Om Base Productions is a television and new media production company based in the Los Angeles beach city of Santa Monica. Since 2006, the company has been creating nonfiction and lifestyle programming for TV network clients including the Travel Channel, DIY network, Cooking Channel, Fine Living Network, and online destinations such as HGTV.com and FrontDoor.com.
So, what about the company name? “Om Base” is a nod to the executive producers’ love of practicing yoga as a means to stay grounded. It seems to work. The Om Base team manages to breathe and generally have a good time. And haven’t ever missed a deadline, either. But that might have more to do with “oompf” than Om, meaning that working with terrific people makes it all seem easy.
Om Base has gathered an exceptional production and post-production team. They bring the expertise that comes from creating thousands of broadcasted shows.
Creative TeamArthur Jeon, Executive Producer
Arthur Jeon is a born storyteller. He holds a BA in Humanities from Harvard University and a Magna Cum Laude Master’s degree from the USC Film School. He is the author of two books published by Random House: City Dharma: Keeping your cool in the chaos and Sex, Love and Dharma.
Arthur began his career in advertising, advancing as the creative director of a Boston ad agency. Arthur has actively worked as a WGA screenwriter with top Hollywood producers, including Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon) and David Permut (The Marrying Man, Face/Off). Arthur has been involved in production on every front, including as a post-production supervisor at Paramount Television.
Arthur Jeon’s TV credits include Inside Haunted Hollywood (executive producer and writer), 30 Bizarre Inventions (executive producer and writer), Globe Guide (producer and writer) and Hollywood Builders: Total Recall (executive producer). Using the best commercial talent Los Angeles has to offer, Arthur has also directed all the Branded Entertainment product reviews for Om Base Productions, including Russian Standard Vodka and Char Broil Grills. Additionally, Arthur, acting on his love of animals, is co-founder and publisher of Global Animal, a news magazine and social community for all things animal, from pets to wildlife.
Leah Lessard, Executive Producer
Leah Lessard began her media career at CNN where she worked on the award-winning Larry King Live and Showbiz Today show. She was also a book reviewer for CNN.com.
Leah Lessard holds a Master’s degree with honors in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California (USC) with a specialization in nonfiction writing. Leah also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, and holds a diploma in Merchandising and Design. Ms. Lessard is also the recipient of two competitive writing grants from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Leah Lessard has written more than 100 scripts for broadcasted television and show-ran more than 400 episodes of TV shows. In addition, Ms. Lessard has scripted and produced more than 300 videos for network and corporate clients. Ms. Lessard is the creator and executive producer of the 52-episode travel series, Globe Guide. She also served as co-executive producer for three seasons of The Great Adventure TV series for FLN.
Born and raised in Canada, Leah maintains Canadian citizenship as well as ties to production in British Columbia. Additionally, Leah is a dedicated yoga practitioner and an animal lover to the core. Ms. Lessard is co-founder and publisher of Global Animal, a news magazine and social community covering animal news and stories worldwide.
Lead Post Production
Art Freed, Editorial Supervisor
Art Freed’s professional experience also includes working for Walt Disney Studios Worldwide providing content and editing the studio’s large-scale live events, including movie premieres, digital signage and museum-style presentations. As well as working with Disney, Art honed his talents for several years as an online editor at the world-renowned post house Laser Pacific in Hollywood. Art currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Digital Cinema Society.
Art has been rocking the entertainment industry, applying cutting-edge editing talent to film, TV, and video for more than 15 years. A consummate and creative technician, Art has been the lead editor at Om Base Productions on nearly 300 videos and over 200 broadcasted TV shows. He has also prepared and delivered the media of several hundred tapes and videos to broadcast standards for TV networks including The Cooking Channel, Fine Living Network, and HGTV.
Associations, Awards & Achievements:
- Producer’s Guild of America, Editor (PGA)
- Digital Cinema Society, Board of Directors
- Cine Golden Eagle Award
- Houston Film Festival, Silver Award
- Telly Award
- Houston Film Festival, Gold Award
Cliff Calabro, Audio Engineer
Cliff has been an Audio Engineer and Post Recording Mixer since 1999. He has been the Audio Engineer at Om Base Productions for hundreds of broadcasted TV shows and Web videos for multiple Scripps networks. Previously, Cliff was the head mixer for PieTown Productions where he mixed over 2,000 episodes of television. Cliff’s professional experience includes providing sound design, sound effects and product branding for on-air promos and national TV campaigns.
Cliff is very proficient at noise reduction, audio cleanup, sound design, music editing, music production and mixing. Cliff’s technical skills include: mixing original programming using Pro Tools HD 8.0, 5.1 surround & stereo mixing, ADR & SFX recording using tapeless workflow/laybacks, and expert knowledge of Digibeta, D5, HDCAM, D command, Control 24, and audio editorial of OMFs from FCP/AVID.
Associations, Awards & Achievements:
- American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA)
- Musician’s Union, local 47
- Pro Tools HD Certified
Om Base is fortunate to work with Hollywood’s leading motion graphics animators for high profile media campaigns. Projects include extensive use of cutting-edge kinetic typography techniques. Please contact Om Base for a full credit list and reels.
• Final Cut Studio, DVD Studio, SD/HDI and SD/HD component I/O
• Full color correction suite with Grade 1 monitoring
• Decks: DVCPROHD, Digital Betacam, DVCPRO25/50, HDV, P2, DVCAM, BetacamSP, VHS, MiniDV, DVD
• Output capabilities: HD 720p or 1080
• Raid protected storage and LTO tape back up systems
• Full motion graphics and animation studio
* Staffed edit bay rentals available by the hour, day, and week.
Audio studio w/ recording booth:
• Pro-Tools audio workstation
• Sound Booth
• Sound Forge and Encore
• ISDN & Telos
• Pro Tools Mix Plus/ HD room
• Dyn Audio Monitors,
• Yamaha NS10
• Neuman Microphones
• Vintech Pre’s Apogee Converters
* Staffed sound studio rentals available by the hour, day, and week.
- 18 foot ceilings
- 30 feet wide
- up to 50 feet deep
- Standing green seamless
- Dedicated 100 amp with a cam-lock box as well as 20 amps of 110 plugs to the screen (additional 200 amps available)
- Makeup room
- 15 ft. x 15 ft. auto entrance
- Two restrooms
- 10 car parking on sight w/ lots of extra parking near.