Project Spotlight: Vogue - "Psychotically Perfect"
Capstone is thrilled to have worked with Supermarche and Vogue on their recent "cover video." Capstone supplied a 3-Ton Grip Truck + Custom G&E Package for Director of Photography Michael Simmonds (Nerve, White Girl, Paranormal Activity 2). Directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, produced by Orlee-Rose Strauss. #vogue #3TonGripTruck #3Ton #supermarche #clientwork #ProjectSpotlight
So, as our renters know, until now, we've been doing most of our business out of our trucks - but working out of trucks can be a bit cramped - so we shipped in a new "office"! It came empty of course, but with a little work, we've made it quite nice: Custom shelving and more space for storage, a printer, and Wi-Fi! All ready for air b n b Alhambra! Truck lot cat in its... ...circle of power. when it leaves the circle...bad things happen. The 5 Ton Grip Truck and the 3 Ton G
Project Spotlight: "Girl In Her Twenties"
Capstone Film Lighting in action! Look at all the pretty LIGHTS we supplied - going crazy in this dance scene :) Capstone Film Lighting rents Grip Trucks to a huge range of productions - from commercials to music videos, to feature films, webseries, and short films. During the past year we have been lucky enough to rent to many young creative filmmakers who are producing amazing films. Capstone Film Lighting provided a great 3-Ton Grip and Light Package to "Girl In Her Twen
Lettering for Capstone's Grip Truck!
Today marks a historic day for Capstone Film Lighting! We applied our first signage for our Three Ton Grip Truck - and I think it looks awesome! (Capstone's 3 Ton Grip Truck pre-paint job, pre-lettering. Rivets still visible). Before applying the lettering - we got the truck re-painted at a shop in South Central LA: Montes Paint and Body - and they really did a great job! The rivets, and old scratches were all painted over - along with a lot of other details - so it looks
What is an Apple Box? Please Help.
Let me tell you a story. A story that for those of you who know me, will shock you to your utter core. I once did not know what an Apple Box was. (The Original Apple Box? source) Please, do not run away from this post in terror. Those of you who know me, have heard the stories: That I was berthed in the hollows of a great grip truck, that, because my father is a director of photography, I was formed with the inherent knowledge of filmmaking. The fact that I did not know th
The 3-Ton and Me: A Week
This week I drove the 3-Ton truck to a film set every morning, and picked up every night. Depending on my schedule and the size of the package you rent, I can sometimes offer this service to productions. It's a service that I've never heard of offered by any other grip truck or lighting company in Los Angeles. It's fun driving the truck to sets because you see parts of LA that you've never seen before, and at really odd hours. Also, on the freeway, all the cars hate trucks
CAPSTONE... The Blog!
This is my first blog post... EVER. So who knows if I'm going to do this right at all - but here goes nothing! Reasons for this blog: 1. To document what it's like to run a new, family business in Los Angeles/Hollywood. 2. To share interesting and useful grip, lighting and camera techniques, history, and gear that I find out about. 3. To update everyone on new developments at CAPSTONE FILM LIGHTING. 4. ......... For those of you that may think that my 4th reason is to get