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  • Sherri

    Studio108 Triples SpaceMarks 10-Yr Anniversary

    July 17, 2011, 4:13 pm
    Studio 108 founder, director/editor Jack Hartmann, has announced that his integrated creative/FX/animation/production/post/audio company has opened the doors of its new facility in Manchester Flats, a unique building designed specifically for artists and creative companies. The multi award-winning firm has tripled its size with the move to the largest commercial space in this stunningly renovated 19th century warehouse, which is located in the heart of Richmond’s burgeoning Manchester Art + Des
    Studio 108 Opens The Doors Of Its New Space In Richmond’s Manchester’s Art + Design District, Tripling Its Size + Heralding Its 10th Anniversary With A Re-Launch As The City’s First Hybrid One-Stop Creative, Production, FX, Animation, Editorial, Audio House

    Studio 108 founder, director/editor Jack Hartmann, has announced that his integrated creative/FX/animation/production/post/audio company has opened the doors of its new facility in Manchester Flats, a unique building designed specifically for artists and creative companies. The multi award-winning firm has tripled its size with the move to the largest commercial space in this stunningly renovated 19th century warehouse, which is located in the heart of Richmond’s burgeoning Manchester Art + Design District. The expansion marks Studio 108’s 10th anniversary, and positions it as the city’s most comprehensive creative resource for ad agencies, corporations and filmmakers seeking a cost-effective approach to a producing innovate, high-end media content.

    "Our expansive new bi-level space in Manchester Flats provides our team of multi-disciplined directors, writer, producers, editors, FX artists, animators and mixers with an inspiring open-architecture creative environment that allows them to take our work to the next level. It also offers our clients the kind of over-the-top amenities that leave them looking forwarding to coming back and working with us again."

    The company, which provides a diverse mix of regional and national work with complete roster of creative consultation, writing, scripting, casting, production, visual effects, editing, finishing and audio services, recently signed Tyler Snidow as director of business development. A former VP at The Martin Agency, Snidow brings an invaluable perspective to Studio 108 as she helps broaden its client-base, while ensuring that it keeps pace with the industry’s ever-changing needs.



    "Our goal was to create a truly full-service creative environment that would provide seamless workflow, whether clients call upon us to work with them on a specific phase of their project, or take advantage of the inherent cost-effectiveness of our one-stop concept through completion capabilities," notes Snidow. "Once a client gives us the reins of that first job, the benefits of working with a team that approaches each project as a unit and collaborates through every stage of production become clear," she adds. "Especially when they see that the final product far exceeds the caliber of work that they have come to expect for their budgets."

    Hartmann hired Parks Architecture, the award-winning firm entrusted by the developers to design the entire six-acre urban complex, and tasked them with creating a contemporary space that reflects the artistic aesthetic, style and personality that has become Studio 108’s signature. The architects paid homage to the history of the warehouse, creating a unique commercial space that punctuates the building’s industrial vibe with a clean modern design.

    The sun-drenched bi-level production and post studio complex is functional as well as dynamic. Its entrance is a large anteroom with a 40-foot long slab of thick granite running the length of its wall, which both sets the tone for the space as an architectural detail - and serves as a seating area where clients can have lunch, a cup of freshly brewed cappuccino, or a snack from the kitchen.


    The entre room leads to an expansive common area with a massive conference table and an abundance of comfortable seating, which, along with a large flat panel TV and computer access, makes it the ideal retreat for clients. Its 20-foot ceilings provided the height needed to incorporate a mezzanine level that houses Studio 108’s three master suites.
    Each suite features Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Cinema 4D, integrating editorial, motion graphics and color correction capabilities into its workstations. On the main level a dedicated audio suite, with a sound booth, features Pro Tools in addition to Final Cut Pro and After Effects, giving its staff added flexibility.

    STUDIO 108 editor Anna Kolantis with audio mixer Grant Rutledge and Nick DiMartino in new suite.

    The second level’s dramatic balcony overlooks the multi-functional lounge area, which adjoins a 20’ x 40’ live-action studio that provides a complete arsenal of equipment, including HD and standard definition cameras, lighting set ups, a large roll-able green screen, assorted cameras, trolleys and grip equipment, as well-as a full-blown set fabrication workshop. The company’s two state-of-the-art remote vehicles are fully equipped to accommodate location shoots.

    "Our new space puts the industry’s most cutting-edge technology at the fingertips of our team of directors, designers, producers, visual effect artists, animators, editors, and mixers - in a creative haven where they can collaborate seamlessly, under one roof," notes Hartmann, "It has also allowed us to elevate our clients’ experience with over-the-top amenities that set Studio 108 apart from the crowd."

    These amenities include number of well-planned green spaces integrated into Manchester Flats’ design that give new meaning to Hartmann’s credo – creativity without boundaries. Clients and staff have access to everything from a serene courtyard with a Zen-like fountain, a caf? offering al fresco dining, a large amphitheater, a swimming pool, a gathering spot around a fire pit, and other features that expand the company’s open-architecture interior space beyond its walls.

    "The exterior areas bring a whole new dimension to our clients’ and staff’s work experience, and they’re loving it," says Hartmann. "This is the perfect weather for taking advantage of the courtyard and outdoor caf? for ad hoc brainstorm sessions, and using green space, which is ideal for informal meetings with clients and even pitches and presentations."



    "The Manchester Art + Design District has emerged as an exciting creative hub, and presented an ideal opportunity to expand and showcase the scope and caliber of our talent, work, and capabilities – and the level of visibility and appeal that comes with being located in this hip, artsy urban area does just that. The new space offers our client a truly unique creative experience, and has created a synergy between our talent that is palpable."

    "Our goal was to create a design-driven company where a team of top-caliber talent work as a creative unit to develop their shared vision and create a final product that consistently exceeds our clients’ expectations." says Hartmann. "Innovative problem-solving supported by strong client service in comfortable surroundings where creativity flourishes: That’s what the new Studio 108 is all about."

    To arrange a tour of our new facility, and get acquainted with Studio 108 and its work, contact Jack Hartmann or director of business development Tyler Snidow at 804.648.8100, or visit www.studio108.com.
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