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THE CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

Sugar Studios has truly redefined the post production experience for independent filmakers and content creators with our collaborative, All-in-One Model.

UNDER THE HOOD:

Not Just A Pretty Face

 

Editorial

AVID, PREMIERE, RESOLVE
12 EDIT BAYS
MAC 12 CORE, 64 GB RAM
TITAN/RED X/GTX 780 GFX CARDS
BLACK MAGIC VIDEO OUT
10 Gb FIBRE TO SERVER
NEXIS/FACILIS AVID NETWORK

Color

DI COLOR THEATER (20’X40’)
4K DAVINCI RESOLVE WITH ADVANCED PANEL
BARCO DP4KP PROJECTOR DCI AND 709 COLOR SPACE
SEATING FOR 30
16 FOOT X 9 FOOT STEWART SCREEN (2.39:1 MOTOR MATTES)
MAC 12 CORE, 128 GB RAM
QUADRO 5000 10BIT GFX CARD
DUAL TITAN 12 GB GPU CARDS
RED ROCKET X
DIVINCI RESOLVE SHARED SQL DATABASE
16 Gb QUAD FIBRE TO SAN SERVER

Vfx

FLAME, NUKE, MAYA, AFTER EFFECTS
15 EXPANDABLE STATIONS
MAC 12 CORE, 128 GB RAM
PC 40 CORE, 128 GB RAM
QUATRO 5000 10BIT GFX CARD
10 Gb FIBRE TO SERVER

Audio

AUDIO MIX STAGE (800 SQ FT)
PROTOOLS
DOLBY ATMOS PLUS 7.1/5.1 SURROUND
JBL 7 SERIES
SLATE RAVEN TOUCH-SCREEN PANELS W Z3C CONSOLE
16 FOOT X 9 FOOT SCREEN (2.39:1 MOTOR MATTES)
14’X20’ AREA FOR MULTI-LOOPING / ADR

Production

GREEN SCREEN CYCLORAMA STAGE
(2) 4K CAMERAS: BLACK MAGIC 4.6K URSA MINI
ZEISS/CANON LENSES
ARRI LIGHTING
LED PANELS
SEINHEISSER AUDIO MIC/RECORD
TELEPROMPTER
CARTONI/MANFROTTO TRIPOD, HEADS

SHARED STORAGE/ BACK-UP

OVER 800 TERABYTES OF ONSITE COLLABORATIVE STORAGE
QUANTUM STORNEXT 5 DRIVEN SAN WITH DUAL 16Gb FIBRE CHANNEL
AVID SHARED PROJECT ENVIRONMENT: FACILIS TERRABLOCK AND AVID NEXIS

500TB NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE WITH 40Gb UPLINK
10Gb FIBRE BASED NETWORK FOR ALL CLIENT CONNECTIVITY
LTO-7 ARCHIVING & RESTORING
ENTERPRISE CLASS SECURED WIFI NETWORK

THE STATE OF THE ART PENTHOUSE
4K/Atmos Mix/DI Stage

 

Sugar is proud to announce our expansion to the Wiltern Tower Penthouse which accommodates our brand new, 25 seat Dolby Atmos Mix Stage & 4K Color-DI Theater! Floor is also equipped with 15 VFX & Edit workstations, and a spectacular stone balcony with panoramic views of the LA skyline

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EACH DEPARTMENT IS LED BY AWARD-WINNING, INDUSTRY VETERANS TO ENSURE A STREAMLINED WORKFLOW

The Team

  • JIJO REED
    JIJO REED PRESIDENT/CEO

    8 time Telly Award, Horizon Interactive, and OMNI award winning director/producer, Jijo has worked in the entertainment industry for over two decades. Throughout the 1990’s, he worked as post supervisor on the audio/visual ad campaigns of  studio films such as Martin Scorsese’s Casino, True Lies, Star Trek, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon 4, The Unforgiven, and many others.  He’s a third generation Los Angeles native (grandson of Alan Reed, voice of Fred Flintstone and nephew of Fred Astaire’s choreographer HERMES PAN.)

    He is Executive Producer on many Feature Films, most notably, of late, is SHINE, distributed by Sony’s GVN, Disney and Netflix. SHINE is being released theatrically in America on October 5th, 2018- Reed was Visual Effects Supervisor for The Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N 3D interactive exhibit, the innovative and revolutionary experience which is currently in Times Square and Las Vegas.  In 2004, Jijo and his brother, Chuck Reed,  created the hit VH1 show “Celebrity Rehab” which has won numerous awards and has helped people all over the world overcome addiction- Reed also directed and produced the TV show “GENERATIONS”, which afforded him the opportunity to become the 187th man in the entire world to dive the actual wreckage of TITANIC at almost 13,000 feet below sea level. His “ground breaking cinematic” footage of Titanic is unsurpassed and recognized worldwide.

