Full Service Post Production for Independent Films sugar studios la.

THE CULTURE OF COLLABORATION…

During Covid19, our entire staff is fully operational with both secure VPN remote workflows and limited onsite  presence. We haven’t skipped a beat!

With over 10,000 sq ft spanning 3 floors of the Wiltern Tower on Wilshire Blvd in the heart of Los Angeles, we offer everything from Dailies and Editorial to Color, Mix, and VFX.

Sugar Studios has truly redefined the post-production experience for independent filmmakers

UNDER THE HOOD:

Not Just A Pretty Face…

EDITORIAL

  • 12 EDIT BAYS
  • AVID, PREMIERE, RESOLVE
  • 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 FT X 9 FT STEWART SCREEN (2.39:1 MOTOR MATTES)
  • 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
  • 2D AND 3D CGI
  • 15 EXPANDABLE STATIONS
  • PC 40 CORE, 128 GB RAM
  • MAC 12 CORE, 128 GB RAM
  • QUATRO 5000 10BIT GFX CARD
  • 10 Gb FIBRE TO SERVER

Audio

  • 3 PROTOOLS 5.1 Mix Suites
  • AUDIO MIX STAGE (800 SQ FT)
  • DOLBY ATMOS PLUS 7.1/5.1 SURROUND
  • (3) JBL M2, (4) JBL 5628, (8) JBL 9320
  • Near fields: (2) JBL 7 SERIES (2) AUROTONE
  • CRESTRON M3-3 SERIES CONTROL
  • INTONATO 24 MONITOR MANAGEMENT
  • 48 channel dual operator Icon D-Control ES digital mixing console.
  • 16 FT X 9 FT STEWART SCREEN WITH MOTOR MATTES
  • SEATING FOR UP TO 30 PEOPLE

Production

  • FULL PRODUCTION SERVICES
  • 4K and 8K CAMERA PACKAGES:
  • ALEXA MINI, 4.6K URSA MINI
  • ZEISS/CANON LENSES
  • ARRI LIGHTING
  • 12″x12″ LED LITE PANELS
  • RONIN MX STEADICAM
  • SEINHEISSER AUDIO MIC/RECORD
  • TELEPROMPTER
  • CARTONI/MANFROTTO TRIPOD, HEADS

SHARED STORAGE BACK-UP

  • OVER A PETABYTE (1200 TERABYTES) OF ONSITE COLLABORATIVE STORAGE
  • QUANTUM STORNEXT 5 DRIVEN SAN WITH DUAL 16Gb FIBRE CHANNEL
  • AVID SHARED PROJECT ENVIRONMENT:
  • FACILIS TERRABLOCK AND AVID NEXIS500TB 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 state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos Mix Stage & Barco 4K Color-DI Theater. Also perfect for private screenings for up to 30 people with reception area that opens to our spectacular stone balcony with panoramic views of the LA skyline!

SEE OUR FALL 2020 REEL BELOW

And our clients are saying..

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

EACH DEPARTMENT IS LED BY AWARD-WINNING, SEASONED PROFESSIONALS - WE KNOW THE DRILL

The Team

JIJO REED

CEO/Founder/ Creative Director

Jijo is an Emmy Winning Producer and Executive Producer of over 30 feature films and 16 time Telly Award Winner, plus Webby, Horizon Interactive, Promax, Dot.Comm and OMNI award winner. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over three decades.

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Paul Buhl

Paul Buhl Senior Feature Editor/ SVP Operations Paul has cut 16  feature films and numerous documentaries, series, music videos and theatrical trailers- His loyal clients

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Mark Donahue

Mark Donahue SVP Bus Dev/ Exec Producer Mark came to filmmaking via a successful career in another competitive, high powered and financially driven enterprise; commercial

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Bret Mazur

Bret Mazur VP Sound Services/ Re-recording Mixer As Senior Audio Producer at Sugar StudiosLA, Mazur is an integral part of the services that Sugar StudiosLA

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Bruce Bolden

Bruce Bolden Senior Colorist As a 20 year plus senior colorist, Bruce has graded over 30 feature films including “American Dreamer”, “Blink Of An Eye”, “Shine”,

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Sugar In The News

It’s no secret filmmaking is sweet. There’s the thrill of telling an untold story. Turning a big idea into a real-world reality.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jijo Reed.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jijo. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.

Sugar Studios has expanded from its fourth floor headquarters in the historic Wiltern Theater

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The post industry relies heavily on storage solutions, without question. Facilities are jugging a variety of tasks and multiple projects all at once. And deadlines are always looming. Thus,

Sugar Studios LA addresses gentrification in Spanish Harlem

Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2018)—Sugar Studios LA recently cut the ribbon on its expanded facilities in the Art Deco-era Wiltern Theater Tower in L.A.’s Koreatown, unveiling a dual-purpose 25-seat Dolby