Masters of the Air 

Qdos Location Facilities was on hand to support the filming of Apple TV+’s Masters of the Air which has recently been released on the streaming service. The work carried out during 2020/21, saw the company provide cabins, modular buildings and welfare facilities to multiple studios and locations.

Work began for the streaming service back in November 2020 when several of its cabins and jackleg toilets were installed at a location site in Longcross. These included double-stacked 24’ and 32’ cabins for the SFX and construction teams along with medics, who all required offices and welfare facilities.

This was followed in January 2021 with the installation of a further 20 double stacked cabins for construction, SFX, props and costume departments, security and transport teams and a Covid testing unit at Apple TV’s studios in Aston Clinton. There was also a further requirement for welfare facilities.

An 8-bay modular building inside the studio was quickly added, which was used as ‘The War Room’, with the team holding meetings to discuss important production issues. As time progressed and more people became involved, a larger area was needed and Qdos was able to add a further 8 bays and double stack these to create the necessary space. This is an excellent example of how flexible all Qdos’ products are and how the team can work with its clients to deliver the solutions that they need. Qdos has also installed a VMR technical room which fed the green screen technology and was used for rendering on particular scenes.

The Qdos team also installed cabins for a Covid testing facility at a location in Chalfont; workshop spaces and cabins in High Wycombe and additional cabins supplied to Bovingdon.

The units installed were from Qdos’ extensive range and include 6’ x 5’, 8’ x 5’, 10’ x 8’, 12’ x 9’, 24’ x 9’, 32’ x 10’ and 40’ x 10’ cabins and 24’ x 9’ mixed jackleg toilets. Many of the units were hired on a long term basis and regularly maintained to ensure that their efficiency.

Working with Apple TV+ really highlighted the levels of customer service that Qdos offers and demonstrates how the company works closely with a client to gain an understanding of their requirements. This coupled with the array and quantity of equipment within its fleet and the multitude of applications it offers ensure it can be deployed to create an exact solution for any production.

The Location Guide has recently published an overview of filming for the production which you can read in full here.