Welcome to San Rafael Studios

San Rafael Studios has been constructed as a complete media-arts facility for film, television, music, commercial and multi-media productions. All phases of support services, from pre-production and production through special effects and post-production, are available through our organization. The concept for this complex is the brainchild of Daniel Polselli, who has designed and constructed studio facilities since 1989 and has worked in audio/visual production since 1979.

With the enlisted talent of Academy Award-winning editorial and world-class technical advisers, the facilities design includes: Stage 1, an acoustically tunable 2,000 sq. ft. (40'x50') sound stage complete with an 18' lighting grid and 600-amp 3phase service in the stage, including a digital multi-track recording and video control room, a 2,400 sq. ft. (60'x 40') insert staging area. Both stages have drive-in access and are adjacent to off-street parking area.

The layout of SRS conveniently facilitates the special needs of each project. Equipped with state-of-the-art, digital non-linear editing, CD-ROM authoring and computer graphics suites, the complex also offers a scene and set shop, photo studio, darkroom, showers, dressing rooms, lounge, commissary/kitchens and production offices, as well as a World Wide Web Internet site, technical support, green room, gym and sauna. With cutting-edge production, computer graphics, special effects, editorial and audio services, entire productions can be produced and mastered in our facilities. With its comfortable layout, it is the ideal studio for a major motion picture, 30-second commercial spot or music video production with a facility large enough to accommodate an orchestra.

Located in central San Rafael, California, the studio complex is 11 miles north of San Francisco, one mile from Industrial Light and Magic and close to the 101 freeway for easy access to the Golden Gate or San Rafael bridges. Located in a sunbelt, San Rafael has a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and moderately wet winters. The surrounding cities and communities include San Francisco, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Petaluma, Sonoma, Napa Valley and the towns and wilderness of the beautiful Northern California coast and seashores. Almost every kind of practical shooting location is within 50 miles, from small town neighborhoods to major cities.

SRS clients have included: Tracy Chapman, Robert Cray, Todd Rundgren, Narada Michael Walden, Van Morrison, Steve Smith, Mixed Media, 21st Century Media & High Voltage Productions.


Our management team, editorial and executive-level advisory staffs have amassed decades of experience and stellar levels of success in international entertainment production services.

Management Team General ManagerDaniel Polselli
Stage Manager-John Murray
Technical DirectorDon Pearson
Computer Graphics and Editorial Director Brian Tuohy
Video Editor, Videographer and PhotographerJim Crowley
Grip Department-Richard Favaro
Camera Department-Larry Kenthworthy

Editorial and Executive Advisory List
Visual Effects Editor-Tim Eaton Senior Visual Effects Editor for ILM; credits include Forrest Gump
Visual Effects Supervisor-Bruce Walters XO DIGITAL ARTS and ILM; credits include Jurassic Park

Multi-Media Development Consultant-Marc Canter Founder of Macro Mind; mutlimedia producer and designer with Macromedia Director.

Daniel Polselli
Creative Director