Out Of Frame: fashion forward meets punk rock

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OUT OF FRAME has been around since 1992 as a production rental house for the film and television industry. We are the professional, punk rock and roll, feel like you’ve known us forever, everybody knows your name, fun rental house with coolest, friendliest, customer satisfaction driven staff in Hollywood. A staff of musicians, filmmakers, and photographers. Who better to facilitate art than artists themselves? Recently we have expanded into a boutique stage company. A creative environment where a 1 hour shoot gets the same attention as our biggest clients. The space is filled with a positive energy that affects every shooter that walks through the door. This is a world where someone is always grabbing a guitar off the wall or out back working on our vintage motorcycles mixed with the newest designers and up and coming shooters working together to create memorable images.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FREE Broncolor / Hasselblad Event

Out Of Frame is co-hosting an all day FREE event on Wednesday, July 21st. The link is: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/info/summary.aspx?e=c0cc72df-2030-4a9f-b2ec-764fc87f396 You must sign up in advance.

After a morning demonstration at Calumet there will be several stations set up at Out Of Frame Studios for all you photographers to get hands on playtime with. The above picture is a result of one of these stations that will be featured.

Come and enjoy. We will have a mixer at the end of the day with wine and appetizers.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hands On Bron Anyone?

You gotta touch, feel and play with something before you know if you like it. That's what Damion from Bron Imaging Group was doing in our studio the other day.

He held a workshop where photographers could come in and not only check out, but play with some of the products he rep's. Bron states that they provide the United States with Europe's finest photographic gear. Studio power packs, Sunbounce, photographic lighting equipment and much more. Now who wouldn't want to see what this is all about?

In the works is another such workshop with a party feel to it. If you are interested in attending shoot him an email so you can get on the invite list. damion@bronimaging.com

It's great to have new toys to play with!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

When Down is Up

As a child I grew up around many relatives and family friends who frequently visited my grandparents home. One set of their close friends were Auggie and Marie. When they visited they always had their son Christopher with them.

Christopher was a bit different from the other cousins and friends. No one treated him any different; he just wasn't shy and he seemed to always be having a good time. He was bigger than the rest of us but I felt like I needed to keep an eye on him because I didn't want anyone to say something mean about him. That is what was going through my 6 year old mind.

Christopher has developmental disabilities. I always felt good after seeing him and still do. To explain the way and why I felt good was hard to make sense of. Until now.

Photographer Jagatjoti Singh Khalsa shows up to do a photo shoot at our studio. I heard it was going to be for a book he was publishing and it had to do with individuals who have Down Syndrome. The name of the book will be titled "I'm Down With You". Catchy title, I was really intrigued. I made it a point to talk with him after his shoot to find out more.

His peaceful presence coupled with his enthusiasm about his work made me feel like I needed to somehow show others what he is doing. Not just for awareness on Down Syndrome, which is in the forefront, but for the spiritual identity all people need to locate inside themselves. He has found within these individuals real beauty and the way to share it with the world.

You absolutely must visit his website http://www.imdownwithyou.com/ His story of how this book came about is more than worth reading, it's worth acting on. I am very pleased to note he said the studio space had a positive feel and really enjoyed shooting here. We all at Out Of Frame wish him the best on this project and hope to see him on the next. Truly inspiring!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Stage 1 “North” is now open.

It is a bright, white, natural light photo studio in Los Angeles.  We are conveniently located in the heart of the Hollywood Media District. 

There is 1200 sq. ft. space with north and west exposure, a large skylight and 280 amps of power. For late afternoon, “Magic Hour” shoots the light is truly magical.

There is an attached green room with makeup stations, a kitchen ,reception area and an iMac computer with WiFi for laptops are included. 

All stage customers receive 50% off grip and production equipment rentals. There is also an expendable Shop on premises.

For your photo equipment needs we can place an order for you at Calumet Photographic and have your equipment waiting for you in the stage when you arrive.

The space is available for shoots, casting and events. We are open 7 days a week, day and night.

For questions or bookings call Chris Jackson our 
Stage Manager @ 323/462-1898 or email chris@outofframela.com.

Philip R. Rice

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rock Out with your Prog Out

Progressive rock band Final Gravity flashed stage North with their forceful front of sound last weekend for Out Of Frame's first video shoot. Just like beer and hot dogs or champagne and strawberries; OOF staff members being musicians it just seems natural to have bands shooting video's here.

When the director Charles Mumford was asked about his shooting experience with us he passed on the following: It's a dream come true for the band to work on such a professional stage. It was great having an arsenal of equipment at our disposal should the need arise. When the creative juices are flowing, it's great to know that the gear is ready at hand to make those visions a reality. Whenever we found a need for something, the guys at Out of Frame had it in our hands almost as fast as we thought of it.

Check out the band Final Gravity at: http://www.myspace.com/finalgravity

The talent that made this video shoot happen:
Producer: Kurt Mason
Director: Charles Mumford
Assistant Director: Heather Konkoli
Director of Photography and Assistant DP: Kristian Gabriel & Roger Viloria
Stage Manager: Doug Mason
Final Gravity is: John Chominsky (drums), Mike Clark (guitar), Bill Moore (vocals) and Charles Mumford (bass)

Rock On...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kudo's to Katie!

Last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting Katie Johnson for a natural light shoot in Stage 1. Meeting her for the first time I quickly knew she was one of those people that you just want to get to know better. It's her job to bring out the personalities of the people she shoots. I knew she had to be talented at doing so just because of the warmth of our first hello. Needless to say we met up later in the week for Mexican Food and great conversation. We all can not wait to see Katie's continual rise in this profession that she loves!

With two models in tow, Katie arrived with one cart of equipment and was up and shooting faster than anyone we have had here before. She told us how much fun she had shooting and recommended photographers to definitely try a stage shoot if they have not already done so. After a very short period of time she was wrapped and out the door.

When we saw the final product we were blown away that someone could pull these images off so quickly, a mark of a true PRO. Katie’s company FOTOWORKS PRO is located in Orange County they have been serving professional photographers for the past 14 years. They are a premier professional imaging service business. With these great images created on her first studio shoot you can just imagine the things to come. Also, considering Katie Johnson’s creativity, energy and professionalism I think it would be a safe bet to use her company or to hire her to shoot for any situation.

We love Katie! Check out her out on: http://www.FotoworksPro.com/blog and www.facebook.com/fotoworkspro

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Producer's Guild BBQ

Out of Frame Production Rentals has been happy to support the Producer’s Guild of America. The guild is an integral part of our business so it has been great to have a chance to donate equipment to their events.

Most recently was the PGA Family Barbecue. They were kind enough to hang our banner and invite us to share in the festivities.

Carol Beams and Salvy Maleki put together an amazing event and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and help us to put faces to people that we have talked on the phone with for quite some time.

Marie and Chris had a great afternoon with some great people. Dining tips from Rachel and Amit (the place to go for pizza is MOZZA). There was also a masseuse from YADA YADA YOGA, a lifestyle agency. They regularly set up private yoga instruction, massages and other spa style treatment on Film and Television sets.

With all of us in this industry racing at a million mile an hour pace this was a great chance to catch a breath with our colleagues.