Google converted the 41,000-square-foot hangar into a state-of-the-art digital production facility.
From LA Times:
“In a Playa Vista aircraft hangar that turned out Army helicopters during the Vietnam War, an actor wearing a multicolored princess gown, tiara and wand waits for a crew of about 25 to finish lunch and resume filming.
The building that once was part of Howard Hughes’ sprawling Hercules complex, where the famous Spruce Goose was assembled during World War II, now provides a setting for another kind of American innovation — YouTube videos.
The Google Inc. division has converted the 41,000-square-foot hangar into a state-of-the-art digital production facility that is believed to be one of the largest in Southern California devoted exclusively to content distributed online. It provides YouTube’s partners access to cinema stages, professional-grade equipment, production facilities such as green-screen stages and a motion-capture room, and a Hollywood-worthy screening room, all to help them create more polished entertainment. Creators will get their first look at the new YouTube Space Los Angeles at an open house Wednesday…”
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