We are Hula Post

SUPERIOR SUPPORT

Our technical support staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

GREAT GEAR

We maintain the largest fleet of Avid and Apple Final Cut Pro editorial systems and shared storage solutions in the U.S.

GLOBAL REACH

We install and maintain systems locally, nationally and worldwide.

EXCEPTIONAL ENGINEERING

Our streamlined maintenance and pre-built systems avoid technical delays.

The Hula Difference

Studios, independent producers and other content creators worldwide rely on Hula Post as a trusted partner and a source of excellence and innovation.

Hula Post is a leading, independent provider of post-production technology for television and features. We offer proven, end-to-end solutions encompassing editorial systems and other gear, workflow design and installation, system upgrades, custom production technologies and technical support. We feature a large inventory of Avid and Apple Final Cut Pro editorial and finishing systems. We also offer a powerful array of local and networked storage systems. Any of our systems can be delivered and installed at your location site, anywhere in the country or the world.

"We deliver customized, integrated solutions encompassing every aspect of post."

Services

Rentals

Rentals

We offer a complete range of Avid and Apple Final Cut Pro editorial and finishing systems and feature an array of powerful local and networked storage solutions. Our staff is highly-trained with hands-on production experience and in-depth understanding of the latest digital workflows, camera systems and media formats.

Creative Space

Creative Space

We can create the perfect space for any production. We offer complete, turnkey solutions for post-production with state-of-the-art gear and on-site support. Our beautiful facilities come with lots of amenities and are conveniently located near major studios and other entertainment companies.

Support

Support

With more than two decades of experience in servicing post-production systems, we are committed to ensuring that your gear is operating at peak performance. We offer service plans for editorial systems, networking components and other IT infrastructure. We also support legacy technology including most popular video decks, cameras and related equipment.

Systems Integration

Systems Integration

We are much more than a source for great equipment and service. Our skilled professionals can assist in technology assessment and workflow design. We tailor solutions to your production requirements, budget and schedule.

From the Blog

Virtual Reality Post Made Virtually Effortless

Unknown-2Hula Post VR is your one-stop source for virtual reality post production technology and support.

We can provide you with the ultimate system for VR content creation. We’ve combined the best solutions for stitching, stabilization, editorial, visual effects, titling, color correction, finishing and playback in a single, integrated workstation. It’s everything you need to transform raw production elements into rich, vibrant, cinematic, immersive VR experiences.

Hula Post has been a trusted leader in motion picture and television post production for more than 20 years and we bring that same reliable expertise and responsive support to VR. Our VR engineers will help you through each step of set-up, production and delivery, and our support team will be at the ready, 24/7 should any issues arise.

Whether you are new to VR or an experienced pro, there’s no need to go it alone. We can deliver the proven technology and support you need to ensure your project runs smoothly.

Call today to learn how Hula Post can help make your VR plans a reality.

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Hula Post Supports OWN’s “Queen Sugar”

Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.

HOLLYWOOD—November 21, 2016— Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.

Unknown-2The series’ editorial team was led Spencer Averick, whose many collaborations with DuVernay date back to the 2008 documentary This Is the Life and also include 2015 Academy Award Best Picture nominee Selma. Also returning from the Selma team was Hula Post, which again supplied editorial systems and support. Additionally, for Queen Sugar, Hula provided office space in Burbank for the series’ writers.

For Averick, whose team spent several months cutting the first season, Queen Sugar was unlike a typical television drama, describing it instead as “a feature film told in 13 parts.” “It’s not like regular television in the pacing and slow character development,” Averick says. “It’s the same kind of story that Ava and I have been telling in narrative features for years. It was different in that we had to hit the 42 minute marks, but we still had the freedom to take our time with the characters.”

Averick says that the nature of the story required a restrained editorial pace. He often allowed scenes to play out with a minimum of cuts. As an example, he points to an emotionally charged moment near the end of the show’s first episode. Ralph Bordelon (Kofi Siriboe) takes his son Blue (Ethan Hutchison) to visit his father (Glynn Turman), the family’s patriarch, who is dying in a hospital.

images“Ralph has been delaying bringing his son into the hospital because, he says, he doesn’t want him to see his grandfather on his death bed with tubes coming out of his nose,” Averick explains. “But the subtext is clear, it’s Ralph who is afraid.”

