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    What's your dream office?
    Just collecting some suggestions for a friend who is thinking of setting up a service office for freelance videographers/editors and photographers. Looking for your views on:
    What location do you prefer: (town, industrial/techpark, HDB heartland?)
    What kind of building do you prefer? (eg, flatted factory, shophouse, office tower)
    How many days in a month do you think you will need to meet prospects?
    What kind of presentation space do you like? (conference room/home theatre?)
    Do you need actual production/post-production workspace? How many hours per day?
    How much rent is comfortable for you?
    Do you need to store equipment?
    Do you mind if there are people outside of this industry sharing your space?
    What type of other businesses do you prefer to have as neighours?
    All comments are welcomed!

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    not intending to have an office of my own yet. but here's my ideal (rather then dream) office.

    What's your dream office?
    - Clean design and simple.
    Just collecting some suggestions for a friend who is thinking of setting up a service office for freelance videographers/editors and photographers. Looking for your views on:
    What location do you prefer: (town, industrial/techpark, HDB heartland?)
    - town (for easy access to prospective clients)
    What kind of building do you prefer? (eg, flatted factory, shophouse, office tower)
    - shophouse
    How many days in a month do you think you will need to meet prospects?
    - everyday?
    What kind of presentation space do you like? (conference room/home theatre?)
    - enough room for a mini studio, office work space and a reception area
    Do you need actual production/post-production workspace? How many hours per day?
    - perhaps? Me not a very DI person
    How much rent is comfortable for you?
    - I know this sounds ridiculous for a town office space... but was hoping it is below $1000.
    Do you need to store equipment?
    - Perhaps, if there is a mini studio space.
    Do you mind if there are people outside of this industry sharing your space?
    - Depends on which industry
    What type of other businesses do you prefer to have as neighours?
    - No preference

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    Default Re: What's your dream office?

    The sky is the limit! Feel free to contribute your wishlist. The proposed project is a shared office, so the rent per tenant is definitely way below $1000. Freelancers may find it worth their while to share meeting space and business address/mailroom that they use occasionally. Accomodating individual production needs is the tricky part. Primarily the service office will offer tenants a conducive and professional looking space to meet clients and to do minor tweaks or simple client supervised shoots.

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    My dream office is really having no office. I don't like to stick to one location. So somewhere at a corner of the house is good.

    Many makes their office so nice that they spend way too much money into it. Just don't makes financial sense.

    My whole studio right now is 800sqft and I have an office space of 100sqft.

    My new studio is about 1500sqft and I will be using 100sqft for my office.

    I hope that make sense. If you have a luxury of not sharing the space... It will be the best.

    You really want clients to arrive and get blown away by the whole presentation of your work as it represent your brand image.

    Regards,

    Hart

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    A shared space how to display your own work?

    Most people do post production in the comfort of home, not shared offices.

    Desired equipment is probably more presentation and office based than photography stuff, eg projector screen, printers, aircon, nice chairs, seats, nice coffee cups and snacks.

    Will it be better than a less-frequented-starbucks ?

    Just some thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboopictures View Post
    What's your dream office?
    Just collecting some suggestions for a friend who is thinking of setting up a service office for freelance videographers/editors and photographers. Looking for your views on:
    What location do you prefer: (town, industrial/techpark, HDB heartland?)
    What kind of building do you prefer? (eg, flatted factory, shophouse, office tower)
    How many days in a month do you think you will need to meet prospects?
    What kind of presentation space do you like? (conference room/home theatre?)
    Do you need actual production/post-production workspace? How many hours per day?
    How much rent is comfortable for you?
    Do you need to store equipment?
    Do you mind if there are people outside of this industry sharing your space?
    What type of other businesses do you prefer to have as neighours?
    All comments are welcomed!
    good timing. was reading a book on freelance creatives and i was wondering whether there are any shared workspace for creatives in singapore.

    i think location, rental and facilities will be most important for freelancers.

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    I am thinking this location at Katong. A nice 900sqft to 1100sgft studio cum a office for my freelance work. Most probably rent one next year when I attend poly.
    Think fast, aim for the best !

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    Remember to factor in the electricity, simple renovation and water.

    Generally, those could mean another $300-$500 per month if you lease for 2 years.

    Regards,

    Hart

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    What's your dream studio?

    - simple & comfort shooting area (with lots of working space)
    - location? Ramp-up factory so that customers can drive to the doorstep
    - My clients? mostly regular & they will make the space their home themselves
    - What kind of presentation space do you like?
    in the studio + complete OHP & sound system
    - Do you need post-production workspace? Yes but at home
    - How many hours per day? starts 11pm ends earliest 2am
    - How much rent is comfortable for you?
    bought the space in 2008, need to take care of the instalment, electricity bill, phone
    & internet, maintenance, property tax & 2 staffs >$5000.00
    - Do you need to store equipment? Yes, mostly props & backgrounds & tons of
    my collection, slides (junk) in the 80's
    - What type of other businesses do you prefer to have as neighours? light industry
    & no noise pollution
    - Do you mind if there are people outside of this industry sharing your space? Yes
    No, if photographers with an open mind. We have a few young photographers benefited from our studio rental & sharing concept implemented 2 years ago.

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