Monday, March 21, 2011


Howdy one and all:

We're bringing you the latest LCS news that's fit to print.

Laughter's in the air, because we've had a slew of comedy productions renting our facility lately.  Just what the world needs right now, a good chuckle.  We're glad our stages can be part of the comedic relief.

Pardon our dust!  Our Stage B restroom remodel is well under way.  The interior has been gutted, the concrete poured, and a bigger, better restroom facility will soon be in.  After we complete work on that, a welcome addition of a new kitchenette area will be built adjacent to the new restroom.

Attention Digital Cinema Society members and students!  We are continuing our DCS 10% discount off base stage rental rates through the end of May, 2011.  We also offer student discounts on stage and equipment rental--please contact our office for additional information.

GearNex announcements:  Keep in mind that LCS is offering FREE PRACTICE TIME on our GearNex geared camera head.  If you'd like to get some hands-on experience on this superbly machined head, please contact our office at (818) 768-8935 or email to schedule an appointment.

If you are thinking about purchasing/leasing a GearNex head, a $250 manufacturer's rebate will be issued to all approved lease applicants.  In addition, GearNex accessories are discounted at 5% off.

CineToys, the creators of the GearNex head, will be featuring their award-winning camera head at NAB next month at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Stop by and catch up on the latest GearNex news.

Well, time for a nice hot mug o' Joe.  If you're in the neighborhood, stop in and join us for a cup.  The coffee is always fresh and free.

          Mary Claypool, Rental Manager

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Hi everybody:

LCS would like to thank all of you who attended last Saturday's GearNex seminar.  We had a great turnout with a diverse group of attendees ranging from industry professionals to aspiring student filmmakers.   Veteran camera operator Michael Frediani offered industry insight drawn from his own experiences, as well as instruction and hands-on instruction on the GearNex geared camera head.  Thanks also go out to Bret Allen and Joe Mendoza of CineToys for providing us with the opportunity to feature their GearNex head.

For those who would like to try out the GearNex camera head or just get some more practice time under your belt, LCS invites you to call us to schedule a FREE HAND-ON SESSION with our GearNex head at our facility.  Sessions are based on availability and are by appointment only.  To schedule a session, please contact our office at (818) 768-8935 or via e-mail:

Heads up!  Quite literally, our Stage B spaceship set restroom has been ripped up and torn out to the 2'x4's.  The restroom is being expanded, plus an enclosed kitchenette area will be installed.  These and more amenities are currently in progress at LCS, because our goal is to meet and exceed the stage rental needs of our clients.

On a lighter note, check out the latest on-line webisode of "College Humor," who recently shot some hilarious material on our spaceship sets.  You can't miss our sets in their Star Wars-esque spoof.

Keep your eyes peeled on our blog for more news and updates.

             Mary Claypool, Rental Manger
LCS - 9337 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Arleta, CA 91331-4315 Copyright Laurel Canyon Stages