Q Do I need to bring my own camera and photographer?
Yes you do, IW97 is a space for hire - but we have loads of lighting - if you don't have anyone, we have our resident photographer, Jay Penfold who can shoot whatever you require.
Q Can I come and check out the studio sometime?
Sure, call or email Jane, our studio manager to arrange a time to come and have a look around.
Q Who will be there to open and close the studio?
Jane can be there to see you in, but we also have key locks for self load in and out.
Q Is there free parking or studio parking?
Yes, we have 1 parking spot available at the rear access (97 Church Lane)
There’s also loads of 2P parking on the main street. And some free parking in surrounding streets.
Q Can I arrive early for my booking to set up?
We ask that you book the full hours you require from load in to load out so 'early arrival' isn't necessary.
Q I want to arrive at 5am or I want to shoot past 11:30pm – possible?
Yes, but after hours shoots will need to be approved.
Q Can we do a deal or can I have a discount because I am a student?
If you have a specific budget, please don’t hesitate to ask us.
Q Do you have WIFI?
IW97 is in a TELSTRA AIR hotspot and the building offers NBN on request.
Q Do you do events or parties?
Studio 2 isn't suitable for events.
Q Is the studio private use only?
Yes, this isn’t a shared space. You are the only person using it when booked.
Q Is the studio suitable for video with sound?
We are not a sound proof studio but it’s pretty quiet, we suggest you come and check it out first if this is a concern.
Q We want to use a paint bomb or throw flour and paint dust everywhere?
Sounds like fun, but NO powder as it will clog the equipment – for other substances needed for the shoot remember you are responsible to clean the studio afterward and within your booking time. You may also be charged a repaint or cleaning fee.
Q Are smoke machines ok?
As long as you aren’t lighting a fire and it’s a chemical smoke machine then no problem.
Q I just broke one of your lights – what happens?
Clients a liable for all breakages in the studio, so look after it like it’s your own. Breakages will be charged for the repair cost.
Q Do you suggest any catering?
Wild Thyme in the main street for awesome food
The Imperial Hotel is also a couple of doors up for food and drink
For other options just ask us.
Q Hey we have load of rubbish and we have messed up the studio?
You are required to take any "FOOD" out to the bins provided at the rear access. Any large/excess rubbish please take with you - and leave the studio as you found it, if we have to pay for cleaners then you will have to pay for them.
(See T’s & C’s for details)
Q Do you have wheelchair access?
Sorry we don’t, the studio is on the first floor and there are 6 steps to access the rear from Church Lane.
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