Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios Co-Produce “Time Travel” Music Video for Never Shout Never

Christofer Drew

Christofer Drew

Musical artists ranging from Nichole Scherzinger to Snoop Dogg to LMFAO quickly claimed Loyal Studios as an amazing place to shoot their music videos.  The rhythmic legacy continues with the popular rock band, “NeverShoutNever” heating up the Burbank, CA stage for their new album, “Time Travel” — set to drop September 20th,2011.   Loyal Studios and Bob Bekian co-produced the latest music video for the crew of “Never Shout Never” –Christofer Drew, Caleb Denison, Taylor MacFee, and Hayden Kaises –and provided the venue as well as the technical support and equipment to facilitate the production.

Lucas Huffman with "NeverShoutNever

Lucas Huffman with "NeverShoutNever

“The shot list included converting our digital stage to a time machine, complete with electrical props and rear-projection effects,” Bekian states.  “We produced the video using our in-house playback system, and a combination of Canon 7D’s and 5D camera systems.”  The lenses used included a 70-200, and a set of compact primes.  Lucas Huffman managed the set while the band took up residence jamming around a corkscrew, Doc-Brown-inspired, Time Machine Prop.
"NeverShoutNever" at www.loyalstudios.tv

"NeverShoutNever" at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

“This band is destined for greatness,” Bekian comments.  “They demonstrated a very consistent  professionalism and talent that is refreshing in today’s music world”

“Never Shout Never” is originally from Joplin, Missouri, and formed in 2005 with ChristoferDrew Ingle at the lead.  The group made a name for themselves on Myspace which led to an appearance on TRL, and a tour

Bob Bekian with the Time Machine in the "NeverShoutNever" music video at www.loyalstudios.tv

Bob Bekian with the Time Machine in the "NeverShoutNever" music video at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

in 2008 with “Hellogoodbye” and “Ace Enders.”  2009 showed further exposure with pop rock bands, and an EP album entitled “The Summer” featuringthe hit single “Happy.”

“Never Shout Never” and is currently on the road for their “Time Machine Tour” in  South America, and then a tour of Europe  to follow.

For more information on Never Shout Never, visit Never Shout Never

If you’d like to know more about Loyal Studios, click on loyalstudios.tv

For information on Bob Bekian, go to bobbekian.com

Flo Rida and JayKay in a Co-Produced Video with Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios

JayKay and Bob Bekian

JayKay and Bob Bekian

The phenomenal talents of Flo Rida and JayKay came together at Loyal Studios in Burbank, CA this past summer filming the video for their collaborative song entitled “What The Girls Like.”

On set filming "What the Girls Want"

Jesse Brunt and Cristian Ubilla On set filming "What The Girls Want" at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

With the state-of-the-art studios owned by Bob Bekian, and the director expertise of Claudio Zagarini in Italy, the two co-produced the video from both sides of the globe in real time.  “This was really an international collaboration,” noted Bekian.  “We had Claudio skype-directing from Europe, and our team at Loyal Studios with JayKay performing the content.”  This method of directing became favorable for long distance review after Peter Jackson utilized it to direct the musical score of the third Lord of the Rings movie on location in New Zealand. “Our Director of Photography was Jesse Brunt, who is a master at making Digital HD footage look like film” Bekian added.

Dancers touching up Make-up for "What The Girls Want" at www.loyalstudios.tv

Dancers touching up Make-up for "What The Girls Want" at http://www.loyalstudios.tv

The shoot utilized a combination of high definition  cameras along with Kino Flo lighting systems on a greenscreen to produce the raw content.  The final cut was produced in Italy as the files traveled digitally across the internet.  Any changes that needed to be made could be set into motion, shot, and sent back to Italy for review. “We specialize in using technology to produce high quality content while keeping costs under control” Bekian noted.

Loyal Studios and Bekian specialize in the latest high definition equipment, technical support, and state-of-the-art digital studios in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Santa Monica, CA.

For more on JayKay, please visit Here.

To view the video of “What the Girls Like,” please click here.

To learn more about Loyal Studios, visit loyalstudios.tv

To contact Bob Bekian , please visit bobbekian.com

For behind the scenes videos visit www.realhd.tv  or view it on Youtube.

Bob Bekian Interviews “Creature from the Black Lagoon” Star, Julie Adams, for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams talks with Bob Bekian on "Hollywood legends" at RealHD.TV

Julie Adams talks with Bob Bekian on "Hollywood legends" at RealHD.TV

Producer and Entrepreneur, Bob Bekian, has launched an ambitious new website called RealHD.TV.  The goal is to provide an online venue for original content, as well as feature trend stories and exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes of celebrity content.

