Studio One – Car Platform

Picture - John Cody and Platform building Crew

The “Secret One” a south facing daylight outdoor studio featuring a concrete platform stage of 4,300 square feet (400 qm) located well hidden away in the middle of a private finca 45 minutes from Almeria City, surrounded by great road locations in the south of Spain, this hilltop platform studio was constructed especially with transportation (car/automobile, motorbike, vehicles) film and photography productions in mind.

Andalusia, specifically the Province of Almeria enjoys an average of 320 sunshine days a year. This means lights ‘ON’ in our outdoor Studio almost everyday of the year. Even in the winter we enjoy an average temperature of 15º daily and sunny skies.

After providing production services in the transportation film- and photo-industry, mostly in the province of Almeria for more than a decade we decided it was time to open our own film and photo outdoor studio specialized in car film and photography to add production value to the already existing great road locations Almeria offers. As 8 out of 10 productions we serviced over the years involved secret cars, we perfectly understand the requirements the security personal have in order to green light a location. It had to be a hidden away place where even prototypes could be filmed and photographed in brilliant sunshine, without attracting unwanted attention. Taking those important requirements in consideration we built Studio One, 1.5 miles (3 kilometers) away from the next public road in the middle of a private Finca of more then 500 acres (200 hectare), with absolutely no access or visibility for unauthorized or accidental visitors, this outdoor film and photo studio literally guarantees privacy.

Situated at 3,600 ft (1.100 m) altitude the south facing platform offers stunning, visually uncontaminated panoramic views of the surrounding Sierras and being open to the east and west the daylight studio enjoys sunshine all day long, the sun rises are usually spectacular, often accompanied by fog lingering in the valleys below.
An unintentional plus was that the access country road(s) also turned out to be great locations, they have frequently been used to film SUV models in their natural habitat, especially in low light situations and from an aerial view these dirt roads are truly resembling South African road locations.

Clients are welcome to use their own service provider or optionally are more than welcome to hire ShootOutside to arrange for local crew and equipment to provide the necessary location services needed to ensure they can concentrate on their job at hand while enjoying a stress free as possible production.

Please see Services to see what we can provide at competitive rates.

Upon request we can provide at competitive rates:
Craft & Catering, Generator, Water, Toilet Trailer, Office Trailer, Set construction, local Production – Studio Assistants and if required Security (Night and/or Day) plus through proven third party suppliers pretty any professional technical grip, camera, light and sound equipment and crew.

To sum it up, the province of Almeria, is undoubtedly, combining its fantastic roads, brilliant sunny weather our Studio and good production logistics, a perfect destination within Europe for professional transportation film and photo productions at highly competitive prices.

Terms & Conditions

locationSpain/Andalusia private finca aprx. 1 hr to Almeria
m.a.s.l.1170 meter
security & accessno public access - no transit road 3km on a private and locked dirt road. dirt road for trucks up to 13t and normal cars no problem
size20 x 20 meters
materialconcrete painted asphalt black or any color in the RAL spectrum
open to east
will loose light (May to September) 1,5 hrs. before sunset to west because of surrounding mountains
(October to April sun up to sun down)
back wall at platform 2 meter high finished in slate stones traditional for the area
on sitecatering on request
crafts on request
toilet on request (motorhome)
cellular yes (strength depending on provider)
1st aid yes
parking yes
security on request
water yes (10.000l embedded tank)
electricity on request (generator)
distance15 min nearest accommodations
40 min nearest hotels
40 min nearest medical service
50 min nearest hospital
airports1hr almeria
3hr malaga