Benefit from backgrounds You didn’t think you could afford…

For the better part of a decade, Hollywood filmmakers have used Virtual Sets to place stories in any setting they can imagine, for a fraction of the cost, time and ecological impact of shooting on location or set-building.

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The ultimate life-hack for producers: Rent the soundstage that gives you more.

Producers, production managers and production coordinators love working here because we understand their challenges far better than your average soundstage rental company. Our many decades of combined Industry experience gave us the insight we needed to create the most comfortable, convenient and complete production experience possible.

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A tale of two kitchens.

In keeping with the rest of our studio, Cobalt’s home ec and craft service kitchens are both spacious and thoughtfully-furnished, creating a warm and inviting experience for you and your clients. That’s where the similarities end! Our home ec kitchen is your behind-the-scenes secret weapon for food styling — fully-equipped, yet easy to reconfigure to the specifics of any and all food projects.

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Be a MoCo Master.

Motion control, or MoCo, gives us the flexibility to move the camera in three-dimensional space with precision and repeatability. It makes it possible to execute extremely dynamic camera moves that would be impossible to operate conventionally. For example, imagine a shot that starts high and wide, and then roars into a tabletop product shot. MoCo also allows you to composite elements in post-production that could not physically coexist in the same shot.

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Closer to Midtown than Brooklyn.

Getting here and being here is all part of the Cobalt experience. During rush hour, our Hoboken soundstage is a quick reverse-commute from the city. And while you're here, Hoboken's relaxed small-town vibe and authentic atmosphere offers a chill experience. Hoboken is safe, clean and the furthest thing from working in an 'Industrial Park.' Take a walk, or dive into an authentic, old school Italian deli.

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Don’t sleep on this powerful, practical technology.

Today, Virtual Set technology is less expensive than traditional sets and location shoots, and the tools and artists are plentiful. Cobalt's Virtual Backlot marks the first time it's available to the public on the East Coast, so there will never be a better time to lead the way and start leveraging this invaluable technology.

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Is the L train even running? Do we even care?

We love Brooklyn, but we love convenience more! Shooting at Cobalt means never having to worry if the L train is running, because there are SO many ways to get here, and they’re all good. We’re conveniently located in Hoboken, NJ, and if you haven’t been here yet, you’re missing out!

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More space to work. More amenities to love.

Cobalt serves the East Coast creative community with glorious, generous space. Closer to Midtown than Brooklyn, our 12,000 sq. ft. facility, our 7,000 sq. ft. soundstage and our 20 ft. high, 3 wall cyc provide ample space for major creativity.

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Not too big, not too small.

All too often, soundstage sizes go to extremes—either you’re crammed in, or you need walkies just to find your PAs. We believe Goldilocks had it right when she rejected anything but a comfortable “just right” fit. When it comes to soundstages, an awkward fit impacts the entire production in thousands of tiny, aggravating ways—not the vibes you want when you’re producing great work under pressure...

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Tabletop is in our DNA.

Our stage was born in 1995 as a tabletop / VFX studio, and if there were a sign above our door it would read “Science in the Service of Art.” Throughout the years, we’ve invested in the right tools for tabletop work, which has often meant inventing, engineering andconstructing those tools ourselves, in-house. That’s how tabletop works.

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