- Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012
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- HOLLYWOOD, Calif.
Light Iron--a post house specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras--has acquired an additional facility in Hollywood to support its growing OUTPOSTmobile postproduction services. The new facility on Cole Avenue is just a few blocks away from Light Iron's headquarters on De Longpre Ave.
The expansion reflects the company's commitment to advance it on-set and near-set post services, according to Peter Cioni, CFO of Light Iron which is celebrating its third year anniversary. Light Iron's mobile systems include the flagship OUTPOST Cart, which supports assorted post services for all major file-based cameras; the LILY PAD Cart, an on-set creative suite used to save and set color looks; and the new LILY PAD Case, a lightweight version ideal for remote locations or processing secondary cameras.
The company recently launched a distribution channel for these systems. Called OUTPOST Enterprise,this new program puts mobile systems in the hands of companies or individuals providing services to the production industry. Rental houses, stages, production companies, post facilities, and DITs can take possession of a mobile system for minimal upfront costs and only pay for the days they use it. Light Iron bills a predetermined rate to OUTPOST Enterprise members, who can set their own rates to clients in order to create and grow new revenue opportunities.
Light Iron will handle all of its OUTPOST activities at the Cole Ave. property, including R&D, fabrication, shipping, repairs, training, and support. In addition, the facility will enable Light Iron to expand its popular OUTPOST University program. "The building is meant to be a resource for industry professionals who want to adopt progressive post production techniques. We're moving our classroom to Cole, and we're increasing space for hands-on training," said Cioni.
Members of the postproduction community will recognize this building as the executive offices of the former Laser Pacific, which occupied the property from 2003 to 2011. Remodeling of the 6,000 sq. ft. facility began this week.