Studios and Commentary Boxes for TV, Motion pictures and Live Transmission 56

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As a multitude of special events can be broadcast live, there is a huge interest in short-term, yet high quality studios and commentary boxes to be constructed on the sets of events big and small throughout the country.

Justifiably, different special occasions and different broadcasters often have varied requirements, so events companies have to be able to present clients with a wide range of designs so that they can choose the right studios or boxes to suit their specifications.

In most instances, a lot of work is involved in developing, constructing and de-constructing temporary structures for large events. Consequently, it's usually advisable for event organisers to see an event structures provider some time before an event. Although many TV and movie studios and commentary boxes are merely intended for short term use, it is necessary that it doesn't appear to be the situation; getting the appearance of a structure perfect is crucial.


Studios are often designed to be not only operational, but also very aesthetically pleasing both inside and out. It's important to remember that they're regularly intended for shooting interviews and commentary segments, rather than utilised as simply a filming platform for what is going on at a big event. For instance, for important sporting competitions like Wimbledon, or a world cup, throughout the lead up to a match, during breaks in play and after the match, a studio will be used by pundits and ex-players to conduct interviews and analyse the highlights of a sporting event.

Depending on the number of people and cameras that'll be found in a studio, along with any furniture or scenery, temporary studios can vary a great deal in dimensions. Event structures specialists in most cases work with event organisers for some time before an event in order to go through 2D and 3D design ideas for the studio structure, before working out the logistics of the actual build and take down of a non permanent studio.

Commentary Boxes

Generally, commentary boxes may not be quite 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 microphones alongside graphics and footage that are broadcast live. Most of the time, commentary boxes won't be filmed whatsoever.

However, whilst not so much thought is put into the way a commentary box appears on the inside, it is recommended for designers to put together a structure that will be in fitting with other structures at an event, for example, temporary seating. Commentary boxes must be constructed in a place which allows commentators to secure a good vantage point of the action on which they are talking about. This will usually signify that commentary boxes have to be built at a substantial height. With this in mind, health and safety are very important and temporary structures must adhere to all health and safety regulations.

You can find out more here about Media Structures and their range of studios and commentary boxes.

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