Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson Team with Iconix Video to Open S3D Studios

Iconix Video and Sunset Gower Studios announced the opening of S3D Studio, the first fully equipped stereo 3D-ready stages of their kind in the world. With a full array of stereo-ready rigs, Iconix Cameras, stereo playback and record devices, S3D stages are a turnkey solution for shooting and testing stereo production in a controlled, easy to use, environment.

Each stage at Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson is equipped with on-set pre-post services for stereo dailies and full stereo postproduction provided by Stereoscope Studios in Burbank, which also has a S3D insert stage for shooting effects, green and blue screens and compositing simultaneously under one roof.

The new S3D stages will utilize Iconix Video Hand Held stereo rigs that have been developed in association with Doggicam Systems. Rig options also include tripod mounted rigs and Doggicam System's new High Def Dolly system configured to mount the Iconix stereo 3D HD system. All stages have appropriate lighting packages and multiple record options on set.

Sunset Gower Studios president Howard Stern stated, "We are committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities that allow for greater ease in capturing in digital, and with Iconix Video, we have the opportunity to really raise the bar in terms of what producers expect from a stage. We believe stereo 3D production is the next big wave for our filmmakers, and we want make it easier to produce stereo and to enable the creative community to work in a controlled environment that makes shooting easier and more dependable."

Bruce Long, CEO of Iconix Video commented, "Iconix Video's transformation from the little camera to stereo 3D was a natural evolution for us, and S3D stages allow us to integrate our new generation of stereo solutions in one easy to use package. We're working to accelerate the adoption of stereo, and by creating S3D studios, we're able to bridge the gap between existing Hollywood and stereo. S3D studios will allow producers to move into stereo with their same crews and teams. Our goal is to support, not supplant."

Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson studios, recently acquired by Hudson Capital, have been investing in and renovating its classic Hollywood stages to prepare them for digital production. Sunset Gower, original home of Columbia Pictures, and Sunset Bronson, originally the Warner Bros studio facility, are both based in Hollywood.

Source: Digital Producer