Concrete Studios LA Welcomes FUJI Film!

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Concrete Studios LA Welcomes FUJI Film!

We are honored to have had hosted an iconic brand such as FUJI as they shot for their new campaign on our rooftop! Fuji, as a brand, has the build quality and speed to outshine many of its competitors. This brand appeals to both pros and beginners alike! Fuji’s new FUJIFILM X-T100 is a versatile mirrorless camera great for everyday shooting. It is distinguished by its compact profile and elegant appearance. The FUJIFILM X-T100 has a high-resolution of 24.2MP and a APS-C CMOS sensor for recording stills and video. Additionally, the camera has bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi, which allow you to wirelessly share photos from the camera to a mobile device. In their new campaign video, they got some amazing shots of DTLA. Concrete Studios LA was more than happy to oblige. Our Rooftop is one of our most, if not the most creative and versatile spaces we offer in our portfolio at 20,000 sq ft with 360-degree views of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

If you would like to shoot your next video or photo shoot in one of our facilities, please CALL TODAY FOR A TOUR: 213.537.0524 or check out our BOOKING CALENDAR to view the schedule and book! 

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Film Making TIPS: 5 Essential Looks Using ONE Light!

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Film Making TIPS: 5 Essential Looks Using ONE Light!

In coming! STUDIO TIPS! This video will suggest 5 lighting setups using only one light! Sometimes, extra lights can complicate things. With one light, you have less to think about. You will also have less technical things you have to control and more time interacting with your subject!

Furthermore, using one light is the perfect way to grasp an understanding of light and shadow on faces, in general. Learning how the positioning of your light on your subject will affect the final look of your portrait. The distance between the strobe in relation to the subject will affect the quality of light as well as the size of the light source; but the height, width and angle will also determine how the shadows fall on the model’s face. It is important that you pose your model to match your chosen lighting setup, then move the light around instead of getting the model to move.

 

  • Flat lighting: Clean and simple, but also flat and boring!

  • Paramount lighting: Butterfly shadow under the nose; movie star lighting.

  • Loop lighting: Similar to Paramount lighting, Loop lighting is angled slightly to one side of your subject for more of a dramatic look!

  • Rembrandt lighting: High-contrast, Rembrandt lighting is great for emotionally darker or intense scenes.

  • Split lighting: This technique is achieved by placing a light 90-degrees to the side of your subject to put half of their face in shadow and half in light.

Concrete Studio LA provides in house lighting to achieve any of these looks at a small additional charge. We also are partnered with amazing Lighting and Grip houses in Hollywood area that can get you everything you need. Need a 5-Ton Grip Truck….Give us a Call

 

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Check Out Concrete Studios LA Latest Collaboration with Tillys!

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Check Out Concrete Studios LA Latest Collaboration with Tillys!

Concrete Studios LA, at your leisure, accommodates Artists by providing spaces for solid content! It was a delight for us to host Tillys on our Rooftop as they shot their new RSQ Jeans Fall Collection 2018! The Sun was high and provided the most beautiful hair light as well asa mixture of hard and  later soft shadows as it began to go down. Tillys jeans merged quite harmoniously with the backdrop of the city. Our Rooftop has one the best views in DTLA! Tillys is a leading specialty retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men, young women, boys and girls with an extensive assortment of iconic global, emerging, and proprietary brands rooted in an active and social lifestyle. Tillys is headquartered in Irvine, California and currently operates 222 total stores, including three RSQ pop-up stores, across 31 states.

Concrete Studios LA provides spaces for artists and creatives of all kinds to make content that provokes change and inspires vision! Our Rooftop is open, versatile and flexible for everyone to use! 

If you would like to shoot your next video or photo shoot in one of our facilities, please check out our BOOKING CALENDAR to view the schedule and book! 

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ROGUE MAGAZINE x CONCRETE STUDIOS LA COLLABORATION!

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ROGUE MAGAZINE x CONCRETE STUDIOS LA COLLABORATION!

Concrete Studios LA has had the pleasure of hosting Rogue Magazine as well as the talented Olivia Munn who graced the cover of their SPRING/ SUMMER ISSUE N˚9! Olivia Munn is an Actor/ Model who spent much of her earlier years in Japan. She later moved to Los Angeles, which would be the start of her acting career. In her genesis, Munn joined G4 TV host of Attack of the Show! and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, almost in congruence. Munn is mostly known for her film roles in Date Night, The Babymakers, Deliver Us From Evil, Iron Man 2 and X-Men: The Apocalypse

These beautiful portraits were shot Studio C, which is known for its beautiful ambient light,  Cyc wall and many other options! Here, Olivia Munn was lit with a variety of light sources, including (the most obvious), Kino Flos to create soft and lofty vibes. The pastel colors chosen added to the feel as well. Concrete Studios LA is here to provide spaces to artist of all kinds that create works that inspire vision and promote change. 

#CREATEHERE for your next shoot!

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STUDIO TIPS: Adding Color to Shadows Using Gels

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STUDIO TIPS: Adding Color to Shadows Using Gels

Instead of having to add color to your photo in post you can achieve this in camera by using gels. In this video you will learn 4 ways to mount gels to reflect back at your subject to achieve vibrant color; specifically in your shadows. You can attach the gel to a strobe alongside or across from your key light. You will want to make sure the strobe that has the gel attached to it is dialed a few stops down, so not to obstruct the subject's face. You can also place a gel inside of a soft box, which you can place on either side of your subject as a fill light. As another fill source, you can use white foam core with a colored gel attached to it, which typically affects the hardness of the shadow on your subjects face, but in color. You can also attach your gel to a mirror which gives the shadows more  of a hardness to them against the subject's face. On your next photo shoot at Concrete Studios LA, be sure to bring your own gels and try some of these looks out or ask us to borrow some of ours. See you soon and Happy Shooting! 

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State Farm Neighborhood Session with Lindsey Sterling!

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State Farm Neighborhood Session with Lindsey Sterling!

Concrete Studios LA was proud to welcome back Talented Musician, Composer, Dancer Lindsey Sterling for State Farm's Neighborhood Sessions (Shot in Studio A). 

Lindsey Stirling is an amazing violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2007.

Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and rock to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various soundtracks. Her music video "Crystallize" finished as the eighth-most watched video of 2012, and her cover version of "Radioactive" with Pentatonix won Response of the Year in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013. Lindseystomp YouTube channel is one of the most watched Youtube channels in the world and to date has exceeded 10 million subscribers and over 2 billion total views.

Studio A is one of our most creative studios in our portfolio, with the ability to create 10 different looks inside of single space. State Farm needed a space that could be minimal and urban while providing amazing natural light. Concrete Studios LA was happy to help. 

 

If you would like to shoot your next video or photo shoot in one of our facilities, please check out our BOOKING CALENDAR to view the schedule and book! 

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Amazing capture by Sasha Dylan Bell!

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Amazing capture by Sasha Dylan Bell!

Stunning motion captured by the talented photographer Sasha Dylan Bell in our Studio B! Here, she combines a subtlety of movement with soft lighting peaking through the window. She is patient, which allows her to capture the perfect moment of expression oozing from her subjects. 

Check out more of her lovely work here on instagram @sashadylanbell

YOU TOO can CREATE HERE at Concrete Studios LA! We welcome all artist and creatives that have vision as well as a desire to produce content that inspires a new way of seeing! 

“to take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.” -Susan Sontag

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