Friday, December 21, 2012


Seasons greetings one and all.

Well, this year has been extremely busy for us, not to mention filled with variety.  We have enjoyed renting our stages to a wide spectrum of productions, from commercials, music videos, and webisodes to student theses, independent features, and photo shoots.

Our personal favorites involved animal performers.  We were delighted by a charming Capuccin monkey, four magnificent tigers brought in for a green screen shoot, and a gorgeous South American tarantula.  The creature thespians usually upstaged the human actors, but no jealously arose.  In fact, the cast and crew were begging to have the adorable monkey sit on their heads, and the sweet-tempered simian happily obliged.  The tigers were hypnotically beautiful, yet caution kept the crew at a respectable distance, and the huge felines (all female) were pampered like true divas.  Although light as a feather and extraordinarily gentle, the harmless arachnid unnerved most of the cast and crew.

We've also had a slew of amazing music videos featuring huge names, which I am not at liberty to divulge until the videos are released.  The History Channel group came in with a fun shoot, and Sweden's Next top Model had our male site reps lined up to work on the project.  We never fail to be impressed with the original concepts and execution of the student productions that come in here--a lot of young talent will be making their mark in this industry.  Although several car commercials were shot on our Stage A, we didn't get to keep any of the sleek new vehicles--bummer.  Every rental we have had this year was unique, sometimes challenging, and invariably interesting.  We love our jobs.

Overall, it has been a great year for us, and we just want to say thanks to our clients and vendors for helping to make LCS successful.  We couldn't do it without you.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy new year!

Mary, Patrick, Daniel, Travis, and Lex

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