CNN. MSNBC. ESPN. Just a few of the names that trust Beyond Pix Studios to deliver high-definition live shots around the clock. Our convenient downtown San Francisco studios are always live and ready to broadcast you, or your guests, live via satellite or fiber. With robotic controlled camera rigs, custom electronic backdrops, grid lighting and hard-wired audio... our studios can get your signal on the air at the speed of television. For those important or long television appearances, our adjacent green room and lounge offer a private, secure and serene environment to standby for the next live window. Altogether, we offer the most comprehensive and convenient live shot experience you can find in the Bay Area.
The Beyond Pix Media Education Center prepares executives and professionals to experience success in any media interaction with style and grace. It provides a comfortable training area with white boards, flat screen TVs to review your on camera training and real TV studios where you will practice your interview and experience what a true broadcast interview feels like. Our state-of-the-art high definition facility isn’t just available for your training, it’s where media broadcasts and productions are happening every day.
In our fully staffed working studios, our world renowned media trainers will teach that media readiness is more than just charisma; it’s an art. Our trusted media trainers will prepare you for any interview situation whether it’s television, online, radio or print. We invite you to master this art through the Beyond Pix Media Education and Training programs.
Satellite Media Tours
With our multi studio set-up, it is no surprise that Beyond Pix has been home to hundreds of Satellite Media Tours (SMT's) over the years. Single or multi-camera, our staff knows the in's and out's of live broadcast, and the specific workings of an SMT. Celebrities, CEO's, doctors and chefs -- we have hosted all types. Our larger studio allows great flexibility. Guests have been interviewed sitting on motorcycles, playing baby grand pianos, or cooking in a full size kitchen.
When you have a major corporate announcement, a high-profile product launch or have something to say that'll interest the viewers, an SMT just might be the best vehicle to get the word out, and promote the company along the way.
Elisa Donovan SMT
In 1995 actress Elisa Donovan gained fame as Cher’s nemesis, Amber in the classic film Clueless. She has since starred in hit television programs and feature films, and today is a mom to infant daughter Scarlett.
Donovan is also a celebrity mom blogger on People.com where she shares tips and gives moms the truth about pregnancy and motherhood.
Games & Gadgets
It's been marked on your calendar for weeks and now it's finally here! That's right, spring has arrived. If the anticipation for the good weather has distracted you from planning your entertainment - don't fret, help is on the way.
Scott Steinberg, technology expert, is here to offer up some pointers on how to keep the family entertained anytime, anywhere.
Jennifer Jolly SMT
When it comes to picking out a gadget gift for kids, look for an engaging high-tech toy that integrates the real world with the digital world — in a way that's both fun and safe for kids of all ages.
Jennifer Jolly is an Emmy award-winning consumer tech contributor and host of USA Today's new daily digital TECH NOW . Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @JenniferJolly
Twitter Superbowl SMT
The Super Bowl is fast approaching, and as with most large sporting events, Twitter will play a major role in fan, athlete and VIP conversation. People will turn to Twitter before, during and after the game for behind-the-scenes moments and to get closer to the action.
Omid Ashtari is Head of Sports & Entertainment at Twitter, where he manages relationships in the entertainment, music and sports industries. He previously served as an agent and executive in the business development department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Omid graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychology. He is @omid on Twitter.
The tree is at the curb, the decorations have been stowed and you’ve finally shaken the last of your New Year’s hangover. All of this can mean only one thing – the holidays are officially over and a harsh financial reality is about to set in. That’s because debt is the one gift that lingers long after the last of the eggnog.
Melissa Tosetti, personal finance author and The Savvy Life Magazine founder, empowers people to create a strong financial foundation through habits and routines that are easy to start, easy to maintain and work.
Liberty Mutual SMT
Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports ™, a partnership between Liberty Mutual Insurance and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) that celebrates the positive impact that every day, responsible actions can have on youth, has announced the ’’Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments’’ of 2012.
From a track star who abandoned near certain victory to help an opponent in distress, to a high school football team that rallied a community devastated by Superstorm Sandy, each of the ten honorees serve as reminders of the valuable lessons that can be learned by participating in sports, while demonstrating qualities such as sportsmanship, leadership, selflessness and responsibility.
Between the turkey and the wrapping paper, the holidays can be both joyous and stressful. Whether bouncing from mall to mall or from one party to the next, it's easy for Americans to experience holiday burnout.
Sociologist and happiness expert Christine Carter has the prescription to your holiday woes – be grateful. Carter discusses the results of the Keep Good Going Report, why gratitude is important, why and how it is closely linked to happiness, and why it's especially beneficial for children to learn to be grateful. Almost 75 percent of those surveyed ranked gratitude as one of the most important values parents can instill in their children along with kindness, compassion and manners – far outpacing chores, sports and even reading.
She also offers tips on being grateful for Americans to implement in their daily lives. The simple act of saying "please" and "thank you" can go a long way to getting through the holiday season with a smile.
Stills taken of our sets. We can create any setting. This is just a sampling of what we have done.
Take a look at the marvelous print ads from our broadcast department!
Studios A / B
Studios A and B are both located adjacent to the Control Room for easy access and are equipped with high-definition, robotic-controlled cameras. Combined with their technical toolbox, Studios A and B set the bar for broadcast insert studios.
- High & Standard Definition signal
- Electronic customizable backdrop
- Pre-lit KINO-FLO light grid
- Multi-format tape playouts
The Control Room is the heart of the Broadcast Center and we've optimized it for maximum live-shot-pumping action. When operated by our experienced broadcast technicians, you can unlock the awesome power of live broadcast services for your production. The Control Room also features cross-signal conversion, so we can handle virtually any format you can throw at us.
- 50" LCD multi-input display grid
- "Anything-to-Anything" Harris multi-format conversion box
- Encode your live shot in real-time for web distribution
- Internet-ready client workstation
Located adjacent to Studio A, the Green Room provides a quiet, isolated lounge atmosphere for live shot guests to relax before, or after, their television appearance. The walls feature entertaining pictures of famed guests that have passed through the Broadcast Center over the years.
- Internet-ready client workstations
- Large seating area
- Electronic massage reclining chair
Live television is a visual medium, so you always want to look your best. Good thing our Broadcast Center features a standalone Makeup Room adjacent to Studio A, where you can take some time to prepare for your appearance. Upon request, we also have hair and makeup professionals available to lend their expertise to your overall beautification.
- Private room with access to both Studio A and the Green Room
- Full length and workstation mirrors
- Fabric steamer and shoe shiner
Joan Walsh is a liberal writer, editor, and blogger. She is Editor-at-Large for Salon.com and our most frequent guest here in the Broadcast department. Recently she released her new book, “What’s the Matter with White People?”
Michael Yoshikami is the Founder and Chairman of Destination Wealth Management. As well as working as an instructor at two colleges, he also has a Ph.D. in education. Michael is a regular commentator for CNBC and a good friend of ours here at Beyond Pix. We have done lots of work with him outside of the Broadcast department, but when he does come in for a live interview it’s always a pleasure.
For many years Ric has been a sports writer working for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com and can also be seen as an NBA commentator appearing on the ESPN network. Although Ric doesn’t live in San Francisco, he gladly makes the trip out here to use our broadcast studio for his live interviews.
Marc Klaas is a child advocate and the founder of the KlaasKids Foundation. Marc can often be seen on CNN discussing missing kids and promoting the well being of children. We very much admire Marc’s mission and are always glad to have him in our studio to broadcast his message.