Extra Production Tools
The following can be added to any of our packages:
Dana Dolly - Our new Dana Dolly system is a quick and portable way to provide movement on any shoot. Designed by grip Mike Hall, the Dana Dolly allows any of our camera systems to slide along a speed rail track placed at virtually any height – on the floor, a golf course, or across a desk or furniture. We have various lengths of speed rail, proving long smooth surfaces to roll on. This is a great way to add high production value, interest and movement to any shoot. Includes Dana Dolly, combo stands, support, adaptors, and track. $150/day
nanoFlash Digital Recorder - Need a Tapeless Workflow? The addition of the optional nanoFlash Digital Recorder to any of our camera packages enables us to shoot digital files instead of tape. (Or we can give you the best of all worlds by shooting onto the nanoFlash, but concurrently rolling onto tape – an excellent pre-archiving solution.) The nanoFlash captures the never-compressed video/audio from the HD-SDI output, and records Sony XDCAM files onto CF Cards, at up to 160Mbps (Long-GOP) or 220 Mbps (I-Frame). The footage can be stored in either Quicktime (MOV), MXF, or MPG file formats, providing near-universal NLE support as well as DVD / Blu-Ray authoring formats. Just give us the specs that you need, and we take it from there – providing you with a drive full of media to take back with you! Includes nanoFlash recorder, 4-32GB CF Cards, camera mount, and our Media Management Kit with laptop, $150/day
EZ FX 7′ Portable Jib - The EZ FX Jib adds the high production value of fluid movement, at a lower cost of both time and money than larger jibs. It takes our crews under fifteen minutes to set this baby up, and it works with any of our cameras – from the smaller HPX170 to the heavier full-sized HD cameras. Ours comes with a special heavy duty tripod on wheels to make it even more portable. The EZ FX Jib with heavy duty tripod and wheels can be added to any of our packages for an additional $225/day
Chroma Key Green/Blue Screen - We’re experts at setting up and lighting chroma key shoots at a variety of locations – from an office or basement to a full studio. We can provide a number of tools to facilitate Chroma key shoots – including a portable 6×7 Wescott Green / Blue screen background for quick one-person setups on location ($75/day), to various-sized green screen fabrics or seamless hung on a cross bar, to recommending any number of studios in town with full painted green cycs. If you’re not sure which you need, give us a call to discuss.
QTV 9″ Camera Mounted Teleprompter - Whether it’s an executive, actor, spokesperson, or host, a teleprompter is the perfect solution for talent delivering lines directly to the camera. It’s a great tool for host wraps, corporate videos, and even commercials. Our QTV MVP-9 is an on-camera system that can be seen up to 15 feet away. It includes everything you need, including mounts, cables, computer, and a skilled operator. Just give us the script or copy, and we’ll take it from there! $600/day includes an operator. Other prompter sizes and styles available upon request.
Scriptboy Wireless Timecode System - Sends a wireless timecode signal from the camera to a display on a clipboard up to a hundred feet away. This is an Indispensable tool for logging shots in the field. A transmitter attaches to the timecode out of the camera, and send a signal to a receiver attached to a clipboard. The top of the clipboard then displays the timecode in real time. $35/day
GoPro Hero Camera - We’ve had every version of this camera, and now have the WiFi enabled Hero 3 Black Edition, along with just about every strap and mount made. We’ve set these up for a number of sweet projects – like filming Tour de France winner Cadel Evan’s from the his chase car, or on the chest of Linebacker Von Miller as he explains how he sacks quarterbacks, or diving off cliffs in Costa Rica. We’ve even used one of the first Heros to shoot underwater women’s hockey (yes, that’s a real sport!) The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world’s most versatile camera. Built-in Wi-Fi and GoPro App compatibility. Includes SD cards & Media Management Kit with Laptop to download files – $50/day.
HMIs – 800w – 400w – 200w PAR Lights - For daylight balanced lighting, we have a K5600 Joker 800w HMI, a Kobold waterproof 400w HMI, and an Arri 200w PAR HMI. These lights each come with stands, heads, ballasts, various lenses, speedrings and Chimeras if needed. For locations away from AC, we also have a 1000w inverter to power the lower wattage lights from a car battery in the field. A variety of other HMI’s are also available upon request. $125-$150/day
Kino Flo Diva Light 400 Kit - Kino Flo has revolutionized its award winning location lighting systems by creating the Diva-Lite 400 series especially designed for digital video capture. The Diva-Lite portable dimming soft lights bring Kino Flo’s advanced professional lighting to the digital video generation. Ours comes with a set of with daylight and tungsten bulbs. $60/day
DVD Recorder with Timecode - Quick turnaround on a project? No more waiting for VHS window dubs! Imagine being able to leave a shoot with a DVD that contains the interview footage and sound with a window-burn of the matching timecode. You could then screen and log the interview on your laptop in your hotel, at your office, or on the plane home. Our system combines a small DVD recorder with a Horita Timecode reader (if needed) for the perfect pre-edit screening, logging, and transcribing solution. $75/day plus DVDs Here’s BLOG Post About This
MP3 Recording w/Timecode - Need Transcripts made of your interviews? We can record .wav or MP3 files with or without imbedded timecode that can be emailed or FTP-ed to your transcriber. $50/day
Tape Stock - We always have stock available for any format we shoot on at a reasonable price. Just let us know ahead of time if we’ll be providing it, or if you’ll be bringing your own. $20-$30/tape depending on type.
Portable Editing – Need a quick edit on location? We can refer or provide an editor with a laptop loaded with editing software to do the job. $150/hour (4 hour minimum), rates may vary depending on availability. We can also connect you with some great local editors and suites if needed.
Also Available Upon Request - Additional crew members such as Makeup Artists, Gaffers, Grips, Pa’s, Media Managers, Multiple cameras and crews, Grip trucks, larger dollies and Jibs, additional lighting, etc.