One of the original programs Bekian is producing is called “Hollywood Legends.” “Hollywood Legends provides an opportunity to talk with people who are connected to the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Bekian says.  “Their stories are important to document, and we think that this important Hollywood history should be preserved.”

Julie Adams admires her image on a french poster for "Creature From The Black Lagoon." Posters courtesy of the Bob Bekian collection

Julie Adams admires her image on a french poster for "Creature From The Black Lagoon." Posters courtesy of the Bob Bekian collection

Bekian is a respected Hollywood historian and preservationist, adorning his studios with rare, original stills along side classic movie posters dating back to the 1920′s. Bekian began collecting Hollywood memorabilia as a child which became the basis for his passion for production and conserving the history of Hollywood.

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Launching his web show “Hollywood Legends” with an interview of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” star, Julie Adams,  Bekian is definitely in his element.  “The amazing thing about Julie Adams is the scope of work she has done (150 credits), as well as the other

Hollywood legends she has worked with.” These stars

Julie Adams laughs with Bob Bekian as directs her in his interview of "Hollywood legends" for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams laughs with Bob Bekian as directs her in his interview of "Hollywood legends" for RealHD.TV

include James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Elvis, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor, and John Wayne.” Her stories about these and other co-stars are fascinating to hear first-hand.

Julie Adams was born Betty May Adams in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1926.  She grew up in Arkansas, where she discovered her love of acting in a 3rd grade production of “Hansel and Gretel.”  Her passion to act took her to California and was discovered in a swimwear store , soon acting in up to one Western in Hollywood per week.  One of the most interesting points made about her life in the interview is that she has been consistently working in Hollywood since 1949.   Her works range between those westerns in the 40′s to ABC’s “Lost”, which ended in 2010.

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

“It was such a pleasure to work with Julie Adams on this interview “says Bekian and we look forward to our upcoming shows which have Mickey Rooney and Lauren Bacall scheduled in the fall.”  Hearing from Julie Adams is the first in what will be a long line of celebrity stores waiting to be told.

The interview with Julie Adams can be seen on RealHD.TV , and has been distributed through Metacafe.com.

For more information about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

For more information on Bob Bekian , please visit www.bobbekian.com

For more information about the Creature fron the Black lagoon, please visit www.nbcuniversal.com

BOB BEKIAN AND LOYAL STUDIOS ENTER THE GRID WITH OLIVIA WILDE FOR “TRON: LEGACY”

Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy

1982. A year that brings to mind the electronic sounds of Depeche Mode, the brilliantly colored, angular neon couture of emerging fashion, the first CDs, the birth of PCs, and the cinematic eye-popping 70’s inspired graphics of Disney’s cult classic, “Tron.”  Starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the original “Tron” was the story of a young computer genius who circumnavigated the logic of fledgling computer technology to create the ultimate unique GUI (Graphical User Interface) by way of a “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” style De-rez, digitizing beam.  Kevin finds himself kidnapped by the MCP (Master Control Program) inside the computer, and fights to survive as a “User” while teaming up with his friend, Alan’s, security “Program,” Tron, to escape MCP’s hold back to reality.

Although “Tron” was never a blockbuster, it still wedged itself in as part of the nascent digital revolution.  Now, 28 years later in real time, Disney has taken that idea and recreated the neon striated world using state-of-the-art computer graphics with high definition keying techniques to transform the blocky settings into a pure 3D immersive experience.  “Tron Legacy” –Directed by Joseph Kosinski is a stunning high quality counterpart to its forefather.  Starring Jeff Bridges–returning as Kevin Flynn, and also as his creation, CLU, “Tron: Legacy” introduces the athletic skills of Garrett Hedlund as Kevin’s adult son, “Sam Flynn,” and the graceful Olivia Wilde as the unique “ISO” (Isomorphic Algorithm,) “Quorra.”

Oliva Wilde as "Quorra" for "Tron: Legacy"

Oliva Wilde as "Quorra" for "Tron: Legacy"

As it happens, Kevin has been living in the world of Tron for the past 25 years, leaving his only son the head shareholder of Kevin and Alan’s game company, Encom.  Sam finds himself blasted into The Grid –a digital world his father created–, and with the help of Quorra, battles life and death situations against a facist 1982 version of Bridges in order to free his father and return home.

The Trailer for “Tron: Legacy” sent millions of fans drooling over the two-decade awaited sequel.  Loyal Studios in Santa Monica, California, was the location used to shoot a portion of the trailer with Olivia Wilde.  Using the studio’s spacious green screen, The Grid came alive with motion capture nodes, identity disks, ideal lighting, and, of course, the incredible flexible talent of Wilde, who gave Quorra a deep emotional resonance.

