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STUDIOS in the Thompson-Nicola Region

Mastermind Studios

Mastermind Studios comprises a pre-lit green screen studio, full-service digital video production company, equipment rentals, editing capacity and watercraft rentals and charters for scouting and surveys, and business meetings and entertainment. 

Mastermind Studios is available for productions with or without green screen.

Mastermind Studios offers Hex UAV and Blimp/Aerial motion picture and still photography


Hex UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) 

The Mastermind Studios Hex unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) helicopter platform is a miniature aircraft for commercial and industrial aerial HD digital video and still photography.

The unique custom built design utilizes horizontal rotor blades and allows the helicopter to hover efficiently and maneuver rapidly using differential thrust.

Efficient electric motors allow it to carry heavier and more advanced payloads while providing safety features and superior image stabilization.

It is whisper quiet and runs on direct drive electric brushless motors. Even in winds up to 35 mph this helicopter is very stable and safe.

It uses geo-location positioning and target tracking with eleven stabilization sensors and six rotors to help with easy flight and make vibration a non-issue.

Multiple fail-safes are built in to mitigate any risk to people or property.

A real-time video down-link feed allows images and video to be seen by the ground crew at the base station during flight while the pilot controls the aircraft. Remote control pan, tilt, and zoom allow your professionally produced photos and HD video to be at the location and angle you want every time.  



  • Canon XF 305
  • Canon XH A1
  • Sony HDR-XR550V
  • Sony HDR-SR12



  • Peavy 14 USB Mixer Board
  • Rhode NTG-2 Shut gun mics (x2)
  • Azden Condenser Mic
  • Lite Weight Boom Pole
  • Blimp Suspension Wind System for Mic
  • Bose Quiet Comfort 15 Noise Canceling Headphones



  • Manfrotto 190x PROB
  • Manfrotto 190 MF4
  • Manfrotto Suction Tripod
  • Manfrotto Monopod
  • Libec Fluid Head Tripod
  • Glide Cam 4000 Pro (with vest and articulating arm)



  • Britek Pro 1500 Studio Cool/ Daylight Fluorescent (x2)
  • BritekPro 3200 Photo Cool Light Bank/4 Bulb Daylight Fluorescent (x5)
  • Pentax AF-540FGZ Flash



  • Lite Weight Light Stands (x3)
  • Britek Heavy Duty Stands (x4)


DSLR Cameras:

  • Pentax K200
  • Pentax K20



  • Pentax 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5
  • Pentax 16-50mm f/2.8
  • Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Pentax 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6


Chroma Key Kits:

  •     Large Green / Blue Screen Kit
  •     Small Green / Blue Screen Kit


Studio Services & Virtual Tours


Online users spent 45% more time watching video this year over last year, with YouTube viewers watching 8.7 billion videos in April 2011 alone! Online video ads are out performing traditional television ads in terms of recall, branding, messaging and likeability.


The statistics are clear, people want video! Give us a call to find out how we can build or enhance your online presence with video, including:


  • Workshop, Seminar, Conference and Live Event Videos
  • Training or HR Videos
  • Virtual Tours (through our revolutionary new online software at
  • Social Media and Viral Marketing
  • TV and Web Commercials
  • Corporate Communications Videos
  • Videography Services
  • Editing Services
  • Equipment & Studio Rentals
  • Motion Graphics and Design Work


Virtual Tours:


Who needs a virtual tour? You do. Mastermind Studios together with can create a fully interactive online virtual tour experience for your customers or clients. Imagine sweeping panorama shots that you’re able to virtually walk through. Click on a hotspot to reveal video, manuals, voice over instructions or web links. The possibilities are endless.


Think your facility is not tour-worthy? Imagine where your services or products are used, and we can build a tour around that location – and include your offerings within it!

For example:

  • A Pet Store creates a tour of local off leash dog parks (including the dog’s perspective shot in HD video!) with links to their pet merchandise.
  • A Bike or Board Shop creates a tour of a skate/bike park, with embedded links to their equipment and specials.
  • A Boat Marina creates a tour of how best to navigate the waterways, with content showcasing the Marina’s offerings. You get the idea… for more information and to see a sample tour, visit our tour page.


Waterways (River & Lake) Film Crew Charters:


We have over 10 years’ experience in providing solutions for film and scientific crews in challenging river, lake and marine environments. We offer expert advice on Thompson-Nicola & Shuswap waterways locations.


Our boats provide stable working platforms, good storage and working deck space, excellent maneuverability, added safety and operational advantages. Custom commercial charters for film crews, location scouts and photographers are available using any combination of our watercraft.


  • Jet boat – 26′ with Mercury Optimax with small cuddy. Sleeps 3. Full canopy.
  • Jet boat – 22′ with Mercury Optimax. Full canopy.
  • Jet boat / Cruiser – (Golden Boy) 40 foot double deck aluminum jet boat with Volvo Penta Diesel & 10″ Hamilton Jet. Full galley, head and shower, sleeps 6 comfortably, maximum capacity 20 persons. Maximum 50 knots.
  • Sport Yacht / Cruiser – (The Dot Calm) 340 SeaRay Sundancer, 40 foot deep hull cruiser with 2 x 8.1 Ltr Mercruiser engines. Full gelley, head, shower, sleeps 6 comfortably, maximum capacity 15 persons. Maximum 65 knots.
  • Mastercraft competition ski boat with Wake board / waterski tower
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Seadoo – 720cc 3 seats
    • Seadoo – 720cc 2 seats
    • Wake Kite Rig – Superfly 9.0
    • Wake Kite Rig – Superfly 5.5


Corporate Charters:


If you want to challenge, reward, incentivise or simply re-energise your team we can create a package for you including video recording and producing a custom video for you and your team. Our team has experience internationally in professional business development training and will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. We can tailor our existing trips to you or we can invent a trip around your needs: business golf excursions in style with river and lake access, relaxing wildlife and waterways cruises or really ‘Wet and Wild’ team-building adventures!



Mastermind Studios

954F Laval Crescent

Kamloops, BC V2C 5P5

250-434-8918 or toll free 1-855-899-4653

  • Association of Film Commisioners International