Video Crews & Equipment
Video Production Crews
Whether you're looking for a one-man band or a full production crew we have access to the most experienced professional video technicians.
We can build the crew to meet your budget. Our Director of Photography, Jim Coulter, is an experienced Director, Cameraman, Lighting Technician and Audio Engineer.
In most cases we can shoot your video with a 2 or 3 man crew but if you have a tight budget Jim can get the job done as a one man crew handling all the tasks that would typically require several crew members.
For larger productions we provide crew as your budget allows. Because we use the most reliable freelance technicians in the area on a regular basis, we can negotiate the best rates.
You can rest assured your production is in experienced professional hands. We listen to what you need and then make suggestions that can save you money.
Cameras & Video Production Equipment
At Moving image we believe the best way to control production costs is to eliminate the middle man so we own all of our equipment. This also makes our equipment more reliable since it's never rented or abused. We maintain and care for our gear ourselves and we're constantly on the lookout for the latest product available to improve the look and production value of our work.
Our Video Cameras
Moving image utilizes cutting edge camera technology. Our Red Cinema Camera has 4 times the resolution of normal high definition cameras. Used on major Hollywood movies the image clarity and quality of 4K resolution is unsurpassed! Please contact us for your Indie Films, Music Videos and Corporate Video productions!
We believe the right equipment for the job saves our client's money. For smaller projects that don't require our Red Cinema Camera we also own 2 high definition Panasonic video cameras and 2 Nikon D810 DSLR Video Cameras.
Lights and Microphones
Our lighting package includes Kino Flo Diva lights, Arri and Lowell lights. For audio we use the best in the business: Wireless Lectrosonic and Sennheiser microphones.
Specialty Video Equipment
Our wide selection of specialty gear includes:
- 17" Teleprompter System
- Green Screen Package
- Camera Dolly and Track
- One Man Crew Motion Controlled Slider
- Camera Crane with Remote Controlled Camera Turret
- Steadicam Zephyr
The Zephyr allows us to fly heavier cameras up to 25 lbs in weight! The Steadicam and Camera Crane package includes a Bartech Wireless Focus Controller making it possible to get incredible images in crisp sharp focus.
A tripod is certainly an important piece of equipment but the camera's point of view is limited by it's placement and height. We have always believed that providing the viewer with a variety of perspectives increases production value and makes any movie more interesting and enjoyable to watch. We use several pieces of specialty gear to accomplish this but our favorite is the Steadicam.
Invented and designed 30 years ago by Garrett Brown, the Steadicam has been used in thousands of Hollywood films and revolutionized the way we look at movies. The Steadicam separates the camera from the operator by its patented reticulating arm.
The movement of the camera is minimized producing a steady picture even if the operator is running. It is a necessity for shoots requiring a lot of camera movement such as movies, music videos, events, commercials, corporate videos and wedding videos to name a few.
Moving image can provide it's Steadicam Zephyr package and an experienced operator at an incredibly affordable price. The new Steadicam Zephyr can fly heavier cameras up to 25 lbs in weight! Once you have used a Steadicam on one of your productions you won't be able to do without one! Jim Coulter, has been a Steadicam operator for more than 10 years. He has flown Steadicam in Music Videos and Movies as well as Corporate and Event videos. The applications are endless. Any production will benefit from the Steadicam's unique ability to give the viewer a point of view so smooth and real it will feel as though they are actually there!
Jib / Camera Crane with remote control Camera Turret
Equipment plays a major role in adding depth and beauty to the visuals and nothing can add dramatic Hollywood style movement better than a Jib (also known as a camera crane).
The jib gives the camera the ability to move from ground level to soaring heights in matter of a few seconds and can be breathtaking indeed but it does come with a few expensive trade-offs. To add a Jib or camera crane to a project usually requires adding more setup and teardown time as well as extra crew members to operate it.
Many projects with modest budgets simply cannot afford the extra cost in exchange for the Jib's unquestionable benefits.
However Moving image has found a way to offer you the best of both worlds. We use a smaller lighter Jib known as the Easy Effects Jib and a remote controlled Camera Turret. The Turret allows the cameraman to pan and tilt the camera as well as zoom in and out using remote control.
Our Jib only requires a single operator and can be set up and taken down in 10 minutes. It has a maximum height of 15 feet without extensions and a minimum height of ground level.
Recently Jim Coulter, our experienced Jib Operator, flew the Jib using the remote controlled Camera Turret on a TV Series called Imagine Ballroom where top rated ballroom dancers from Houston and around the country competed for the Imagine Ballroom Grand Prize!
The Jib is ideal for Music Videos, Events, Corporate Video and of course Movies. Now the beautiful sweeping movements that were once only within reach of big budget productions and Hollywood movies are available to everyone!