Why all the gear? Our focus of Mister Photon Media is to provide freelance camera crews, video crew or film crew services with well equipped personnel to meet specific clients needs that require a particular production pipeline, as well format delivery. We've adapted varied camera formats over the years, plus our years in business have provided us the resources to assist our varied large group of clients in 35mm, NTSC and PAL camera solutions. As our primary business of freelance camera crew services, we've followed the trends to remain a forerunner in technology. Bring your camera to Colorado and we'll operate it + bring the support including lighting, monitors, grip equipment, camera drones, cranes/jibs, the best sound equipment, professional tripods, sliders, dollies, among other inventory. Our inventory with these cameras listed below, support gear + talent ensures the flexibility & creativity you need as a client to see any idea to screen. Or call on us to arrange the right resources for you. You can call on our individual crew members for freelance hire to support you bring equipment; whether it be production sound mixer/recordist, teleprompter operator, gaffer, grip, + other cast. Our flexibility provides either the entire group for you, members to join your or single expertise with exact production equipment and prior experience for you. Go back to the top of this page.
Gear with the Experienced Crew: If you need the entire group, or individuals to join you, we're able to bring the right resources, with each particular crew member. Our camera crew support personnel includes the equipment for roles of DP/DOP, videographer, production location sound mixing/recording, teleprompter, gaffer, grip, camera operator or other multi tasked role (lighting & sound mixing, camera & camera support etc). Our professional cameras we own
We have the following Sony professional cameras:
A Sony NEX-FS700R Super 35 Camera, HD and unlocked up to 4K
Our 4K FS700R has the output unlocked to output 4K Raw. The HD/3G SDI also can be docked to Nanoflash or Gemini, Atomos Recorders (up to 4K) or other recorders as well.
Sony PXW-FS7 Super 35 Camera System
Sony PMW F3
BetaCam SP- Sony DXC D30 BetaCam SP SD video camera
We dock our Sony D30 with DSR1 VTR (the D30 is a dock able camera to Beta SP or DVCAM)
Additional Sony Camera Experience - Nick's experience also includes HDCAM, IMX/IMIXX, BetaCam SX, Digital BetaCam, other NXCAM/AVCHD models, including several other models and formats as well. Go back to the top of this page.
We have the following Panasonic professional cameras:
This HD videotape shoots 1080i or p or 720p - information link with HD LensesOur lenses for the cameras are a Fuji HA 5x10 or a Canon HJ 7.6x22 HD lens, or we can bring both. This cameras is a high definition videotape camera recording 1080 or 720p or 1080 interlaced; NTSC or PAL
Nick has experience with several other Panasonic professional and semi professional cameras as well. Nicks other Panasonic cameras experience includes VariCam 4k, among others.
Canon Lenses & Support
For our DSLR cameras we have a Hoodman viewfinder for video, 4 x 32 GB cards, laptop, portable WAV / MP3 recorder + other camera support (including DSLR shoulder rigs). We are also
The C300 can take balanced audio directly. We can also input direct audio into the 5D or 7D cameras. We also can place lavalieres or a direct mini cable into the audio inputs of our 7D & 5D Mark II for synced audio. We also have a specific cable from our ENG mixers enabling us to put audio directly into these DSLR cameras or we can use our Sennheiser Lavalieres in tandem.
RED Scarlett M with Canon Mount, & PL Mount.
Support equipment includes: 2x256 RED GB array, RED VF, + accessories ( less cost for the EPIC option with Canon lenses than the PL option - with a minimum 2 person crew). The EPIC has the following resolutions 720p, 1080, 2k, 3k, 4k, 5K & 6k.
Advanced notice is required on RED Packages with a 100% cancellation fee within 48 hours is shoot is abandoned. Go back to the top of this page.
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We have a DJI Phantom 1.1.1 Quad Copter with GoPro Mount. We have access to other drones with camera mounts, as well gimbal based drones along with the operation experience not to crash 2 minutes into your production. Go back to the top of this page.
Convergent Design - NanoFlash recorder that records MPEG-2, QuickTime, MXF.
Samurai Flame recorder that can take either a HDMI input or SDI
or HDSDI input, recording up to 4k video or other resolutions.
This camera can also record 4K Raw to QuickTime ProRes formats
or Avid DNxHD pending your preference.
