(Burbank, CA) : Legendary Pictures summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim, will tell the story of humanity fighting against an alien attack that threatens Earth’s existence. “Giant robots piloted by Humans are deployed to fight off the menace.” – (IMDB)
It is an epic production that utilizes hundreds of visual effects shots in order to create the giant monsters and environments in the story. Warner Brothers and Legendary called on Bob Bekian’s high tech Digital HD studios in Burbank to provide the production elements for several sequences. The shots called for the use of Bekian’s pre-lit green screens with specialized lighting and monitoring in order to do pre-visualization of how the sequence will look after post production.
“We have designed our facilities to use the latest technology in order to produce incredible images that tell compelling stories,” Bekian said. The sequences shot at Loyal Studios employ the ARRI Alexa camera system. The studio’s integrated control room that feeds the HD files into an array of technology does everything from immediately replacing the green screen background with various sample digital “plates,” to uploading the files to off-site Producers via a high speed internet connection.
Guillermo del Toro directed the sequences, including one with renowned NFL quarterback, Terry Bradshaw. “We love working with Legendary Pictures and especially Guillermo Del Toro,” Bekian adds. “He is a visionary director, and Legendary Pictures continues to produce incredible films that continually push the industry’s bar of excellence.”
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(April, 2012 – Burbank, CA) — Loyal Studios in Burbank California has teamed up with Childhelp.org in order to continue the fight to prevent child abuse.
Childhelp.org, based in Scottsdale, AZ, has been helping children since 1959, when it was founded by Sara O’ Meara and Yvonne Fedderson who starred together on the popular sitom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet“.
“Seinfeld’s” John O’Hurley conducted the public service announcement for Childhelp.org at Loyal Studios in Burbank. O’Hurley –who is also known as a finalist on the hit competition show “Dancing With the Stars,” and the voice of King Neptune on Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob Squarepants” — recently received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his humanitarian causes. O’Hurley didn’t bat an eyelash when he took on the responsibility to support Childhelp and everything they stand for.
Childhelp.org is a 59 year-old non-profit organization that raises money for the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The organization has its roots in Hollywood, but now operates in locations across North America, Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Island, and Guam. Their mission is to “meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children.” (www.childhelp.org) Over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year, but this doesn’t include the cases that go unheard.
Understanding the incredible importance of protecting our children, Loyal happily donated their HD production facilities and crew in Burbank for the project.
Producer and CEO of Loyal Studios, Bob Bekian, gladly agreed to be the outlet for O’Hurley’s message with Childhelp. “Childhelp.org has really had an impact on the issue of child abuse by providing help and facilities to children in 6 different states. There is also a 24/7 hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD) that provides crisis counselors to those in need. We support this great cause and urge others to help by going to the website and participating any way you can.”
For more information or to help, please visit www.childhelp.org Abuse hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
To learn more about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv