About Us


illuminate Hollywood has been home to many of television’s most successful shows and award-winning movies.

Headquartered in Studio City, illuminate Studios is a technology innovator in production and post-production serving the local and global entertainment industry. Working with major studios, TV networks, digital platforms, independent producers and distributors, illuminate provides traditional post-production services such as editorial, color correction, digital intermediate and distribution in 2K and 4K.

Our production studios feature two fully-equipped and staffed stages and live and taped production to 4K cameras, and has been used by television and feature film productions such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Mentalist” and “Gone Girl.” illuminate Studios combines the highest quality production values with state-of-the art hardware and software solutions. We provide inventive technological and workflow solutions for independent producers & clients who need to maximize their production budgets.

Since 1995, illuminate has also pioneered restoration techniques that have revived valuable library content to today’s viewing standards. Such tent-pole programs include “Star Trek,” “24,” “The X-Files” and “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”

The Mission


Our mission is twofold: to combine creativity and technology in facilitating new content through the full array of post-production services and to restore, upgrade and monetize existing content to current viewing standards and distribution platforms.

WE WELCOME PARTNERSHIPS TO
PRODUCE NEW CONTENT.

  • March 25th, 1995

    High Technology Video, Inc. Opens

    Steve opens the doors as HTV and Sandy joins as first official employee

  • 1997

    FIRST 70MM FILM TRANSFER

    West Side Story

  • 1998

    FIRST HD FILM TRANSFER

    Armageddon

  • November 1998

    Jim joins as CEO

  • 2002

    Acquired HD Vision Studios

    First high-definition production company

  • 2003

    HD Vision Broadcast Center Opens

  • 2003

    MASTERS THE FILM BOUNCE

    First major motion picture to be digitally delivered in theaters via satellite

  • January 2005

    Acquired Metropolitan

    Editorial division established

  • 2006

    Acquired Red Engine

    R&D division established

  • 2007

    DEVELOPED DIS

    Deep Image Scanner and the Advanced Restoration Toolkit used on the 70mm restoration of the classic film Patton

  • 2009

    Stereoscopic Conversion Department Opens

  • 2009

    INNOVATES I-R.E.C.R.E.A.T.E.

    Performs first fully automated color correction of a feature film, The Frighteners

  • 2010

    PERFORMS A 2D-TO-3D METAMORPHOSIS

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 for Warner Bros

  • 2010

    INNOVATES ICONFORM®

  • 2011

    FIRST ICONFORM®

    Television episodic series 24

  • 2012

    DEVELOPED SMARTREZIT

  • 2013

    FIRST SMARTREZIT AND HD ICONFORM®

    The X-Files

  • 2015

    FIRST 4K ICONFORM®

    Freaks & Geeks

  • 2019

    RESTORES 35MM NEGATIVE USING ICONFORM®

    Original Baywatch Hawaii

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