Russell and the rest of the Southeast team really went the extra mile to help us make our live iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at The Fontainebleau in Miami a huge success. Their professionalism, flexibility and work ethic made a difficult shoot much easier. Not only was the Scorpio telescopic able to give us the coverage we needed on a very unconventional stage setup but it ended up capturing the best shots of the night! Headlining artist Flo Rida rode his bodyguard through the crowd then into the pool and the Scorpio was right there in the action in a way that no other camera support could have been. Southeast did an incredible job & we've already booked them for this same event next year. If you've got only one shot at getting the job done right... Southeast is the way to go.
The Scorpio Telescopic Crane! If you haven't seen this thing in action, you are missing out! From a producers point-of-view, the Scorpio is a no-brainer on any budget from here on out. The Scorpio adds an unparalleled dynamic to each and every shot. It also streamlines camera department efficiency by eliminating the constant re-positioning of cameras. In order to stay on schedule, we had to get off about 120 shots per day. The Scorpio allowed us to pull off 165+ shots per day which enabled us to add more creative content to the schedule.
We had an intimidatingly tight production schedule. I can honestly state with confidence that without Southeast and their Scorpio Telescopic Camera Crane, we would not have completed the production on schedule nor on budget. The Southeast team is extremely talented and knowledgeable. It is such a rarity in any industry to find such a group who will go above and beyond to ensure the satisfaction of their client and Russell & his team certainly exceeded our expectations.
Artex Productions, Inc.
I want to say thanks again for everything Russell! You guys totally made me look awesome. We came into the job with little prep, and high expectations. Everything worked out great with the programmable moves… Toyota was very happy with the final product.
Hope we can work together soon! Thanks again for everything…
The Scorpio is groundbreaking. It has completely revolutionized our on set management and creative cinema style. It is able to move the camera to any position on set instantly, saving lots of time and money. Creatively, the movement it provides is unparalleled adding impressive cinematography and shots we never thought possible. It should be the first tool choice on any project...it's ours.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Russell and his team on three projects now. Each time out, we've been pleased to not only find that he and his crew are timely and professional during the shoot days, but that they also never fail to go the extra mile after the shoot is over to make sure that the results are to our liking.
Digital Domain Media Group focuses mostly on postproduction in the industry, so we've come to value and rely on Russell's on-location insight and knowledge. The equipment at his disposal, especially the Scorpio crane (which we used to film eight of the 2012 New York Mets players), is a blessing when it comes to needing high quality results. The unique range of shots achievable with the Scorpio is fantastic!
I can't say enough good things about Russell and his team. We won't hesitate to give him a call when the need arises again.
I hired Southeast site unseen, after several recommendations from numerous contacts in the Miami film community. They surpassed my expectations! The show I produced was a 10 RED Camera flypack production for "Hill Song" (an Australian christian rock group) for a sold out show at the American Airlines Arena in August 2011. Southeast showed up on time, was a complete professional and pleasure to work with. He was supportive and accommodative in dealing with the desires of the show director, his equipment was well maintained and in excellent condition, and the Scorpio operation skills during the show were superb!
Producer of Live Events and Concert Production
It was great working with you and your crew Russell, professionalism and great flexibility. The Scorpio telescopic was absolutely amazing & the best investment I made on the shoot. Not only were you good to work with, you guys did a great job with the crane. I will highly recommend you too people about your services. Hope to work with you soon.
Vietnam Vanguard Films
In regards to working with Southeast Camera Cranes… their passion for their craft, knowledge, professionalism and execution always exceed my expectations. We recently produced a luxury car commercial “Fisker Karma” where we rented their Red Epic camera package and the Scorpio crane and we were absolutely thrilled with the results. The Scorpio telescopic camera crane was remarkable on set and well worth the cost. It allowed us to get a wide range of truly spectacular shots in the studio and on the camera truck.
It is rare to encounter someone so willing to do whatever it takes to get the best possible results and Russell & his team are just those people. I highly recommend the Scorpio Telescopic camera crane and the team over at Southeast Camera Cranes without hesitation to anyone in need of first rate unparalleled shooting abilities and expert operations.