Studios and Commentary Boxes for TV, Motion pictures and Live Broadcasting 59

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As a variety of special events are now broadcast live, there is a huge demand for short-term, yet high quality studios and commentary boxes to be constructed on the sets of events minor and major all over the UK.

Understandably, different situations and different broadcasters will likely have diverse requirements, so events companies need to be prepared to provide clients with a number of designs so they can select the right studios or boxes for their own needs.

In most instances, plenty of work goes into developing, building and de-constructing temporary structures for important events. Because of this, it's a good idea for event organisers to consult an event structures provider well before an event. Even though many TV and film studios and commentary boxes are simply intended for short-term use, it is necessary that this does not appear to be the situation; getting the looks of a structure ideal is crucial.


Studios are typically built to be not just practical, but also extremely appealing to the eye both inside and out. It's important to remember they are frequently used for filming interviews and commentary segments, instead of utilised as just a filming platform for what is happening at a big event. For example, for big sporting competitions like Wimbledon, or a world cup, during the build up to a match, during breaks in play and post-match, a studio will be used for pundits and ex-players to carry out interviews and examine the highlights of a sporting match.

With regards to the number of people and cameras that'll be found in a studio, along with any furniture or scenery, temporary studios do range substantially in size. Event structures industry experts in most cases work with event organisers for a long time before an event in order to go through 2D and 3D design suggestions for the studio, before deciding on the planning of the actual build and de-rig of a temporary studio.

Commentary Boxes

Typically, commentary boxes will not be as dependent upon their appearance as studios are, because they are simply intended to provide a space from which event broadcasters can watch an event from and supply a running commentary through mics alongside graphics and footage that are broadcast live. Oftentimes, commentary boxes will not be filmed whatsoever.

Nonetheless, whilst not so much thought is put into how a commentary box looks on the inside, it is very important for designers to set up a structure that will appear in fitting with any other structures at an event, for example, non-permanent seating. Commentary boxes must also be constructed in a position that allows commentators to get a good view of the action that they are broadcasting. This will usually imply that commentary boxes have to be assembled at a substantial height. Considering this, health and safety are important and temporary structures must abide by all safe practice laws.

You can find out more here about temporary film and TV studios from Media Structures.

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