Chicago Production Center

Chicago Production Center

Television and Video Production Services and Facilities

Cameraman filming on location at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
Large empty studio with lighting grid and concrete floors
Man in studio operating large HD broadcast camera
Large board for controlling audio
Man seated at video control station
HD camera in studio
View of Renee Crown Public Media Center exterior at night

Home to one of the largest soundstages in the Midwest, The Chicago Production Center offers state-of-the-art and holistic production facilities. From editing suites to dressing rooms and conference rooms to cameras, our full-service production center and award-winning professional staff are ready for television, film, commercial, and live events.

Facilities & Services

Dimly lit studio with forklift to the side
Man on stage in a studio with live audience watching
Audio control board
Woman with headset on monitoring many screens and controls in front of her

Studios & Soundstages

Our facility houses 4 fully-equipped soundstages including a 9,000 square foot stage with motorized Desisti lighting system. Each soundstage supports multiple tape and disc formats including HDCam, XDCam and file-based acquisition.

Stage D
  • 9,000 sq. ft. (105’ X 85’)
  • Ceiling height: 36’
  • Floor to motorized grid: 30’
  • Cyc and curtain height: 28’
Stage A
  • 5,400 sq. ft. (60’ X 90’)
  • Ceiling height: 30’
  • Floor to motorized grid: 27’
  • Cyc and curtain height: 25’
Stage C
  • 1,200 sq. ft. (30’ X 40’)
  • Ceiling height: 20’
  • Floor to grid: 13’
  • No cyc or curtain
Video Control A
  • Grass Valley Kalypso Digital Video Switcher with DPM 700 DVE
  • Clearcom Intercom and IFB
  • Camera Shading Station (separate area)
  • Hyper-X Chyron HD Graphics Equipment (separate area)
Audio Control A
  • Euphonix 120 Channel Audio Console with full EQ, digi-cart machine, CD Player; 96 Channel of HD ProTools on console; 72 microphone inputs
  • Tascam X48 multi-track recorder
  • Lexicon digital delay system; Telos telephone interface
Video Control B
  • Grass Valley Kalypso Digital Video Switcher with DPM 700 DVE
  • Clearcom Intercom and IFB
  • Camera Shading Station (separate area)
  • Hyper-X Chyron HD Graphics Equipment (separate area)
Audio Control B
  • SSL 48-input Audio Console, digi-cart machine, CD Player
  • Lexicon digital delay system; Telos telephone interface
  • Desisti Lighting System

Video editing equipment
Man editing video at desk
Woman editing video at desk
Man editing video at desk
Video editing room and equipment

Editing

Our facility houses eight Avid Media Composer edit suites supporting a variety of formats both tape and file based. We also have four Avid NewsCutter editing systems along with a multi-track Pro Tools audio sweetening sweet and a Symphony Color Correction. Our editors bring to your production the creativity and experience essential to quality finishing.

8 Avid MediaComposer

with Mackie 1402 VLZ audio consoles

4 Avid NewsCutter

edit suites


Graphics

Our experienced post-production and graphics team can create distinctive video and print graphics packages and animations for:

Title Graphics
Opens and Closes
Lower-Thirds
Billboards
Spots
Request samples
Dressing room with lights, sink, chair, etc.
View from hall of two dressing rooms with lights, mirrors, etc.
Dressing room bathroom with sink, toilet, shower
Large dressing room with several chairs and couch

Dressing Rooms

The Chicago Production Center offers large, clean dressing rooms with restrooms and showers, makeup rooms, and wardrobe rooms – accessible to studios and stages.


Man operating camera on location at Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water
Talent and producers on filming location
Film crew and documentary subjects on location
Geoffrey Baer and film crew on location

Field Production

Along with the studio productions, the Chicago Production Center offers award winning field production crews who use XDcam (HD or SD), Sony F5 CineAlta Camera, and GoPro Hero3+.

Clients

20th Century Fox Television logo
ABC logo
ATT logo
Backyard Productions logo
BBC logo
Capitol Records logo
Disney Channel logo
FOX Sports logo
Telepictures logo
Univision logo

Contact

The Chicago Production Center

WTTW Studios

5400 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 509-5555

[email protected]

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