Secret Headquarters, Inc.

(323) 677 2092 | Info@SecretHQ.com

The Producer’s Secret Weapon

SHQi provides post-production services for Studios, Networks, and Independent Producers.
From creative editorial to finishing: color correction, surround mixing, and final delivery.

espionage, Black Ops, undercover work

What We Do

Corraborating Evidence

Evidence

“What exactly do you do?”
“Oh, I travel… a sort of licensed troubleshooter.”

Completed Missions

Possible collaborators and

Chamber of Coerced Confessions

Jon Cassar, Director/Executive Producer, 24: Live Another Day

“Once again congrats on putting together a great behind the scenes special. There’s no way the audience is not going to watch the first episode after seeing that.
Well done.”

Howard Gordon, Executive Producer, 24: Live Another Day

“Great work…Makes you want to watch the show!!”

Kevin Williamson, Executive Producer – The Following (FOX)

“Love the way you almost give something away but are so very careful not to spoil anything.
Thank you so much!”

Alan Rast, VP – FOX Creative Services

“Yes it is true that Secret Headquarters is the best. I literally could not do my job without them.They downconvert my shoot tapes, and then they cut great pieces from my footage that make me look good. What more can I say? This. They have all the answers to the techie-stuff that can trip up your project when you get stuck in digital encoding / audio-sync / format hell. And the people are actually nice.
Take them for a spin – you won’t be disappointed.”

Andrew Boyd, VP, Marketing & Publicity – OddLot Entertainment

“I lean on SHQ primarily for creative work, and Dave and Greg have delivered for me time and time again. The passion they have for their work shines through in the material.  I am constantly asked for recommendations, and happily refer people to SHQ. These guys get it, and do it right.”

Julie Meisner-Eagle, Producer – Playhouse Disney

I’d definitely do a shout-out for the incessant barking and the impressive assortment of foul language that continuously gleams the halls..absolutely free! (Who else could offer such services? Seriously!)
Ok, here’s my “really for reals” quote:
“Secret HQ is a one-stop shop for editorial. All my offline, online, and graphics needs are managed by an amazing staff of assistant editors and editors who go above and beyond to ensure my projects are technically perfect and delivered on time.”

Allen Cognata, Writer/Director/Producer, The Putt Putt Syndrome

“SHQ was the answer to all of our post-production needs. Dave understood the financial challenges an independent filmmaker is faced with after wrapping on a production. He found a way to get us to the finish line without compromising on quality [meeting every] deadline he was faced with. Greg added a touch that only a seasoned pro could, taking our film to another level [and] showed that not only is he a master editor but also [is] capable of explaining complex technical techniques to a person with little technical background.
I have grown as a filmmaker through my experience with SHQ and would recommend their services to any independent filmmaker.”

Dawn Ford, Producer – Hot Sprocket Films

“I’d rather take a project to Secret HQ than anywhere else. The atmosphere, creative team, and attention to technical detail makes it the perfect place to work.”

Greg McIver, Owner/Creative Director – McIver Entertainment and Producer – Disney

“Secret HQ is like working at home if my home was filled with video editing equipment, edit bays, and a highly experienced and courteous group of creative professionals. There’s nothing Greg and his staff can’t or won’t do, within the constraints of polite society of course, to help make a project better. Since many projects that I have worked on at Secret HQ have also required a high level of confidentiality, the security of a professionally-trained guard dog on the premises during the working hours has also proven to be an added benefit.
Oh yeah, the cookies are good too.”

Allan R. Smith, Producer – DreamQuest Productions

“Our documentary film, Rescue Men – The Story of the Pea Island Life-Savers, has gone on to win 11 industry awards and I know that this would not have happened, except for the excellence we received at Secret Headquarters.”