“When they walk in, Ernest wakes up and they share a sweet moment. There is no dialogue and I sat on the shots for a long time, for as long as it felt right. A lot was going on in their eyes. You could feel their relationship and history. It was a positive moment for three generations of men. There were no words, but it spoke volumes.”

Averick’s team included editors Avril Beukes, JoAnne Yarrow and Paul Alderman, and assistant editors Yasmin Assemi, Sarah Russell and Andrew Hellesen. Associate Producer Christiana Hooks supervised post production with Post Supervisor Ryan Stephens, Post Coordinator Olivia Latz and Post Production Assistant Kenny Christie.  Hula Post provided six Avid Media Composers, ISIS shared storage and 24/7 technical support.

images-1“Hula was quick, accommodating and collaborative,” says Hooks. “It was smooth sailing. On the few occasions when there was a technical issue, they were there in 30 minutes.”

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Hula Post Supports “The Jungle Book”

Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production.

HOLLYWOOD—April 25, 2016—In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.

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Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments. Produced natively in 3D, it employs up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.

Hula Post supplied the editorial systems used by Favreau, 3-time Eddie nominated Editor Mark Livolsi, Academy Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and their crew. The editorial environment included as many as ten Avid Media Composers connected to central storage whose capacity reached more than 100TB.

Jungle Book 1“Technically, it was among the most challenging projects we’ve ever undertaken,” says Hula Post Senior Vice President Rick Lee. “The editing team was constantly pushing the envelope in terms of technology and inventing new workflows. Our team supported them 24/7/365 every step of the way.”

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Former Avid Exec Michael Phillips Joins Hula Post

As Creative Technology Officer, Phillips will lead R&D into workflow technologies and educational outreach.

HOLLYWOOD—April 5, 2016—Hula Post, a leading provider of editing systems and support for film and television, has appointed Michael Phillips to the newly-created post of Creative Technology Officer. A veteran technologist and creative professional, and a former executive with Avid Technology, Phillips will lead strategy, research and development. He will focus on developing new workflow solutions and other emerging technologies. He will also increase Hula’s educational outreach to studios, producers and other industry professionals.

Michael-Headshot_JPG-DR-FOR-WEBPhillips’ appointment is part of Hula’s effort to broaden its service offering to support the technology needs of film and television projects throughout the production cycle. “Production models are quickly evolving and we want to help producers by providing them with the tools they need to work smarter, faster and more efficiently,” said Hula President Denine James Nio. “Michael has demonstrated an incredible knack for recognizing promising new technologies and a talent for transforming them into marketable tools that improve the way people work. We are very excited to have him on our team.”

Phillips brings more than 30 years of experience in research and development, and in hands-on creative roles. Most recently, he led a production and post production consultancy, advising productions of workflow design and development.

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Real Time View

Real Time View is the fastest, easiest way to view dailies and media in real time during the editorial process. The web-based platform allows producers, directors, editors and other creative decision-makers to view media on virtually any device—computer, tablet or phone. Be a part of the editing room at any time, from anywhere.

Real Time View is fully secure and encrypted. You control access through a browser; only people you invite are able to see your files. For the end-user, the experience is simple and streamlined. The system works with any camera and edit system, with either SDI or HDMI connections, and includes embedded audio.

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Hula Post Keeps “Madam Secretary” in Sync

Hula Post is among the largest renters of editorial systems and related gear in Southern California. Along with more than a dozen returning scripted and non-scripted television series, Hula is servicing three series premiering this fall: CSI: Cyber, Madam Secretary and The Messengers, all for CBS.

Madam Secretary is one of several shows taking advantage of StorageDNA Sync, a media synchronization engine available through Hula. Where other file transfer services require the sending party to upload files to a server and then for those files to be manually “pulled” back down by the recipient; DNA Sync is point-to-point. For example, a production in New York can transfer files at accelerated speeds, directly to hard drives or shared storage at the post production facility in Los Angeles. That, in fact, is precisely the workflow employed by Madam Secretary.

madam-secretary-tea-leoni-ftrMadam Secretary’s production team in Los Angeles wanted to avoid having to wake early in the morning to initiate a download of dailies processed overnight in New York. DNA Sync eliminates that extra step. When the assistant editor in L.A. arrives for work in the morning, dailies from the day before are ready and available for use. It’s one less step that saves some time and allows the team to focus on the creative work, not the tech. Plus, they get to enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep.

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