Editor Tim Sheehan, company principal/director/editor Marty Bohunicky and editor Aaron Duprey in Edit Room 1.
ALBANY, NY - Back in 1999, the Walters Storyk Design Group created two video editing suites for Working Pictures (www.workingpictures.com), an independent, Avid-based post studio then located in Albany's Cotton Hill Studios - a busy complex they'd originally designed in 1994. Recently, WSDG completed work on a 4,400 square-foot building that will serve as Working Pictures' new home.
Director/editor Marty Bohunicky founded Working Pictures in 1996 and has seen the studio grow steadily over the years. In 2004, Bohunicky realized they had outgrown the original quarters and sought out a larger building, choosing WSDG once again as the architect of choice.
The Walters Storyk design provides Working Pictures with four digital video editing and graphic design studios, equipped with Avid Symphonies, as well as Mac- and PC-based 2D/3D graphic workstations running Adobe After Effects, Boris AE Red and Red, Zaxworks 3D and Cinelook.
"Marty Bohunicky found a particularly interesting building for his new Working Pictures studio," recalls architect John Storyk. "Thanks to a number of 16 foot-high, floor-to-ceiling windows, we had a terrific opportunity to showcase the heavily-wooded area surrounding the structure. We kept the large open upstairs loft as a creative 'bull pen,' and incorporated the building's unusual triangular-shaped rooms to break the traditional 'cookie-cutter' editing suite mold, for more creatively-stimulating environments."
The structure's steel roof overhangs the building and shades its many windows. WSDG partner/interior designer Beth Walters used a number of imaginative finishing elements within the space, including a copper reception desk, glass blocks, rubber flooring and exposed brick to detail the artistic surroundings.
"Working Pictures was created to provide the full range of video production and post production services, from location scouting through casting shooting, directing, editing, 2D and 3D animation, and sophisticated graphics," Bohunicky says. "We are a complete turnkey operation, and our new Walters Storyk-designed building is already proving itself a plus factor in our creative projects."
The company's clients include Bank of America, Tyco Corp. VISA, Trans World Entertainment, Cornell University, Time Warner, and Price Chopper Supermarkets.