HOLLYWOOD — Independent post production company Pace Pictures (www.pacepictures.com) has opened a new sound and picture finishing facility in Hollywood. The 20,000-square-foot site offers editorial finishing, color grading, visual effects, titling, sound editorial and sound mixing services.
The new facility is located within IgnitedSpaces (www.ignitedspaces.com), a co-working site with 45,000-square-feet of space spanning three floors along Hollywood Boulevard. IgnitedSpaces targets media and entertainment professionals and creatives with executive offices, editorial suites, conference rooms and hospitality-driven office services. Pace Pictures has formed a strategic partnership with IgnitedSpaces to provide film and television productions service packages encompassing the entire production lifecycle.
“We’re offering a turnkey solution where everything is on-demand,” says Pace Pictures founder, Heath Ryan. “A producer can start out at IgnitedSpaces with a single desk and add offices as the production grows. When they move into post production, they can use our facilities to manage their media and finish their projects. When the production is over, their footprint shrinks, overnight.”
The studio is home to a 20-seat, 4K color grading theater with a Barco 4K HDR digital cinema projector and two additional HDR color grading suites, all driven by Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio. There are also 10 editorial finishing suites and a Dolby Atmos mix stage designed by three-time Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Michael Minkler, who is a partner in the company’s sound division. The stage is outfitted with dual Avid Pro Tools S6 consoles and four Pro Tools HDX systems. The site also features facilities for sound design, ADR and voiceover recording, title design and insert shooting.
Pace Pictures is currently providing sound services for the upcoming Universal Pictures release Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The company is also handling post work for a VR concert film on this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Heath Ryan is an accomplished editor who has operated Pace Pictures as an editorial service for more than 15 years. His credits include the films Woody Woodpecker, Veronica Mars, The Little Rascals, Lawless Range and The Lookalike, as well as numerous concert films, music clips, television specials and virtual reality productions.
Ryan notes that the goal of the new venture is to break from the traditional facility model and provide producers with flexible solutions tailored to their budgets and creative needs. “We want to remove the friction from storytelling. Allowing creative people to do what they have been employed to do - create. We take all the tasks off your hands that get in the way of making content. Clients do not have to use our talent; they can bring in their own colorists, editors and mixers. We can be a small part of the production, or we can be the backbone.”