Oliva Wilde as "Quorra" from "Tron: Legacy"

“We were very excited to work with Disney on this project and are always impressed with their technical capabilities” says Bob Bekian, Producer and owner of Loyal Studios.  “Disney is always pushing the technical envelope with new innovations and technical advancements as they did with this project.  We shot the project with a modified RED camera 3D system with Prime lenses.  Our goal is always to work closely with the client at our Loyal studios facilities, and provide a technical solution to their production– as we did in this case, integrating the latest 3D systems with our pre-lit Greenscreen studios  to insure the clients requirements are met.”

To view the “Tron: Legacy” trailer, visit HERE

Making Of Tron Legacy

To learn more about Loyal Studios, visit http://www.loyalstudios.tv

To connect with Bob Bekian visit www.bobbekian.com

BOB BEKIAN DIRECTS DAN AYKROYD

Dan Aykroyd poses with his product, Crystal skull Vodka

Dan Aykroyd for Crystal Head Vodka

Loyal Studios in Santa Monica was the location as Bob Bekian produced and directed Dan Aykroyd in two commercials for the American Heart Association, and Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka brand.  Bekian produced the spots from start to finish, including developing the script, overseeing the crews and post production, and final delivery of the finished content on the project.

This is the 3rd time Bekian and Aykroyd have worked together in Bekian’s Loyal studios which operates in Santa Monica and Burbank California.

The AHA commercial was done with Aykroyd in character as Elwood Blues, complete with sunglasses and handcuffs.  “We were trying to emphasize the importance of the work being done by the American Heart Association, but also letting Dan have fun with one of the most iconic characters of our generation” Bekian says.

Crystal Head Vodka is a premium brand vodka which is dispensed in a unique crystal skull

Dana and Dan Aykroyd on the New York set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica.

Dana and Dan Aykroyd on the New York set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica.

decanter. “As a vodka drinker myself, Crystal Head has a dual appeal as its really smooth to drink  and also has a fantastic decanter ” Bekian added. “Its great to work on a project that you endorse, and Dan’s enthusiasm about his Crystal Head is genuine and fun” Bekian said.

Bob Bekian is a producer, and founder of Loyal Studios in Burbank and Santa Monica, which specializes in full service production facilities including HD camera equipment, technical support crew , and editorial services. The studio is unique in that combines high definition technology with specially configured studios which are digitally engineered to work with the latest editing systems.

Dan Aykroyd prepairs to speak as Elwood Blues

Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues

The project was shot with The SONY EX3 HD system and edited on Apple Final Cut Pro. The final delivery was backed up on G-raid hard drives and delivered digitally to the clients throughout the United States.

For more information on Crystal Head Vodka visit www.crystalheadvodka.com

For information about the American Heart Association, please visit their site.

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BOB BEKIAN AND LOYAL STUDIOS CO-PRODUCE PARIS HILTON IN “MY BFF”

Shane and Paris Hilton on set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica

Shane and Paris Hilton on set

Lionsgate Television needed a professional studio to produce and distribute Paris Hilton‘s show, “My BFF“, and Loyal Studioswas proud to have been that venue.  For season two, they sought Loyal out to produce the high definition segments of her show at the Santa Monica stage.  “We are very happy to work with Paris and Lionsgate on this project,” Bekian says.  “The technical requirements were not too demanding, and Paris is always fun to work with.  The trickiest part of this shoot was lighting Paris’ blond hair on the green screen,” Bekian states.  Blond hair tends to pick up the green screen colors, so there is a special technique applied to light the set in order to counteract that issue.

Bob Bekian sitting in for Paris Hilton on set at Loyal Studios, Santa Monica

Bob Bekian sitting in for Paris Hilton

Loyal Studios and Bob Bekian have produced over 850 commercials, music videos, television episodes, and other projects in Bekian’s facilities.

“We are revolutionizing production, working to keep production in California by putting together all components of a shoot into a one stop, professional shop,”  Bekian says.  For the new show, “My BFF,” Loyal studios was able to hit the mark to make the high definition components a success.

