‘The Dreamsters’ series was an ideal project to showcase MirageQuests’ creative and greenscreen /virtual set production capabilities, and the production possibilities using the Virtual Set Stage at Hollywood Center
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2011
‘The Dreamsters’, produced by MirageQuest Media (MQM), to Debut Prime Time On Mother’s Day at 8:00pm on KCET. Thirteen episodes of this live-action musical TV series, will also be available on Comcast On Demand, and the 28 music videos from the series will be featured on KidzBop TV. MirageQuest Media, located on the lot of the legendary Hollywood Center, was contracted by Shushybye, LLC, to help develop and to produce the series, which was created by Shushybye LLC partner, Steve Syatt.
‘The Dreamsters’ was Produced by Ivan Gulas and Directed by Karolyn Szot, both of MQM. Gulas, CEO of MQM, also served as an Executive Producer on the project, along with the Shushybye LLC partners. The series was shot almost entirely on a greenscreen soundstage under the Technical Direction of Natalia Alesker, who also operated NewTek’s HD TriCaster TCX300 real time compositing-production system utilized on Hollywood Center Studios’ Virtual Set Stage. MirageQuest's creative and production team is also credited for the animations, set-design, visual effects, virtual sets and for both the production, and post production on ‘The Dreamsters’ television series.
"‘The Dreamsters’ series was an ideal project to showcase the combination of MirageQuests’ creative and greenscreen / virtual set production capabilities, and the production possibilities using resources available on the Virtual Set Stage at Hollywood Center Studios," states Gulas.
"We managed to tape 28 music videos, with considerable real-time compositing, amazingly all in one day," noted Director, Karolyn Szot. Szot credits Michael North, the lead singer of the ‘Dreamsters’, the hard working dancers in ‘Dreamsters’ costumes, MQM’s talented crew, and the production resources on the Virtual Set Stage at Hollywood Center Studios for the record time it took to complete this live action musical series. Director Szot also supervised post production, all completed in-house, along with Gulas, who had also designed and directed visual effect for the series.
"We appreciate the confidence demonstrated in MQM by our client in granting us significant creative latitude and a hand-off approach during the production and post-production of the series," states MirageQuest Production Executive Marina Soto. Gulas credits Steve Syatt, creator of the series, for empowering MirageQuest’s creative and production efforts with his wonderful characters, outstanding music, song writing and engaging scripts for the series.
"MQM is very pleased with the series we produced for Shushybye LLC, and most gratified by its’ very warm reception from TV broadcaster," states Director Karolyn Szot.
"All of us at MQM feel proud of our creative input and the production of the series, and look forward to its’ debut Prime Time on Mothers’ Day, on KCET, the largest independent public television station in the nation and the second most-watched public television station in the nation, with far-reaching broadcast signal carried on satellite systems and on nearly 150 cable systems in 11 counties," states MQM Production Executive Soto. "We believe that ‘The Dreamsters’ will become a major success with children, parents and even grandparents!"
"Our enthusiasm for the project motivated us to go far beyond creative and production services," states Gulas, who was also instrumental for bringing Ron Dante, (The Archies), Davy Jones (‘The Monkeys’), Steve Lawrence, and other talents to the project, and for initiating live concerts events for ‘The Dreamsters’ at the House of Blues. Gulas applauds Syatt’s vision and desire for ‘The Dreamsters’ to encourage creativity, and to inspire children to love music, dance, and storytelling, both on screen, as well as at live concerts.
About MirageQuest Media. (http://www.MirageQuest.com )
MirageQuest Media is a cutting-edge TV, film, and broadband production/distribution and live event broadcasting company located on the lot at the iconic Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles, where Gulas had also initiated the build out of the studio’s Virtual Set Stage. Since MQM’s formation in 2000, the Company has been active in traditional and technologically enhanced productions, and a pioneer in greenscreen and real-time Virtual Set productions along with live broadband broadcasting, to both fixed and mobile video display devices.
MirageQuest Media is currently developing a new children’s series, and is in pre-production on other television programming, including ‘Deadliest Escapes’, featuring the internationally acclaimed escape artist, David Merlini (http://www.miragequest.com/escapepromo.php), and a television special featuring virtuoso, and the fastest pianist in the World, ‘Havasi In Concert. (http://www.miragequest.com/havasi.php). The Company has also just completed a soon to be announced option agreement to remake of a multi-awards winning European feature film.
MQM's main agenda is to create original content and partnerships with like-minded entities that are eager to merge resources to produce groundbreaking media productions. With a highly creative team of industry professionals, experienced in both virtual-set and traditional productions, and unlimited studio resources at our fingertips, MirageQuest Media is well positioned to consider an endless spectrum of possibilities. In addition to its’ own projects for various studios, networks and media outlets, MirageQuest Media is always open to the possibility of joint ventures and co-productions as well as comprehensive production services for synergistic productions and to production service clients.
On the service side, MQM offers both traditional and new-media productions, along with live and live/interactive broadband broadcast production services from the Virtual Set Stage at Hollywood Center Studios.