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Thoughts From An Intern Post #2

To finish my first week, I was able to spend Thursday and Friday completing different kinds of tasks. The day was filled activity. The first and most important of these tasks was to give tours of the facility to potential clients. Brooks is manager at the studio; therefore, he is typically the one who conducts these tours and he was more than willing to let me observe the process. It was interesting to hear about each person’s vision for their show, commercial, or creative video. For example, one client might want to shoot a talk show about sports, while another might want to create a series of short videos for a social media campaign. I began to see the endless possibilities, especially considering the level of technology that we have at our disposal. The objective of the tours is to showcase everything that L.A. Castle Studios has to offer. 

I also had the opportunity to observe Brett while editing on Final Cut Pro X. As an editor, I am experienced only on Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas, so watching him work in Final Cut felt foreign. However, I quickly began to see the similarities between the systems. Later, I was able to try my hand at editing a short video and spend the rest of my afternoon experimenting with it. It was nice to be back behind the computer cutting clips. There is a huge contrast between production and non-production days; yet, there are things that I love about each. 

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L.A. Castle Studios Honored to Host Chinese New Year Party

Our studio owner Tim Pipher was honored to host, along with Cinema Libre Studios and world champion boxer “Iron” Mike Tyson, a Chinese New Year party at L.A. Castle Studios. The party included celebrities, stunning martial arts performances, awards, raffles, and of course delicious sushi, noodles, and desserts.

Thank you to all who attended this fantastic evening event.

Happy New Year!

Live Streaming — Changing Production Convenience

Have you ever wanted to film on particular dates, but find your client unavailable to travel to Los Angeles on those dates? Good news! L.A. Castle Studios has engineered a video linking service. Our video linking service allows productions being filmed on our stage to be streamed to your client, no matter where they are. The stream, like most productions on our stage, is live-composited so you and your clients will see full set environments and actors together. 

While viewing the live stream, your clients can make comments on the production and you can ensure that you’re meeting your client’s vision. For a “behind the scenes” type video, these streams can be recorded for future use. 

L.A. Castle Studios — the future of production studios has arrived.

-L.A. Castle Studios Team

Linda Gray on Hallmark Channel Discussing Hilton Head Island

TV legend Linda Gray, star of the CBS series Dallas, one of the highest rated TV series of all time, appeared recently on Hallmark Channel to discuss her latest project, Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island was created by Tim Pipher at L.A. Castle Studios and the entire 32 episode series was filmed on our stage.

Linda Gray was a delight to work with.

When filming Hilton Head Island, our Unreal Video Game Engine technology allowed us to re-create locations from around Hilton Head Island in South Carolina on our stage in Burbank, California. Golf course sets, restaurant sets, living room sets, hotel sets, hospital sets, kitchen sets, patio sets, bedroom sets, and many more -- more than 50 locations in fact, were filmed on our stage with complete reality, saving millions in location and set construction fees. When our director and crew looked at the monitors surrounding our stage, they saw the actors as they appeared in the various environments including full background, lighting, and moving cameras. And, when it's time to film on those scenes again -- they're ready to go, stored digitally in our standing set library.

For the future of standing sets and backlots, this has huge implications. L.A. Castle Studios has access to a library of thousands of standing sets on our digital backlot. And if we're missing any location, we can create it as we did for many of the scenes on Hilton Head Island.

If you're looking to film a TV show, feature film, talk show, soap opera and more, contact us and film here at L.A. Castle Studios in 4K in any location you can imagine, past, present, or future.

Please be sure to watch the video below and then watch seasons 1 & 2 of Hilton Head Island, streaming now at Pureflix.com.