Smashbox Studios Further Integrates Equipment and Digital Services with New Photo Services Manager, Joseph De Sanze

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smashbox Studios – Hollywood's premier provider of stages and equipment – recently hired Joseph De Sanze as Photo Services Manager. He joins the Smashbox Photo Rentals team as it moves to coordinate more closely with Smashbox Digital – Smashbox's own digital capture and retouching services department.

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Smashbox Studios CEO Mikel Elliott explains, "Smashbox Digital and Photo Rentals divisions have established themselves as leaders in the convergent space between still and motion pictures. We are making strategic moves to grow our division." The addition of De Sanze to the team further strengthens Smashbox's leadership position at the leading edge of film and photography production in LA.

A 2000 graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Photography, De Sanze is a prominent LA surf photographer with years of experience as a photography equipment manager in Los Angeles.

"I am thrilled with the support Smashbox has shown by nurturing its success with key hires, leading-edge equipment and post-production services. I'm delighted to be joining the team," says De Sanze.

De Sanze will be the photo services counterpart to Smashbox Studios Digital Services Manager Vik Vats, who joined the team from NYC last June. Vats and De Sanze unite under Smashbox Studios veteran Dave Radin, Sr. Director of Photo Rentals and Digital Services, as the two departments integrate their offerings. "Adding Joseph and Vik to the team under Dave Radin's leadership further strengthens our position by providing excellent service to image makers," explains Abel Gallardo, Smashbox VP of Sales.

Smashbox clients who rent equipment often also request post-production processing, and Smashbox Studios aims to further develop this synergy between the two departments. Also, the rapid rise of DSMCs (Digital Still and Motion Cameras) for both still and motion shoots is changing the way visual artists shoot and process their work. As motion and still workflows converge, experts like Vats and De Sanze will collaborate together to produce excellent results.

ABOUT Smashbox Studios
Smashbox Studios -- Los Angeles' leading photo studio brand -- regularly hosts photo and film shoots, as well as events for photographers, producers and celebrities. Smashbox also offers equipment rentals, and digital capture and editing services. Quixote Studios -- the managing partner of Smashbox Studios - was founded in 1995. Quixote is Hollywood's premier provider of boutique film studios, production-related vehicles, grip and lighting equipment, expendables and production supplies. Quixote has added to its array of services with expanded offerings in New York, Boston and New Orleans.

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