News and Updates

Media Day at COC

posted Apr 11, 2015, 12:30 AM by Arcay Studios   [ updated Apr 11, 2015, 12:30 AM ]

Arcay Studios cofounders Koren & Ryan Young speak to a class full of students
On March 14, 2015, the College of the Canyons Media Department teamed up with West Ranch High School to offer high school and college students the chance to meet with professionals from the film, game design, animation, public relations and broadcast journalism fields.

Media Day featured 29 presentations in four 45-minute sessions during which presenters spoke about what they do and how they got into the industry. Arcay Studios cofounders Koren and Ryan Young spoke to students in two sessions about post production and home video distribution. They fielded questions about producing independent films and audio post production.

The Young Brothers were reunited with the former teachers Dave Brill from College of the Canyons (pictured left below) and Jennifer Overdevest from West Ranch High School (right).

Reunited with former teachers Jennifer Overdevest (West Ranch High School) and Dave Brill (College of the Canyons)

Torah Codes on Blu-ray & DVD

posted Feb 11, 2015, 8:59 AM by Arcay Studios

Torah Codes: End To Darkness on Blu-ray and DVD
There is a code in the TORAH, the first five books of the Old Testament. The Code is real and mathematically provable. Incredibly, the Code seems to have information about what is happening today. Names, places and events are all encoded. The TORAH is not a crystal ball but new clues seem to indicate that it was meant for our generation to discover its secrets.

Richard Shaw, producer of The Wordz Project and the popular Watchers series, takes us to Israel to interview some of the top experts in the field. Professor Eliyahu Rips has dedicated much of his life to studying the Torah Code and teaching others how to do the same. This fascinating documentary features interviews with researcher L.A. Marzulli, IDF Reserve Captain Dan Gordon, Col. Richard Kemp CBE and others. 

We'll get to see recent events unfold within the code like the conflict in Gaza and the Ebola epidemic. Arcay Studios in Los Angeles did the encoding, menu design and authoring for this 2-disc Blu-ray and DVD set. It is available now on and L.A. Marzulli's website. 

Producer Richard Shaw studies with Professor Eliyahu Rips

The Ebola outbreak is mentioned with the Torah Code

Torah Codes: End to Darkness trailer

Core Issue Productions Wins Grant

posted Jan 22, 2015, 8:43 AM by Arcay Studios

Stephanie Howard is the recipient of the Roy W. Dean GrantOur society is finally stepping up to recognize the sacrifices of troops who have fought and are still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But what about the parents, spouses and children who are caring for these men and women every day? Core Issue Productions is producing a feature-length documentary that addresses the emotional challenges faced by those who care for their loved ones wounded in the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.

In "Not The Same: Families After War", we meet these caregivers of wounded veterans and learn how their lives are changed forever. The goal of this documentary is to create awareness of what it is like to care for our wounded, illuminate their "new normal" and celebrate the unsung heroes of war. 

Director, Stephanie Howard (pictured left) is the proud recipient of the Roy W. Dean Grant for Fall 2014. The price is $2,500 cash plus an estimated $30,000 of gifts-in-kind for editing, consulting and post-production!

Arcay studios is honored to be a part of this amazing production. We edited five and ten minute rough cuts and provided DVD authoring authoring services. The 5-minute trailer is below. 

Not the Same: Families After War ‎(5 min trailer)‎

Student Films Mixed at Arcay Studios

posted Dec 30, 2014, 8:47 AM by Arcay Studios

New Filmmakers from The Master's College shoot a film with a professional crewProfessor Matt Green at The Master's College wanted to give the students in his Directing I class a unique filmmaking experience. While other film schools (and other courses at The Master's College) encourage new filmmakers to wear multiple hats in order to complete their films, the idea of this course was to focus on directing. 

The students were asked to form groups of two and write a short scene, presumably for them to produce themselves. Upon completion, their scenes were taken from them and given to another group in the class. The students, as producers, then scouted, cast and planned their shoots to take place within just two and a half hours. 

In one day, the students, along with a professional crew and equipment, shot all four films. The students, in groups of two, each got to co-direct a short film (40 - 60 seconds in length).

A professional editor was hired for one day to edit all four short films with each group getting a maximum of two and a half hours. The students then came to Arcay Studios to complete their post production audio. The students learned about the processes of dialog editing, ADR, sound design, Foley, and mixing. Arcay Studios also created the DVDs for the students to take home. 

An actress wears a straight jacket for her role in a short film for The Master's College
An actress wears a straight jacket for her role in Make It Stop, a short film by the Directing I students at The Master's College

Arcay Studios did the sound editing, design and mixing for the new film directors from The Master's College
Ryan Young and Koren Young (above) mix a short film at Arcay Studios

New DVD Features Playboy Playmate

posted Dec 9, 2014, 9:05 AM by Arcay Studios

Clarire Sinclair Playboy Playmate of the Year 2011 on DVDThe Erotica Channel presents THE CLAIRE SINCLAIR SHOW hosted by Playboy's Playmate of the Year, Bettie Page clothing spokes model, and the star of the Las Vegas show PIN UP. The first two episodes feature "Claire on Claire", everything you wanted to know about Claire and Bunny Yeager's Last Sitting in which Claire interviews and is being photographed by the original Bettie Page photographer Bunny Yeager, in her last shoot and on-camera interview. 

