The business was established by Stan Draper (previously Production Manager at TVT 6), Phillip French and Irene Ryndak in about 1979. The Studio was located at 366 Elizabeth Street, Hobart. Independent Studios was keen to encourage the use of local talent in advertising and following the opening of Centrepoint used the stage for auditions. Following the departure of French and Ryndak, Margaret Draper joined her husband in the business and they toured the State taking photographs and producing videos for various companies and individuals. Two large contracts involved work for the Glenorchy City Council and John Luscombe of Innkeepers and Tas Villas. Some work was done with Peter Richman of Creative Workshops.