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2013 Music & Sound Guide
Sony Pictures Studios has upgraded its fleet of diesel, generator, and camera trucks to achieve compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations years ahead of schedule, offering its customers in the entertainment industry cleaner and more efficient transportation.
The Studio has invested in new clean diesel and gasoline trucks – a replacement of over one-third of its fleet – to reduce exhaust emissions and improve fuel economy. In addition to investing in new vehicles, the studio has installed clean diesel filters on its fleet of generator and camera trucks that reduce local air pollutant emissions by more than 85 percent.
Paul Casella, vice president, Logistics at Sony Pictures commented, "The studio is always looking at ways to offer cleaner, greener, and more cost-effective production options to our clients in the industry. These upgrades to our transportation fleet will help us continue to reduce exhaust emissions in everyday operations, which makes a significant difference to air quality in the region."
To meet federally imposed clean air standards and to reduce the adverse health effects from truck pollution, CARB approved truck and bus regulation to significantly reduce particulate matter and emissions from existing diesel vehicles operating in California. The regulation has a final deadline of 2023.
Sony Pictures Studios also replaced its passenger vans as part of this upgrade, and now uses hybrid vehicles in its courier fleet, both of which will help to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases from the studios transportation fleet.
In the beginning, there was film. Images captured on light-sensitive material that could be shared among many viewers. Later came magnetic material called “videotape” and it was good for many things. Then a revolution! The computer and digital charged onto the field.Read more...
The western states, as a whole, are filled with more scenery than people. There are, of course, pockets of population that skew that logic – Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Las Vegas, and a few other cities – and they tend to be very urban areas, filled with views that can be found in cities east or west, But the grandeur of the land away from the cities is what attracts film makers from all over the world.Read more...
In the western United States, studios and soundstages often come with a distinguished Hollywood heritage. In Santa Fe, N.M., Garson Studios was founded by an Academy Award-winning actress. In Hollywood, Fox Studios carries the cachet of one of the legendary major studios. Moving north, the stages of San Rafael, Calif.’s 32TEN Studios once hosted Lucasfilm blockbusters, while the new Reno Tahoe Studios in Nevada seeks to establish its own heritage as production incentives promise to attract film and TV business to the state.Read more...
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FirstCom Music 2013 Credit Reel
A blue sky sprawls between ridges frosted in deep evergreen, framing Alder Gulch much as when Native American tribes traversed this landscape 800 years ago. The town of Virginia City sprang up virtually overnight in the summer of 1863; within one year, it was the largest city in the Inland Northwest, with an estimated 10,000 residents. These days, few people continue seeking gold in Alder Gulch. But for filmmakers seeking ready-made Old West locations, the towns of Virginia City and Nevada City offer one more chance to strike it rich.
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