The ideal choice for any production, ACE offers:
Set & Costume Design | Camera, Grip & Electric | Make-up and Special Make-up Effects | Construction/Custom Props/Custom Costumes | Editing (on-site and in studio) | Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) | Music Scoring | Sound (including location, studio, & post) & Foley/ADR | Pyrotechnics & Rigging | Storyboards, Graphic Design, and Concept Art | Fight Choreography & Training | Catering both Chinese and Western Fare | Convenient, nearby housing and more
Our Production Designer works with the Art Department Crew and Construction Crew (and the CGI Team) to conceptualize and generate any set or screen element required, whether real or digital. Using storyboards and concept art, we plan all visual elements and costumes for a reviewable, balanced look. We try to do it efficiently and artistically, and have made general interior and exterior sets, as well as caves with functional waterfalls, forests, neon lit city streets, and various interactive mechanical and pyrotechnic elements. Our Construction Crew is adept at all the trades, including carpentry, milling, painting, metal work, stone work, general fabrication, wiring, texturing, and more.
We have two full prop storage facilities containing a variety of stunt props, period props, weapons, and more. Our prop makers can produce any specialty prop based on the requirements of a script.
Our Wardrobe Crew members are all experienced in costume making for film, television, stage, and advertising. Powered with modern and professional equipment, our wardrobe team can provide any costume from basic contemporary clothing to the most elaborate period or imaginative design. We can meet the needs of any production while being both cost-effective and efficient.
The Make-up & Hair Department at ACE Studios is full service, offering both natural/beauty and special make-up effects services. The special make-up effects crew utilizes the most cutting-edge techniques from Hollywood and the U.K.
We are proficient in prosthetic appliance creation and application, mold making, sculpture, false body, full body creature, tattoos, construction and out of kit make-up effects and injury simulation. Our make-up artists are also experienced in natural make-up, fashion make-up, body painting and period-era make-up, while our hair stylists handle cutting, dying, styling (including period work), and custom wig production.
Our Camera Crew is equipped with two RED ONE 4K cameras, Zeiss Ultra Prime T1.9 series lenses, RED Zoom T3 lenses, TIFFEN filters and two Panasonic monitors. The track and dolly system and crane and scissor lift increase the mobility of our cameras. Our Camera Crew can operate in two independent units for faster and more efficient shooting.
The ACE Studios Grip & Electric Crew is proficient with a wide range of lighting instruments, all stored and maintained in ACE’s lighting cage. We have daylight and tungsten fresnels, Kino Flos, 1ks, 2ks, Blondies, Specials, C-Stands, Highboys, Sandbags, and many more. Our deep stock of lighting hardware and good operators ensure the DP and Director will get everything they're looking for.
ACE Sound is equipped for location- and studio-sound recording, editing, dubbing, foley work, sound effects and mixing.
The Sound Crew’s experienced members utilize professional sound recording equipment and sound editing software for the highest quality end product. Our post-production sound facility includes 4 independent ADR rooms with great noise cancelling and soundproofing abilities, allowing for ideal ADR recordings, foleying, and sound editing.
The Editing Team uses the digital nonlinear editing system Final Cut Pro by Apple along with its component programs such as Color to ensure precise and efficient picture cutting and finishing. Our editors work in-studio, as well as on location, where they will cut footage as it is shot to avoid painful re-shoots and pick-ups.
The ACE CGI Department specializes in creating digital visual effects and computer animation for film, advertising, music and television using the latest versions of industry-standard software including Maya, 3D Studio Max, and After Effects.
Special Visual Effects, Animation Production, 3D Design, Greenscreen Compositing and Wire Paint-outs, Motion Tracking, Rotoscoping, Stereoscopic 3D Animation, Storyboarding, and more.
Studio President: Henry Luk
Born into Hong Kong's film family, Henry Luk grew up in the middle of Hong Kong's busy film industry. His father Luk Bong was the Director of many Cantonese feature films in the 1960's and 1970' in Hong Kong. Henry Luk wrote and directed his first feature film in 1987 in New York City, Green Jacket.
Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Luk left Hong Kong for New York, where he attained an MBA from Columbia University. Following this, he worked on Wall Street as a hedge fund manager for 20 years, successfully trading for clients ranging from AIG, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to the State of Virginia Pension Fund. Upon leaving Wall Street after 21 years, Mr. Luk developed one of the world’s first internet based travel companies, offering online flight purchasing to the public. In 2001, Mr. Luk left the travel industry to pave the way in global outsourcing technology services from China. In 2007, he decided the time had come to pursue the lifelong ambition of making movies. For this reason, he opened ACE Studios in Nanhai, Foshan, China.