Hollywood Comes to the Metaverse as Display Social, Thunder Studios, and Infinite Reality Combine to Form a Multi-Billion Dollar Metaverse Entertainment Co.
Social media ecommerce platform Display Social, better known as the “social that pays,” announced this week that it has successfully completed the acquisition of both Thunder Studios and Infinite Reality. The combined entity will equip the creator economy with an unprecedented suite of creative tools covering social, gaming, virtual and remote production, NFT minting, and Metaverse creation. The consolidating companies have not disclosed details of the transaction.
With their robust merged assets, the combined company is set to offer a unique mix of metaverse creation tools, an integrated social platform for creators, and a 150,000 square foot Los Angeles-based facility featuring virtual production capabilities, an esports arena, dedicated XR stage, and motion capture and volumetric stages. The immediate focus will be to develop web-based, open metaverse tools for creators to bring Hollywood-quality production value to content broadcast in and from the Metaverse. Learn more about the merger on Yahoo Finance!
Thunder Mobile Broadcasting Kicks Off the New Year on the Road with the Rose Parade🌹
This year, Thunder Mobile Broadcasting returned with client Univision to broadcast the 133rd Rose Parade in Pasadena. Our team is no stranger to the internationally broadcast event, and Univision has trusted us to broadcast the parade on their behalf for the past 11 years. Our team has garnered national professional recognition including three Regional Emmy Awards. The parade, which began as a celebration for Californian transplants enamored by the mild winter weather and year-round flower blooms, is a nationally televised event that marks the beginning of the New Year. Thunder provided mobile broadcast units, a full technical crew including technical director, assistant director, graphics operator, video control operator, replay operator, audio technicians, camera operators, engineering services, lighting director, lighting assistants, and production assistants, security, generators, as well as grip and lighting rentals. More behind the scenes and testimony from the Director of Operations at Univision here!
BTS with Sirius XM and Toyota Camry 🚗🎬
“A level of interactivity and immersion that hasn’t been done before.” Behind the scenes with SiriusXM and Toyota for their latest spot ‘Lights, Camry, SiriusXM’ which utilized #ThunderXR and our virtual production services. Here’s what the team had to say about their experience.
Don’t Miss Out This February! La Bulla Returns: Thunder Co-Produces Lucha Libre Music & Arts Festival 🎭
Last month, Thunder co-produced and hosted the Lucha Libre festival La Bulla in the Esports Arena. The partnership with industry event leader Antonio Pelayo seeks to engage the audience by creating a new type of cultural experience combining art exhibits, live entertainment, fashion shows, comedy, community outreach, and fundraising. The next festival (21+ Only) will be hosted at Thunder on February 19, 2022. Don’t miss out… grab your tickets here!
Sustainability on Set to Help Offset ♻️
When you minimize waste on set you maximize resources. Over the years, Thunder has reevaluated our footprint and taken measures to become a more sustainable studio so that we can better serve our community and planet.
👀 Psst – New year, new layout – here’s a look at our 2022 rate card
Now Booking for 2022!
Thunder Mobile Broadcasting provides “in-studio” and mobile live broadcast/ streaming services. We offer a one-stop shop from stage, control room, crew logistics, engineering, set design/art direction, lighting, sound recording, live transmission, pre and postproduction including visual effects, chroma key editing, motion graphics and 3D rendering/animation. Our fleet of mobile broadcast and satellite units allows Thunder to offer full service, multi-camera mobile production and transmission services for sports, gaming tournaments, corporate events, concerts, and live or pre-recorded events throughout the USA and Mexico.
Now Booking for 2022!
Thunder Gaming has broad experience conceptualizing, creating, and producing live gaming events working with some of the most recognized talent in esports. Brands and game publishers rely on Thunder’s expertise to develop, host, produce, and broadcast complex multi-day events both online and in-person. Thunder has produced events and original programming for game titles including Madden, FIFA, Smash Ultimate, Call of Duty, Fallout 76, Mortal Kombat, Fortnite, Forza, World of Warcraft, and others. Thunder can manage all tournament components including venue, talent engagement and contracting, tournament organization, talent and player wrangling, prize pool and payout, social media strategy, production, and broadcasting.
CEO RODRIC DAVID
CEO of Thunder Studios, Rodric David, on Virtual Production with Sound & Picture
To wrap up 2021, Sound & Picture reached out to Thunder Studios CEO Rodric David for their latest issue to discuss all things Meta, Virtual Production, and Extended Reality. You can read the full interview here.
This Month from Our Kitchen
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on the catering menu 👁! Full January weekly menu here.
P.S. We serve #MRBEASTBURGER!🍔🍔
|2022 Weekly Menu|
Production | Broadcasting | Gaming
Learn more about what we offer both in-studio and remotely.