Sony Pictures Studio tour…

Today, our class at the high school had a field trip, we got to go to Sony Pictures Studios for a guided tour.  Nine students, five teachers, two Culver City bus rides (the first from Century City to the studios in Culver City; the second bus took us back.)

I didn’t think about taking my camera (must of had a brain freeze…), but luckily I did have my Galaxy S3 cell phone, so I used it’s 8 megapixel camera to snap a few shots:

this was where we met our tour guide, it's lobby is huge and we were told that it is often used in movies to stand in as an airport terminal

We met our tour guide inside, it’s lobby is huge and we were told that it is often used in movies to stand in as an airport terminal

after coming through the glass doors, this is the view ahead of you...

after coming through the glass doors, this is the view ahead of you…  You can definitely imagine an airport terminal here…

and this is looking toward the front from the back area

and this is looking toward the front from the back area

Christmas tree in the lobby

Christmas tree in the lobby

Time for the movie/TV portion of the tour:

as you proceed into the lobby, you are "greeted" by agents K and J...

as you proceed further into the lobby, you are “greeted” by agents K and J…

just to the left of the Men In Black, is Godzilla…  They also have Spiderman, but I passed on taking his picture…

After we met up with our tour guide, he led us into a screening room, gave us our tour passes, and showed a quick movie about how Sony Pictures ended up on this lot.  Then we went outside for a walking tour…

sony tour pass

We crossed the street onto the main lot, and were “treated” with a rainbow:

this was put in as an homage to the Wizard of Oz, which was filmed on the lot in the 1930's.

this was put in as an homage to the Wizard of Oz, which was filmed on the lot in the 1930’s.

We walked through some streets where they shoot scenes, and ended up at the stage where they film Jeopardy.  They weren’t filming today, so we got to walk in and have a look around:

we ran into Alex Trebec, but he was unresponsive to our hellos, which made sense since he was a cardboard cutout...

we ran into Alex Trebec, but he was unresponsive, which made sense since this was a cardboard cutout…

the set was under wraps, but if you watch the show, you can figure out what was under the sheets...

the set was under wraps, but if you watch the show, you can figure out what was under the sheets…

They were re-designing/decorating the Wheel of Fortune set, so we couldn’t go in.  The tour guide was impressed when I told him how you spin the wheel (you pull it toward you, then push it away, as it’s pretty heavy), as I was an alternate contestant a few years back on Wheel, but didn’t get a chance to compete, just sat in the contestant area of the audience waiting for someone to either get sick or hurt, though nobody did…

We then walked outside and came upon some “famous” cars:

Who You Gonna Call???the black car next to Ecto 1, is from Green Hornet, but since I didn't see the movie, I wasn't interested in taking it's picture...

Who You Gonna Call???
the black car next to Ecto 1, is from Green Hornet, but since I didn’t see the movie, I wasn’t interested in taking it’s picture…

We then went back to the Plaza building for lunch and I took a couple more pictures:

because of the sunlight coming through the windows, I had to take this from a distance.  The costume on the right is Dan Akroyd's from "Ghostbusters," and the one on the left is Will Ferrell's from "Talladega Nights"

because of the sunlight coming through the windows, I had to take this from a distance. The costume on the right is Dan Akroyd’s from “Ghostbusters,” and the one on the left is Will Ferrell’s from “Talladega Nights”

This was hanging over the food court, it's from "Blue Thunder"

this was hanging over the food court, it’s from “Blue Thunder”

We were led into a small building that had some of Sony Pictures’ Oscars on display, he said I couldn’t take any pictures of them.  Our guide told us all of the Oscars are made in Chicago, and are shipped here to L.A.  He also said that they cost about $500 to make…and that the actors who win, have to sign a contract vowing not to sell them.

I might take this tour again, on my own time.  If I do, I’ll be sure to take my camera with me,

So,

HOW YOU DOIN???

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2 comments on “Sony Pictures Studio tour…

  1. Michael says:

    Great post. Now I don’t have to take the tour :-

  2. […] with the other pictures I’ve take with my phone, (see my tour of Sony Picture Studios,) I’ve recently figured out how to take Panorama pictures.  Panorama pictures are stretched out […]

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