APRIL 21′ | Now Airing: Studio in Full Bloom

Now Airing: Studio in Full Bloom 🌸


We Don’t Do it for the Gram’. We do it for #GRAMMYs

Congrats to fellow #GRAMMYs2021 (and Thunder Alumni) winners Beyoncé, H.E.R., Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Dan+Shay, Ariana Grande, and Beck!

Highlighted works: Bad Bunny using our green screen for the #HoyCobre music video, H.E.R. on set for #HoldUsTogether official music video for the Disney+ #SafetyMovie, Justin Bieber with Dan+Shay for their Grammy win this year as Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “10,000 Hours”, Ariana Grande’sGod is a Woman” music video, Beyoncé for Toyota’s “Get Going” campaign, and Beck’s “Colors” music video.


Lil Nas X filmed his new music video “Montero” using our Green Screen stage

BULGARI shot their recent Serpenti campaign featuring models Vittoria, Blésnya Minher, and He Cong

Sports-Fashion fusion director Carlos Serrao stopped by the studio to film an “airy” campaign in collaboration with set designer Kelly Fondry for Nike’s latest Jumpman23 campaign

Lily from ATT returns to set 🌐

#ICYMI: Stages 3 + 14 got the limelight for Verizon and Fidelity shows the “Planning Effect” utilizing Thunder’s large stage to create multiple sets and shoot it all in one location.


The future is here: Thunder’s stage offerings now includes #ThunderXR, a smart stage *virtual reality* space where physical and digital meet.

XR, better known as ‘extended reality’ is an immersive virtual production solution and the new standard for capturing talent in a stage setting. Take your TV show, music video, commercial, live stream, and more to the next level. Between the cost-saving that comes from bringing multiple locations in to one space (without the build) and limitless creative capabilities, XR is powering the next generation of content production. Ask us for Thunder XR stage availability and how your project can benefit from the experience here.

Team Spotlight: CCO

Thunder welcomes Covid Compliance Officer Dorian Mapp. With a passion to protect and former background as a PA, writer’s assistant, agent’s assistant, and casting, Dorian is no stranger to the entertainment industry. She understands the fast pace work environment and on-the-spot problem solving needed to uphold compliance to studio regulations while maintaining a smooth workflow, making her the perfect fit to serve at the helm of Thunder’s Covid safety on set.

“Working in Covid Compliance at Thunder means that I get to help keep our staff and clients safe. And though these Covid-19 changes are difficult to adapt to I believe that with exceptional customer service and consistency we can transition smoothly into our new normal. After all, the show *still* must go on.”

Thunder is excited to have Dorian on board as we strive to keep Thunder a Covid-19 safe environment.


The Morning Show 🌞

Thunder’s mobile broadcast units are built for on the move, live-action coverage. Recently the script was flipped and TV1 Mobile Unit enjoyed some air-time as a control room location and prop in “The Morning Show”, an Emmy® nominated Apple original production.

“The Morning Show” S1E6

The TV series stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Mark Duplass. Watch the scene here.


Kuz x Super Mario for Puma

Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers recently joined forces with Super Mario for Puma’s latest show launch shot here at Thunder. Watch the commercial here.

#FlashBackFriday: GOO GOO DOLLS

The Goo Goo Dolls recently took over the Esports / music arena for their fully immersive #livestream experience. Guests had multiple camera angle options and opportunity to head to the ‘merch store’ through the virtual experience.


Lunch, But Make it Fash’un 🐰

ICYMI: Thunder Caters! Our catering team is hard at work behind the scenes daily to make Thunder your best studio catering experience. With a full-service kitchen on-site and a team *hungry* to create something unique and delicious, you’re infor a treat. Stop by the cafe and craft service bar or inquire about our catering options to meet your crew’s needs (vegetarian and vegan-friendly options available).

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This week we introduce our team: Head Chef Pek and Pastry Chef Erika.

Head Chef Pek

Head Chef Pek may be fresh to the culinary game, but don’t let that fool you. His love for fishing, ‘dive-in and give it your all’ mentality, extensive past in mgmt + recent food biz endeavors make Pek quite the *seasoned* Chef.

“I’m self taught, business driven. I’ve catered in the past [doing] private pop up events as well as pop up at different food venues. I also own a jerky company called notime jerky, which I’ve had for 3 years now. I’ve been in management the past 10 years in a corporate environment. This is a nice change in environment.”

Thunder is grateful to have him on-board, almost as much as the crew who eagerly await the next time they eat with us

Pastry Chef Erika

Pastry Chef Erika needs no introduction (but we’re giving her one anyways). As a Jean George Vongerichten trained + American Culinary Federation – Certified Working Pastry Chef (ACF-CWPC) with over a decade of Fine Dining experience under her belt Erika maintains the rigorous standards of pastry making upheld only by a handful of pastry chefs across the entire country.

“Some of my past experience includes Waldorf Astoria, Montage Beverly Hills, Huntley Santa Monica Beach, Jonathan Club and NBC Universal. When I’m not working I’m spending time with my 3 kids or you can catch me adventuring, Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, Paragliding … you name it I’ve done it.”

Erika is a creative at heart and it shows through the constant rotation of unique concept-driven treats that are known to pop up around the studio. Stop by our craft service bar or café to see what we’re talking about, or stick around for dessert the next time we cater for you.

PS. did we mention she’ll be skydiving for her 3rd time at the highest *legal* altitude to jump from at 18,000 ft? If there’s one thing we can guarantee it’s that Erika’s treats are as exhilarating as her next off-the-clock adventure 🪂🍩🚀

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