Vista Studios is a full-service, independent production facility in Playa Vista (aka Silicon Beach) that provides turnkey media production solutions. Completed in 2017, it is the first 4K/8K production studio to be built in West LA.
The Vista Studios team envisioned a future-proof production / post-production facility with maximum flexibility in the cabling and equipment design. Vista’s new service bureau business model would need to offer customers the flexibility to demand different equipment and connection setups, unlike most facilities where revenue-generating systems are effectively locked down.
COLLABORATION & STRATEGY
Mizzen led a 2-month consulting & design phase to create a comprehensive design package for a 12G-ready cabling infrastructure and cable-dress schemes that utilize modular, upgradeable connectivity linking various parts of the facility. Near the end of the design phase, new technological advancements were identified that would greatly enhance Vista’s service vision, but required ongoing design changes during the first few weeks of implementation (already underway). A clean, flexible design backed by MizzenAITM enabled Mizzen’s engineering and integration teams to successfully update installation workflows while enacting congruent design changes throughout the 4-month implementation phase.
Vista Studios’ 30,000 sq ft. facility incorporates four live stages, four control rooms, a 29-rack machine room, post-production suites, dressing and conference rooms, and general tenant space. Their system is built around Snell Advanced Media video routers, switchers, IQ frames, and playback servers, and features a Dante-enriched audio environment with MADI capabilities to accommodate differing client preferences. The video router and switcher design allow any stage to be connected to any control room for maximum production flexibility. This functionality allows a client with a string of network shows to broadcast them in succession 24/7 from one facility. Equipment racks, cable infrastructure & cable trays are robust, easily accessible, and adjustable to allow clients to select any piece of equipment or cable setup for their specific application.
Playa Vista, CA