Balloon Tree Productions is all about bringing a sense of wonder to an audience. The name came from a moment of inspired symbolism - a tree grows as time goes on, with more and more branches forming. Balloons bring joy, enthusiasm and cake - just like our films. Okay, our films won’t bring cake but there is a lot of joy and enthusiasm.
The name came to company founder Matt Smolen back in 2006, when the idea of BTP as a company was just a seedling in the ground. Jump forward to today and that unifying idea has permeated the entire company, team and culture.
From television commercials to short films, social media content, music videos, training videos, corporate videos, podcasts, stills photography and more - that sense of fun, humour and wonder is at the forefront of all the cool stuff we create.
Film & Photography Studio Hire
Our film & photography studio is a white cyclorama and is flexible to work for any number of shoots. With a full wall/corner white cyc, it can be configured for any type of film or stills productions. There’s also a lovely thick black curtain should you want black instead!
Behind the cyc is a green room where you, your crew and your talent can prepare, complete with some snacks too. Not bad!
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our team. If it’s your first time hiring the studio, we’ll give you a quick tour, show you all the facilities (green room, tea, coffee, bathrooms, wi-fi etc) and leave you to it. We also understand that seeing a space like this BEFORE you commit to shooting there is really useful - so please get in touch if you’d like to visit and check it out. We’ll even make you a no obligation coffee or tea!
Width: 8.0m (long side) x 4.0m (short side)
Regular hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Half day (4hrs): $375 +GST
Full day (8hrs) : $600 +GST
Additional hours outside of office hours: $100 +GST
Half day (4hrs): $525.00 +GST
Full day (8hrs) : $900.00 +GST
Additional hours: $140 +GST
If the shoot requires full body filming, a repaint fee will be charged of $90 +GST in advance of the shoot. If full body is not required, studio floor will not be repainted, and fee not charged.
Payment due before booking commences, unless otherwise organised.
Podcast Studio Hire
Our whiz bang Melbourne podcast studio is super simple to use. Simply bring in a USB drive and you’re good to go! With FOUR sE Electronics X1S microphones (w/ Shock Mount & Pop Shield) and the computer system already set up, anyone can podcast to their audience.
We can also supply a super producer* should you want someone else to push the buttons. Up to you! It’s all bookable by the hour and it’s perfect for podcasting (or even a cheeky voice over!)
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our team. If it’s your first recording in the studio, we’ll give you a quick rundown of the system and how it all works. We’ll also be available to field any questions as you’re recording so you can rest assured you’re getting the best result.
Regular hours between 9:30am - 5:30pm.
Per hour: $50.00 +GST
Between 7:30am - 9:30am, and 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Per hour: $70.00 +GST
Producer in studio: $120 +GST per hour
For hours outside of 7:30pm and 7:30am, weekend rates apply. Minimum 3 hrs hire.
Minimum 3 hrs hire. No bookings later than 5:30pm.
Per hour: $80.00 +GST
Producer in studio: $120 +GST per hour
Hot Desking & Co-Working Space
Our doors are open to any like minded creatives that want to work from the Balloon Tree Productions studio!
It’s a flexible, month-by-month setup that nets you dedicated desk space, 24/7 access and some killer deals on space hire. Plus we’re always looking for collaborators to work with - and you’ll be in the hotdesk… seat. If you’re a creative that would love access to the Film and Photography Studio and/or the Podcast Studio with some special rates AND want to have somewhere to put your stuff and work from - then you’re pretty much a perfect fit! Lock it in, Eddie.
There’s plenty of free street parking available and a 500m walk from the #1 & #6 trams.
What you can expect from hot desking at Balloon Tree Productions:
Great company with like-minded creative professionals
Flexible workspace with 24/7 access
Open plan office space
Networking opportunities across creative industries
Kitchenette with fridge, sink, coffee and tea facilities
NBN Internet access over Wi-Fi
Discounted rate on the Film and Photography Studio (75% off!)
Discounted rate on the Podcast Studio (20% off!)
Great watercooler discussions
A picture is worth a thousand words. Cliche alert! But seriously, it’s worth a lot. With audience attention at a premium, an eye-catching image is crucial. Plus, we need photos for everything!
On location, event photography, office stills, architecture - you name it! Product stills, magazine covers, social media content - great photography enables you to cut through the visual noise and be seen.
• Film & Photography Studio (Weekday, Half day (4hrs)) : $375 +GST
• Film & Photography Studio (Weekday, Full day (8hrs)) : $600 +GST
• Film & Photography Studio (Weekend, Half day (4hrs)) : $525.00 +GST
• Film & Photography Studio (Weekend, Full day (8hrs)) : $900.00 +GST
• Podcast Studio (Weekday) : $50.00 +GST / hour
• Podcast Studio (Weekend) : $80.00 +GST / per hour