Studio owner, Arne Nafison, and Stage Manager, Larry Goldsmith were presented with grateful thanks and a certificate of appreciation for service to the media community by hosting the non-profit group at the OC Sound Stage on a semi-regular basis for the last two years.
“Arne’s generosity in making this top flight sound stage available for the media community to get together has been remarkable,” said Mark Alexander, president of the MCA-I chapter.
Alexander continued his praise on behalf of the OC professional media community, “Everyone knows OC Sound Stage offers a better alternative at a more affordable price and in a more convenient location. That’s kept it pretty busy. But Arne and Larry have supported the MCAI through thick and thin. We –and all the professionals who have attended our events—are very appreciative!”
Located in the center of Orange County, the facility is near major freeways and is just minutes away from John Wayne airport and newport Beach. The Orange County Sound Stage is located within the South Coast Media Center - Orange County's newest hub of video production service companies.
The stage is equipped with a permanent 35' x 25' hard cyclorama covered in Digital Green Screen. The background is pre-lit with Kino-flo imagebank 85 lights insuring a good and consistent key. Additionally a 60' perimeter track holds our floor to ceiling black and white curtains to accommodate shoots needing an alternate backdrop.
To support the main stage there is a private dressing room, make-up room and client lounge complete with small kitchenette, phone, fax, copier and WIFI.
For simpler shoots, the South Coast Media Center hosts a small insert stage that is available with or without a complete set of production equipment including a Sony digital camera, lights, microphones and switcher. With a permanent Ultimatte system in place, clients can use this facility for Live Uplinks shoot "talking heads" or product shots.
Also, located in the South Coast Media Center is a Digital Audio Suite (voice-over recording, sweetening. music composition) and four Digital Video Editing Suites. And let's not forget support. If you need a lighting expert, cameraman, a teleprompter operator or any support personnel, they’ve got you covered!
For the second year, the Panasonic Solutions Company is making these iconic events possible. Starting on March 24th with the first event in San Diego, Panasonic is supporting media professionals with its involvement in MCA-I’s MediaProCamp. The popularity of the event has grown the series to a total of six this year.
Previously, Panasonic has given attendees sneak previews of new products such as the groundbreaking AG-3DP1, a 3D integrated twin-lens P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder, and the Panasonic AG-AF100 featuring a large 4/3-inch, 16:9 MOS imager with an imaging area just slightly smaller than 35mm cinema film
.This year, MediaProCamp Events will be held in San Diego, Orange County, St Louis, Atlanta, Detroit, and Central Carolina, reaching ever more media pros. For more on MCA-i's MediaProCamp go to the pulldodwn menue on the front page of our Chapters website, www.mcai-oc.org