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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 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.  *4wd Honda Element available for dirt/loose surface if necessary*

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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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.  *4wd Honda Element available for dirt/loose surface if necessary*

 

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

4K AND 1080 VFX DRIVING PLATES

5 Camera Stabilized Array in either 4k, UHD and 1080p.  Time code synced.  Log or Colored Footage.  Our Camera Car is non-reflective and the rig heights are adjustable to match any vehicle perspective. C300mkii, RED, Alexa Mini packages available.  

Tell us what you'd like to see behind your talent and we'll travel our custom rig wherever needed.  Bring us on set to drive live for ultimate control over the action behind your hero!  

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