Docklands Studios
Melbourne
476 Docklands Dr. Docklands
Melbourne VIC, Australia 3008

A purpose-built production campus in the heart of Melbourne, Australia and 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport. The studio has six stages totalling more than 10,000 sqm (108,000 sq. ft.), including a new 3,700 sqm (40,000 sqft) super stage – stage 6 – which opened in March of 2022. The lot also includes spacious production offices, construction workshops and ample areas for parking and outdoor set construction.

Stage 1: the Largest LED Volume in the World

  • Sound stage: 2,323 sqm or 25,000 sqft stage
  • Grid Height: 14.7 m (48 ft)
  • LED Volume Dimensions: 101 ft wide x 124 ft long x 39 ft tall
  • Features a waterproof pit: 12m wide x 28m long x 3m deep (39.4 ft wide x 59.1 ft long x 9.8 ft deep)
  • Features two moving LED wall sections: 6 m tall (19.7 ft) x 9.95 m wide (32.6 ft)
  • Silent Air Conditioning
  • Soundproof (sound attenuation of 50dB(a) minimum)
  • “I” beam grid system and catwalks above LED volume allow a uniform distribution load of 480 kilograms per sqm (98 lbs per sqft)
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Stage 3: Flexible LED Volume & Vehicle Process Stage

  • Sound stage: 929 sqm (10,000 sqft) stage
  • Grid Height: 9.7 m (32 ft)
  • LED Volume Dimensions: 56 ft wide x 69 ft long x 26 ft tall
  • Features two moving LED wall sections: 4 m tall (13.2 ft) x 6 m wide (19.7 ft)
  • Silent Air Conditioning
  • Soundproof (sound attenuation of 50dB(a) minimum)
  • “I” beam grid system and catwalks above LED volume allow a uniform distribution load of 480 kilograms per sqm (98 lbs per sqft)
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Rigging

NantStudios engineered and designed a complex rigging system into these stages to allow production departments the full flexibility to rig for physical lighting, set pieces and stunts. In stage 1, the main wall is supported by a custom engineered scaffolding system that gives access to each and every one of our 6000 LED panels. Each panel has the capability to be removed and replaced with a pipe for various rigging purposes along the main wall. The top platform in stage 1 is triple wide to allow for lighting and other equipment to be staged and pointed down into the stage space below.

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Ceiling "Pod" System

In the ceilings in both stages, we have a motorized motion control system that allows our ceiling sections to sit at trim or travel all the way down to working height. Each “pod”, can swivel in each direction by up to 30 degrees, allowing a production to push light into any corner of the stage and fully wrap sets with immersive lighting control. Finally, our motorized ceiling pod movements are sent directly into Unreal Engine in real-time for correct N-display mapping.

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Studio Support

The studio is designed with filmmakers in mind. Each stage has an annex building with back-of-house facilities and dedicated production offices. Newly refurbished mess halls are centrally positioned for easy access. The large workshop has eight different-sized bays that can be hired together or separately and are ideal for set construction, props manufacture, costume and storage. The secure lot can accommodate multiple productions concurrently.

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Additional stages coming soon.

Want your own? We’ll build you one.

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