Don Cheadleand Gisele Bunchen at the United Nations Environment Program shoot at Loyal Studios
at the United Nations Environment Program shoot at Loyal Studios.
If you know what “OFWGKTA” stands for, you either know an avid texter, or you live for the thrill of soul-pumping beats. The lengthy acronym belongs to the eclectic, alternative Hip Hop group called, “Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All” from Los Angeles. Their sound joins the ranks of groups defining the music of a generation.
Lead by Tyler: The Creator, the group took off in 2007, but it’s not just one band. Odd Future is compiled of different subgroups like “The Jet Age of Tomorrow,” and “MellowHype.” Odd Future shows off the talents of ten eclectic artists from Los Angeles, including Syd the Kyd, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Jasper Loc, Mike G, and Matt Martian. The group’s success grew exponentially over the last five years with their internet fan base spilling over into crowded venues like London’s “The Drop,” Southern California’s “The House of Blues,” and the annual master-bands weekend, Coachella.
Loyal Studios and their production crews shot the pilot episode of Loiters Squad in the pre-lit HD greenscreen studio in Burbank California, combining SONY HD camera systems with the 1000 watt playback system that is built into the studio.
True to feeding the voracious viewers with slightly weird, unique, and unconventional animated or live action entertainment, Adult Swim will add Odd Future to the mix with “Loiter’s Squad.” The show will feature sketch comedies, pranks, and skits all calling Shenanigans that fans of Adult Swim have come to love.
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Burbank, CA (01/01/12):
The public is fascinated with celebrity life, and –as with regulars folks, cars represent an extension of a celebrity’s personality.
From flashy to practical, classic to high tech, REALHD.TV is talking to celebrities about their cars and taking viewers behind the scenes to meet the stars and their “Rides.”
Southern California and the “Thirty Mile Zone” is a hotbed for the automotive culture, including those of the stars of the silver screen and those working in the Entertainment industry. Producer Bob Bekian combined the two to create a unique look at the Celebrities individual expression through their cars. One of the most interesting cars is Snoop Dogg’s 1965 Pontiac Catalina with photo-realistic airbrushed paintings of all the Los Angeles Lakers with an honorary Snoop slamming a ball into the hoop (in full Laker uniform). “That car reflects my love of the Lakers and this city,” Snoop says.” I had the interior custom made with yellow and purple leather to represent my team’s colors.”
Another interesting featured car is Kim Kardashian’s blacked out Bentley with custom made black rhinestone rims. This car gives new meaning to the term “bling.” Kim’s good friend, La La Vasquez, rolls in a metallic pink Range Rover with custom wheels to match. “Then there are the understated rides– like Will I Am‘s Tesla and Don Cheadle‘s Audi coupe.” Bekian adds.
As a collector of vintage and performance cars himself, producer Bob Bekian has loved cars since his boyhood days in West L.A. “We coveted our Hot Wheels and dreamed of a day when we would own and drive cool real cars ourselves, so this project is based on a long time passion and love for the auto culture in Southern California.” An avid collector of boomer and Hollywood memorabilia, Bekian has acquired an important vintage Hot Wheels collection, which is used frequently in movies and television.
REALHD.TV is a new lifestyle web channel that provides short form (2-5 minute) entertainment content to computers, tablets, or mobile devices.
For more on REALHD.TV, visit realhd.tv
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Kim Kardashian stopped by the Loyal Studios Burbank green screen studio — not for an interview, but for a visit with her good friend, La La Vasquez. La La was in the process of filming segments for her show “La La’s Full Court Life” now airing on VH1 . The Reality T.V star pulled into the parking lot in her customized black Bentley, and proceeded into the closed set as a V.I.P. guest. Kim and La La had their make-up done together, shot still photos, relaxed, and spent some time away from the media circus that surrounds Kim these days.
The two have been good friends for a long time and have remained loyal to each other despite their respective high profile lives.