Bonus Features:
Original Super 8 Films With Bunny & Claire Shot By Nico B
The Erotica Channel Introductions By Claire
Uncensored HD Nude Shoot With Claire & Bunny

This exciting DVD is being released by Cult Epics on 1/13/2015 and is available for pre-order starting today. Arcay Studios did the encoding, menu design, and DVD authoring for this hot title. 

Claire Sinclair is seen interviewing Bunny Yeager, the original Bettie Page Photographer
Claire Sinclair is seen above interviewing Bunny Yeager, the original Bettie Page photographer

WIN a set of Horror DVDs

posted Oct 22, 2014, 10:14 AM by Arcay Studios

Compound Fracture DVD autographed by horror legents Tyler Mane and Renae GeerlingsOur friends at Level 33 Entertainment are giving away a set of independently produced horror films from their DVD catalog. Arcay Studios did the encoding, menu design and DVD authoring for the titles in this prize package! Like this post on Level 33's Facebook page for your chance to win! Included in the prize package are:

I Didn't Come Here to Die (Indiana Adams, Kurt Cole, Madi Goff, Travis Scott Newman, Niko Red Star, Emmy Robbin and Jeremy Vandermause )

Aaah! Zombies!! (Matt Davis, Colby French, Julianna Robinson, Michael Grant Terry, Betsy Buetler and Richard Riehler with Tracey Walter)

A Cadaver Christmas (Daniel Rairdin Hale, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Yosh Hayashi)

The Reverend (Stuart Brennan, Rutger Hauer, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Doug Bradley, Emily Booth)

Vamp U (Julie Gonzalo, Adam Johnson, Gary Cole, Maclain Nelson, Matt Mattson, Bart Johnson, and Alexis Knapp)

The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger (Michael G MacDonald, Samuel MacDonald LeMoine, Colleen MacIsaac, Stefanie Peters)

Compound Fracture (Tyler Mane, Muse Watson, Derek Mears, Renae Geerlings, Leslie Easterbrook, Daniel Roebuck, Todd Farmer, Alex Saxon, Jelly Howie, Susan Angelo)

Level 33 Entertainment is giving away a prize pack of Horror movies on DVD

The Compound Fracture DVD is autographed by horror legends Tyler Mane (X-Men, Troy, The Scorpion King) and Renae Geerlings (Halloween II, Penance Lane, Howl of a Good Time). 

Super Careers in Technology

posted Oct 21, 2014, 7:29 PM by Arcay Studios

Super Careers in TechnologyThe Santa Clarita Public Library hosted a panel on Super Careers in Technology. Julie Oshiro, Digital Services Librarian, hosted the panel featuring representatives working in film, TV, video game making, web development, and other digital occupations. 

The audience, consisting of teens and adults had the opportunity to ask the panelist questions about their specific fields. Advice for the teens included finding a job doing what you love, working hard in high school to earn scholarships for college and specializing in a specific field.

Julie Oshiro
Julie Oshiro taking questions from the audience

The panelists included (left to right):
Koren Young, Post production specialist
Michael McCarty, Mobile app developer
Anthony Franck, Expert on Search Engine Optimization
Chris Miyamoto, Search engine marketer & PPC specialist
Joshua Principe, Graphic Designer
Brandyn Morelli, Web developer 

Koren Young

Dear American Youth Pastor

posted Oct 11, 2014, 1:34 PM by Arcay Studios

Arcay Studios did post production for a powerful spoken word video. Our long time friend and collaborator Chad Michael (director of The Writer) wrote and performed this open letter to the youth pastors of America. Button Poetry is releasing it today in honor of National Coming Out Day and we're proud to share it with you.

Ryan Young and Chad Michael mixing Dear American Youth Paster at Arcay Studios in Santa Clarita

Chad Michael - Dear American Youth Pastor


Heroin Kills

posted Jul 20, 2012, 12:06 AM by Arcay Studios   [ updated Jul 20, 2012, 12:32 AM ]

We are privileged to have collaborated with Sean and his crew at Mudturtle Media Productions on this PSA. Arcay Studios provided the production sound gear and recording. With our services and all the rest of the efforts of Sean's team, they have released a very powerful and educational PSA on the dangers and truths of heroin usage. Please take a look.

NANI Wins Student Oscar

posted Jun 10, 2012, 12:56 AM by Koren Young   [ updated Jul 28, 2013, 1:00 PM by Arcay Studios ]

The AFI Student Film, NANI, has been winning awards at festivals around the world. Now, Director Justin Tipping gets to add a Student Academy Award to his long list of accolades. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences held their 39nd annual Student Oscars ceremony on June 9, 2012.

Arcay Studios is proud to have completed the sound design for this award-winning film. 

Read more about Justin and NANI here:

Justin Tipping accepts the Student Oscar for NANI

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