The Easy Allies Garage was the first EZA production space when they launched on March 21, 2016. For the first three years of Easy Allies, they were based out of Brandon Jones' garage.
After reaching a $50,000 per month Patreon goal to acquire a dedicated studio space for expanded production capabilities, they officially moved out of The Garage and into The Studio on January 29, 2019. All production shifted to the studio with the exception of Cup of Jones.
Following the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Allies started working from home in March 2020. This included Brandon Jones resuming on-camera and behind-the-scenes production in The Garage.
After GameTrailers was shut down by owner Defy Media on February 8, 2016, most of the remaining staff including GameTrailers co-founder Brandon Jones announced the creation of Easy Allies on March 20 of the same year. They officially launched the following day with a 12-hour livestream marathon on their Twitch page.
In September 2017, Isla and Brandon filmed a Home Studios Tips and Tricks episode of Easy Update where they showed a behind-the-scenes look at some updates to The Garage. Additions included the installation of new studio lights, updating the studio setup, and adding additional background flourishes.
On April 19, 2018, they held a Better Stuff Before E3 9-hour marathon fundraiser event to help them get better equipment for their E3 2018 coverage. They initially set a modest $10,631 goal, but it was quickly shattered early on in the fundraiser. They surpassed their final goal of $30,426.80 in the final hour of the stream. Isla and Brandon installed the new gear in a second Home Studio Tips and Tricks episode of Easy Update.
On June 21, 2018, Easy Allies reached a set Patreon goal of $50,000 per month to acquire a studio. They announced they were moving into a studio on December 4, 2018 and their final day of production in The Garage was on January 22, 2019. Huber filmed a special Garage Farewell episode of Huber Syndrome while The Hall of Greats Induction #8 commemorated their final night in The Garage. Brandon also covered the move-out process in a special episode of Cup of Jones.
They officially moved production into The Studio on January 29, 2019 and celebrated with a video tour and launch party that included a playthrough of Monopoly Plus for PlayStation 4. Facilities include a main stage for filming podcasts and produced content, control room for the main stage, a streaming stage with multiple couches, an office area, library, and green room.
After production in The Studio was halted in March 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Brandon Jones resumed working and filming in The Garage full-time.
In October 2020, Brandon sold his house and moved into a new house in Los Angeles. With Cup of Jones, the Easy Allies Podcast, and other shows still being shot and produced there, production in The Garage officially ended after 4.5 years. On October 20, 2020, Easy Allies posted a special Farewell to the Garage video during the Patron Party 2020 event as Brandon said goodbye and reminisced about the place where it all started.
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