Chicago Staff Video Production Camera Crew

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Why Hire Our Chicago, Illinois Video Production Camera Crew?

Q & A

  • What cameras and equipment have you worked with the most?

I primarily use the Sony FX9. I have worked mostly with Sony models, including the FX6, F5, FS5II, and A7S series.  However, I have also worked with canon models such as the C300 and C70, as well as the Blackmagic PocketCam 6k.

  • Do you specialize in a specific shoot style?

My shoot style is forever evolving.  The good thing about working with this company is that you get to work on a variety of projects.  With that variety, I am able to keep my style flexible and fluid in order to meet any shoot needs.

  • Do you have a favorite project you’ve worked on?

My favorite project was working on Rate the Bars with Flava Flav.  I was a huge fan growing up and it was awesome to work with him.

Equipment List:

Sony Fx9, Sony F5, Sony F55, Sony Fs7, Sachtler tripod, Panasonic HD field monitor, 9 Arri light heads with Chimeras, 2 Kino Flo Divas, IDX batteries, Sound Devices 633 – 6 channel mixer, 3 Lectrosonic wireless transmitters and receivers, wireless transmitters from audio person to camera, RE50 stick mic & 4 lavaliere mics, audio boom w/ Schoeps shotgun mic, & MP3 recorder with live transcription and timecode transcription capability.

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Our Staff Video Production Camera Crews

Seattle, WA – Cooper Patterson

Seattle, WA – Cooper Patterson

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Chicago, IL – EJ Watson

Chicago, IL – EJ Watson

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St. Louis, MO – Manny Frances

St. Louis, MO – Manny Frances

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Las Vegas, NV- Drew Pilot

Las Vegas, NV- Drew Pilot

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Charlotte, NC – Jalen Phillips

Charlotte, NC – Jalen Phillips

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Miami, FL – Derrick Butler

Miami, FL – Derrick Butler

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Houston, TX – Zach Machen

Houston, TX – Zach Machen

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Austin, TX – Joe Owens

Austin, TX – Joe Owens

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New York City – David Romain

New York City – David Romain

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Cleveland, OH- Jordan Woods

Cleveland, OH- Jordan Woods

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Washington, DC – Ryan Brower

Washington, DC – Ryan Brower

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Atlanta, GA – Nate Silverman

Atlanta, GA – Nate Silverman

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Los Angeles, CA- Zach Reed

Los Angeles, CA- Zach Reed

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Dallas, TX – Nate Galluppi

Dallas, TX – Nate Galluppi

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New England – Roger Woodruff

New England – Roger Woodruff

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