Burbank, CA—Sigma Corporation of America, a still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will open a brand-new West Coast showcase facility in Burbank, California. Sigma Burbank is located at 148 S. Victory Blvd. in Burbank, California.
The new facility enables Sigma to highlight all its products, services and support in a West Coast venue. Visitors can experience firsthand Sigma Cine and Global Vision lenses through product demonstrations, seminars and special events. Moreover, the facility reflects Sigma’s commitment to the filmmaking community with a significant presence in the heart of the U.S. film and television production scene.
It offers a modern showroom where filmmakers can test out specific lenses to determine what fits their workflow best. They can also connect with other industry professionals through presentations and workshops. In addition, Sigma Burbank will bring together Hollywood professionals and the next generation of cinematographers through student filmmaking group mixers, screenings of films shot with Sigma glass, and educational programs from Sigma and its partners.“Having a physical presence in the greater Los Angeles area has long been a vision of ours. The new West Coast Sigma center has been years in the making and to finally open it to the public is very exciting,” said Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Corporation. “We are thrilled to be a part of this creative community. Moreover, we look forward to the new relationships Sigma will develop with filmmakers and cinematographers, right in their backyard.”
Sigma’s presence on the West Coast is a significant milestone for the company, its authorized dealer network and Sigma customers. For the first time, its service and support will be offered with more convenience for West Coast cine and still photo dealers. In addition, order fulfillment will be faster, and service appointments can be scheduled immediately with technical representatives available on-site. “Our high-end Cine and Art lenses are compatible with the latest full-frame camera sensors and can support workflows up to 8K. As the industry adopts new and advanced standards in image resolution, our technical team will always be available on-site and in the neighborhood to support filmmaker needs,” added Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America.
Sigma Burbank Facility Grand Opening
To celebrate the opening of its new West Coast office, Los Angeles-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend a special reception. Hosted by Sigma Corporation of America, the reception is on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. PDT.
In addition to the open bar with rare sake tasting, there will be food from local food trucks. Moreover, the celebration features Sigma swag and giveaways. Attendees also will have a chance to see product demos. Furthermore, they can attend a special work showcase by DP Timur Civan as the first official Sigma Cine Pro.
As a Sigma Cine Pro, Civan will become a valuable resource to filmmakers. He will present informative lectures, seminars and workshops to cinematographers across the U.S. Civan has worked with clients as diverse as Louis Vuitton, Pepsi, Samsung, Toyota, Home Shopping Network and Vox Media. His unique approach as well as techniques are at the cutting edge of visual storytelling. And Sigma Cine lenses are always there to help bring his creative vision to life. At the grand opening reception, Civan will be available to answer any questions about Sigma lenses.
All interested in attending the grand opening reception of Sigma Burbank should RSVP via this link. Space is limited; spots on the guest list are available on a first-come, first-served basis.