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:
Time for the movie/TV portion of the tour:
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…
We crossed the street onto the main lot, and were “treated” with a rainbow:
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:
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:
We then went back to the Plaza building for lunch and I took a couple more pictures:
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,
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