Design/construction, acoustics, equipment selection, programming and overall management support services were provided by Audio Intervisual Design.

Sugar Studios has expanded from its fourth floor headquarters in the historic Wiltern Theater Tower in Los Angeles to add the ninth floor and entire 12th floor penthouse space, which now includes a 25-seat Dolby Atmos Mix Stage and 4K Color-DI Suite.

Sugar Studios, a creative post-production facility that started in production and picture-based services and now offers complete packages for independent films and television series, called on Audio Intervisual Design of Los Angeles to help develop the design/construction, acoustics, equipment selection, programming and overall management support.

From left, AID president Jim Pace, with the Sugar Studios team of CEO/creative director Jijo Reed, senior producer Chris Harrington and senior feature editor Paul Buhl

From left, AID president Jim Pace, with the Sugar Studios team of CEO/creative director Jijo Reed, senior producer Chris Harrington and senior feature editor Paul Buhl

“Jim Pace and AID started working with us when we were first planning this expansion,” says Sugar Studios principal Jijo Reed. “They were an integral partner throughout the entire process. We couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Related: Dolby Atmos: The Business and the Technology, by Steve Harvey, July 9, 2018

The Dolby Atmos Mix Stage and Color-DI Suite fill out the penthouse floor, along with 15 visual effects and sound editorial workstations, and a balcony with panoramic views of the L.A. skyline.

The 800-square-foot Dolby Atmos Mix Stage is based around a Slate Digital Raven Z3C console surface, Avid Pro Tools HDX workstations, a JBL 7 Series-based 7.1.4 monitoring system, and a 16x9-foot screen with 2.39:1 motor mattes.

Sugar Studios • sugarstudiosla.com

Audio Intervisual Design (AID) • aidinc.com

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