What We Believe
We want to be your partner in production. As a part of our comprehensive solutions and best in class customer service, we offer complete reliable, talented and professional film crewing services to our clients. Save time and money by utilizing this integrated service offering.
- Passion. We don’t work with people that don’t love what they do. We have been around long enough and have been fortunate in that time to surround ourselves with the most talented and capable people in the film industry.
- Experience. All of our team members are fully trained and seasoned AV professionals. You can count on us to have the experience and know-how of the best AV labor workforce in the industry. Our meticulous attention to detail shows in everything we do.
- Reliability. We provide reliable, highly skilled and professional audio visual experts that you can depend on. Along with our administrative team, our logistics and scheduling are all centralized within our industry leading cloud based software, so you can rest easy knowing that the staffing logistics are in good hands.
Positions We Film Crew For
- A2. The A2 is responsible for the upkeep, acquisition, and use of microphones, backstage monitors, communication systems, and the audio system. There are typically one or two people with this job title associated with any major production making use of such audio elements. The term “A2” refers to the fact that this person is frequently the second in command on all matters relating to sound during the performance/shoot, reporting directly to the Production Audio Engineer.
- Audio Mixer. Audio mixers work to understand the Director’s creative intentions and work to supply technical requirements based on budgetary guidelines. They work with Costume Departments and Visual Effects Supervisors to discuss the placement of microphones on or around the actors, and visit all locations to check for potential sound problems.
- Camera Assistant. Camera assistants set up and position the camera equipment so that it is ready for the camera operator to use whether in-studio or out in the field. This may include inspecting the equipment to verify that it is in good working order and insuring all media is accounted for. Camera assistants may also position lighting equipment in preparation for shoots. Once the shoot is complete, assistants may then move equipment back to storage areas.
- Camera Operator. Camera Operators carry out the Director of Photography’s and the Director’s instructions for shot composition and development. They are usually the first people to use the camera’s eyepiece to assess how all the elements of performance, art direction, lighting, composition and camera movement come together to create the cinematic experience.
- Director of Photography. A cinematographer or director of photography or DP is the chief over the camera and light crews and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image.
- Engineer. Junior Engineers are responsible for electronic engineering maintenance. They solve technical problems, deal with the maintenance of IT systems and networking, manage equipment and identify faults.
- Gaffer. A gaffer is the head electrician, responsible for the design and execution of the lighting plan and for managing lighting, including associated resources such as labor, lighting instruments and electrical equipment under the direction of the Director of Photography.
- Lead Engineer. Senior Engineers are responsible for solutionizing the production’s most critical technical issues, and implementing IT and networking systems to support the Director’s vision.
- POV Rigger. POV Riggers are highly skilled in rigging point of view cameras and POV installations and involves building custom solutions to support camera placement on anything ranging from cars, boats, planes, or other custom constructions.
- Technical Manager. The Technical Manager has the overall responsibility for the operation of the production. The technical manager ensures that all equipment in the production control room operates correctly. They also match the quality and the output of all the cameras on the studio floor through the camera control units (CCU). The Technical Manager also supervises the other technical crew members. The technical manager also coordinates the working of the whole crew, and handles technical problems before, during, or after the shooting of a project.
- Utility. A utility is responsible for working with the video controller to setup multiple cameras for charting & color balance in a studio environment. A utility will assist with the placement of studio cameras for assigned shows; neatly dress all cables on the studio floor to avoid tripping hazards; distribute communication PL’s to camera operators, stage manager and show personnel, assist with placement of roll-around monitors and monitors wall(s) for studio talent, assist the steadi-cam operator for assigned shows – controlling the camera cables while the operator gathers shots, ensure that all distributed studio PL’s are retrieved and returned to charging stations at the end of each shift, re-po’s all equipment to specified areas on the stage(s) at the end of shift as well as report any technical issues to the Engineering & Operations groups.
- Video Engineer. A Video Engineer controls the video console to regulate transmission of content—everything from test patterns to live and recorded telecasts. Video Engineers view the action on set through video monitors and set switches and observe dials on the video console to control contrast, framing, brilliance, color balance, and the fidelity of the transmitted image. They monitor the program to ensure broadcast technical quality, and review the program to determine that the signal functions properly and is ready for transmission on schedule.
- Video Technician. Video technicians are responsible for the installation, maintenance, setup, takedown and sometimes operation of electronic equipment on set. Job duties may include connecting wires and cables and setting up and packing away cameras, mixers, speakers, projectors, video screens and engineering equipment. After setup, video technicians may also be responsible for running the equipment they have set up.