CARLSBAD — At Carlsbad Studios, the motto of “Show up and shoot!” applies to anyone from a seasoned producer to a newcomer to the film scene.
The fully equipped production studio is located near Carlsbad’s Palomar Airport. The studio has a trained crew, professional equipment and on-site editing facilities.
“There’s a comfort level to coming in and everything being taken care of by us,” owner Ken Kebow said. He works alongside business partners Bill Ludwig and Doug Cole. “It’s very convenient for clients.”
Just less than two years old, the facility has three sets in one warehouse. A formal broadcast setting has played host to a number of CEO interviews and corporate updates. The large-scale green screen can transport the talent anywhere, while the curved white syc is perfect for still photography.
“It’s a really versatile space,” Kebow said. “We can handle anything that comes our way.”
Camera packages are competitively priced, allowing San Diego and Orange County businesses to shoot locally instead of trekking north to Los Angeles.
While Carlsbad Studios has successfully attracted clients for a variety of projects, it hasn’t always been available to the public. It was originally built for the Real Estate Network to film daily shows about the local real estate market, Kebow said.
Once the real estate market took a dive, the studio shut down. Kebow then approached building owner Doug Cole with his idea for a high-end production facility in Carlsbad. “There’s a huge need for this in North County,” Kebow said.
“Compared to what we used to be, this is a lot more exciting,” Cole, who has worked with both ventures, said. “We’ve made a lot of upgrades and changes to the studio as well.”
Partners Kebow, Ludwig and Cole offer more than 30 combined years in the video business and say they are having more fun than ever with their latest business.
“We always have different projects going on and it keeps it very interesting and fun,” Kebow said. “We’ve had a really good time and look forward to another great year.”
Carlsbad Studios is located at 2768 Loker Avenue West.
For more information on packages and services offered by the studio, visit www.carlsbadstudios.com or call (760) 692-2280.