"The Studio" shows award winning Photographer and Filmmaker, Lionel Freedman, at work in his NYC studio in the 1960s. The film won the 1966 U.S. Golden Eagle Cine Award for short films, National Film and TV Festival of New York Gold award for "Best Color and Architectural Effects", and the Venice Film Festival Golden Mercury "Diploma Di Partecpazione". Lionel Freedman was known for his ability to capture rich color and light. Originally trained as an architect, he designed, built and photographed each elaborate room set in his studio. He also designed and built much of his own lighting equipment, including original strobe lighting units, and his own mobile theatrical light board.