(Burbank, CA): Television and feature film production has been defecting from their traditional roots in California to other states in order to take advantage of attractive tax credits and other incentives. This has caused a slowdown in all levels of businesses associated with production; from camera operators to caterers.
Producer and studio owner, Bob Bekian, has just finished an extensive re-modeling of his Loyal Studios location in Burbank, incorporating the latest technical tools into his facility in order to provide a reduced cost to producers. “We are a leader in Green Screen technology, and have installed one of the most advanced 360 degree lighting systems in our industry,” Bekian says. This allows for very quick set-ups in our studio, saving an average of 20% on preparation time, which leads to more shots completed during the day.
Another important feature the studio has developed is a fully-integrated control room with the studio. This allows for editors and file managers to work in tandem with the camera operators to assemble and edit footage immediately during a day in the studio, allowing for immediate revisions and notes. “We have incorporated the latest HD storage and file management technology into our facilities so that producers can reduce costs and keep production value high.” The strategy is paying off with several of the big studios turning to Loyal Studios to augment their production slates, recently Pacific Rim, Movie 43, and Prometheus have all shot sequences at Loyal Studios.
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For more information on Bob Bekian, visit his website here.
(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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