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.”
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.
- March 25th, 1995
High Technology Video, Inc. Opens
Steve opens the doors as HTV and Sandy joins as first official employee
FIRST 70MM FILM TRANSFER
West Side Story
FIRST HD FILM TRANSFER
- November 1998
Jim joins as CEO
Acquired HD Vision Studios
First high-definition production company
HD Vision Broadcast Center Opens
MASTERS THE FILM BOUNCE
First major motion picture to be digitally delivered in theaters via satellite
- January 2005
Editorial division established
Acquired Red Engine
R&D division established
Deep Image Scanner and the Advanced Restoration Toolkit used on the 70mm restoration of the classic film Patton
Stereoscopic Conversion Department Opens
Performs first fully automated color correction of a feature film, The Frighteners
PERFORMS A 2D-TO-3D METAMORPHOSIS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 for Warner Bros
Television episodic series 24
FIRST SMARTREZIT AND HD ICONFORM®
FIRST 4K ICONFORM®
Freaks & Geeks
RESTORES 35MM NEGATIVE USING ICONFORM®
Original Baywatch Hawaii
EXPANDED STUDIO OPERATION, BUILT NEW CONTROL ROOM
EXPANDED 4K DIVISION
Illuminate doubles its capacity to deliver 10 iConform episodes per week.