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What is a sound stage?

"A sound stage (also written soundstage) is a soundproof, hangar-like structure, building, or room, used for the production of theatrical film-making and television productions, usually located on a secured movie or television studio property.

A sound stage should not be confused with a silent stage. A sound stage is sound-proofed so that sound can be recorded along with the images. The recordings are known as "production sound." A silent stage is not soundproofed and is susceptible to outside noise interference; therefore, sound is not generally recorded. Because most sound in movies, other than dialogue, is added in post-production, this generally means that the main difference between the two is that sound stages are used for dialogue scenes, but silent stages are not. An alternative to production sound is to record additional dialogue during post-production using a technique known as dubbing."

- source: wikipedia > sound_stage



The photo above shows the Tuxedo LA filming studio being used as a production studio which encompasses both the filming studio aspect as well as the recording of professional quality sound as would be recorded in a sound studio or sound stage.


When the owners of Tuxedo LA were designing and planning the use of the 12,000 square foot warehouse film location, they also envisioned the ability and need for a production space as well as proper sound proofing for professional audio recording. A production company can rent the space and not only film there, but record and edit their sound content all at the same time. This would actually save time and money by ensuring they got the content they need before leaving the site and eliminating the need to rent additional studio time and hire more resources. This is a major advantage in choosing between Tuxedo LA and other warehouse filming locations in the LA Area. The team behind Tuxedo LA has been in the Film Location rental business for over 20 years!


What is Tuxedo LA?


Tuxedo LA is a 12,000 square foot warehouse studio space founded by Hanif & Salima Surani. The duo is well known in Hollywood and owned and operated the film location agency known as All Pictures Media. Tuxedo LA is located in Los Angeles, CA adjacent to the Arts District and DTLA. The interior is designed in an Architectural style with massive concrete walls and unique design elements perfect for filming commercials, music videos, photo shoots, corporate/private events, TV shows, movies, documentaries, and much more. The acoustics in the space allow us to record super clean sound for use as a sound stage. Please call us with any questions or to schedule a tour at (323) 940-8464.

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