Services

Florida Sun Studios is the only full service broadcast/ video production studio in South Florida (servicing Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties).  FSS services all the major news networks and is also the premier video production company located in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  The studio provides complete video production services  to individuals, small businesses  and corporations alike.  FSS’ state of the art “live shot” tv studio sets, broadcast HD and SD signals via high speed fiber connectivity on the LTN Global Network.  We have three studio sets, all equipped with  Sony HD XDCAM EX1 Broadcast Cameras.  The largest of the FSS studio sets is an entire green screen production room, with a custom news style anchor desk with “side wings” for guests,  a Tricaster 460 all in one camera switcher with control surface, and an enormous 80 inch LED TV set used for multiple guest liveshots.  This studio set, powered by the Tricaster, gives us an unlimited amount of options in utilizing virtual green screen sets and  producing on air graphics and titles for live television and internet broadcasts.  In addition, this studio set has three Sony EX1 cameras that are tripod mounted on dollies and afford FSS maximum flexiblity for various productions.  The other two FSS studio sets also have custom news style desks and the cameras in those sets are wall mounted and controlled via robotically controlled pan/tilt camera systems.  Those sets, one has an 80 inch and the other, a 70 inch LED HDTV Monitor ( used as a background that can display a still image (such as a skyline shot of Fort Lauderdale) or video looped through a DVD player such as a network’s show graphics.  All FSS studio sets are lit with 56k daylight and are professionally and fully sound proofed.

The signals are output via HD/SDI and SD/SDI connections and transmitted over LTN Global’s “Smart Cloud.” In addition to our outbound fiber lines, our studio also has an incoming fiber line  that can be used for receiving video…a show’s “backhaul” graphics and Teleprompter feeds for on air talent.   LTN Global’s Smart Cloud is “highly flexible and scalable, enabling delivery of content of the highest quality, including HD and 3D, at any bit rate and in any encoding format, from any geographic location to any number of end-points located anywhere. SmartCloud delivers proven availability, reliability and performance, combined with a superior viewing experience, at significant savings.”

Green Screen Production

Florida Sun Studios has an entire studio set dedicated for green screen production.  Whether it’s producing commercial videos, satellite media tours, internet broadcasts, political videos, or entire network news broadcasts…FSS has you covered!   Our green screen studio powered by the Tricaster 460 (all in one camera switcher) and control surface, is the complete and ultimate production solution for broadcasters, small businesses and individuals alike!  The Tricaster 460 unit comes complete with on air graphics, titling capabilities, Skype connectivity and virtual sets, giving our clients an infinite amount of options and choices to film their production!  Add to that a custom news style anchor desk with “side wings” for on air guests and an enormous 80 inch LED monitor on a sleek, modern stand.  Both the anchor desk and 80 inch LED TV stand are on durable, caster wheels that can be moved in and out of the way in the matter of seconds. Combine all this with the virtual sets and Tricaster unit…it’s like having the flexibility of a  Broadway Theater production!  And the best part of it is…Everything is done…Live From FSS!!

Media Training

Florida Sun Studios is the go to studio that all the network news stations and their guests turn to for remote “live shot” interviews.   FSS, run by studio owner, Scott Wolfson, offers complete media training courses that we customize to our clients’ needs.   Scott has spent more than 20+ years as a news journalist working for both local and network news stations.  His vast and diversified experience as an assignment editor, field producer, photojournalist, and studio owner, gives him a unique advantage in offering FSS’ clients the most complete media training available in South Florida.   Florida Sun Studios media training seminars simulate the closest experience you’ll  encounter with television news as you go “LIVE FROM FSS!”

Satellite Media Tours
Our studios provide the perfect setup for Satellite Media Tours.  We can provide an infinite number of backgrounds for your talent.   Many local television stations often book studio guests who are experts in a number of fields to broadcast a specific message.  That message is broadcast and disseminated either live or taped for later airing.  The “expert” can be an artist, performer, author, doctor, attorney, or spokesperson promoting an upcoming event, industry trend or book release.  Satellite media tours are generally one on one interviews conducted with television news anchors and reporters that can be broadcast from a remote location (such as Florida Sun Studios) and may be aired live.    One advantage of a satellite media tour is that the taped or live segment can be picked up by other television stations in different markets. This eliminates the need to individually tape the same segment at different locations.  Satellite Media Tours are an effective marketing tool to broadcast a given message and they also offer a huge cost savings tool to the client.  Your “expert” will feel right at home in our studios!

