(Burbank, CA) Producer Bob Bekian –who owns Loyal Studios in Burbank and Santa Monica– has been bringing together California production people with a series of events to showcase new high definition technology, and stimulate production in the state.
Featuring over $3 Million worth of the latest cameras, cranes, and lenses, the event showcased live demonstrations of the SONY F65 camera system –which offers incredible resolution and is widely used on feature films and television. Over 300 industry professionals attended and were introduced to the latest technology while networking with each other.
“We want to keep production in California and keep good people working,” Bekian says. “The best talent and the major studios are all here, but we keep losing projects to other states because of more favorable tax incentives. We have created an environment where production value stays high and costs stay reasonable.”
Bekian has developed what he calls a “one stop production shop” which incorporates his pre-lit studios, 75 HD cameras, top technical people with an in-house control room and edit suite.
“We are excited about our newest expansion,” Bekian adds, “which incorporates a Newtek Tricaster system into the control room of Loyal Studios and is connected to their pre-lit greenscreen with multiple HD cameras. What this system does is create dozens of virtual sets as well as offers over 1000 digital back-plates for the greenscreen. Clients can now shoot in hundreds of realistic digital environments all within our studios without having to incur the cost of shooting on-location.”
Bekian is continuing to put together events in his studios, with the next one sponsored by Canon and featuring the new Canon cinema cameras and lenses including the C-500 model.