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Metro Camera Cars

FIRST IN ITS CLASS

Metro Camera Cars is making high-end, dynamic, fluid camera movement accessible for all budgets.  We're the first compact and affordable arm-car service in the North East.

With skilled drivers and technicians, our goal is to increase your production value while decreasing risk.

Drivers - Our drivers are all trained and vetted SAG Stunt Drivers.  Everyone who gets behind the wheel of one of our vehicles has trained with top industry pros in stunt driving, loose surface driving, auto racing, and hold a valid DOT driver's license.

Operators - Techs and Operators who run gear on our vehicles have been trained "at speed" and are more than comfortable dealing with G-forces while manning the joysticks.  

Stunt/Driving Coordinators - When shooting action, the coordinator is the one communicating with performers and camera vehicles to get the shot.  If you don't have one, we'll bring aboard someone we trust with our crew and talent.  This is the smart & safe (ONLY) way to shoot action!

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DYNAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY, SAFETY AND INNOVATION FOR EAST COAST FILM AND TV.

Vehicle work has long been a dangerous and unsatisfying system of exposing operators to the open road in order to get the shot.   We offer productions of any size the ability to achieve camera movement.  You don't need to sideline creativity for safety... we can provide both!

For most production budgets, space is at a premium.  Our compact vehicles and short setup times are optimized for modern production needs.

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Motocrane Arm Car

MOTOCRANE - A fully motorized jib arm that allows for fluid and dynamic camera movement.  360˚Rotation, 10ft high to 10" low, all while driving at speeds up to 80mph.  Vibration isolator and piston dampening nose coupled with a remote head, such as our R2, provide smooth shooting while doing car-to-car, running footage, city B-roll/architecture, etc. 

REMOTE HEAD / GIMBAL - Use any gimbal of your liking or mount our Ronin 2 with camera packages up to 30lbs. Operator controls the head wirelessly with a joystick from inside the car's cabin with their own dedicated monitor/recorder.

HONDA FIT - Our compact and agile camera car is blacked out to eliminate reflections for close car-to-car work. Upgraded suspension, brakes, and engine keep us in control for even the most demanding driving. The Motocrane and any other camera/stabilization accessories are mounted on our custom speedrail roof rack.  Tire options available for various terrain.

MONITORS - In-car monitors are available to every crew member in the cabin. Dual on-board recorders allow for quick local playback.

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VIBRATION ISOLATOR

Griptech Dampener 

Griptech Dampener - NYC roads are essentially "offroad" and the Griptech Dampener is an essential tool for smooth shooting.  This suspension arm has vertical travel via springs, shocks, and a vibration isolator to keep your camera stable while on less than perfect terrain.  Front and Rear modes available with the ability to adjust height and position in just a few minutes.

 

REMOTE HEAD / GIMBAL - Use any gimbal of your liking or mount our Ronin 2 with camera packages up to 30lbs. Operator controls the head wirelessly with a joystick from inside the car's cabin with their own dedicated monitor/recorder.

 

HONDA FIT - Our compact and agile camera car is blacked out to eliminate reflections for close car-to-car work. Upgraded suspension, brakes, and engine keep us in control for even the most demanding driving. The Motocrane and any other camera/stabilization accessories are mounted on our custom speedrail roof rack.  Tire options available for various terrain.

 

MONITORS - In-car monitors are available to every crew member in the cabin. Dual on-board recorders allow for quick local playback.

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Electric Camera Trike

Silent drive, Small Footprint, Sprinting Speeds down to a creep… the Metro E-Trike fits perfectly into production workflows of any size.

It’s small enough to slip through doorways and quick enough to track runners and bicyclists.

-Front wheel electric drive and rear wheel pedal drive with front V brake and rear disc brake.

-Worksman’s chassis, modified and fortified.

-Steadicam with Hardmount, Gimbals with Ready or EZ Rigs, Dampener Arms and Vibration Isolators, all possible with Speedrail fittings and full size tow-hitch fitting for 1,1/4” speedrail.

-Boat Seat or “Chariot Mode“ for the operator with optional Walter Klassen Hard Mount for Steadi Ops. Joystick Controller mounting options for Gimbal Ops and Monitor mounts for the Rider operator via front 1/4,20 an 3/8” threaded handlebar mounts.

-For IA work, a tech is provided and will assist the Dolly Grip in Riding/Operating the Trike.

-For Non Union work, we strongly recommend providing a Rider/Tech, but can train a qualified crew member prior to the shoot date(s).

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DRIVING PLATES

1-9 Camera DRIVING PLATES

-1-9 Camera Plate Array. 5 Camera in-house option in either 4k 10bit Log (Netflix Approved Specs), UHD and 1080p. 

-Our Camera Car has a non-reflective, matte finish that you won’t need to paint out in post.

-Perspecitive/Lens Height is adjustable to mimic sports car to tall SUVs.   

-We can join the shooting crew on set or travel remotely and independently.

-Our trained Stunt Drivers can pilot the rig to capture the backgrounds for high performance driving as well as dirt and snowy road driving.

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Music Video for Lauv & Troye Sivan - i'm so tired... // Motocrane Arm Car with Arri SR3 // Cam Car Driver: Joe Bearese // Arm Op: Ari Moore // DP: Corey C. Waters // 1st AC: John Luke // Director: DAD // Stunt Coordinator: Drew Leary // Stunt Driver: Seth Bridges

Music Video for Stro - Waters // Motocrane Arm Car & Picture Car Mounted // Cam Car Driver: Joe Bearese // Arm Op: Ari Moore // DP: Ed Herrera // 1st AC: Marco Andre // Director: Charles Nordeen

Belstaff Pop-Up Shop @ Union Garage // Motocrane Arm Car // Cam Car Driver: Joe Bearese // Arm Op: Ari Moore // DP: Erik Dettle // 1st AC: Joe Lumbroso // Stunt Rider: Chelsea Carrey

E-Trike with Ronin2 // Rider: Ari Moore // DP: Joe Bearese // Choreo & Performance: Ashlé Dawson

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