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  1. Studio Tech provides services for the Grammy House

    Studio Tech provides services for the Grammy House

    March 1, 2024

    Studio Technical Services Inc, the premier provider of on-site, event, and basecamp robust internet connectivity, Wi-Fi, telecom, and IT services, provided our exceptional technical services to the Grammy House, the official pre-Grammy event venue for the Recording Academy. Over three event days, Studio Tech delivered comprehensive technical support encompassing VIP receptions, live concerts, and an educational session for Grammy University. Our offerings were multifaceted, providing robust Wi-Fi connectivity for both staff and attendees, seamless internet broadcasting, power management, content transmission, and a dedicated media server for the Sonos Activation. We embraced the role of versatile technical producers, skillfully navigating through a series of hurdles, including a torrential rainstorm, the dynamic requirements of activation and sponsorship collaborations, diverse IT needs, and facilitating network access for a larger than anticipated audience. We were honored to pay a part in such a tremendous endeavor. Other Recent Events. LA Times Best 101 Restaurants - LA Arts District Black on the Block - LA Arts District Lisa Frankenstein Premier - Hollywood Black Mafia Family Premier - Hollywood About Studio Technical Services. Studio Technical Services Inc. fills a growing need for IT and network centric solutions for the film, television, and live event industries. We provide on-site, event, and basecamp robust internet connectivity & Wi-Fi, local and remote streaming, IT equipment and services, and a variety of advanced technical solutions for your film and television production, convention, office, event, meeting, sporting event, and festival anywhere, anytime. Our key staff have extensive production and event IT experience and are fluent in AV technology allowing us to closely integrate with other technology providers. Solutions include bonded 5G cellular systems, advanced network infrastructure, microwave data solutions, Starlink terminals, and enterprise class Wi-Fi systems. To learn more about Studio Tech, visit studiotech.biz or call us at 213-495-0200.
  2. Sora AI Text To Video

    Sora AI Text To Video

    March 1, 2024

    No lights. No camera. No studio. No crew. Just a laptop and Sora software. Welcome to the future.. What is Sora?. Sora, developed by OpenAI, represents a significant leap in the realm of AI-driven video creation, enabling the transformation of simple text prompts into high-quality videos. We at AmericanMovieCompany are in regular contact with Open AI and are prepared to use this groundbreaking tool as soon as it's released. So, when will Sora be available to the public? As of the latest information available, OpenAI has not provided a specific timeline for when Sora will be available to the general public. The tool is currently in a testing phase, accessible only to a select group of researchers and creative professionals for feedback and further development. OpenAI has not disclosed details regarding the future public release date, pricing, or licensing models for Sora. This groundbreaking technology, whose name means "sky" in Japanese, can generate videos that last up to a minute, featuring intricate scenes with multiple characters, precise motions, and detailed backgrounds tailored to user instructions. Unlike previous AI models, Sora boasts a deep understanding of language and multimodality, allowing for the animation of still images and the extension of existing footage. Sora's innovation lies in its ability to process natural language prompts through a complex neural network, translating textual descriptions into visual narratives. It uses a technique called style transfer to adjust the video's appearance, ensuring that the generated content aligns with user preferences in terms of lighting, color schemes, and cinematic aesthetics. This capacity to create videos from text and still images or to enhance existing videos positions Sora as a versatile tool for various applications, from filmmaking and content creation to education and social media. Despite its impressive capabilities, Sora is not without its limitations. It may struggle with accurately simulating the physics of objects, distinguishing spatial details, and understanding dynamic actions over time. Moreover, Sora is currently available only to a select group of users for testing and feedback, with no detailed information on public release dates or pricing. For those interested in exploring similar technologies, alternatives like Pika, Synthesia, and VEED.io offer various features for AI-driven video creation. Each platform has its pros and cons, with differences in pricing, usability, and available features. In the future, Sora and similar technologies are expected to revolutionize video production, introducing both opportunities and challenges. As these tools become more accessible, they have the potential to democratize content creation, enabling more people to produce high-quality videos without extensive resources or technical expertise. However, this advancement also raises ethical and legal concerns, especially regarding the authenticity of content and the potential displacement of traditional jobs in the creative industries. We will update you as soon as we have more information. Info@AmericanMovieCo.com amovieco.com www.americanmovieco.com 212-219-1075
  3. New Apex Photo Studios<br />Website: Rent Smarter, Create More & earn rewards!

