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VFX House Hydraulx Launches Film Production Division

Based in Playa Vista, new facility offers 22,000 square feet, nine Red Epic cameras, QTake Video Assist System, four stereo rigs, extensive lens collection and DI projection theater.

Playa Vista, CA -- Multi-award winning visual effects house Hydraulx has launched a massive new production stage and camera equipment rental company called Hydraulx Filmz as a new division.

Based in Playa Vista, CA, the new, multi-million dollar location offers clients a sprawling 40,000 square foot facility with 22,000 square feet of usable sound stage space, 25-foot high ceilings, and giant 60’ x 30’ green screens. Hydraulx Filmz is also making available for rent significant camera and lens packages, which include nine Red Epic Dragon 6K cameras, four fully stereo-capable camera rigs with matching lenses, and a QTake Video Assist System.

“We have decided now was a perfect time to expand our business model by launching a stage and equipment rentals business,” said Hydraulx Owner/Founder Greg Strause in making the announcement. “Our clients have the benefit of us owning everything here—we are literally a ‘one-stop shop’ solution to any production need. We have created a truly unique production pipeline, by connecting all the pieces. All of our equipment ‘talks to each other.’ We have assembled everything imaginable here under one roof, for any kind of film, TV, commercial, music video, corporate, or multi-media production.”

 “We offer an all-inclusive stage rental, along with an extensive camera and lens department,” adds John “Duke” DuQuesnay, Operations Manager for Hydraulx Filmz. “We can shoot 3D here, and have just added 6K Dragon Sensors for our Red Epic Cameras. We also provide one of the very few QTake Video Assist Systems in Los Angeles. Our company provides the ability for producers and production companies to just walk into our facility and, within an hour’s notice, be ready for a full production. A crew can come here, shoot, and leave -- they don’t have to spend time breaking down, or returning any rental equipment, after end of production.”

The new Hydraulx Filmz facility also includes a DI projection theater, connected via 10 gig fiber to the Internet, for color grading and watching dailies. The site also offers a dressing room, makeup room, three entry bays for loading materials, and provides ample parking.   

Source: Hydraulx