Keslow Camera Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Offices in Salt Lake City and New Orleans

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Keslow Camera Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Offices in Salt Lake City and New Orleans
New office expansions enable Keslow Camera to accelerate growth in motion picture, television and commercial support. 
CULVER CITY, CA, May 22, 2018 – Keslow Camera, the largest privately held motion picture camera equipment rental house in North America, recently opened new offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and New Orleans, Louisiana to accommodate rapid growth and leverage the industry’s geographical shift. With offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vancouver, Santa Fe, Chicago and Toronto, these additions will mark number seven and eight for the rental house.
Keslow Camera is known for its high-caliber quality control standards and meticulously maintained equipment. In addition to the corporate headquarters in Culver City, the two new offices support the company’s overall growth strategy and market share. Keslow Camera’s recent acquisition of Clairmont Camera in 2017 has accelerated the company’s growth and diversified its equipment catalog.
Keslow Camera has already supported a number of productions over the years in Utah, such as HBO’s “Mosaic”, Disney’s “Andi Mack”, and now Paramount Network’s upcoming series, “Yellowstone”.  The recent growth in Utah is significant: In 2016 the state issued 356 film permits, that grew to 602 in 2017. Hollywood filmmakers continue to return to Utah for their professional crews and jaw-dropping scenery. Utah offers a varied palette for filmmakers with its craggy deserts to the south, green mountains to the north and urban locations that can stand in for cities around the world.
Furthermore, Louisiana has recently earned a new reputation as “Hollywood South.” Following a plunge in film production in Louisiana in recent years, the industry is experiencing a rebound. It’s unique neighborhoods and architectural beauty make the great state of Louisiana a perfect home for some of the projects that Keslow Camera supports, such as SyFy & USA Network’s forthcoming series, “The Purge”.
“With the vast amount of content being produced throughout North America, the decision to expand to Salt Lake City and New Orleans in an effort to greater support our filmmakers made perfect sense,” said Dennis McDonald, Keslow Camera’s Chief Operating Officer.  “We strive to deliver the absolute best experience for our customers, and that means having a presence in the locations they’re shooting in wherever possible.”
About Keslow Camera
Since 1990, Keslow Camera has been providing camera equipment for motion picture, television and commercial productions throughout North America and around the globe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company also operates from locations in Chicago, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Toronto, Vancouver, New Orleans and Utah. Keslow Camera has earned a reputation among the industry’s creative community for uncompromising service and innovative problem solving on projects of any size. The company’s tireless support of the art and craft of cinematography has resulted in many long-standing relationships with the world’s most talented filmmakers. For more information, visit www.keslowcamera.com, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@keslowcamera).
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Behind the Scenes on “Oblivion”

Behind the Scenes on “Oblivion” from Keslow Camera on Vimeo.

“Oblivion,” the new sci-fi feature from director Joseph Kosinski (“Tron) with cinematography by Claudio Miranda, ASC, opens this Friday in theaters and IMAX. “Oblivion is one of the first features to be captured on Sony F65 cameras.  Miranda has raved in numerous interviews about the great range of the F65 and how beneficial it was to shoot this movie with this camera.  From shooting in Iceland with black, volcanic earth and bright skies, to scenes lit by a single candle or flashlight, the camera was able to capture the detail and depth of the image.  Zeiss Master Primes, Fujinon Premier Zooms, and the 24-290mm Angenieux Optimo were used, as well as RED Epic cameras for some additional photography and handheld work.  (Camera equipment was provided by Keslow Camera.)

Here are a few articles that delve deeper into the cinematography of “Oblivion.”  There is also a great behind the scenes video in the Studio Daily article:

ICG article
StudioDaily.com article 

 

IN THE PRESS – Post Magazine

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This month’s Post magazine’s cover story, “Gripping HD – More series than ever are going digital”, features a blurb on A&E’s “The Cleaner”, which, as the article states, was shot on Keslow Camera’s RED Ones.

Some great quotes from the article:

“One of the things that was huge was the ‘umbilical cord’ issue with the [Panavision] Genesis. There wasn’t anybody who didn’t agree that [the RED] was a hundred times easier to use.”

“…with the show’s second season came an increased challenge to cut costs while keeping quality high. The RED One, he says, seemed to be the answer.”

Click the image for the PDF article.

IN THE PRESS – P3: Production Update Magazine

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This month’s P3 mag has a special on 3D and mentions Keslow Camera’s new exclusive deal to distribute Element Technica’s new beamsplitter and parallel 3D rigs

Click the image for the PDF article.

(see www.technica3d.com for more info)

IN THE PRESS – FujiFilm’s EXPOSURE Magazine

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This quarters EXPOSURE mag has “House M.D.”‘s DP Gale Tattersall explaining the unique look of the show in a nice article entitled, “The Right Medicine”.

Great quote from Tattersall:

“They’re (Keslow Camera) unbelievably supportive, innovative and technically top of their field”

IN THE PRESS – American Cinematographer Magazine

2007 AC Oct

This month’s Production Slate section of American Cinematographer magazine mentions us in relation to Sean Penn’s new film, “Into the Wild”, which we suppled ARRICAM’s and Ultra Prime lenses for.

Click on the image for the PDF of the article.

IN THE PRESS – P3 – Production Update Magazine

2007 P3 Sep

In this month’s P3 mag they mention our ARRICAMs and Ultra Primes we supplied for the feature film, “Prom Night”…check it out (click the image to link to the PDF)

IN THE PRESS – Markee Magazine

2006 Markee June

Keslow has a little column in this month’s Markee magazine with an overview on our inventory and our outlook on the new crop of digital cinema cameras.

“I won’t rent out any equipment that doesn’t have a proven track record”

IN THE PRESS – ARRI News Magazine

2006 ARRI Apr

Keslow Camera’s own Robert Keslow has a little blurb in a 16mm special in this month’s ARRI News Magazine (see the last page of the PDF by clicking on the image).

IN THE PRESS – Kodak InCamera Magazine

2005 InCamera Oct

Another write up this month covering “HOUSE M.D.” and Roy Wagner can be found in Kodak InCamera magazine.

As always, click on the image for the PDF of the article.