  • Chris Harrington
    Chris Harrington Senior Producer

    Founder of Zone9 and OutPost Media Inc/LLC, Harrington is a former Actor and today a prolific Filmmaker and Producer. Nominated for best screenplay in the 2000 Pixie Awards for his online mini series hit “the Best Man?”, Harrington also produced, posted and sold 7 feature films throughout the world in less than a 3 year period, starring such players as Bruce Dern, Chevy
    Chase, Rob Schneider, Molly Parker, Charles Dutton and Loretta Devine. In his active years he has helped launch international post houses based in Hollywood. At SUGAR STUDIOS LA,Harrington oversees and helps source financing for several pictures in development and production, as well as starting principle photography.

  • Paul Buhl
    Paul Buhl Senior Feature Editor

    Paul has cut 15 independent features, a documentary for PBS, dozens of theatrical trailers and TV spots, episodic programming for Discovery and The Outdoor Channel, music videos and short-form web-based branding and promos.

    From Boston, Paul first worked as senior editor for major VFX players Hydraulx, where he helped launch their feature film division, cutting development pieces for Ridley Scott, MGM,
    Steven De Night (creator and writer of Spartacus) and many others, while integrating CGI and story-telling. Now as Senior Editor for Sugar Studios LA, Paul supervises the entire editorial
    process from offline story to online finishing, creating a seamless experience for each unique project and client.

  • Bret Mazur
    Bret Mazur Senior Audio Producer

    Having sold over 18,000,000 records, Multiplatinum producer Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur was an invaluable creative force in changing the face of pop and alternative music in the 21st century.He has worked with iconic artists, including Prince, The Black Eyed Peas, NWA, The Plain White Tees, Seal and his own band Crazy Town which had a world wide #1 smash “Butterfly”.Now as Senior Audio and Music Producer at Sugar StudiosLA Mazur is an integral part of the services that Sugar StudiosLA offers including, 5.1 and stereo mixing for feature films, TV shows and trailers, plus scoring and sound design. He has composed for feature films and trailers including Salma Hayek’s EVERLY, and HEIST starring Robert De Niro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

  • Bruce Bolden
    Bruce Bolden Senior Colorist

    As a 20 year plus senior colorist, Bruce has graded over 30 independent features including “Shine”, “Walk To Vegas”, “American Dreamer”, “Elephant” and “Last Days” for Gus Van Sant. Working for prestigious finishing houses in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta,Boston, and Vietnam, Bruce has credits with MTV, NBC, ABC, Warner Bros, History Channel,SONY, NIKE, and artists including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.

    Starting out as a Film / Telecine Colorist, and evolving into digital DI, Bruce has an exceptional grasp on today’s technology backed up with fundamentals needed for getting your deliverables through the strictest QC houses in town.

  • DAMIAN DRAGO
    DAMIAN DRAGO SR VFX PRODUCER
  • Andre Monaco
    Andre Monaco VFX EDITOR
  • CHRISTELLE ZEINOUN
    CHRISTELLE ZEINOUN POST PRODUCER
  • NICO ALBA
    NICO ALBA Senior Editor Commercial/Trailers
  • Nicole WAINSTEIN
    Nicole WAINSTEIN COO
  • ROBERT DALUZ
    ROBERT DALUZ JR EDITOR
  • Miguel Starcevich
    Miguel Starcevich Photographer
  • Aaron Needham
    Aaron Needham Print Design/ Key Art
  • BOBBI
    BOBBI SECURITY

Our Projects.

Our Clients

Sugar Pictures LA

Content Production:

Sugar Pictures is the content production arm of Sugar Studios. While Sugar Studios encompasses all services relating to post production, Sugar Pictures was founded with one mission in mind: create unique and amazing independent feature films. It all starts on the page, with great writing, we have to love the script. Then we create an entire vision for the project that we passionately believe in. Whether it’s finding the right producer, director, cast or distributor, we care deeply about every step in the development process. We work with innovative financiers who firmly understand our long-term vision for our brand. Why? Because we want to make the kind of films that we love to watch, we want to be excited throughout the creative process, and proud of the end result. Sugar Pictures was founded by, and is run by creatives with years of hands on experience in every aspect of the filmmaking process, from producing, directing, editorial and finishing. With Sugar Studios as our Post-Production arm, we can absolutely assure that our content will be finished by some of the best feature post artists in the world, with the time and care that it takes to deliver. We understand that there is a renaissance happening right now in independent content, and it’s being driven by quality and originality. Innovative and disruptive content distributors like HBO, Netflix and Amazon have proven that audiences are responding to rich stories with compelling characters, and Sugar Pictures is positioned to be a leader in providing high quality content that meets this demand. For information regarding existing and upcoming features in development, please contact below.

In The Wiltern Theater Tower
3780 Wilshire Blvd. 9th Floor
Corner of Wilshire & Western
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone (323) 537-7810
Email us at
SugarStudiosLA@gmail.com

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