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Hire award-winning Washington DC camera crews

The nation’s capital is a hotbed of important events and conferences, as well as a beautiful and bustling city in its own right. It’s only natural to choose the District of Columbia for your next video production. That means you’ll need experienced Washington DC camera crews.

Navigating the complexities of a Washington DC video shoot requires expertise, whether your project is live special event coverage, a documentary, a corporate video, a feature film or any other type of media production. You can’t take any chances with the quality of your camera crew. You need the best video production company: Crews Control.

When you work with Crews Control, you get access to top Washington DC camera crews, whether you need a single camera operator, a three-person switch team or any other grouping. Professionals hired through Crews Control comply with all local rules for productions, including COVID-19 regulations, to keep your filming on schedule.

We’ve been shooting in Washington DC for more than 30 years. Working with Crews Control means getting the best possible experience for your Washington DC video shoot.


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Hire a Washington DC camera crew for your project

Washington DC is one of the most popular locations for Crews Control video crews, and with good reason. The government buildings and monuments that dot the landscape are natural backdrops for documentary footage, political coverage and much more.

When you work with Crews Control to hire personnel for your video shoot, your Washington DC camera crew can help you navigate some of the complexities of the city. It’s good to have these industry veterans (with an average experience of 20 years) on your side when searching for a perfect shot, determining how to plan your shooting schedule and pulling the necessary permits.

Hiring crews familiar with the area is important when it comes to choosing your shots and applying for film permits from the DC Film Board. Even simple tripod shots can be shut down without a permit, as Washington is one of the most heavily-regulated and policed filming locations in the country.

Providing extra time in your shooting schedule is important when prepping a Washington DC shoot. Agencies such as the National Park Service, which oversees the National Mall, will demand several days’ notice before a shoot begins.

Though the challenges of navigating red-tape, tight parking and the surprisingly long travel times between areas of the city are real, there is no substitute for real Washington DC footage when you’re covering news or politics. The city is also a hub of learning and culture given its numerous free museums. Filming in DC is worth the effort, and when you have a top crew on your side, it becomes much simpler.

Crews Control’s DC teams have covered the entire city, from the White House to the Smithsonian and all the monuments on the National Mall. This has given them the expertise to capture the city at its best and put it on display in your production.

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Our Production Crews Have And You Covered

From live streaming and red carpet event coverage, to documentaries and cutting-edge commercials, our production companies can handle anything you throw at them. If you can imagine it, our crews can film it.




Our Video Production Services In Location Include:


  • Interviews and B-roll
  • Event coverage
  • Presentations
  • Drone production
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Motion pictures
  • Live streaming
  • Panel discussion
  • Man on the street interviews
  • Corporate meetings
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Commercials
  • Broadcast television media
  • Employee training materials
  • Sizzle reels
  • Time-lapse videos
  • Happy-face videos
  • Focus group recordings
  • Testimonials
  • Video news releases
  • Documentaries
  • Web conferencing
  • Red carpet coverage
  • Action and sports video
  • Product demonstration clips
  • …and whatever else you can imagine!


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What’s unique about filming in Washington DC?

What are some insights our Washington DC camera crews have accumulated over the years? The following pieces of hard-won wisdom can help you plan your creative strategy and video shoot logistics:

  • Parking is scarce: Not only is there almost no street parking available near the national monuments, but even parking in a lot or garage can also prove impossible for larger, SUV-sized vehicles. Consider dispatching your crew in minivans or smaller cars.
  • Policing differs across the city: Different areas of Washington DC are policed by various agencies and departments. This means your crew needs to understand under what jurisdiction your production will fall. And remember, a VIP could be moving around the city at any time, so you may have to deal with Secret Service cordons and temporary street closures.
  • The National Mall is larger than it appears: The distance between the buildings and monuments in Washington may seem negligible when seen on the screen or a map. However, keep in mind that there may sometimes be miles of walking between locations, adding time to your planned shoot.
  • A variety of shots are available downtown: Some areas of the city (the downtown intersection of 17th Street and K Street, for instance) combine fast-paced office settings, lush green parks and bustling public transportation. Washington DC is about more than just marble and museums.

While filming in the nation’s capital can bring unexpected challenges, it’s an exciting experience that can enhance your finished production. When you have an expert Washington DC camera crew on your side, the city’s uniqueness and appeal can show clearly.



Crew experience and gear

All directors of photography working with Crews Control have at least a decade of experience. Whether filming in the C-suite, on the steps of the Capitol or in a bustling Metro station, they can deliver the professionalism you need. After all, our crews are here to represent you and your organization — our job is to make you look good.

All the videographers on our Washington DC camera crews are fully proficient with the latest industry equipment and equipped with what they need to get the job done, including equipment from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Ikegami, Thompson (Philips), Hitachi, Red and Arriflex.


Manufacturers

Check Out Our Extensive Camera List:

2K
  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K
  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini
  • Vision Research Phantom v12.1
  • Vision Research Phantom v640

8K, 4K, UHD & 2k

ARRI RAW

  • Arriflex ALEXA

AVC Intra (NTSC)

AVCHD (NTSC)

  • Sony HXR-NX5U
  • Canon EOS C100

DVC PRO EX (NTSC)

  • Panasonic AJ-HDX 900

DVC PRO EX (PAL)

  • Panasonic AJ-HDX900E

DVC Pro HD (NTSC)

DVC Pro HD (PAL)

  • Panasonic AG-HVX200E
  • Panasonic AG-HPX 171E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200P

XDCam EX

  • Sony PMW EX1
  • Sony PMW EX3
  • Sony PMW-EX1R
  • Sony PXW-X70
  • JVC GY-HM700U
  • Sony PMW 300
  • Sony PMW 320
  • Sony PMW-350
  • Sony PMW 400
  • Sony PMW-F3

XDCam HD

  • Sony PDW-F355
  • Sony PDW-F350
  • Sony PDW-F330
  • Sony PDW-700
  • Sony PDW-F800
  • Sony PDW-335

XF

  • Canon EOS C500
  • Canon EOS C300
  • Canon EOS C100

By pairing expert crews with technologically sophisticated equipment, Crews Control delivers top-quality results for clients every time. Request a free quote now!

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By pairing expert crews with technologically sophisticated equipment, Crews Control delivers top-quality results for clients every time.

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Some of our Happy Clients

At Crews Control, we’ve matched expert video crews with companies of all types, from start-ups and local businesses to multinational corporations, including more than half of the Fortune 500. Crews Control has helped these businesses thrive by providing video services that blend efficiency, professionalism and high-quality finished results. Your Atlanta video project could be the next success story.


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Prepared, Creative, Professional and on the 10 scale an 11

I’ve been producing and directing videos for Broadcast (NBC/ABC/CNN/C-SPAN) and Corporate for over 30 years – and Matthew and Dan were one of the best crews I have EVER worked with.

Thanks

Dan

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The footage was well done.

Just got out of the edit. Tim did a great job. Considering the talent we gave him to work with, I would go as far as to say he’s a bit of a magician.

Thanks for the help!

Jim

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Thanks for the great shoot yesterday.

Everything was great and I wanted to let you know that our Executive Producer said the footage we got from the different regions was the best footage he had ever seen come from remote crews that we didn’t have control over. That is a great compliment coming from him.

I appreciate all your help and look forward to working with you again!

Carol

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