For more information on Lionsgate’s “My BFF”, please visit www.mtv.com/shows/parisbff/season_2/series.jhtml

Loyal Studios information can be found at www.loyalstudios.tv

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BOB BEKIAN AND MICHAEL TOBIAS PRODUCE “THE STATE OF THE EARTH”

Michael Tobias, head of Dancing Star Foundation

Michael Tobias of Dancing Star Foundation

Loyal Studios has worked extensively in the past with foundations and groups involved in various causes –from the American Heart Association, to UNEP.  The Dancing Star foundation came to Bob Bekian, understanding that Loyal Studios is willing to collaborate on projects aiming to better the welfare of Humanity and our planet.  Alexandra Paul and Peter Kreitler of “Earthtalk Today” are in partnership with Dancing Star Foundation to create this 90 minute three-part special.

Dancing Star’s goal is “helping Humankind protect the natural world.  [They hope to] sensitize people throughout the world to the critical importance of biodiversity, animal protection and conservation; and to instill a respect for all life, which can be demonstrated by even the most modest gestures of kindness, compassion and love in our everyday lives.”  Michael Tobias wanted to bring the best scientists on the globe to discuss the state of the Earth.

Bob Bekian on the RED One camear

Bob Bekian on the RED One

He approached Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios about the special, and developed the details together at Bekian’s Santa Monica studios.

“We believe in the work that Michael Tobias and Dancing Star Foundation is doing,” Bekian states, “so we worked in tandem to produce this project, which brought together some of the world’s top scientists.”  The production focused on population, eco-system changes, and the importance of understanding where we need to target our efforts on the planet in order to prevent species from disappearing, or reducing our natural habitats as well as climate changes and *biodiversity hotspots.

*A “biodiversity hotspot” is defined as an area  that contains at least 1,500 species of vascular plants, and has lost at least 70% of its native habitat.  (See environmentforbeginners.com for a article detailing the “hotspot” definition.)

For more information about Dancing Star Foundation, please visit www.dancingstarfoundation.org.

For information regarding Loyal Studios non-profit participation, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

Loyal strives to keep production in California, offering a comprehensive, one stop professional shop for production companies and Green organizations.

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SPONSORING LAUGHS AT THE 2011 L.A. COMEDY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Los Angeles Comedy Shorts festival

LACS logo

The LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival is back in town for a weekend of laughs and hopefully production deals for the many talented and funny   It will showcase new comedic talent, show off the shorts of the hottest comedians, and bring the world of comedy right to your face.  Those lucky enough to be stared down by the judges and win will be poised the write their own deals as “Funny”= “Money”.

It is a Celebrity-filled event that has had famous faces as guests, panelists, and judges for both past and now present events.  Some Notables from iconic, and comedic movies and shows include “Futurama,” “Family Guy,” Boondocks,” “Modern Family,” “SNL,” “Star Wars,” “MAD TV,” “Breaking Bad,” “Reno 911,” “Glee,” “Austin Powers,” “The Office,” and “Robot Chicken”–plus and many many more.    Their mission objective is, “…dedicated to introducing the newest and hottest comedic talent to the industry, and helping them make the connections they need to take their careers to the next level.”  –from lacomedyshorts.com.

The festival began way back in the bygone days of 2009 when men were men, and women let them believe it.

Gary Anthony Williams, creator of the LACS

Gary Anthony Williams

It is the brainchild of famous comedian/actor, Gary Anthony Williams of “Boston Legal” and the voice of ‘Uncle Ruckus’ on Adult Swim’sBoondocks”.  Gary provided an interview to RealTV Films during the 2009 festival, joking about what he hoped people would get out of the festival.  “I hope people will go home with their own cars, because under each seat, we’ve put car keys, they can go out to any car and drive away.”  But seriously, he speaks about the LACS, saying, “It’s been amazing.  The sponsors have really helped us out.  ….. they’ve all come through more than I ever hoped they would.”  Then humorously adds, “Mark Hamill owes me $0.58.”

If you look on the “Sponsors” page, you’ll notice a familiar black and gray fist under ‘Festival Patrons.’  Loyal Studios is standing right alongside some of the many respected companies supporting the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival.  We do it because we love comedy, and we love the comedians that split our sides. “I am co-producing one of the projects with Snehal Patel, and we are happy to help make the event happen” says Bob Bekian, producer and owner of Loyal Studios.

The festival will run from April 7th—10th 2011.  To get your tickets, go Here.  The Venue:  The Downtown Independent Theater.

For all information regarding the festival, visit LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival

Like the Loyal fist on the Sponsors page?  Get the shirt here.  And if you like us, find out about what we do at www.loyalstudios.tv

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MICHAEL MADSON SHOOTS BOB BEKIAN IN “MADOFF: MADE OFF WITH AMERICA”

Madoff: Made Off With America movie poster

Madoff: Made Off With America movie poster

Loyal Studios makes it a priority to take part in every aspect of the creative process to provide a professional, smooth production experience behind the camera.  Occasionally, the crew is asked to participate creatively in front of the camera as well.

