August 15, 2016 – 9AM ET: It’s a calm, quiet sunny Summer day in the City of Toronto. The Ground Team has just received the keys to the new Mission Control Centre, affectionately known as ‘The Lab’. Our launch mission officially begins…
August 15, 2016 – 12PM ET: The flight team just held a meeting in FCR1 to carefully review our flight plans for accuracy. Crews are set in place and are about to be given the “go ahead”.
September 17, 2016 – 1PM ET: It’s been just over a month since the deployment of our teams. Great progress has been made, though we are still knee-deep in drywall and space dust.
We know, details have been vague. Get a better look at what we’re creating as we take you on a tour of our space!
More construction updates to come over the next few weeks while we get ready to 🚀😮.
Video by Pedro Miguez x Rebel Creative Media
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Saturday, September 17, 2016
September 26, 2016 – 3PM ET: While progress has been slow, our build is now fully underway. We are one giant leap ahead of where we were just a month ago.
Construction update 🚀
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Monday, September 26, 2016
October 11, 2016 – 2PM ET: More progress has been made. We’re getting closer to our first flight test.
More construction updates from The Lab 🚀🚀🚀
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
October 14, 2016 – 3:30PM ET: Jeff and I just got hats from Revival Film Studios. We’re pretty happy about it.
November 3, 2016 – 11AM ET: Construction is almost complete! We’re on very little sleep, yet as wide-eyed as could be.
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Thursday, November 3, 2016
November 29, 2016 – 2PM ET: We’re now just weeks away from our first flight test. Pressure is on for both the Ground and Flight teams.
T-minus 2 weeks!
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
December 13, 2016 – 6PM ET: We are finally ready for our first flight test. We’re nervous, but excited about the possibilities ahead. The world is ours. Right?
Under two days to go! 😮
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
February 6, 2017 – 1PM ET: SUCCESS! Our flight test was everything we needed it to be. Results are still coming in, but we’re happy to say that we are heading in the right direction. We are now preparing for our full launch and timelines are looking good. Just some finishing touches required at this point.
Launch preparations 🚀🚀🚀
Join us as we take off – Feb 16th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1781298728858083/
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Monday, February 6, 2017
February 16, 2017 – 4PM ET: The time has come. Today is the day. We’re scrambling like crazy, but are confident that we will be ready in time for launch. The local townspeople will be here shortly expecting a launch, and we can’t let them down. So move our asses, we must…
Party prepping like mad
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Thursday, February 16, 2017
February 17, 2017 – 10AM ET: My head hurts and no one around here has any Advil. Water will do for now. On the bright side, our launch last night was a MASSIVE SUCCESS. Our mission is off to a fantastic start. Thank Back to bed, for now.
February 26, 2017 – 10PM ET: A bright young astronaut (aka Raha Euphoria) is in the studio shooting a MV. Our first real booking. It’s really happening!
May 8, 2017 – 1:30PM ET: Today is crazy (good crazy). We were never sure it could be done, but we have all three studios in use and life is good at The Lab.
For the first time since launch we have clients in all three studios at once!
Posted by AstroLab Studios Inc. on Monday, May 8, 2017
August 15, 2017 – 12PM ET: It’s another sunny Summer day here in TO. At the time of this writing, we have now been at it for exactly one year.
Since our official February launch, things have been absolutely crazy for us. We’ve had as many shoots in 6 months as expected in our first year, and have been fortunate enough to host some of the finest crew teams in the business, who are creating awesome stuff for some of Canada’s most beloved brands. Brands like Prostate Cancer Canada, Gatorade, RBC, CFL, Nike, The Beaverton, Pizza Hut and SickKids. We still can’t believe it.
If you’re reading this, thank you for all your support along the way and stay tuned for more updates to come. Over and out!