tables, chairs, and an abundance of electrical outlets, ensuring the crew has a place to work on their laptops or take a break.

  • 2 x 33’ cyc wall set up

  • 14’ ceiling height (12’ to bottom of steel beam)

  • 12” steel beam suitable for live load weight and movement

  • Full scale grid with power in the ceiling

  • Pre-installed, bi-colour LED lighting for cyc walls (additional cost); fully dim-able, iPad controlled through Luminair software

  • With sufficient notice, walls can be painted white or green (additional cost)

Offices

The first thing most notice about the bull pen is the amount of natural light. This well-lit, open space can be used for large meetings, such as script reads or classroom training, as a production office, or a large art department. On-site office dividers allow this larger space to be divided into smaller, private work spaces. UNIT204 can help realize this space to accommodate your team’s needs.

OFFICE AREAS

UNIT204 has four defined office spaces (see floor plan, below). Three private offices are located in the bull pen. The fourth office space includes a semi-private office (door, open ceiling) with an outer office which easily allows for two additional offices and visitor seating. This outer office area also provides ample room for a small team to discuss their project. UNIT204’s offices are available on a daily, weekly, monthly, or longer-term basis. Productions that have utilized this space include Hallmark’s LoveOf Course

Build Shop

At 3,000 sq. feet, our build shop provides a well lit, ventilated workshop space adaptable to your team’s needs. The build shop includes use of a large and growing selection of resources including hand tools, power tools, and work stations. This space can help your team achieve a superior product, on time and on budget. Productions whose crews have found value in the UNIT204 build shop include: The Cult of Chucky, Channel Zero (NBC), Break my Heart 1000x, How It Ends (Netflix), and The Gift of Love (Hallmark), among others.

“Great location. So close to all the vendors you could need, and the stage (MPC) being so close was awesome. This space really made the difference for us.”

Tony Kenny, Dynamic Effects Canada,
SPFX Coordinator, “Break My Heart 1000x”

PAINT / MUFX SHOP

This self-contained, 500 sq. foot workshop has a dedicated compressed air system, ventilated ‘hood’ stations, 3-vessel commercial sink, mop sink, and Teflon-coated work surfaces. These resources help messy work happen quickly and more cleanly. High quality LED lighting is easy on the eyes and allows technicians to work with a great level of detail.

“This top-notch facility was a huge asset to me and my team. Great lighting and lot of room helped make the large work load for Channel Zero manageable. The staff and space are great; we can’t wait to be back.”


Doug Morrow – Character Illusions Inc.,
Make-up Effects Coordinator – “Channel Zero”

Prop / Set Dec / Lockup

UNIT204 has two lock-up areas, each with ample room to sort, organize, and prepare your project. Hundreds of linear feet of warehouse shelving and a large overhead door allow for efficient handling of prop and set pieces. These areas can easily be used together or as independent spaces.

“Great having 24-hour access and knowing there is dedicated security. Kevin (security patrol) was friendly and helpful. Having the space to pull the 1-tonne in was sweet too.”

Scott Rossell – Set Decorator, “Nellie Bly”