EMERYVILLE, CA — Athena Studios (www.athenastudios.com) is a new company providing full production services for film, TV, advertising, and multimedia clients. The studio, which was founded by Jon V. Peters, has a 40x48-foot stage, including a 25x25-foot green screen cyc.
Athena Studios is the production arm of AthenaOnline, which has been delivering educational programs to corporations around the world since its launch in l994. AthenaOnline was founded by Peters to leverage new technologies offering knowledge to a broader range of learners in the business world. Over the years the company has created numerous interactive programs and thousands of online videos.
“We have always wanted to create a truly compelling experience for our corporate users,” says Peters. “I realized that to achieve that goal we needed to strengthen our abilities in all aspects of filmmaking as well, so we gave AthenaOnline’s Production Group more creative autonomy. We realized that we also need a great stage with a full green screen cyc, capable of multi-camera shots with larger groups of people. We also needed superb compositing tools, CGI and special effects capabilities, not to mention really talented people to do it all.”
The new facility includes 5,200 square feet of workspace. The company’s first project on the new stage was hosting High Noon Entertainment for the pilot of SyFy’s Collection Intervention. The Athena crew has also worked with the Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society to provide video production and post services for special membership events.