There’s a good chance you’ve driven past Mighty Media Studios without knowing it. The video-production company is housed in “The Station,” a retrofitted 1962 art-deco firehouse on Bel-Red Road in Bellevue. Mighty Media is a creative production house working with a variety of clients such as Spike TV, Amazon, Concur, AOL, and Electronic Arts. Combining a digital agency and a production company, Mighty Media creates sophisticated live webcasts and branded videos. The unique office matches the quirkiness of the company — a savvy and skilled group of creatives who have fun along the way.

 

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Photos by Rachel Coward

The Mighty Media logo was custom built with a large sheet of 1-inch plastic with hundreds of chemically embedded PET plastic domes.


 

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Meetings take place in this cozy in-office “glamp” (glamorous camp).


 

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The Boiler Room lounge sports a wall of photos from production shoots.


 

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An abandoned 1962 fire station was transformed into offices for Mighty Media in 2015.


 

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Mighty Media received five regional Emmy nominations for its 2015 work.


 

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Mighty Media shoots projects with dozens of cameras, including the 6K RED Epic Dragon.


 

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No one has offices at Mighty Media. Partners and employees alike work out of an open bullpen named The Hot Zone. Its central work table converts to a pool table.


 

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Digital media are safely stored on stacks of external hard drives and backed up on a triple-redundant server.


 

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A poster for a Valve video game in the lobby is both thematic and speaks to one of the founders’ enthusiasm for the local video game company.


 

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Free snacks and a fridge full of drinks keep Team Mighty fueled and happy. These cabinets were once used to store firefighters’ lunches.


 

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The open work space called The Hot Zone promotes collaboration.


 

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The Scrum is a designated place for quiet phone calls and quick meetings.


 

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The lunch room features authentic diner booths and a glowing art installation made of cut-up highway signs.


 

FUN FACTS

  • The company teamed up with Microsoft to live-stream the launch of “Halo 5: Guardians.” It was the most-watched video-game launch ever.
  • Mighty Media has produced videos and live webcasts in over 40 countries.
  • The company has a rock orchestra perform live
    at parties.
  • Staffers include four film-school grads, two rappers, two improv experts, a gymnast, a food blogger, and a Latvian.
  • Recent work includes Modern Workplace and the interactive sports series Fan Face Off, both of which have been nominated for regional Emmy awards.

DETAILS
Builder: Pattison General Contractor
Office opened: 2010
Square footage: 5,600
Employees: 30
Website: mightymediastudios.com

This article appeared in the June 2016 issue of 425 Business.