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Zoic Adds New Stage and Pyro Backlot

Zoic Studios recently added a 5,000 square-foot stage to its facilities. The stage, located adjacent to the NOHO Arts District in North Hollywood, California, features a motion control rig with camera, a full grip and lighting package, greenscreen stage, green room and hair and make up room. It also has a parking lot and an outdoor area for pyrotechnical shoots.

To date, Zoic has utilized the stage for commercial projects for HP and Samsung, as well as shoots for the television episodic CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

"We have always worked to be a creative partner with clients and adding the stage allows us to do even more effects work for them at a cost that makes it an effective part of the process," said Zoic visual effects supervisor Andrew Orloff. "Additionally, when we shoot we can provide quality control for the elements we need for our visual effects sequences thereby enabling a smoother process."

Zoic Studios ( is a leader in visual effects and CG animation in the commercials, music videos, feature film and episodic television arenas. Since its inception, the company has created award-winning effects and digital animation for numerous television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Angel and Firefly, for which Zoic won the 2003 Emmy for Visual Effects. Zoic has also contributed to commercials for HP, Chevy, SBC, KIA, NAMCO, as well as broadcast packages for Jetix and NBA Live. Feature film vfx work includes VAN HELSING, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, SPIDER-MAN 2 and the upcoming SERENITY.