Maine Sound Stage

Maine Sound Stage Maine Sound stage, focuses on film, television, and commercial shoots. We also work with still photography, musicians, artists and produce music videos.
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Maine Sound Stage in Portland, Maine. The new Sound stage focuses on film, television, and commercial shoots. We also work with still photography, musicians, artists and produce music videos. We provide support service for the film and television industry along with other participants to provide a facility that can service the needs of film producers with in-house production solutions and location support. We have room to provide office rental space for production purposes as well as an in-house still photography studio. We have 7,000 square feet of shooting space, along with full set construction/prop/set decoration and special effects (SFX) that is available now. We also have space available for wardrobe/hair & makeup, a full stage for bands, edit suites, audio booths, and rehearsal areas as well as art department and production office space.

11/10/2018

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03/09/2015

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Dollar Nutrition Club
11/27/2014

Dollar Nutrition Club

Expose Design
11/03/2014

Expose Design

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Ellis Paul
08/15/2014

Ellis Paul

Show tonight in Worcester Ma at Mechanics Hall!
Saturday! Martha's Vineyard at Alex's Place at the YMCA Sunday house concert! Fox Run Sudbury Ma

Emotional Impact of Flowers Study
08/13/2014
Emotional Impact of Flowers Study

Emotional Impact of Flowers Study

Florists Directory, Wedding Flowers, Flower Care Tips, Funeral Sympathy Flowers, Flowers for Mom, Flower Gifts, Card Messages, Flower Photos

Film maker wants shoot movie in Jonesport, nearby lighthouse
08/12/2014
Film maker wants shoot movie in Jonesport, nearby lighthouse

Film maker wants shoot movie in Jonesport, nearby lighthouse

JONESPORT, Maine — A New York City woman is planning to film a movie on location in Jonesport and nearby Moose Peak Light. People associated with the project are hoping a successful movie could be a beacon to draw more tourists Down East. Erica Fae, a New York City-based performer, [...]

Ellis Paul
08/10/2014

Ellis Paul

"Big Blue World" by Linda Renc
Acrylic on canvas, Words by Ellis Paul - "The World Ain't Slowin' Down"
$1000 for the original or buy the print at a reduced price!
www.paintedfishgallery.com

08/08/2014
SA Wardęga

SA Wardęga

Go Home EAGLE! YOU ARE DRUNK!!!

07/26/2014
Reel 2014

Reel 2014

A little update to my reel. Built with after effects, PS, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, Maya, & Premier. Song by The Wyld-Odyssey, not for monetization purposes.

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07/24/2014

Maine Sound Stage's cover photo

07/24/2014

STAY TUNED FOR SOME EXCITING NEWS CONCERNING MAINE SOUNDSTAGE!

From Mitch: I do not post here on Facebook often. I prefer to keep my life a bit more private. For the most part I find ...
07/24/2014
Click here to support Treatment and Therapy for Alden by Jenna Ann Carlson

From Mitch: I do not post here on Facebook often. I prefer to keep my life a bit more private. For the most part I find Facebook and all of Social Media a major distraction and a breeding ground for drama. Granted I do have to use it for client work from time to time, and a business that is using Social Media properly, is doing it much different then the average user is.

Please no one take offense to that, this is more of a general mind dump then anything. And the reality is that you are still on my “friend” list because when I do come on here, you don’t annoy me.

I do not share much (see above comment about keeping life private.), but I’m in hopes that this will actually be a bit therapeutic for me. Just to dump it all out here, for the people who know me to see.. I don’t need anything more then that.

The last few weeks have been the most trying of my life. Those of you who went to high school with me saw how rough it was for me when my Grandmother passed away, and truth be told I still have some stored anger from how my entire family handled that situation— but thats for another time. But those of you who knew me in High School knew that wasn’t easy for me… What we (when I say we, I am referring to Jenna Ann Carlson , Our 8 month old Son Alden and myself) are going through right now is not even in the same league.

On Monday July 7th we went to a pediatric appointment for Alden. A simple meet and greet with a new doctor here in New Mexico, or so we thought.. She scare the $h!t (pardon my language, but even $h!t doesn’t do it justice.) out of me. Our appointment was brief, but she ended it by saying “I am going to refer you to a specialist. I am concerned about some development issues.” This statement was vague enough to let my mind go to places it had never been before. We’ve always considered Alden to have a personality all of his own. He laughs when he wants and can flip the switch and be dead serious in a matter of seconds. I love that about it.

On Tuesday July 8th a nurse from University of New Mexico Hospital calls me to schedule an appointment to see the Doctor. She explains to me that normally one of the residents would see Alden but their schedules are booked out of a while, so Dr. Phillips who is the head of Pediatric Neurology, is going to come in on Wednesday just to meet with you Alden. Awesome right? we get the head of the department… but scary because they considered it serious enough to go out of their way to get us in to see the doctor right away. I told you my mind id a dangerous thing.. it wanders at times..(I’d say it has a mind of it’s own but that wouldn’t make much sense now would it.)

On Wednesday July 9th we meet with Dr. Philips, he does a physical exam, asks us a ton of questions and said.. “Well I don’t see anything from my physical exam that really jumps out at me. I’m concerned about the falling forward thing that he does, but lets do some tests if for nothing else to rule out some things. But this just might be a case of him moving at his own pace.” They drew some blood from Alden and scheduled us for an EEG the following day. Dr. Philips said he would follow up on Friday with a phone call to let us know the results of the EEG.