Such was the case with Edmund Druilhet’s latest movie about the sinister “Satan of Wall Street”, Bernie Madoff, entitled “Made Off With America.”  Bob Bekian –producer and owner of Loyal Studios– was given the opportunity to trade in his production hat for a chance to fire a an actual MP5 automatic machine gun (with live blanks) with Michael Madsenand get then “shot” with live squibs propelling stage blood from his torso.

Bob rehearsing for his scene in "Madeoff: Made Off With America"

Bob rehearsing for his scene

“I jumped at the opportunity to be in the film when Edmund ask me to,” Bekian says.  “And as a big fan of Michael Madsen, it was an experiance I’ll always remember.  The easy part was firing the 9mm automatic machine guns, the tough part was getting shot.”  He says.  “The fake blood packets (squibs) are taped to your chest with mini explosive charges backed by a steel plate. In order to look realistic, you have to recoil back based on where the bullet is supposed to hit, then fall dead.

After practicing this fall 25 times, I gained a new appreciation for stunt work!” Bekian reported. “Working with talent like Michael Madsen reminds me of some of Hollywood’s legendary leading men.  “I think a comparison to Robert Mitchum would be appropriate (and I don’t think Michael would object)” added Bekian.

Michael Madson with producers

Michael Madson with producers

Madsen and Bekian hit it off immediately, as they both collect vintage original movie posters of similar genres.  Loyal studios in Santa Monica and Burbank are known for their valuable framed original movie poster collections Bekian has assembled which are always popular with guests.

“Made Off With America” is based on the real-life story of Bernie Madoff, who defrauded thousands in the world largest and most infamous Ponzi scheme.

Michael Madson and Bob Bekian outside Loyal Studios, Santa Monica

Michael Madson and Bob Bekian

Shot at Loyal Studios in Santa Monica, Druilhet combines his vision with the talents of Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan”), Michael Madson (“Kill Bill”), Rachel Hunter (“The Bench Warmers”), and introducing Paul Cohen as “Bernie Madoff.”

For more information about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.tv

BOB BEKIAN AND COCA COLA “OPEN HAPPINESS”

 

Janelle, Cee-Lo Green, and their co-star, a zebra at Loyal Studios on the set of "Open Happiness" for Coca Cola.

Janelle, Cee-Lo Green, and their co-star, a zebra at Loyal Studios.

Loyal Studios‘ Santa Monica location was the venue when Coca Cola shot a music video for the “Open Happiness” campaign on Loyal’s specialized greenscreen stage.  Using Loyal’s high definition crew, Coca Cola brought “Open City” to life in a special effects extravaganza of color and wonder.

Loyal Studios was chosen for this project  because of the specialized pre-lit digital stage that was engineered for high definition composting.  “This project has been very interesting because of the talent involved as well as the live zebra!”  Bob Bekian, co-producer, states, “It was a marathon seventeen hour shoot, but the end result was fantastic.”  Bekian adds, “And working with a brand like Coca Colaand their teams is an incredible experience.”

Travis McCoy of "Gym Class Heroes" and Brendan Urie of "Panic at the Disco"

Travis McCoy and Brendan Urie

Loyal Studios has been host to artists such as LMFAO, Young Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Booda, as they’ve made some great music videos on our pre-lit green screen stages.  “We are continuing to keep the love for incredible music mixed with creativity alive in our studios” Bekian states, “And we are proud of our technical accomplishments and growing reputation in the digital compositing  world” Bekian adds.

“Open Happiness” is music video featuring the amazing talents of Cee-Lo Green, Travis McCoy of ‘Gym Class Heroes’, the beautiful Janelle Monae, Brendon Urie of ‘Panic at the Disco’ and Patrick Stump of ‘Fall Out Boy’.  These talented artists have teamed up to work with Coca Cola to create a project that was not only fun to watch, but life on the set was just as enjoyable to be a part of.

Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes dancing with his back-up crew on the set of "Open Happiness" for Coca Cola.

Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes dancing with his back-up crew

It was directed by award winning director, Alan Ferguson.  The song was co-written by Cee-Lo Green with production credits shared with Polow Da Don.

Loyal Studios aims to keep production in California by offering all components of a shoot so they can come together to create a professional product. Loyal studios is unique in that they own 75 HD camera systems and have specialized crews which are focused on producing professional HD digital content .

You can watch the full video at
http://www.radioplanet.tv/open-happiness-video/

To find out more about Loyal Studios pre-lit digital studios, visit www.loyalstudios.tv

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