Jennifer Uteda, Owner/Creative Director – Reel Pictures

“Love working with everyone at Secret Headquarters! Offline editing is awesome. They always add creative spark to projects. Their editors go the extra mile to make the project better than imagined. Online is top notch and they respond quickly to those emergencies that always seem to pop up. I recall once we had a spot that had to be in NY to air that night. We HAD to make a fiber feed (in Hollywood) withing a few hours. We made it with time to spare! Clients loved me for getting it done. Ya, Secret HQ made me look good. You guys ROCK!”

Linda Garcia, Pantelion Films

“Secret Headquarters is my secret weapon!”

Kenny Rhodes, Propagandist – Polaris Productions

Here’ a little something for you to put on your website and smoke it:
“After years of working with Secret Headquarters, I’ve come to rely on them as creative partners. They’re quick to get the tone of each project we work on, and they love the challenge. Each member of their team has a technical expertise that I lack and an artistic attitude (God help me) that constantly results in a finished product greater than what I could have achieved on my own. Their range of clients gives them a perspective and knowledge base that I’ve drawn on many times when I’ve come to them with a new client of mine (usually they’ve worked with them before). And they’re always ready to help me out with my stupid questions or when I need a sounding board for creative or strategic thinking. They’re my favorite team in Hollywood.”
That’ll be $15.

Rob Kositchek, Director of Photography

“My professional experience with Secret Headquarters is always first class. They demonstrate a great service attitude and technical know-how. I can always come to them with opportunities large or small and be met with outstanding work.”

The Spies

Operatives

Surveillance Photos


Edit 007

HD Color Correction and Finishing

Avid Symphony DX, DaVinci Resolve, or Final Cut Pro. Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects and Photoshop. MAXX EVO high-speed storage. Leader HD evaluation monitoring, both glass and plasma HD monitors. All-digital audio mixer. Dog bed under desk, comfy couch, WiFi, individual A/C control etc. All edit bays share Terrablock 24d networked storage.


Edit 99

HD Color Correction and Finishing

Avid Symphony DX or Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects and Photoshop. Leader HD evaluation monitoring, both glass and plasma HD monitors. Snoozy couch, coat rack behind door case, WiFi, individual A/C, etc.


Edit 86

HD Offline and Online

Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects and Photoshop, Leader evaluation monitoring. That same Ikea chair you have, client workstation, comfy couch, WiFi, individual A/C control, etc.


KAOS

HD Offline and Online

Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Studio. Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects and Photoshop. Client workstation, book shelf full of unopened operations manuals, WiFi, individual A/C, etc.


The Cone of Silence

Surround Sound Mixing

ProTools Mixing, plus Avid Media Composer, or Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects and Photoshop. Large screen plasma monitor. Ribbon mic or shotgun mics for VO, audio tools include WAVES surround sound plugins and mastering/restoration packages.Isolated environment, plastic dart gun, WiFi, individual A/C control, etc.


Edit Q

HD Offline and Online

Full Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Studio immediately adjacent to machine room. Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects and Photoshop.
Shared workspace (head phones available).
This picture is old – that TV has been replaced with a much nicer one!


Edit M

Artist / Editor Workstation

Final Cut Studio, or Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects, Photoshop, and Maya. Panasonic LCD pro monitor. Comfortable chair (sometimes).


Weapons Lab

No post-production facility this size, or almost any size has a kitchen like this. For a more clear understanding, see www.stylefood.com


Conference Room

Yes it might be the back end of the kitchen..but hey, look at the big TV!


Armory

Our weapons’ arsenal includes:
HDCamSR, HDCam, D-5, DVCProHD, DVCPro , NTSC and PAL DigiBeta, IMX, Beta SX, and Beta SP, HDV, DA88, DAT, Hi-8, U-Matic, Terranex Standards converters, Facilis Terrablock shared storage, LTO3 and 4, miles of copper and fiber cabling… and more. Plus, there’s motion-sensitive video recording, and an actual SAFE for your high-value masters.

Contact

Thank you! I have received your message.

name

email

message

Contact Info

323-677-2092

info@secrethq.com

5767 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016