On Thursday July 10th we took him for his EEG. He flat out hated having the things attached to his head and it didn’t help that we had to keep him awake all day because they needed him Sleep deprived for the test. He did settle in an take a little nap. After about 45 minutes the tech said he had what he needed and removed the leads from his head. We left the hospital and went to grab some dinner. We had been gone from the hospital for about 30-40 minutes when my cell rang. It was Dr. Philips…He told us that it appears that Alden is having a lot of seizures, his brainwave activity was not normal and was causing him to have very frequent seizures. He said at this point the seizures had been happening for quite a while.Then he said he would like to have us come to the hospital to be admitted so that we could get a longer EEG, Get an MRI and start some treatment…

My fear was at a level I couldn’t explain.. But he was smiling at us. My real frustration is that Dr. Philips said that his “Falling Forward” was the primary symptom of a condition called Infantile Spasms. Here is the issue, we had brought this falling forward thing up to our Doctor’s (yes doctors), in Maine on several occasions and never once did one of them think to do a simple test, they usually dismissed us by saying.. “I don’t know..” and moved on.

On Friday Morning July 11th we checked in to the hospital, not sure how long we would be there.. It took them about 10 attempts to get an IV in, which they finally put in his head, just above is forehead. I nearly lost my cool when one of the nurses said “I don’t know about this vein. I’m gonna give it a try I think I can get it.” She poked up, he screamed and inevitably, after two more attempts the IV was finally placed in his head. Not long after they came in and glued the EEG leads to his head for the test. He was not a happy little man. Never felt so helpless in my life.

For the next 18 hours or so they brought him steroids a few times and gave him a B6 shot. (We were told that the B6 shot actually had great results for this condition when given at the 3-4 month mark when the condition typically starts.)

On Saturday they did an MRI, which they found nothing of interest. We were set to go home, with a list of prescriptions to start him on, including a high dose of a steroid (That the doctor told us would be a high dose for someone my size..) and we would do another EGG on the following coming Thursday to see how his body was handling the steroids and if his brain activity was improving at all.

It was a rough 5 days of him hardly sleeping and wanting to eat or drink around the clock (side effect of the steroids.). The EGG by itself said the steroids where not working enough, they initially told us they were going to increase the does of steroids.. But after a team of Pediatric Neurologists came in an performed an exam on him they agreed to keep the steroids going at the current dose for another week, and lets do another EGG on Thursday (tomorrow).

We’ve asked a ton of questions but still don’t know what caused this or even our actual treatment path. All we know is if the steroids don’t work we have to move to a med called ACTH, which would involve us injecting him twice a day. The stats on the success rate are all over the place. The downside to the injections? Well other then have to poke him with a needled twice a day, it has a price tag of about $36,000 a vial. And a typical vial will last anywhere from 4-7 days depending on the dose.

If we can’t get the needed results from that med, then we have to move to another medication that basically has a guaranteed side effect of leaving him with no peripheral vision for the rest of his life.

And if that doesn’t work, we have to do brain surgery to remove the over active part of his brain.

Before we even do the ACTH or the other Med or the surgery this is a 4 out of 5 chance that he will have some kind of developmental issue. What that is we don’t and may not know for a while.

To slightly complicate matters, when I called our insurance company (Blue Cross & Blue Shield), to find out if ACTH was covered, I got a vague answer of “Yes, but that all depends if it’s needed or not..” Which i guess I’m just over thinking at this point. But to talk even higher of our insurance company (sarcasm).. Blue Cross & Blue Shield offers insurance here in New Mexico but because Jenna’s employer (she is a traveling nurse), We are considered out of network. I honestly had no idea what that meant until I started looking at our plan basically means they don’t pay for much. As it stands now we basically on the hook for the first $18,000 of our medial bills. (it would be around $5,000) if we where in network.

We are hopeful that tomorrow will produce some good, positive news…

Jenna did create this campaign… I have to much pride to ask for help but use it as a place to keep up to date with the little man and his progress, and see a few photos of how strong this little fella has been through out this entire process..

Over the last few months Alden has been slowly falling behind developmentally. It had been a concern for us but something that was hoped he would catch up at his own pace. After a few months of concern he was finally seen by a neurologist. An EEG (electroencephalography) was done which showed he...

Please help. This is painful and I know you have a few bucks you can spare for him.
07/21/2014
Click here to support Treatment and Therapy for Alden by Jenna Ann Carlson

Please help. This is painful and I know you have a few bucks you can spare for him.

Over the last few months Alden has been slowly falling behind developmentally. It had been a concern for us but something that was hoped he would catch up at his own pace. After a few months of concern he was finally seen by a neurologist. An EEG (electroencephalography) was done which showed he...

New Talent arriving at the sound stage with  beauty, an amazing voice, and her guitar. Great to have you Karina Magee!
07/09/2014

New Talent arriving at the sound stage with beauty, an amazing voice, and her guitar. Great to have you Karina Magee!

06/19/2014
wolly bully

Just a little Bullying animation oass it on

06/16/2014

Maine Sound Stage would like to welcome Richard DeCosta. He will offer his Musical Expertise and Workshops to those looking to get into the industry.

Photos from Maine Sound Stage's post
06/13/2014

Photos from Maine Sound Stage's post

Panoramic of the stage. Looks small but the wall is actually 36x12x48
06/13/2014

Panoramic of the stage. Looks small but the wall is actually 36x12x48

First official shoot at Maine Sound Stage.  Muscian Neil Lamb.
06/09/2014

First official shoot at Maine Sound Stage. Muscian Neil Lamb.

Maine Sound Stage's cover photo
05/28/2014

Maine Sound Stage's cover photo

Maine Sound Stage's cover photo
05/26/2014

Maine Sound Stage's cover photo

Hard work...Mostly from Richard Pelletier, Eric Matheson,  & Graves Bates..and I (Patrick Turner) was on hand to give my...
05/23/2014

Hard work...Mostly from Richard Pelletier, Eric Matheson, & Graves Bates..and I (Patrick Turner) was on hand to give my opinion. .

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