Friday, September 27, 2019

The Storyhive opens large video production studio

Former Houston media members grow video production studio business into new location

Here's the story of Houston media types that successfully struck out on their own and are growing.

The Storyhive was founded by Houston filmmakers Alex Luster (formerly FOX 26 KRIV and abc13 KTRK), Tom Gandy (formerly abc13 KTRK) and Jena Moreno (formerly of the Houston Chronicle).

After five years of producing videos for clients ranging from energy companies to financial firms, The Storyhive is moving into its new, larger facility in Houston's East End with an eye of attracting others to the location.

"We will shoot The Storyhive's corporate videos in our new facility," Moreno told "We also hope to become one of the premiere Houston video production studios with other production companies renting our space."

The firm tells me its new space at 4010 Canal Street is approximately 15,000-square-feet and will house a more than 2,400-square-foot studio -- one of the largest purpose-built media production studios inside of Houston’s 610 Loop.

"The 2,400-square-foot studio will include a roll-up door so that big equipment and vehicles can be driven in for shoots," Gandy said. "The undeveloped portion of the building will be built into a larger, second studio if demand is there."

The studio will be equipped with a professionally installed lighting grid, a green room, conference room, dedicated editing suite, kitchen studio and warehouse space.

"This location helps us stay close to downtown, where many of our clients are based," Luster said. "It's also close to the sports stadiums, universities and Texas Medical Center. It has easy access to major freeways. Finally, Tom, Jena and I live in Eastwood just a mile away from the building, making our commute short!"

Can't argue with the last one!

On October 19th and 20th, The Storyhive owners will give guided tours of this ‘work-in-progress’ structure during the Eastwood Civic Association’s Annual Historic Home Tour.

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