5600 Campus Center Drive, Playa Vista, California, 90094, United States
Formerly Hughes Aircraft, where the Hughes Helicopter and ‘flying boat’ Spruce Goose were made in building 15, the site became ‘Stages at Playa Vista’ then in 2006 the management was taken over by Raleigh Studios.
In 2012 – 2014, LA developer Wayne Ratkovich converted the studios into Hercules Campus, a shared workspace / production space, used by companies such as Youtube. The development was expected to cost up to $90 million.
In 2016, the lease was taken over by Google and their new office / workspace complex opened in 2018.
|Stage||Length||Width||sq ft.||Grid Height||Floor|
|Building 15 – North Bay||747 ft||102 ft||76,194||72 ft||Concrete|
|Building 15 – South Bay||747 ft||102 ft||76,194||72 ft||Concrete|
|Building 17 – East Bay||156 ft||84 ft||13,104||22 ft||Concrete|
|Building 17 – West Bay||126 ft||84 ft||10,584||22 ft||Concrete|
|Building 45 – Bay||135 ft||169 ft||22,815||45 ft||Concrete|
???? – Stages at Playa Vista
2006 – Raleigh Studios Playa Vista
2011 September 2/3: Building 15 was transformed into a Call Of Duty themed environment to launch the game Call of Duty Modern Warfare, featuring Kanye West at the end of the event. [ref]
2012-2014 – Hercules Campus
2016 – Spruce Goose Hangars leased by Google.
Productions shot at Stages at Playa Vista
Feature Film (13)
|Transformers: Dark of the Moon||2011||Michael Bay|
|Much of the film was shot using Pace 3D cameras, as used on James Cameron's Avatar. Other sequences were converted to 3D in post-production.|
|Production began on May 18, 2010 and wrapped on November 9, 2010, after many months of location work.|
|Digital capture and effects work used Sony F35 and Arri Alexa cameras.|
|The performance capture shoot at Playa Vista lasted 31 days.|
|Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||2009||Michael Bay|
|Iron Man||2008||Jon Favreau|
|Van Helsing||2004||Stephen Sommers|
|The Haunting||1999||Jan de Bont|
|Menno's Mind||1997||Jon Kroll|
|Trial and Error||1997||Jonathan Lynn|
|Independence Day||1996||Roland Emmerich|
|Cable company sets and Area 51 interiors|
|Batman Forever||1995||Joel Schumacher|
|The Hunt for Red October||1990||John McTiernan|