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Larry Ellena
Larry Ellena

Larry Ellena got his start at Mary Tyler Moore Productions. While finishing up college at CSU Northridge he was able to work summers and holidays as a prop maker on shows like WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere. From there his interest in film, particularly the area of sound, began to take form. In the summer of 1981 he went to work on The Lou Grant Show as a second boom and cable utility person. Soon after that CBS and Mary Tyler Moore Productions merged to form CBS/MTM Studios where a position in the Sound Transfer Department became available. There Ellena would eventually become department head and be in charge of two shifts. As the studio grew there were more opportunities to branch out and learn new things. At night he recorded the audience shows including Newhart and eventually spent 8 years with Seinfeld.

In 1992 Mary Tyler Moore Productions ceased to produce TV shows and CBS regained control of the studio. After the reorganization, changing technology diminished CBS’s interest in post production. CBS then let Todd AO take over all sound post on the lot. In 1997 Ellena went to work for Todd AO full time and helped establish their Sit-Com Department. At one point they were delivering at least 8 Sit-Com episodes per week for network and cable outlets.

Once Todd AO was acquired by Ascent Media, Ellena was invited to join the Universal Studios Sound in 2005 and help establish a Sit-Com sound department. He now is the Director, Television Sound Services, BluWave Audio. He is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild Local 700 and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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12.15.18
Lights used as #props and decor for a PSA shoot which included both #photo and #video πŸ“ΈπŸŽ₯πŸ’‘β­οΈ #fbf #props #property #decor #lights #themoreyouknow
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12.14.18
Did you catch β€œA Legendary Christmas Special” last night? We loved filming it here on the Lot! Check out a few behind-the-scenes shots of the set. πŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ β„οΈπŸŽΆ #tbt #johnlegend #chrissytiegen #christmas #tvspecial #onset #bts
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12.13.18
NBCUniversal StudioPost Mix #2 πŸŽ₯ πŸ”Š #mixing #avid #console #soundmixing #post #postproduction #mix #jbl #sound #studioservices #studiopost
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12.11.18
CHICKEN RANCH #location #chicken #ranch #house #backyard #victorian
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12.11.18
Every season, the 1220 Event space is home to the @nbcthevoice #press stage! The media #carpet will be super busy these next couple of weeks. πŸ“ΈπŸŽ₯πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™ #thevoice #media #press #redcarpet #interviews #semifinals #finals
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12.08.18
Courthouse Square was the perfect #location for this #1950s themed @sallybeauty event! A day of holiday cheer including hair and make-up fun. β„οΈπŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’„πŸ’– #sbholidayswing #hair #makeup #specialevents #universallotevents #studioservices
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12.07.18
These stunning #costumes from the new film β€œMary Queen of Scots”were on display last night at the @vanityfair party to promote the film! NBCUniversal Archives & Collections worked closely with the costume designer, Alexandra Byrne to show off the elegant pieces. Go see the film this weekend, in theaters now! πŸ‘‘πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‘‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ #maryqueenofscots #saoirseronan #margotrobbie #scotland #england #royalty #queen
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12.06.18
Ambient lighting created a nice aesthetic for this internal Town Hall event. πŸ’‘πŸ’™πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #lighting #grip #townhall #events #tbt #stage
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