GEAR

The Ground Work equipment and facilities represent more than just a company gear list.   They are the tools of the trade we have at our finger tips daily and that makes an impact in our ability to create for our clients.  This advantage plays out in many ways from competitive rental rates, short notice work, reliability of equipment, ease of testing, prep work, etc.

In addition to our own equipment list we have extensive relationships with rental houses all over the country and regularly expedite lighting, grip and camera gear to meet the needs of our productions.  If we don’t own it, we’ll get it.

 

In-House Cameras and Glass

 

1x RED Epic Dragon 6K resolution up to 300fps in 2K.

2x CANON C300 MK II 4K resolution up to 120fps in 2K.

2x CANON – 1x – 5D mkIV, 1x 5D mkIII

1x Panasonic GH5 with 14-140mm, 12-42mm, and 7.5mm lenses

5x GOPRO – 2x – GoPro5, 2x- GoPro6, 1x GoPro Session

1x DJI Mavic Air 4k Drone

1x Karma Drone

ZEISS – CP.2 – 15mm, 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, 135mm

ROKINON – 10mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm

CANON L-series (2X) – 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 100mm macro

Canon Cinema Lenses – 30-105mm zoom, 24mm prime

 

 

Camera Support

One of the operating specialties of Stuart’s work is being a steadicam operator.  It is complimented to Andrew’s history as a 1st AC and focus puller for a number of steadicam operators, including NFL Films.  These skill sets match well together and allow us to create as a team on projects ranging in scope from day-players to full in-house productions. We consider camera movement an important part of the visual language in cinematography.  Each moment and story can be impacted with the right choice.  In addition to the steadicam, our in-house arsenal for movement also includes an easy-rig,  jib, motorized slider, shoulder rigs, dolly/track and gimbal.

1x STEADICAM – GPI PRO (70lb max-capacity) complete with paralinx downlink, follow focus, etc.

1x EASY-RIG – Vario 5 (38lb max-capacity) Includes the Serene stabilization system.

1x Movi M15 Gimbal Stabilizer

1x RHINO – Slider 24″ and 42″ with programable tracking movement and pan control.

1x KESSLER – Jib with  8′, 12′ and 18′ extension builds.  Complete with Tripod, wheels, dolly track(25′)

 

Audio

One of the keys to telling an effective story is good, clean audio.  More often than not, high quality captured audio is the difference between success and failure in our business.  Having said that, we carry a large array of microphones to capture professional quality audio.

2x Lectrosonics UCR411 Wireless Microphone Kits

5x Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless Microphones

2x Rode NG-2 Shotgun Microphones

1x NG-3 Shotgun Microphones

1x Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone with boom and blimp

1x Tascam DR100 mk II recorder

Studio and Lighting

The Ground Work studio is a 3,000 sq. foot sound stage located on 3 fenced acres.   The space is secure with camera and security systems and includes a large infinity space(30 x 40) with lighting grid(30 kinos) as well as other background and set areas.  We utilize this space for many productions from product commercials,  music videos, narrative films and photo shoots.   Having the ability and regular luxury to work in a controlled environment with 20′ ceilings and plenty of space allows efficient execution of our projects and has contributed to an expanded inspiration in our work.   It is more than just a sound stage for us, it is a canvas that we use to explore deeper into our ideas and creativity.

Our lighting and grip equipment is large enough to accomplish most of the in-house work we do.  In addition to a 1/2 ton grip package, we also carry the following lights;

1x Kino Flo(2×4 and 4×4),

1x Tungsten Fresnels (150, 300, 650, 1K, 2K, 12K) with Chimera Soft boxes(3)

1x Litemat 3 Plus LED System

1x Litemat 2L Plus LED System

2x Lightpanel Astra Bicolo LED’s with Soft boxes

2x Aladdin A-lite LED’s

4x LEDs Fresnels(Felix kit, Practilite)

2x hazers  and specialty lights and practicals.

Video Assist

Our video assist package runs on the pro-grade Q-Take software system and is built into a mobil cart unit complete with VA routers, VA mixer, intercom, clam shell, 6TB storage, cables and MacBook Pro.  Additionally we own and provide video village monitors and carts, directors hand held unit, and wireless downlink units.    Having the skill set and equipment as video assist operators is just another part of the arsenal that helps make Ground Work a turn key production company for gear and services.

1x Q-TAKE – lite (2x HD camera)

1x VA Mixer – Video Router – 16×16 AJA Kumo and control panel

1x Monitors – 24″ Boland, 24″ Flanders Scientific, 24″ Feelworld

1x Directors Handheld – Odyssey 7Q with cage and AB batteries.