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One Studio — One Video — Seven Very Different Locations

What L.A. Castle Studios has become famous for is the speed at which producers can create high quality content with (once on-site) zero travel time or expenses, zero construction time or expenses, and nearly zero setup time.

The stills below are from a yet to be released promotional video shoot that took place recently on only one stage at L.A. Castle Studios. Various set background locations include our airport standing set, airplane standing set, skyscraper apartment standing set, lakefront house / living room standing set, warehouse standing set, and corporate-style penthouse standing set. To film in each location, we used our unique Unreal video game engine technology to generate a perfectly realistic yet fully virtual standing set. In the monitors surrounding the stage, the crew, producers, and director could see each set live and fully composited. This live view included camera movements, focus, depth of field, iris, lighting, and all aspects of a regular video shoot. Switching from location to location took mere minutes. Like any of our film shoots, there was almost no difference in filming on our stage verses actually filming in these various locations — except our stage is much better.

By shooting the every scene at L.A. Castle Studios,

  1. Greenhouse gas emissions from set-to-set travel were eliminated.

  2. Environmental harm from construction materials and construction was eliminated.

  3. Huge amounts of time and money were saved; the entire shoot took hours — not weeks.

  4. Cast and crew were happy. The beautiful L.A. Castle Studios facility is comfortable and luxurious.

  5. The final video is of a consistently very high quality.

We can’t show the full video yet, but we will plan to do so soon.

Contact us anytime for a tour and demo of L.A. Castle Studios in Burbank, California.

"The Art of Stagecraft" at L.A. Castle Studios

L.A. Castle Studios was honored to have been the host location for a panel conversation on “The Art of Stagecraft”, presented by the Burbank Arts for All Foundation. 

Our studio was a unique location for the panel because the panelists were sitting on a green stage with green behind them. But, in the monitors surrounding our stage, the panel audience was seeing something totally different and in many ways, amazing. In the monitors, the background behind the panel was rotating to various beautiful locations as we brought up virtual sets powered by the Unreal Video Game Engine. From a beautiful penthouse virtual set overlooking Downtown Los Angeles by night to a space station virtual set, to a backyard virtual set, to the Wild West, London, and many places in-between, the audience was treated to a visual delight. 

L.A. Castle Studios’ virtual studio technology, powered by the Unreal Video Game Engine allows for productions like this, and movies, TV shows, talk shows, and more to take place anywhere you can dream; past, present, or future, on virtual sets powered by the Unreal Video Game engine. 

Take a look at the video below and while you watch, please keep a few things in mind. 

1. Think about how our revolutionary technology might work with your production — imagineer being able to quickly film in many locations, at the push of a button!

2. We did not stop the panel to configure lighting for each set. Our system allows for full control over stage and cinema lighting; just as if you were really filming on any of these locations.

3. The panelists were not mic’d individually — we apologize for any audio problems!

Thanks for reading and watching! Now be sure to book a tour of our production studio, located in Burbank, California. 

And, be sure to support the Burbank Arts for All Foundation here: http://www.burbankartsforall.org/support-us/

-L.A. Castle Studios Team