Nature's Production Studio
Shhh. Don't tell anybody, but we just bought a building in beautiful remote northern Saskatchewan, Canada
. Just within a few hours drive of Regina and Saskatoon in a little town called Preeceville
we are building a studio to improve our content production. The kind of place we can inexpensively shoot movies, podcasts, commercials, VR experiences; hold group activities like writing sessions and propaganda classes.
A creative retreat in a secret paradise. Hike, fish, and then hit the studio
. What's better than that?
UPDATE (Jan 22, 2016): Wow I am exhausted but this is all going to be worth it. Ran out of funds so I've been working on the tedious jobs that still need to be done but don't require more materials. More funds in a couple weeks and then I can finish off the drywall for good. This place is livable now, but it is far from ready for the public.
UPDATE (Dec 23, 2016): So much work! Worth it! Got a little delayed and had to wait for some materials, but it's really coming together. Weeks away from sound checks :) Instruments are being gathered. Gonna take a few more months to finish up the detail work.
UPDATE (Nov 24, 2016): We are done most of the odds and ends. Sealing outside windows, attaching drain pipes, moving electrical. Still on track for main, and expensive, builds to be done by end of month. Then I'll take a month or two to catch up on costs and plan some of the first few months of sound and video tests! Exciting times!
UPDATE (Nov 17, 2016): Almost all drywall done, still need to finish mudding. Framing and main structure is all finished. Building shower and bathroom is coming along nicely. Still have floors and ceilings to do. Looks like we will aim for end of November.
UPDATE (Oct 28, 2016): Made adjustments to the residential side, finished almost all the detailed framing. So close now I can almost see it...
UPDATE (Oct 21, 2016): First layers of drywall and all the main rooms have been formed. We are on track to finish renoes by mid November!
UPDATE (Oct 7, 2016): Floating floor for main sound isolation chamber is decoupled, insolated, green glued and pressed flat. Oh, and floating. The hardest stuff is now done. Floor tiles have been ordered. Next up is insolating the walls and then drywall, and then final touch ups. The rest of the rooms are trivial in comparison to the main sound studio.
UPDATE (Oct 2, 2016): Green Glue arrives on Tuesday, underlay going down tomorrow and then Tuesday it's all about making thick double drywall plates with Green Glue for noice reduction. Then we finish insulating!
UPDATE (Sept 23, 2016): Wall framing for all primary areas are now done. Vibration control underlay for main studio space will arrive next Thursday. Applying drywall to all vanity walls next.
UPDATE (Sept 20, 2016): Wall framing has begun. Used over 30 "tobafores" already! Expect to have all regular walls (studio walls are built later as isolated chambers) in place by end of this week.
UPDATE (Sept 17, 2016): Got a beautiful pure bread Blue Heeler pup to guard/build-buddy the new studio!
UPDATE (Sept 10, 2016): The interior is gutted for the most part! Ceiling treated for loss gap.
UPDATE (Sept 4, 2016): The new roof done! Next we do the eaves.