Hollywood Center Studios Hosts Stock Shoot for GreenScreen Animals

Posted by on May 6, 2013

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

HOLLYWOOD—Things were wild on Stage 12 at Hollywood Center Studios recently as a pair of gray wolves, two grizzly bears, a leopard, a lion, an African elephant and other exotic animals stopped by for their close-ups. The occasion was a 3-day shoot conducted by GreenScreen Animals, a Santa Monica supplier of specialty stock footage, that was seeking to add to its one-of-a-kind collection of more than 3000 stock images of wild animals.

There is a huge demand for stock images of wild creatures, especially hard to come by green screen shots, that are ideal for special effects purposes. GreenScreen Animals’ animal content has been used in everything from films (We Bought a Zoo) to commercials (FreeCreditReport.com) to late night TV (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno).

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Hollywood Center Studios Upgrades Television Control Rooms

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012

Studio adds multiviewer monitor walls, camera pedestal upgrades and tapeless recorders to improve services for television productions.

HOLLYWOOD— In a major enhancement to its television production operations, Hollywood Center Studios has installed state-of-the-art monitor walls in two of its television control rooms.  Each wall features six flat screen plasma monitors with multi-viewer capability. Control room technicians now have the ability to monitor dozens of video sources simultaneously and can adjust the size and position of images through a simple PC interface.

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Hollywood Center Studios’ Virtual Stage Provides The Movie Network with Space for Laughs

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

Hollywood Center Studios’ Virtual Stage provided the shooting location for an on-air promotional campaign for JFL XXX — The Ultimate Nasty Show, a live comedy special broadcast this month on The Movie Network in Canada. The stage’s proprietary virtual set technology offered the producers an efficient and cost effective means for completing the project by allowing them to create two sets, literally at the touch of a button.

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National Lampoon Shoots at Hollywood Center Studios

Posted by on May 18, 2012

HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood Center Studios recently played host to the cast and crew of National Lampoon’s Another Dirty Movie. Directed Jonathan Silverman, the film is the sequel to National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie, a sketch comedy  starring Robert Klein and Mario Cantone whose outrageous humor has won it a cult following.

After completing principal photography in Louisiana, the current production set up shop on Stage 2A to shoot pick-ups as well as a number of celebrity cameos. (The stars’ identities are being kept secret until the film’s premiere.) Newly refurbished, Stage 2A features a fixed, green screen, 2-wall cyc that made set up and lighting easy.

“It was a fantastic shoot; it went far beyond our expectations,” says Silverman. “They treated us like kings.”

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