Sunset Gower, Iconix team up for 3-D stages


Sunset Gower Studios has partnered with 3-D equipment manufacturer Iconix Video to offer 3-D-equipped production stages.

Per the unique partnership, dubbed S3D Stages, Iconix becomes the exclusive provider of 3-D services at Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson. Upon request, stages will be equipped with 3-D technologies and services, including stereo-ready camera rigs, Iconix cameras, playback, recording devices and on-set pre-post services for stereo dailies and postproduction.

Through a partnership with Iconix, Burbank-based 3-D facility Stereoscope Studios will handle dailies processing and other post services.

"We are seeing a lot more activity in the motion picture and broadcast side for 3-D," Iconix CEO Bruce Long said. "The frequency of inquiries has doubled in the last 30 days."

Added Sunset Gower Studios president Howard Stern: "We believe stereo 3-D production is the next big wave for our filmmakers, and we want to make it easier to produce stereo and to enable the creative community to work in a controlled environment that makes shooting easier and more dependable."
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