Production services

Camera

UFO camera rental services carries wide range of cameras digital and film; Digital Cameras include Red Dragon, Red Epic, Red MX, Black Magic and various other action and stunt cameras. Film cameras include; Arri-Cam Lite, Arri 235 along with BL-4’s, Arri 3’s, Arri 2’s. In addition, UFO camera carries the Ultra Prime and the very popular Russian Elite lens packages as well as numerous other 2nd Unit Zeiss lens packages and various heads and Cook and Arri Zooms.

 

Grip and lighting

UFO has full grip and lighting packages which includes dollies, cranes, Hot Heads, grip equipment and process car trailers. Our lighting packages include a complete range of HMI’s, LCD, Tungsten, Keno-Flows and Lightning Strikes. Our grip and lighting packages are complimented by a wide inventory of state of the art of grip and lighting equipment accessories.

Crew

Eastern Europe has a long history of production. During the peak of government-backed filmmaking, Bulgaria was producing as many as 50 features a year. In a country with a total population of less than 7.5 million that is over 10 times as many feature productions per capita than the United States. This has contributed to a very deep well-trained crew base. UFO on  most of its productions are using all local keys including First AD’s, Sound Recorder, 2nd Unit DP’s and Production designers. Most local crew members have had at least 15 or more years’ experience working on western productions, speaking English, Italian, Spanish and German along with understanding western production customs and operations including SAG and DGA rules, penalties and regulations. In addition, there are a number of locally based DGA 1st AD’s with US addresses to facilitate DGA 1 st AD requirements when needed, avoiding travel, peridium and housing costs.

Actors

With Bulgaria’s long history of production there is a large professional actor and stuntmen base in the country. In addition, there are numerous stunt coordinators with talented stunt teams working at rates less than quarter that of their western counterparts. In recent years Bulgarian stunt crews have become the go-to teams for series such as Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Spartacus and many others. With the many productions over the last 15 years, a large contingent of local American and British actors has also developed to compliment the local Bulgarian actors.To further compliment European casting, most shows take advantage of the very talented British actors out of London. Less than a 3-hour flight away these actors are able to augment many of the roles which would normally be cast out of Los Angeles or New York at rates far below SAG scale without residual obligations working as internationals on union shows. In addition to local actors, there is an abundant number of extras with a wide range of ethnic looks from American to Asian to Indian to African American.

Sound

UFO rentals carry full sound recording packages for field and studio. These packages include the newest Fostex and Sound Devices Hard Drive recorders and a full complement of radio mikes, mix boards and booms.

Editing & HD on-line suite

The Edit Suites include 2 full on-line Avid systems with full surround and fully automated mixing board, Dual 30” HD Monitors, as well as a 42” HD monitor for easy viewing and comfort to make your edit experience as pleasant as possible.The Edit systems are backed up by over 50 terabytes of Raid storage and a fully automated LTO system for security and back up.