Goal Line Productions Is Bay Area's Largest Video Productions Facility

Football coach, Pro Football Hall of Famer, and broadcasting legend John Madden built the Goal Line Productions video production facility at Hacienda in 1995. When first created, the facility's mission was to fulfill the production needs of its founder. Now that Madden has retired, its mission is to provide the best production facility the Bay Area has to offer.

"We are the largest studio in the Bay Area," says Jonathan "Sketch" White, Goal Line's Stage Manager. The facility has a 7,000-square-foot sound stage with a two-wall cyclorama. A cyclorama is the curved wall used to create seamless backgrounds for advertising, entertainment, and art. It is a key element for commercial photography as well as film and broadcast production.

Goal Line's clients are often drawn to the facility for its sheer size. Clients are also drawn to Goal Line for all the amenities it offers not provided at other studios.

"Other studios aren't laid out in such a client friendly way," notes White. "Goal Line is a very comfortable place to shoot. Parking is easy, we have make-up and wardrobe rooms, production offices, two conference rooms, and a full-size commercial kitchen. Most productions have a craft services person. Every craft services person loves Goal Line because of that kitchen."

When it comes to owner Madden, food has never been an afterthought, says White. So a commercial kitchen was an important component of the facility. "We have a lot of food shots," says White. "We had one last week from a pasta company." One large food-related client had six food stylists working over three months in Goal Line's kitchen and studio while shooting a brand relaunch campaign.

The Tri-Valley business community may be surprised to discover that the Bay Area's largest sound stage is here in Pleasanton and owned by a local sports legend, notes White. He encourages Goal Line's Hacienda neighbors and other business leaders with video or media needs to take a tour of the facility, which works with small clients as well as large ones.

"We are a one-stop shop for production companies and media professionals," says White. "We can provide production supplies, a full complement of lighting and grip, power distribution, and basically everything you need to shoot anything you need."

One Goal Line customer has gone public with its praise on a review site. "We have a wedding and portrait photography business and having Goal Line nearby means we don't have to own or lease our own studio," writes the client. "We can rent it as often as we need it, and we are still money ahead at the end of the month. The cyc wall is large enough to photograph multiple automobiles and still have room to spare."

In addition to ample parking, a commercial kitchen, and wireless Internet access, the production facility includes a virtually silent heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, two large conference rooms, a production office, an in-house sound system, 3-phase power, and two large roll-up doors. Goal Line clients from outside the area can also receive corporate discounts for accommodations at the Rose Hotel on Pleasanton's historic Main Street.

For more information about Goal Line Productions, please visit www.goalline.com.

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