Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Celebrating our new arrival!

Hi everybody!

We are thrilled to announce our new arrival:  A beautiful bouncing GearNex camera head!  Actually, there is no bouncing--quite the contrary.  The precision movement on this gorgeous piece of equipment is as smooth as the proverbial baby's behind.  We're eager to show it off, so come check it out.  As an authorized GearNex dealer, we are selling these heads out of our on-site expendable store, plus we plan to schedule GearNex demonstrations and seminars at our facility toward the end of the year.  Keep an eye on our blogs for information on these and other upcoming events.

Upgrade update:  Our overhead lighting grid on Stage A has been expanded!  It now measures over 50' X 100', which covers the green screen and most of the stage floor area.   Plus, due to popular demand, we have added directors chairs and new lightweight, 6' folding tables to our rental inventory.  We try our darndest to meet the stage rental needs of our clients, so when you talk, we listen.  Your feedback is always welcome, because we take suggestions and comments into serious consideration.

Well, gotta go.  It's busy, busy, busy right now.  Catch you later.

        Mary Claypool, Administration         Mike Walsh, Operations Manager

Friday, July 16, 2010


Hello everyone,

It's been a while since our last blog, and much has happened around LCS in that time.

Aside from our on-going facelift and a steady stream of rentals, we are pleased to announce the grand opening of our new on-site expendable store.  We now offer a range of commonly-used stage supplies such as adhesives, batteries, black wrap foil, gels, rope, work gloves, electric meters, and a lot more, including office and janitorial supplies.  No more on-set delays because your grip is out of clothes pins; spare your poor production assistant from scouring the city in search of coffee cups and WD-40 at 1am Sunday morning; tell your AD or coordinator not to worry--we stock plenty of paperclips, staples, and scissors.

We have also been listening to suggestions and comments from some of our clients who are independent filmmakers and DSLR content providers.  In order to meet their specific production needs, we will be carrying camera and grip gear/equipment from Modern Studio Equipment and lighting kits from Cinemills.

The bottom line is we are here to provide your production with an excellent stage experience and to offer freedom from inconveniences that detract from accomplishing your film, photo, or video project.  If you've never been to our stages, we invite you to schedule a tour.  If you haven't been here in a while, you'll be impressed by all the upgrades.  And remember... our coffee is always fresh, tasty, and free.

    Mary Claypool, Administration             Mike Walsh, Operations Manager

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