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
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′)
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; Kino Flo(2×4 and 4×4), Fresnels (150, 300, 650, 1K, 2K, 12K), LEDs (Felix kit, Practilite, Lite Panel), Chimera Soft boxes(3) , hazers(2), and specialty lights and practicals.
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.