IDF Studio Scenery Relocation After Fire

After a fire at IDF Studio Scenery burned down their building on Lankershim late Friday night, November 1st, our first thoughts after hearing everyone was safe. Once we were assured people were not harmed our thoughts immediately led to wonder where they would move. According to Jane and Michael, they are still open and available […]

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Debbies Book Digest – Scenic Expressions

We spoke with Mark & Robert Larinto, the managing partners of 4 separate set construction and storage companies; Scenic Expressions, Centerline Scenery, Scenic Highlights, and Upstate Rentals. In our series Debbies Book Digest we ask a few simple questions of some of the businesses working in the film, television and event industries about their background, […]

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Where to Find Astronautical Dressing & Costumes

You’ve finally landed on the distant planet. Something you’ve dreamed of since you were a child. The camera slowly rolls past your shoulder too look through the viewport. All the eye can see is vast, uninhabitable terrain. You’ve trained for this moment, your colleagues have too. There’s just one more thing missing before you step […]

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Where to Find Hospital Equipment & Dressing

We see it all of the time in movies and television shows. Someone gets injured and they are now in the hospital. But where do you get all of the equipment needed to dress a room (or more) to look like a hospital without stealing everything from a hospital? That’s where Debbies Book always shines. […]

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Where to Find Miniatures

Whether it is for a toy commercial, practical special effects, or to simply make someone look ridiculously huge, miniature buildings and sets are an important part of the industry. It can also be a real pain to track them down, especially if you are going to need it custom built. Because of that I have […]

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The ReUse People – (or How to Save Money on Materials)

If you have ever wondered what happens to building materials that can be reused when a new construction project is underway, we have an answer for you. The ReUse People (aptly named) work to keep reusable materials out of landfills and instead find them a new job. Materials are obtained through deconstructing rather than demolishing […]

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Tractor Vision Scenery & Rentals – From Doors and Floors to so Much More

Isn’t it great to find out you have more options than you thought possible? Tractor Vision Scenery & Rentals can always fabricate the set you need, but it’s always better (not to mention cheaper and way faster) to just rent what you need. If you swing over to their website and glance at their rentals […]

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Chris G TV – Set Construction to Full Blown Production Design

Production Design – Realizing a style and theme for sets, props and locations that is aligned with a director’s (and others’) vision. Chris G TV can get what you need done. Chris Giammalvo is a Local 800 member with over 14 years of experience in the industry. From designing and set construction to the whole […]

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24Frame.com – What is HD Car Projection?

Ever wonder how an actor can manage to drive in those crazy stunts where they’re being chased? Spoiler Alert: They most likely aren’t driving at all. In fact, they are likely inside a studio and the action is just being projected behind them. There is also a chance that they are at a specific studio. […]

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Jet Sets – Practical Effects Can Look Digital and Awesome

Jet Sets, a prop and set construction company located in North Hollywood, has recently posted a couple of pieces they created on their blog. One of my favorites has to be their unique design of LED embedded polished acrylic. Originally their client wanted a neon frame that could be placed on a car to give […]

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