Christchurch Recording Studios The BOVTS centre for recorded media.

Christchurch Recording Studios

A State of the Art Recording Studio

Christchurch Studios is an ex BBC recording studio bought by the school in 2001 and was the BBC flagship radio drama studio for many years.

There is a large live recording area, a dead room (which contains a foley pit), a large control room and various narration rooms and post-production suites, all equipped to industry standard.

As well as a facility for the school, the studio is run as a commercial recording facility, accommodating everything from voice-overs to radio drama, and all types of music recording, from bands to orchestras.

On the second and third floors is the film department, consisting of video edit suites, post production sound suites, a large production office, kit stores, and other teaching areas.

Again, commercial work is undertaken here, often using current students as crew.

Facilities Include

Broadcast-standard digital audio and video recording studios and editing suites, used both for the training of students and for professional recordings.

Location

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice