Archive for the ‘Video Production’ Category

Arizona Wallow Fire Network Coverage

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Several crews from Crew West and Sat West have been covering the wildfire since Sunday. The effort of the firefighters is still not slowing this fire down. Wind gusts and high temperatures are working against the brave men and women trying to stop the fire. Yesterday this wildfire was the 3rd largest fire in Arizona history, today it rises to number 2. Crew West and Sat West will continue to work with the networks to deliver this up to date coverage.

Boost in SNG/ENG crewing in Scottsdale

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Biggest news this week in Phoenix had to be Sarah Palin purchasing a home in Scottsdale and her possible launch of a 2012 Presidential run from the valley. Local satellite truck, SNG/ENG crewing, and production companies should realize a small boon from the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate settling in Arizona. That new piece of equipment may be in the budget now!

Glidecam and Steadicam Services in Arizona

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Glidecam HD-4000 Camera Stabilizing System

Crew West is now the proud owner of a Glidecam HD-4000 camera stabilizing system. Glidecam is a competitor to Tiffen’s Steadicam. Along with the Glidecam we purchased the X10 arm and vest. The arm and vest make stable shooting easier and prolongs the shooter’s endurance. The Glidecam HD-4000 has a weight rating of up to 15 pounds. This makes it perfect for cameras like the 5D Mark ll, Sony F3 and FS 100, or even a stripped down RED Epic. The majestic floating look achieved when using the Glidecam always brings an extra amount of class to any production. Because of the Glidecam HD-4000’s smaller size the cost to our clients compared to a large Steadicam rig is less than half.