SD lenses include:
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(These links below to outside web sites for your reference)
For DSLR shoots we bring both tripods and shoulder mount stabilizers enabling you as a client flexibility. For other solutions for camera stabilizers always included with single cameraman/videographer, DP or by our camera crew. Back to the top of this page.
Professional Lighting Includes:
Kino Flo Lighting
Chimeras & Diffusion
I have several Matthews grip pieces in 6 C Stands, 2 Juniors, specific clamps, flags, silks, lighting dimmers, lens projection patterns (including a Dedo projection lens), MSE mounts and various backgrounds (chroma key, muslins, black, color solids etc). Look to me to make something out of nothing for a background. I can also adapt challenging lighting environments and recognize perils not obvious to greener camera people. Look to me to accentuate a shot, control it, improve it, direct it & make it yours. Back to the top of this page.
Dollies, Camera Sliders, Rigs & Other Support
Lectrosonics: UCR 100, 211 & 400 wireless
EW G3 (5 pairs),
SKP 500 (2 pairs),
AVX Wireless (2 pairs)
Shotguns include: MKH 416, ME66, ME80, ME64, MKH 816
Countryman B6 Hard Wire/XLR
HS-P82: multi track recorder with time code sync
(for film, or video SMTP time code referenced signal mixed synced
and recorded) 8 separate + 2 stereo mixed. This mixer / recorder
also has a sync/genlock connection, as well digital audio options
aside from analogue inputs.
Tascam DR 100 Mark 2 recorder: (PCM WAV or MP3
at higher bit rate recording).
Grip packages are available with more equipment, including a gaffer, grip or 2 person crew or larger. Please call to arrange particulars in advance.
Below is a links section to manufacturers of this gear & to provide you reference information
Lighting For hiring labor of a single videographer, director of photography or a complete camera crew we have over 40K watts in professional lighting + Our founding DP/videographer Nick's experience as a cameraman spans lighting all types of experience & subjects. We can also arrange a gaffer, grip, key grip, best boy or other lighting crew members to support your production in CO.
These Audio links to outside sites below are for your reference. The best production requires the best sound equipment from Lectrosonics lavalieres, PSC, Sound Devices & TasCam mixers/recorders, TRAMS, Electrovoice stick microphones with with single cameraman, DP or videographer. We also have Sennheiser & Neumann shotgun microphones and other sound equipment are always with our larger 2 person or larger camera crews. We have the sound equipment for other hiring camera crews as well with the experience to complete the picture with problem free sound for any video or film production.
For your reference these lighting & grip links open to the manufacture's site -- Our video & film production lighting includes tungsten and HMI from ARRI fresnel& PAR, Lowel tungsten, Kino Flo or FLO Light fluorescent, diffusion including Chimeras or gels with the experience to make a scene. Additional lighting effects & patterns with Dedo lenses, patterns, and our crew & DP has experience spanning years of other lighting effects by grip, manipulation & magic tricks. Scalable - whether you need a single cameraman or a larger camera crew to set a interview or other scene.
If you would detailed listings of every piece of lighting by instrument,
our grip equipment, sound packages or camera support contact us
and if we don't have it, we can get it.
Whatever Production or Situation - If you need natural light control, green screen video, rugged terrain, portable sets or backgrounds, complex interview lighting, commercial or location production or other specific production - we have the adaptability; along with the previous experiences to plan ahead or your production. Mister Photon Media can also provide camera crew members to support your camera person, producer or company with the right equipment + the right personnel. Call us in advance and we can plan ahead for your exact equipment needs.
The State - Our gear goes anywhere across Colorado with the crew. We work minutes away from the large metro & business areas; including Denver metro, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Westminster, Lakewood, Englewood, Littleton, Parker, Lone Tree, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, Lakewood, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch and Aurora. Other common areas include Vail, Aspen, the Ski Areas, other metro cities and wherever else you need in Colorado locally. As Colorado is large and diverse, so is our desire to work so count on a crew near you - Mister Photon Media. Please see our cities and areas covered in Colorado by this link.
Our cameras for anyone on the globe: Our video & broadcast TV crew is NSTC or PAL camera equipped with high definition or SD video cameras. You can come from anywhere on the planet or send us anywhere you need with the confidence in options we provide. 35mm film, SLR film or HD is another option by director of photography or our film camera crew as well.Here are some links to NTSC and PAL video standards FAQ for your reference.