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STUDIO • PERFORMANCES • GALLERY • EVENTS

Welcome to WIZNU

 
WIZNU Studio is a premiere production studio and art gallery located on Gallery Row in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles — designed for high-quality photography, video, and sound productions with state-of-the-art equipment. 

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OUR MISSION


Our mission is to inspire and empower.  At WIZNU Studio, minds meld in thoughtful creativity — the artist & musician, the filmmaker & editor, and the altruist & activist.  We inspire positive evolution through creative projects serving higher purpose; imagination, invention and new dialogues.  Our space is a home to film shoots, live performances, gallery events, VIP promotions & sales, and inspiring workshops.  We connect like-minded people sharing our vision, excited to network and collaborate on something new, different, and fun.  Contact us to learn more, collaborate, or rent WIZNU Studio!

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OUR SERVICES


WIZNU: Studio. Performances. Gallery. Events.

As a premiere production studio in Downtown Los Angeles, we rent our space as an upscale VIP product launch and private "brand experience" facility, filming location, and event venue hosting live performances, screenings, and workshops. We also host numerous fine art & photography exhibits, fundraisers, and speakers & seminars.

At A Glance:
Upscale Gallery Row VIP Venue in DTLA’s Historic Core, adjacent to Restaurants, Pubs, Coffee Shops & All Amenities — Fully-Equipped Photo, Film & Audio Production Studio — Stunning Views of Downtown LA from Wraparound Windows & Rooftop — Unique & Cozy Indoor-Grassfield Luxuriously Fabric-Draped Environment — 2100 s/f, accommodating VIP audiences up to 125 — Elegant Lighting & Superior Sound Environment — Stylish Modern Kitchenette and Bathroom with Tub & Shower — Extensive Faux Finish Woodgrain & Original Brick Wall Room — Convenient Parking, with Available Valet — Lighting Grid, Cameras, 32-channel Presonus digital audio recording, 16x9' Video Projection Wall — dual HVAC, & high capacity electrical power systems — ideal for Performances, Workshops, VIP Product Launches & Gallery Premieres.

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OUR HISTORY


WIZNU was founded by celebrity photographer, Michael Wisnieux. Michael's photographic legacy includes capturing some of the most prolific rock-and-roll music icons in American history. As an artist of multiple mediums, Michael has consistently combined his love for music, photography, video, and events into creating opportunities to bring together artists of all kinds in unique, exciting, innovative, and well-regarded collaboration. 

In 2012, Michael actualized a long-held vision by securing commercial space to create WIZNU in Downtown Los Angeles on Gallery Row. Through renovations and revelations, a NU approach to creative collaboration was born. 

Since then, WIZNU has hosted a wealth of talent between its walls. WIZNU Studio has brought together workshops for social causes, hosted music and art events, and has been used as a filming location.  Many exciting projects have sprung from WIZNU's collaborations and brainstorming sessions, including REBIRTH: The Short Motion Picture, the ALTA Music Foundation for healing music, and our first artist-in-residence, Andrea Brook with her SONIC BUTTERFLY installation and performances. Working with a talented team of staff and friends, Michael has produced videos and films with such luminaries as Grammy awarded Koji Nakamura, Emmy awarded Gary Malkin and the legendary Glen Campbell.  In 2015, WIZNU Studio was a host of the USA's first-ever World Art Day, in conjunction with IAA-UNESCO (International Association of Art- United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). And in 2016, WIZNU provided crucial team support for the World Art Day LA Opening Gala, while hosting the Living On A Dollar A Day exhibition with Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C Byer & husband Paul Kitagaki Jr., senior photographers at the Sacramento Bee; & video interviews by ImagePeople.com including MOPLA/Lucie Fdn./Farmani Group Creator Hossein Farmani — 

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WIZNU STUDIO: At WIZNU we've created a conducive space for collaboration and creation. Our studio is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is available to rent for filming, video production, photography, gallery exhibits, music recording, events and workshops. We are also open to installations and artists-in-residence series for ongoing projects. 


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WIZNU STUDIO


WIZNU Studio is located on Gallery Row in the heart of the Historic Core District of Downtown Los Angeles. With over 2100 sq. feet and top-of-the-line studio equipment, WIZNU is perfect for photo or video shoots, gallery exhibits, events, workshops, music recording, live performances, and whatever else we may dream up together. The space is available for professional rentals and collaborations that serve the WIZNU mission to craft Sounds and Images to inspire and empower in positive, socially uplifting ways. 

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SPECIFICATIONS


WIZNU Studio is fully equiped with everything needed for amazing creative productions. Here are just a few of our specifications; for a detailed listing, click the EQUIPMENT & SERVICES SPEC SHEET button below. Click the button below for RENTAL & PROJECT REQUESTS to submit an inquiry, or visit the Inquiry tab for more information.

