(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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Don Cheadleand Gisele Bunchen at the United Nations Environment Program shoot at Loyal Studios
at the United Nations Environment Program shoot at Loyal Studios.
(Burbank, CA) (May 31st, 2012) Pro HD Rentals, a leader in high definition production services, is launching a new program to support the growing demands of film, television, and commercial production. Founded in 2005, the company has embraced the newer high definition camera systems and accessories, and combined that equipment with top level service and technical support.
One of the newest items the company is now carrying is the Canon 5D Mark III DSLRcamera. This new camera follows the incredible success of the Canon 5D Mark II and has several notable improvements; including noise reduction processing, and an uninterrupted (up to 30 minutes) recording time. Besides these advances, the Canon 5D mark III does intra frame compression, which enhances the editorial workflow as well as opens up the camera to provide content to networks requiring intra frame compression.
“We have had great success with the Canon 5D Mark II, providing cameras and technical support for Marvel’s ‘The Avengers,’ as well as ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” says Pro HD Rentals president, Bob Bekian. “The camera system is very robust, compact, and produces an incredible image.” The addition to the Pro HD Rentals fleet of the improved canon 5D Mark III’s will give Pro HD Rentals an increased footprint in the production world.
The company also partnered with Loyal Studios in order to provide a complete, professional full service production facility that includes a pre-lit HD studio, camera and audio equipment, award winning crew, grip, and lighting packages. “Our reputation for supporting professional production with a comprehensive set of resources has simplified the process and reduced costs,” Bekian adds.
Producers are taking note, booking the 3 Loyal Studios facilities (two in Santa Monica and one in Burbank) almost full time on a consistent basis.
For more information regarding Pro HD Rentals, visit www.prohdrentals.com
For information on complete production service and support please visit www.loyalstudios.tv
To learn more about the Canon 5D Mark III, please vist www.usa.canon.com
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.
For Bob Bekian’s projects, see www.bobbekian.com