    New Apex Photo Studios
    Website: Rent Smarter, Create More & earn rewards!

    February 29, 2024

    We want to give back more to all of our clients for choosing Apex Photo Studios, so we've made some updates. Once you sign up for our rewards program (Blue button at the bottom of our website) you can take advantage of the following benefits: • Earn points and save: Every rental earns points towards future discounts. • Refer a friend, get rewarded: Share the love and get points for referrals. Get a custom code that when used on bookings of $500+ offers you and your friend a 10% for the next booking. • Seamless reordering & reviews: Easily reorder favorites and leave reviews (and earn points!). Explore the possibilities at https://apexphotostudios.com/ . Bonus: Enjoy 10% off your next rental with code: CREATIVEHB24. Offer valid from 3.01.24 until 5.01.24 Limit one per client. A minimum of $100 per order is required. Cheers, The Apex Photo Studios Team. -We look forward to creating together!
  4. February 29, 2024

  5. <i>A camera operator films actors inside the jail set. Courtesy of Ideal Sets.</i>

    How Ideal Sets Founder Harry Hou Cracked the Code on Affordable Standing Sets

    By: Margeaux Sippell | February 27, 2024

    When Ideal Sets founder Harry Hou was a working director, he kept facing the same problem over and over again. He needed good quality standing sets to shoot interior scenes without blowing the whole budget on small productions. But options were scarce. "They're either way too expensive or way too low quality. There was nothing in between that was an affordable price," Hou tells MovieMaker. With 10 years of experience directing commercials, music videos, web series, and other small projects, Hou knew exactly what small and midsized productions needed - and he had the perfect solution. "That's why I was wondering, 'Why not do my own sets?" he says. From there, Ideal Sets was born. Located in a 20,000-square-foot warehouse in Maywood, just 30 minutes from Hollywood,Ideal Sets offers its clients interiors including a police station, a jail, a courtroom, a bank vault, a coffee shop, a ramen bar, a hospital ward, an office and a classroom. He also offers sets of several kinds of living spaces, including bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. The space also comes with an 11,000 square foot parking lot for crew use, as well as a production office and wardrobe and makeup rooms. /figcaption> This bedroom set can be personalized to fit each production. Courtesy of Ideal Sets. Ideal Sets has been thriving since it got up and running five years ago. Over 1,000 productions have been filmed there, including web series like the Allblk network's A House Divided and Double Cross , and music videos like Snoop Dogg's "I C Your Bullshit" and Kodak Black's "Calling My Spirit." Other frequent clients of Hou's are vertical dramas that stream on ReelShort, a streaming platform that offers bite-sized TV series designed to be viewed on your phone in multiple short installments. With help from Ideal Sets, the platform can film an entire 70-minute drama in just a week. Harry Hou on Helping Midsized Productions With Ideal Sets. "They can film 20 different looks in one day, in one place, without a company move. If they're going to do a company move from one place to another place, they lose money. They lose time," Hou says. "Five of their seven days, they film with Ideal Sets so they can get all the interiors they want. And the last two days, they just go in for exterior scenes." Big-budget productions can build massive locations, but most productions don't need to go to all that trouble to tell a convincing story. Also Read: 9 Captivating Netflix True Crime Docuseries You Might Have Missed "Real hospitals, real courtrooms, do not allow you to film with a small production. And for those Hollywood films, for those big productions, they build their own sets. So my target is only the small and medium productions," Hou says. "They can afford to film in the standing sets, but they cannot afford to build their own sets." He designed his standing sets to be roomy enough to accommodate dollies, lighting rigs, cameras, and other equipment that needs to be moved quickly and easily. /figcaption> Convenience store set. Courtesy of Ideal Sets. "Hospital rooms, hallways, and the patient rooms, front desks - everything is a little bigger, a little wider, to leave as much space as possible for the lighting. And we don't have a top ceiling, because people always want to light from above, so it's better to leave it open," he says. Hou also pays very close attention to detail to ensure his sets are true to life. "I have been pretending that I'm sick and going to different hospitals in Los Angeles to get an idea what a real hospital nowadays is supposed to be," he says. "Because when I go to different standing sets, it's all about blue or greenish colors on the wall. But three of the five hospitals I went to had peachy or pinkish colors. If you don't go yourself, you never know." Ideal Sets also has partnerships with other locations, like a cowboy ranch, a bubble tent, a desert house with a pool, a tattoo studio, an RV camp, a nightclub, a bar, and multiple modern houses, in case clients want to use them for additional interiors or exteriors. Hou's next goal is to create a platform on the Ideal Sets website where people can offer up their businesses as potential film sets. "There are a lot of businesses that don't have any connections with filming crews, but they always have non-business hours. So what I'm doing is helping them to get income during their non-business hours. It's a benefit for them and it's a benefit for me as well," Hou says. You can learn more at idealsets.com. A version of this story originally appeared in the Winter 2024 print issue of MovieMaker Magazine. Main Image: A camera operator films actors inside the jail set. Courtesy of Ideal Sets.
  6. New Storage & Co-Working Spaces In  Boyle Heights near Studios<br /><br />For Short or long term rental

