Phoenix Video Production Crew

Film Crew

Crew is the video production team, hired for the purpose of producing a film or video. Some work on the pre-production phase of a video project such as a director. However, most of the crew positions are in the principal photography stage. For example camera operators, grips, gaffers etc.. We understand that all project needs are different.

We can pickup the project at any stage with small or large crews. From creative development to post-production and delivery.


Video Production Teams Big or Small

Sometimes we only need to send out a 2 person crew (camera operator and grip). For years we have worked with ad agencies and other production companies. We usually come in a provide them the 4k production muscle on their projects. Deploying a 4k camera like the Red Epic Dragon, grip trucks, lighting, aerial drones, and expert crew.

Last minute bookings are no problem. However, it’s great to have at least to weeks to plan stuff out. The bigger projects require more pre-production and time. A Blare account executive or producer can guide you as early as needed. This helps insure you stay on budget and don’t run into any surprises.


Pre-Production
Director
Producer
Project Cordinator
Copy Writer
Storyboard Artist
Casting Director
Production Designer
Prop Maker
Set Stylist
Location Scout

 

Production
Director
2nd Unit Director
Assistant Director (1st and 2nd AD)
Field Producer
Director of Photography (DP)
Camera Operator
Photographer
Assistant Camera (1st AC and 2nd AC)
Audio Tech
Steadicam Operator
Key Grip
Best Boy Grip
Gaffer
Electrician
Lighting Technician
Wardrobe Stylist
Hair Stylist
Makeup Artist
Script Supervisor
Production Assistant
Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)
On-site Editor
Drone Pilot Teleprompter Operator
Location Manager

Last minute production crew booking are not a problem!

Las Vegas: (702) 487-3420

Phoenix: (480) 376-0974

Las Angeles: (323) 275-1337

San Diego: (858) 866-8070

San Fransisco (415) 865-9811

Seattle: (206) 438-9788

Denver: (303) 974-7299

Chicago: (312) 508-4634

Need Gear?

We have a plenty of tools to support and film and video production project. Not only in Phoenix but throughout the US.

Here is some of the equipment offered:

Ultra High Definition Cameras
Red Epic Dragon
Scarlet Dragon
and other brands

High Definition (HD) Cameras
Canon C100, C300
Many DSL Brands

Lens Kits
Primes
Zoom
L Series and more

Light Kits
Tungsten Lighting
HMI Lighting
LED Lighting

Grip Gear
Stands
Flags
Carts
1/2 Ton Truck

Aerial Video
HD Drones
4k Drones
Drone camera platforms

Check out the full list of equipment please see our Video Production Equipment Page

We have develop strong production teams in Arizona, California, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Nevada and Illinois. In order to accomplish this we setup vetting process.

Vetting our Crew Members

When we search for vetted crew members at BLARE a lot goes into our decision making progress. In some ways, familiarity or technical knowledge is not as important as some might think. For instance, someone who knows a ton of little facts about a piece of gear might be important on a set, but if no one wants to talk to that person because he is a “know it all” then it might not mean much. Being a motivated team player is much more important in that case. If you have knowledge to share to fix a problem then creating an environment where creative solutions can happen quickly and effectively is key. 

One of the most important indicators or components of this is what we call “anticipation.” It’s a little more intricate than one might think though. We loosely define anticipation as the ability of a crew member to see problems or needs as they are developing and seamlessly provide solutions before they are asked for. This can be a tricky thing though and requires tact.

Whenever you are dealing with egos on set one always needs to be aware of the problems of doing something before it has been asked for. This can get dicey, so a key ingredient to great anticipation is also knowing when to hang back and let the director, producer, or DP do their jobs to put a support crew member in the position to do theirs. Tact is big on set and great anticipation is a situational attribute that is best utilized when it’s not always utilized.

A good example of this would be if a director says that one actor is too short in the frame and needs an apple box. They might say “give me a half apple.” At this point a grip has two obvious choices and one far better but less obvious choice. Now a good grip knows that boosting a person up by an entire half apple box is going to be a big jump. It will be too much in almost all cases. An average grip will go get the half apple and the director will soon realize that it is way too much… at which time there may be a bit of embarrassment. This can be followed by the grip having to go get the 1/4 apple or pancake which will take extra time. The other option for a more obstinate grip is to just bring the 1/4 and pancake and know that it will be the superior choice and end up using that one. The director will probably not say anything, because the grip was clearly right, which may foster resentment. But the BEST approach is to bring out all three and try to use the half apple but be ready to immediately slip in the 1/4 when the half is too tall. In this way, the goal is achieved, no one notices that the director was wrong because it was such a seamless process, and the grip can take the other apples back to the cart or truck and everyone is happy.

Now this may seem like an overly detailed explanation for a fairly simple occurrence, but if you think about how many hundreds of times per day something like this can happen on set then you may start to understand just how important anticipation is. Furthermore, it is the tact that a crew member utilizes while anticipating that makes him “the guy with the answers” instead of “the guy who knows everything.” That is a big distinction and can make the difference between a shoot that seems to flow effortlessly and a stressful and unhappy production. And seriously, we love production, so who wants that? 

Also Know as Film Crew

film crew is a group of people, hired by a production company, for the purpose of producing a film or motion picture. The crew is distinguished from the cast as the cast are understood to be the actors who appear in front of the camera or provide voices for characters in the film. The crew is also separate from the producers as the producers are the ones who own a portion of either the film company or the film’s intellectual property rights. A film crew is divided into different departments, each of which specializes in a specific aspect of the production. Film crew positions have evolved over the years, spurred by technological change, but many traditional jobs date from the early 20th century and are common across jurisdictions and film-making cultures. Read More on wikipedia