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- Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Filmotechnic USA unveils 3 new camera car platforms, adds regional facilities
- LOS ANGELES
Filmotechnic USA, a provider of high performance camera car systems to the entertainment industry, follows up a record 2019 with three new car platforms and additional regional facilities coming online for 2020.
Thom Tanton, head of Filmotechnic USA sales, said, “We’ve doubled down, adding three new vehicles to the fleet, coupled to the latest and only authentic Russian Arm tech. We’re also opening up additional rental facilities around the U.S. Today’s filmmakers need to go everywhere for their projects. Filmotechnic will be there for them.”
The three new camera car platforms added to the largest fleet in the market are a completely new fabricated Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Toyota Tundra TRD PRO and supercharged Toyota 4 Runner TRD.
All the new camera cars were put through their paces last week at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, Calif. In addition to Filmotechnic USA camera cars and flight heads, drones from aerial cinematography company XM2, a helicopter from Pursuit Aviation and Teradek wireless video systems were all integrated for two days of non-stop testing in real world, high speed scenarios.
The Tundra TRD comes with a 381 HP V8 AWD before Filmotechnic modifies it with oversized tires. For additional horsepower, a TRD Supercharger was already added to the 4-Runner. New Rental Facilities
The last two years has seen Filmotechnic expand to all areas of the U.S. Originally located in L.A. and Detroit, Filmo has opened facilities in filmmaking hotbeds across the country. This year is no different, with camera car system rentals now coming online in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Currently, Filmotechnic also has offices in Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando and Honolulu.