NEW:  Professional Facebook Live/YouTube Live (For Business) Video Production Shows

Now offering professionally produced Facebook Live and YouTube Live Video Production for small businesses and individuals alike!  Until very recently, Facebook Live was limited to only a lucky few, most notably celebrities.  Now, every Facebook user can broadcast live via their smartphone, tablet or desktop/laptop computer.  All that’s needed is an iPhone or other smart phone, and boom you’re Live on Facebook!  That’s great and all, but what if you want to use this new powerful social media platform to promote, advertise and boost your business?  Well,  image is everything and a shaky hand held iPhone video paired with bad audio (background wind noise, nearby conversations, moving traffic, etc)  less than ideal lighting conditions, and unreliable wifi internet connectivity, are all reasons why if you’re doing Facebook Live to bolster your business, you should consider producing it professionally!  Understandably, not every small business has tens of thousands of dollars to shell out building their own professional studio (expensive professional HD cameras, video switchers, studio lighting, audio, soundproofing, etc)   And that’s just the monetary part of the question. After you spend a ton of money building your own professional studio, you’re gonna need to hire a professional camera operator(s), audio sound mixer, producer, director/technical director, editor, post production graphics person to produce your show!   Wow!  So what do you do?!  FSS is the answer!  Our state of the art HD studio (servicing all the major news/sports networks like CNN, Fox News, ESPN, and MSNBC to name a few)  is now offering professional, affordable Facebook Live and YouTube Live Video Productions!

Video News Releases
An edited video news clip that is used created by a PR firm, advertising agency, corporation or marketing firm to promote certain products and services.  VNR’s as they are commonly referred as, are provided to television stations with the intent of the stations’ producers airing the VNR or segments of the VNR to a mass audience of viewers.  Florida Sun Studios can provide all the necessary elements to make your Video News Release look professional and attractive to your clients.  We can handle your Video News Release from start to finish:  From generating story ideas, to writing scripts, providing Professional On Camera Talent and Voice Over Recordings, shooting and editing the video, post production graphics and web compression.

ENG Camera Crews
Florida Sun Studios provides professional broadcast quality ENG camera crews that cover everything from breaking news, general assignments, sports, politics and feature news stories.  Please call for a list of our current rates.

DSLR Camera Crews
Florida Sun Studios is equipped with the latest technology in DSLR video.  We have complete DSLR field packages featuring:  Canon 5D Mark 11’s, Canon 60D’s, Canon EF Lenses Red Series prime (fixed focal lengths) and zoom lenses, Glidecam for “flying” motion cinematic type shots, Cinevate camera slider.  Hire Florida Sun Studios when you want to achieve that “Hollywood Cinematic Shallow Depth of Field” look you see only on the big screen at your local cinema theater!Non Linear Editing Services

Non Linear Editing

Our studio is equipped with multiple Apple Macintosh Computer Non-Linear Editing Systems.  We have both the Final Cut Studio Suite (which includes Final Cut Pro 7, Compressor, Motion, and DVD Studio Pro) as well as Final Cut X.  In addition, we have the Adobe Production Premium Suite that includes:  Premier Pro 6, Adobe Media Encoder, Encore, Photoshop and After Effects.  In addition to editing, we are a full post production operation offering:  post production graphics,  video compression for the web, Blu ray and DVD authoring and DVD duplication.

Radio and Television Voice Overs

FSS’ studio sets are frequently booked by professional commercial voiceover artists, radio and television correspondents and clients looking to record professional voiceover audio tracks.    All of our studio sets are fully soundproofed and equipped with the very best voiceover/audio equipment to record broadcast quality audio tracks.