Music Recording Video Equipment Live Music Performance
Sound Mixing Video Editing Photo/Lighting Equipment
Event Planning Event Promotion Film Location Shooting
Different Studios Voice Over Gallery Space
Artist Installations Workshop Hosting Musical Instruments


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MICHAEL WISNIEUX MASTER CLASS


Celebrity photographer, Michael Wisnieux, offers an exclusive Photography Master Class, open to 12 participants. This class includes one Saturday each month for Four Months, culminating in a Photographic Art Exhibit of students’ work at WIZNU Studio+Gallery, in Downtown Los Angeles on famed Gallery Row. Students must provide their own cameras, lenses, image-recording media, and printing & mounting for Exhibit. This special Master Class provides specialty instruction to students, with an emphasis on Photography as Art. Coursework will focus on three primary components: Composition • Lighting • Working With Models Course Fee: $1800 — 50% Deposit Required — Includes:

4 Group Classes + Exhibit Weekly Assignments Skype or Phone Consultations: 30min. maximum per week Online Postings: #WIZNUwinners, in Selected Categories

Classes are held at WIZNU Studio+Gallery, with Two Snack Breaks mid-session:

Contact 323.475.WIZ1 (9491) • photo@wisnieux.com

WIZNU Studio+Gallery 724 S. Spring Street #703 Los Angeles CA 90014

 

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FEATURED WIZNU PROJECTS



WIZNU Studio is a collaborative space where creative projects thrive. Within our walls, we unite artists, musicians, innovators and thought provokers to develop concepts that inspire and elevate. Our projects energize innovation through collaboration, creativity, community activism, and global communications inspiring personal empowerment. Below are a few of our current projects. To propose a project and collaborate with WIZNU, please submit a request via the link below.

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Michael Wisnieux, WIZNU's founder, is a prolific photographer & filmmaker who launched his career documenting Rock & Roll icons. His photography elevates the medium to the level of fine art.
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"Harmony for Humanity" — Funding Music that Matters. Supporting creation of holistic music — to assist physical health, emotional balance, and psychological vitality. 
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What can we be, and do, for our spirit, community, & world? Our film "Rebirth" begins a discussion of collective hopes for human potential, and dreams of planetary redemption ~ a message of triumph of the human spirit.
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When the collaboration is right, we welcome artists to install projects for periods of time in WIZNU Studio. In 2014, we featured Andrea Brook's SONIC BUTTERFLY long-stringed harp installation.
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Coming Soon! WIZNU will be launching a channel of original video content. Stay tuned for inspiring workshop videos, creative content and more!

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Coming Soon! We will begin featuring recordings and collaborations of the musicians that pass through WIZNU — music that moves you!

THE PEOPLE



WIZNU is a community of innovators, artists, musicians, and consummate professionals. Our cohesive team, and our global community's support enables us to accomplish our mission. We are expanding our skilled network, sharing resources, and building new connections. As we expand upon Los Angeles' avant-garde reputation, please contact us to get involved.

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Michael Wisnieux, WIZNU's founder, is a prolific photographer & filmmaker who launched his career documenting Rock & Roll icons. His photography elevates the medium to the level of fine art; his vision elevates WIZNU to meet new challenges.
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Raul Rosiles is the founder of Soul Based Living, an international speaker, event producer, author, artist, and Enlightenment Catalyst. Raul manages WIZNU operations and aids in soul-based project design.
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Ginger is WIZNU's CFO and Operations Manager. She keeps things running smoothly, bringing her passion for music and art to our environment. Ginger is a great hostess for events and workshops.

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Koji Nakamura is the Taiko Master of Makoto Taiko, and a 2007 Grammy Award-winner as a participating artist in Paul Winter's collaborative CD album, "Crestone." Makoto Taiko performs under Koji's instruction, and is based at Shumei International in Pasadena, CA near Los Angeles. Koji's inspirational leadership was the cornerstone of our film "Rebirth," and has helped WIZNU build the ALTA Music Foundation for wholistic music.
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WIZNU is collaborating with Mokichi Okada to further the mission of Shumei through artistic expression. Mokichi Okada, known to members of Shumei as Meishusama, believed that wellbeing is within everyone's reach through the spiritual exercise of Jyorei, an appreciation of art and beauty, and the care and reverence for our environment. We are committed to advancing Meishusama's vision for global transformation.
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WIZNU is teaming up with Gary Malkin, of Wisdom of the World, to use media to heal, empower, and connect us to the best part of ourselves. This new inspirational media has the capacity to help find one's true purpose, strengthen the ability to compassionately connect with others, and find greater success in all areas of one's life.
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Beth Doane found success in fashion, but after witnessing the human rights violations, prevalence of child labor and environmental pollution in fashion manufacturing, she began to speak out, and encourage industry leaders to take action. Beth created Raintees as part of this action. Raintees gives back in multiple ways, and we're thrilled to help their efforts.
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Fuzzbee is a musical genius and entertainer — a multiple instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, and producer. Fuzzbee is also a film and television composer, and performer with The Flying Fannoli Brothers, the death-defying improv comedy band. He plays guitar, keyboards, bass, flute, soprano sax and lots of other instruments. We are thrilled to have him as part of our WIZNU Music Projects.
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Andrea Brook was our first artist-in-residence at the studio with her Sonic Butterfly Installation. Sonic Butterfly is a 26 string long-string instrument designed and built by Andrea. The resonating chambers look like butterfly wings with two full octaves of strings radiating outward overhead. We loved having Sonic Butterfly and the live performances at WIZNU Studio!
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