In the dynamic world of TV and film production, creating the perfect set is crucial to bringing stories to life. Among the various tools and techniques employed, marquees have emerged as versatile and indispensable assets. These temporary structures provide an array of benefits, transforming outdoor locations into controlled and adaptable spaces for many different situations. Here’s how marquees can help you…
Speed of setup
Marquees boast an unparalleled quick setup. Their modular design and lightweight construction allow for rapid assembly. They are great at transforming any location into a fully functional space in record time. We had just a single morning to produce a full production hub and equipment storage for the BBC outside Westminster Abbey for the Kings Coronation . You can find out more about that project here.
This agility is particularly advantageous when you’re on location, where unpredictable schedules and changing weather conditions demand swift adaptability. The remarkable speed with which marquees can be set up not only saves valuable production time but also enhances the overall efficiency of film shoots. Filmmakers get a nimble and adaptable solution to meet tight deadlines and dynamic shooting requirements.
Behind the scenes space
Marquees are an efficient solution for creating temporary green rooms and production offices on location. With ample space for makeup artists, wardrobe departments, and actors to prepare, these tents become essential hubs for cast and crew (see what we did for October Films).
If you change your mind about how much space you need, or where that space needs to be, not a problem. The modular aspect of marquee construction means changing the size can be done quickly and easily . If you realize it is in the wrong place, give us a call and we will come and move it.
A sustainable solution
Marquees can contribute to sustainability in film production. Their temporary nature means that they can be easily assembled and disassembled. This minimises the environmental impact associated with constructing permanent structures or the waste of single use materials. This eco-friendly approach aligns with the growing trend in the industry towards more sustainable and responsible film making practices. These strides towards environmental neutrality are most notably highlighted by our recent B-Corp certification.
The strategic choice of vehicles for delivering marquees, opting for electric Kias and modern vans instead of large arctic lorries, underscores a commitment to sustainability and operational efficiency. Electric Kias and modest fleet of vans significantly reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation, aligning with environmental responsibility. In contrast, portacabins deliveries using larger lorries tends to have a higher environmental impact due to increased fuel consumption and emissions. Moreover, the nimble and agile nature of our vehicles enhances the capability to access remote locations with ease, ensuring that marquees can be efficiently transported to even the most challenging and secluded venues. This shift not only reflects an environmentally conscious approach but also addresses practical considerations, making the delivery of marquees a more sustainable and adaptable process.
No signs afterwards
When the marquee comes down, you won’t even know anything has been there. There may be a bit of dead grass if it has been there for a while, but that’s it. The fixing solutions available mean we make no damage. Could the same be said of a portacabin?
Marquees have become indispensable tools in the world of TV and film production. Their versatility, adaptability, and efficiency make them valuable assets for:
- creating controlled environments for equipment, and
- providing convenient spaces for cast and crew.
As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, marquees stand out as a practical and innovative solution for bringing captivating stories to the screen.