Shipping containers are extremely popular in the Entertainment Industry. Read more about how beneficial they are for diverse entertainers. Here are my top for 5 ideas.
1. MUSIC STORAGE
An outdoor, easy access container would be perfect for small bands and entertainers who have a lot of equipment. This will allow them to have their own storage space, without the rest of the family at home complaining about their kit lying about everywhere! Our containers are available in a range of sizes, with lots of accessories that can be tailor made to suit.
Personnel doors can be fitted for quick and secure access if you will be using the unit regularly, or maybe a side opening or tunnel container for the larger equipment so you can access it from either end or via the side. We like to make life just that little bit easier.
In order to protect your kit we can supply Grafo-Therm foam insulation, or a ply lined option. Both of these options will help prevent condensation within the unit and thus protect equipment.
2. FILM SET
Instead of hiring out sets to rehearse stunts or scripts as a group, why not have your own set with unlimited access? I know you’re wondering how you would do this in a standard shipping container, but this is where the creative side comes in. We can increase available space by removing container panels and welding together as many containers as needed.
We can fit air conditioning and heating systems, allowing you to use the unit all year round. Electrics can also be provided, allowing you to hook up your speakers and get going. Nine times out of ten, our converted containers are bespoke. We work with you from the first enquiry, collaborating to create your perfect space.
If you’re anything like my boyfriend, and like to play ‘007 Daniel Craig’ after your swim at the beach, great! But please don’t get dangling and fighting on top of the containers like he does when filming. Health and Safety people!!!
3. RECORDING STUDIO
Another top idea would be to create a purpose-built studio for radio or TV.
We have made one of these before and saw it in action at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. We can remove panels and fit them with concertina doors to give it a fun, unique and individual look. This would be different to any other standard shipping container, making your container look super special. We offer re-paints and can design vinyls to make you container look as good as your music sounds. Professional equipment can easily be installed, so that you really do feel like you’re in a recording studio! You know what your next album is going to be called? That’s right – “Container Drop”!
If you are a bit of a gamer, or even an arcade owner, and are thinking about ideas to liven up your business, then you need our help. To make your arcade stand out from the rest, why not do something individual, something fun, something that no one has ever done before? Convert your shipping container into a quirky, hip mobile arcade…. with fun florescent lights, new gaming equipment or even drinks facilities. We really can help make your dreams come true! We’ll walk you step by step through the process, until your new converted container arcade is everything you ever wanted.
5. COMEDY STAGE
Do you have a natural talent for humour and a love of hearing the sound of your own voice? Perhaps you relish performing witty routines and sharing jokes. Is being a successful stand-up comedian a life-long dream? Well you know what they say – “practice makes perfect”. We can design your own comedy stage, where you can perform to hundreds of people at popular events such as festivals and fairs. All you have to do is get in touch with us, and let us know your exact specifications. Then sit back, and leave us to set everything in motion.
So these are my top 5 favourite container uses for the entertainment industry. I hope it’s been an interesting read and encouraged you to get creative. If you have any interesting entertainment plans, then please let us know on 0333 600 6260. I’m sure after reading this, you’ll be inspired! We look forward to hearing from you and tackling your venture. You know where you can catch me: email@example.com
Take a look at the case study The Voyage, Birmingham, to see an example of Lion’s shipping containers being successfully used for dramatic effect!
Blog Post Written By Priya Virdi at Lion Containers Ltd