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We just completed a week-long film shoot with our friends from Spectrecom Films in London, UK, and Allianz Global Investors.

Allianz hired Spectrecom to create a commercial film for one of their most recent projects, and Spectrecom chose us to help them out with the shoot in cinematography, logistics and aerial/drone captures.

We had an amazing shoot, using the C300mk2 as the main camera, some great lighting supplies by Kinoflo and Litepanels, our very own Inspire 2 for aerial shots, and a lot of other gear.

Check out the shoot photos below taken by the ever-useful iPhone X. The video will be completed and launched by the end of the year, so stay tuned here for updates.


We partner a lot with the talented team at Mr. Smith, a production agency next door to us and we collaborate on a lot of creative projects.

Recently, we had the chance to edit and color grade two short commercials for them, and their client JFK University.

We're very proud of the work, and it stands as a testament of what we are able to do here at Sutro Studios – sometimes full production projects from beginning to end, or sometimes just post-production helping other companies and creatives out.

Need help with a project? Contact us anytime.


We were recently hired by our good and talented friends at Torres Studios ( to collaborate in a video shoot for Trulia, one of the great real estate startups in San Francisco, CA (recently bought by Zillow).

We ended up operating the second camera and shooting some of the footage for the interviews and b-roll you see in the final edit. We love working with Marlon Torres, and we can't wait to have another opportunity to do it again soon.

Check out the video below, and don't forget to see his website. He's crazy talented and one of our favorite people to work with!

Karma Color

We can finally share the two videos we graded for Kyle Ranson-Walsh in New York City. We love everything about these two commercials, and the product itself. They were all filmed and produced in NYC, and the plates were transferred to us for final grading. You can read more about Karma in the following TechCrunch article or their website:


Karma Website:

We did all the color grading for these using our suite and DaVinci Resolve. If you want us to work on your videos for grading, please don't hesitate to send us a quick hello! We would LOVE to work with you.

Check out the videos below, and THANK YOU to Kyle for hiring us for this. We can't wait to work with him again.

Grading Commercials

We just completed color grading a couple of commercials produced by Kyle Ranson-Walsh ( in NYC. Using Dropbox for transferring files, and Google Hangouts for note sessions, this was a perfect little exercise in one of our biggest passions: color.

We won't mention the client quite yet, so stay tuned for an update, but until then have a look at the screenshots below to get a feel for how important color grading is in video/film.

Do you have a project you need to color grade? Let us know!

Before grading the picture is pretty flat, you don't know where to look, and overall looks dull and lifeless.

After grading you know where to look. In this case, the brightest value of skin tones is with our main character working on his laptop to the left. Color values are balanced, highlights and low values as well in tune with the rest of the commercial, and skin tones are appealing.


We are proud to share the news that our clients GUSTIN just reached another fantastic threshold on their Kickstarter campaign, $300,000. All the photos and video you see on the website were created by us and are a big part on their success. Any Kickstarter campaign depends greatly on having an engaging video and other visuals, something that shows the atmosphere, the mood, the passion of the guys behind the projects. GUSTIN were definitely those guys. With their incredibly detailed work, of the highest quality, it was a great pleasure collaborating with them in creating a cinematic video to portray exactly those same feelings and show their product to the world.


I guess the world loved it. Check out their Kickstarter page and the videos on our page here. And don't hesitate to contact us with your own ideas, campaigns and questions.


Crazy packed and fun day with the guys behind GUSTIN. Using the FS700, a ton of rigs, and several hours of great creative fun with them to film several behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a pair of the best quality jeans you can find. Just wait until you see what they have in store for you, but until then, check out this little frame grab from the shoot today. Many more things to come in the next couple of weeks. If you like fashion, denim, jeans, and a passionate attention to quality and detail, you will love this...