    New Storage & Co-Working Spaces In Boyle Heights near Studios

    For Short or long term rental

    February 28, 2024

    Everything You Need to Grow Your Business Adaptable Warehouse Spaces, Private & Shared Office Spaces, Flexible Lease Terms (Month-to-Month), Immediate Move-Ins, High-Speed WiFi, Stocked Shared Kitchen, Conference Rooms, Affordable Prices (starting @ $375),Daily Courier Pick-Ups , Loading Docks , 24/7 Security Monitoring, Photo Studio Contact us for booking & info: Julio Hechavarria Jr. (310) 435-1051 julio@imperialartstudios.com
  7. Auroris X Lands at A Very Good Space

    Auroris X Lands at A Very Good Space

    February 27, 2024

    LA soundstage A Very Good Space further expanded its installed RGBw+ wide gamut lighting volume with an all-new 12'x20' motorized softbox featuring a double LiteGear Auroris X system. Offering 48 LED panels with individual pixel control, the Auroris X is a turnkey lighting solution for every production type, elevating intensity, accuracy and efficiency to an incredible new level, while saving budget by eliminating the need to rig or pre-light. As with all of our installed lighting, the Auroris X is connected to our LumenRadio Stardust 8-universe wireless DMX for streamlined control, with a hard line available for consoles. Visit www.averygoodspace.com to learn more.
  8. The 96th Academy Awards<br /><span style='font-size:smaller'>March 10, 2024 at  7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST.</span>

    The 96th Academy Awards
    March 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST.

    February 27, 2024

    The ceremony will be live from the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. "Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet" will air at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST. The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. The first Academy Awards were distributed in 1929 at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks, tickets were $5! The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast by radio in 1930 and was televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now televised live worldwide. History of the Oscars Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 96th Oscars, and Emmy-nominated Molly McNearney will return for a second consecutive year to serve as an executive producer for the show. Read more... This years musical performances Oscar winner Elton John and Oscar winner Randy Newman will perform this year's nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars ceremony, along with Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and of course the newly added Billie Eilish! Read more... Best Picture: • "American Fiction" • "Anatomy of a Fall" • "Barbie" • "The Holdovers" • "Killers of the Flower Moon" • "Maestro" • "Oppenheimer" • "Past Lives" • "Poor Things" • "The Zone of Interest" Read more... Lead Actor: • Bradley Cooper in "Maestro" • Colman Domingo in "Rustin" • Paul Giamatti in The "Holdovers" • Cillian Murphy in "Oppenheimer" • Jeffrey Wright in "American Fiction" Read more... Lead Actress: • Annette Bening in "Nyad" • Lily Gladstone in "Killers of the Flower Moon" • Sandra Hüller in "Anatomy of a Fall" • Carey Mulligan in "Maestro" • Emma Stone in "Poor Things" Read more... Director: • Justine Triet, "Anatomy of a Fall" • Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon" • Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer" • Yorgos Lanthimos, "Poor Things" • Jonathan Glazer, "The Zone of Interest" Full List of Nominees Here are some of our 'Award' backdrops below.
  9. GBH Maintenance Completes Work on 33000ft Production Space

    GBH Maintenance Completes Work on 33000ft Production Space

    February 25, 2024

    No job too big or too small when it comes to floor polishing 33000 sqft space. Available for your next production as floor care is very important. It is one of the first signs of entering a building that shows location quality and standards. GBH Maintenance inc is one of the leading providers for power washing of the TV and film industry to remove tire marks, oil, stains, clean area for catering. No job is too big or too small. We're available 24 hours a day. Contact Mark 818-395-9603 gbhmaintenance.com

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