HOLLYWOOD — Post house Light Iron, which specializes in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras, has acquired an additional facility in Hollywood to support its growing Outpost mobile post production services. This facility is located on Cole Avenue, just a few blocks away from Light Iron’s headquarters on De Longpre Avenue.
“This expansion signifies our continued commitment to advancing on-set and near-set post production services,” says Light Iron CFO Peter Cioni. “We have been a market leader in mobile services since opening in 2009 and a second facility empowers us to further our global reach.”
Light Iron’s mobile systems include the flagship Outpost Cart, which supports a multitude of post services for all major file-based cameras; the Lily Pad Cart, an on-set creative suite used to save and set color looks; and the new Lily Pad Case, a lightweight version for remote locations or processing secondary cameras.
The company recently launched a distribution channel for these systems called Outpost Enterprise. The program puts mobile systems in the hands of companies or individuals providing services to the production industry. Rental houses, stages, production companies, post facilities, and DITs can take possession of a mobile system for minimal upfront costs and only pay for the days they use it.
Light Iron will handle all of its Outpost activities at the Cole property, including R&D, fabrication, shipping, repairs, training, and support. In addition, the facility will enable Light Iron to expand its popular Outpost University program. “The building is meant to be a resource for industry professionals who want to adopt progressive post production techniques. We’re moving our classroom to Cole, and we’re increasing space for hands-on training,” adds Cioni.
The building was formerly the executive offices of Laser Pacific, which occupied the property from 2003 to 2011. Remodeling of the 6,000 sq. ft. facility began this week.