Summer on Full Display: Thunder Enters the Metaverse


Girl from Rio (feat. DaBaby). ???

International pop star Anitta dropped by the studio with Billboard charting guest Da Baby to mix it up for her new music video for ‘Girl from Rio (Remix)’, #shotatthunder using our all-new #ThunderXR Stage.

Passing Through: Tobe Nwigwe for Apple Music 

“PASSING THROUGH” – out now, created in rememberance of Juneteenth. Photo series of @tobenwigwe #shotathunder by @kvvadwo for Apple Music 

Romeo Beckham for YSL ?

Junior heartthrob Romeo Beckham (son of David Beckham + Victoria Beckham) flaunts summer styles to keep you *cool* in the heat ? #shotathunder for the latest YSL / SAINT LAURENT campaign.

SNL Legend Kate McKinnon for Verizon ☑️

Stage 3 gets its ‘biggest upgrade ever’ feat. @nbcsnl legend #KateMcKinnon for #Verizon.

#FBF: Raging at Cyberwurld ??

Thunder’s first Metaverse live Virtual Music Festival

We miss raging with @burberry.erry x @playboicarti for our fully virtual NYE 2020 music festival @cyberwurldfest!

*NEW* Fantasy Food Lab: Stage 19 ??

Canteen is back and better than ever, and their new Los Angeles studio takeover here at Thunder in STAGE 19 officially opened on June 15th. Their “fantasy lab” will be a place to play, experiment, and pioneer new ways to make food look fabulous and beverages breathtaking. Equipped with a SISU C-20 motion control robot, special effects capabilities, in-house high speed camera + access to a 40’x16′ curved digital wall, we are ready for anything that you can dream up.

With Canteen’s relaunch, they’re starting the Canteen Think Tank Series. Their first meeting will take place in our studio on June 26th and will be an opportunity for food and beverage creatives in the LA area to meet new colleagues, enjoy some good eats, and get creative. They’ll discuss how we are collectively setting post pandemic trends and how we can shape the future of our Think Tank. Email @canteen_works if you’d like to join!


SISU C-20 Motion Control Robot

*NEW* Extended Reality: #ThunderXR ?

ICYMI Thunder is thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our stage offerings: new XR + virtual production stage and motion capture stage. Powered by Unreal Engine and Pixotope VP/XR software, this 40’ wide x 16’ tall curved digital wall with half ceiling makes Thunder’s XR Studio the ideal one-stop virtual production location and our stepping point to enter the Metaverse. Between the cost savings that comes from bringing multiple locations into one space (without the travel or build) and limitless creative capabilities, XR is redefining the next generation of content production. Ask about Thunder’s XR Stage availability and how your project can benefit from this cutting edge technology here.

PSA: Whatever Your Needs Are, We’ve Got You Covered??

Thunder is more than just a stage rental space. We’re a one-stop destination to fulfil all your production needs including catering, craft service, stages, equipment, mobile broadcasting, control rooms (in-studio and mobile), XR and MoCap stages, gaming and esports activations, and live event production.



Saweetie, Miguel, Bryson Tiller, Polo G., Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, G-Eazy, Trippie Red, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Durk, and many others, performed for displayFest supporting the platform’s mission to pay creators fairly for their content. Press about the event here.

Oscar De La Hoya’s K.O. Entertainment for Golden Boy ?

Thunder CEO @rodric_david + Head of Thunder Broadcasting @rolando_nichols in the Thunder Arena with @oscardelahoya

Excited to support a new partnership to innovate combat sports broadcasts. IT’S ON! #KOEntertainment #BallysFightNight. The premiere was filmed at Thunder and broadcast live on @watchstadium.


Gridiron Bowl: XBOX Madden NFL 21’

Gridiron Gaming, powered by the Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA), returns with Gridiron Bowl, a 3-on-3 Madden tournament produced by Thunder Studios. Participants will have a chance to compete for a $10,000 prize pool. The community portion of the tournament will kick off on June 12th and lead up to the main event on June 26th. The main event will have six teams play during show matches, each team comprised of a retired NFL player, a professional Madden player, and a community player.

You can learn more about the event here.

The A.Y.C.E. Returns July 3rd

California officially reopens, and the dance event in the Thunder arena returns after a year hiatus! Learn more about the event here.


Light & Refreshing for the Summer ✨

ICYMI: Thunder Caters! Our catering team is hard at work behind the scenes every day 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 in for 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 month we introduce our team: Nathan Shanahan, Craft Service Manager

“When not working you can find me escaping to nature for a long hike in the Sequoias, a horseback ride through the mountains, or on a camping trip with my partner Matt. I grew up in northern Minnesota and the forest will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m an avid gardener with over 50 houseplants and love to grow my own food that I use to cook meals, I’m always trying out new recipes. I worked in fine dining for over six years where I discovered my passion for customer service at restaurants such as The Bachelor Farmer in Minnesota, and The Nomad Hotel in Los Angeles. I was an events Captain at The Nomad where I managed a team of servers and loved taking on a leadership role. More recently I’ve worked for interior designers in the Hollywood scene where I got to utilize my creativity and manage interior and landscape design projects. Working at Thunder Studios has allowed me to merge my passions for creativity, customer service, and food!”

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