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"Movie Magic" at L.A. Castle Studios

We love editors. They’re a crucial component to making productions come to life on screen. The best editors pay careful attention to every detail of every frame in order to provide the finest product for their client and the viewer. Footage recorded at L.A. Castle Studios was recently brought in front of one of these “best editors.” As the editor pored over every frame, he was shocked by the lengths his client had gone to in order to film in exotic locations. One scene was filmed in snow, another in jungle, and seemingly all around the world. As the editor worked through clips, he was more and more amazed with each minute of footage. Then he noticed something in a beach scene, and (we imagine it went something like this) he leaned in close to his computer monitors, put his hand over his mouth and audibly gasped. What he noticed is that there were no talent footprints being left in the sand as they walked. This particular client filmed at L.A. Castle Studios and these varying outdoor scenes were recorded on our stage using the Unreal Video Game Engine and technology available here. By forgoing travel to each of these exotic locales, our client saved money, time, and greenhouse gas emissions.

We welcome your inquiries for a tour and demo L.A. Castle Studios, TV and film, and talk show studio in Burbank, California. Film your indoor and outdoor scenes here!

Thinking about footprints? By bringing real sand, snow, or dirt onto the stage, footprints will appear just as they should.

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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.