Despite the swarm of press feeding off Kim’s fresh divorce from Chris Humphries, Kim hasn’t let it slow her down. She’s been very busy with her career. She is currently preparing for her role in Tyler Perry’s next movie “The Marriage Counselor,” and talks continue for her new Reality T.V show, “The Pussycat Dolls,” working with American Idol’s executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe. And let’s not forget the show that helped make her famous with her sisters, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, and Kourtney with their mom, Kris –“Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
“There has been a lot of negative buzz in the media right now about Kim Kardashian and her 72 day marriage to Chris Humphries,” noted Bob Bekian, producer and owner of Loyal Studios, “But Kim is a very centered and generous person. She is always very gracious and kind to everyone when she comes in.” “La La is also a great person, always open and friendly to everyone on the set ” Bekian added.
Loyal Studios has produced over 800 commercials and television projects since its inception, and is a cutting edge “content factory”, producing video brand messaging content and helping clients spread their projects immediately to over 25 video sharing sites and social network venues.
For more on what Kim Kardashian is up to these days, check out her website.
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click “La La’s Full Court Life” to see more on La La’s show on VH1.
Ever since it aired in 2009 on MTV, The Jersey Shore has become a huge hit for the Network. Each of the stars continues to produce and appear in individual projects of their own as well as filming the next season of “Jersey Shore.” DJ “Pauly D” DelVecchio is branching out himself, venturing into multiple projects .
Bob Bekian, Producer and owner of Loyal Studios, brought the atmosphere of the “Jersey Shore” to the Burbank greenscreen stage for the latest Stargreetz commercial –set to air on www.stargreetz.com. ” Pauly is one of the most focused celebrities we have ever worked with” says Bekian. “He is very disciplined and has a great personal team around him”. Stargreetz is a electronic greeting card company that enables clients to order personal greetings from their favorite celebrities.
Originally Paul DelVacchio, “Pauly D” has been on a roll lately. He originally had a background as a Disc Jockey from Johnston, Rhode Island. Keeping with his roots, Pauly D brought the spinning funk of the club to a new line of apparel called “Dirty Couture.” The edgy fashions give the underground scene a vibrant voice through music inspired clothing and accessories. He was also voted best male Reality/Variety star at the Teen Choice Awards in 2011, and listed among the top 10 DJ’s in America. A high label to uphold in a competitive industry. Loyal Studios and Bekian produced the Stargreetz spots by recreating a DJ booth and club at Loyal Studios in Burbank California. Using a combination of Panasonic P2 varicams and Canon 5D’s, The entire production was captured with a state of the art HD workflow that maximizes quaility and keeps production costs on-budget.
Pauly D. isn’t about to let himself be out done. He is currently slated to join the iconic talents of Britney Spears, and the unique and beautiful, Nicki Minaj, on select dates for the “Femme Fatale Tour” this year.
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For info about the Femme Fatale Tour, visit Britney’s Site for details.
With the state-of-the-art studios owned by Bob Bekian, and the director expertise of Claudio Zagarini in Italy, the two co-produced the video from both sides of the globe in real time. “This was really an international collaboration,” noted Bekian. “We had Claudio skype-directing from Europe, and our team at Loyal Studios with JayKay performing the content.” This method of directing became favorable for long distance review after Peter Jackson utilized it to direct the musical score of the third Lord of the Rings movie on location in New Zealand. “Our Director of Photography was Jesse Brunt, who is a master at making Digital HD footage look like film” Bekian added.
The shoot utilized a combination of high definition cameras along with Kino Flo lighting systems on a greenscreen to produce the raw content. The final cut was produced in Italy as the files traveled digitally across the internet. Any changes that needed to be made could be set into motion, shot, and sent back to Italy for review. “We specialize in using technology to produce high quality content while keeping costs under control” Bekian noted.
Loyal Studios and Bekian specialize in the latest high definition equipment, technical support, and state-of-the-art digital studios in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Santa Monica, CA.
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