VFX House Hydraulx Launches New Production Stage and Camera Equipment Rental Company
Multi-award winning VFX house Hydraulx has launched a new production stage and camera equipment rental company called Hydraulx Filmz. The announcement was made by Hydraulx Owner/Founder Greg Strause (pictured at left in polo shirt).
Based in Playa Vista, Calif., the new, multi-million-dollar location offers clients a sprawling 40,000-square-foot facility with 22,000 square feet of usable sound stage space, 25-foot-high ceilings, and 60’ x 30’ green screens. Hydraulx Filmz also is making available for rent camera and lens packages, which include nine Red Epic Dragon 6K cameras, four fully stereo-capable camera rigs with matching lenses, and a QTake Video Assist System.
Regarding the launch of his new company, Strause said, “We have decided now was a perfect time to expand our business model by launching a stage and equipment rentals business. Our clients have the benefit of us owning everything here — we are literally a ‘one-stop shop’ solution to any production need. We have created a truly unique production pipeline, by connecting all the pieces. All of our equipment ‘talks to each other.’ We have assembled everything imaginable here under one roof, for any kind of film, TV, commercial, music video, corporate, or multi-media production.”
Adds John “Duke” DuQuesnay (pictured above in cap), operations manager for Hydraulx Filmz, “We offer an all-inclusive stage rental, along with an extensive camera and lens department. We can shoot 3D here, and have just added 6K Dragon Sensors for our Red Epic Cameras. We also provide one of the very few QTake Video Assist Systems in Los Angeles. Our company provides the ability for producers and production companies to just walk into our facility and, within an hour’s notice, be ready for a full production. A crew can come here, shoot, and leave — they don’t have to spend time breaking down, or returning any rental equipment, after end of production.”
The new Hydraulx Filmz facility also includes a DI projection theatre, connected via 10 gig fiber to the Internet, for color grading and watching dailies. The site also offers a dressing room, makeup room, three entry bays for loading materials, and provides ample parking.