Tag: studio

  • Screening Room of the Damned

    The studio had sunk what amounted to the Christmas bonus of its below-the-line staff into the picture – a picture that consisted only of found-footage of a slaughterhouse cut with a Suicide Girl twisting the knobs of an Etch-A-Sketch with her toes. This played against a soundtrack comprised of a wheezy human beat box interpolated […]

  • Building an Audience

    Live studio audiences aren’t just living laugh tracks–they’re a vital aspect of the entertainment industry in and of themselves. When television producers need real-life guffaws they turn to a handful of Los Angeles-based audience-wrangling firms to put butts in seats, from those clad in action slacks Downtown, to the buns of steel at Venice Beach. […]