Welcome to the Lounge!
We have new front doors coming, and when you get into our lobby area, you’ll you’ll know you’ve entered geek heaven. TV screens on the walls, games to keep you busy, displays of our geek gear museum, plus some extra super-secret stuff!
Emphasis on Outlets
We use lots of electricity, so there will be LOTS of power outlets, and of course lots of Ethernet jacks. There will be wireless everywhere, but sometimes you can’t beat the speed and reliability of a wired connection.
A Place for Taking a Break
The break room will have a full kitchen, plus a TV on the wall and comfortable places for people to eat their lunches or just take a break.
A Conference Room with Awesome Walls
Thanks to our friends at Elite Screens, in our big conference room we’ll have projection screen surfaces on ALL the walls that will also double as whiteboards – lots of places to project video, as well as capture notes and ideas.
Our main co-working and hoteling area is where we’ll have all the UpDesks that aren’t in someone’s office – we might even call this room UpDesk Central. Elite Screens is also outfitting this room with a 135-inch projection screen that will retract into the ceiling. That’ll be great for movie night!
When we need to be someplace absolutely silent (for whatever reason) we’ll head to one of our 8×8 foot quiet rooms, which will each be equipped with an UpDesk and sound-blocking walls.
Fixing the Leaking Gas Pipes
We were more than a little alarmed to discover we had pipes leaking gas all over the building. Not a good thing at all. Those are now all fixed.
The Office Area
Now we get to my favorite room, which will eventually house all our servers. Kien’s lab will be next to it, giving him lots of room to cook up amazing gear for our production work. Then we get to Cali’s and my offices. Next to those will be Dave Curlee’s office where he’ll do all the editing on our shows and Scott Ellis’s office where awesome enhancements for our website will come to life.
The Production Area
We’ll have a green room area where people will be able to get dressed and get into makeup before going in front of the cameras. Next to that is the control room where Kien and Dave will do all the production magic. At the back of the building is our set area. We have a dock door big enough to bring in cars for shooting with them indoors. We’ll also have all new sets for Geek Beat Live and the Geek Beat daily show. One of the coolest features will be our 25 x 25 x 12-foot cyclorama wall that has curves at all the floor and corner joins to make it easy to bring in big digital backgrounds. This will be the biggest cyclorama wall in Texas that we know of. Back behind the stage area we’ll have a huge capacity storage room.
More Super-Secret Stuff to Come!
We told you a few of our secrets today, but there are a LOT more to come. You will be amazed at some of the stuff we’re planning. So stay tuned for all those updates!
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