is a team of passionate filmmakers, dedicated to combining state-of-the-art camera technologies with classic cinematography techniques. We are based out of Seattle, Washington in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. We are an award winning production service company that specializes in stabilized camera systems, global commercial film production, bringing the most innovative cinema technologies and solutions to our clients. Our team members travel regularly to productions all over the world with our entire arsenal of cameras and support equipment in-hand. While filmmaking hubs such as Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York are common destinations for us, we are just as ready to travel to even the most remote locations in the world or wherever your production takes us. We know the international filmmaking hustle inside out and have the connections and experience to make your travel job go smooth and easy. We work closely with some of the biggest agencies and brands in the world and our relationships with our clients is not a cookie cutter one size fits all approach. We fully customize and tailor our services to each productions unique individual needs. Our team is IATSE Local 600 members, FAA certified pilots and experienced world travelers. We offer both union and non-union crews for your production and are ready to bring your visual story to life.
WE ARE MORE THAN JUST CAMERA OPERATORS
At Motion State, our team is constantly pushing the limits of what we can do with the modern cinema cameras. New technologies such as stabilized handheld gimbals and aerial drones allow us to move cameras in new and interesting ways, but our focus always remains on how to best tell the story. Many operators out there can simply “chase the action” with a camera, but being able to perform precise, highly controlled camera movement takes practice, discipline, and experience. Our people are what truly separate us from the rest. We empower our crews to take a vested interest in the satisfaction of clients experience and to always go above and beyond to fulfill our clients needs and bring new ideas to the table. We pride ourselves on being able to provide cinematography and logistical solutions for even the most complex of production needs. The bottom line: when you hire the Motion State team for your shoot, you can stay focused on the big picture and we can take care of the rest.
YOUR ONE STOP FULL SERVICE PRODUCTION SERVICES COMPANY
We built the Motion State reputation on being the world’s best MoVI Operators, but we were filmmakers long before camera gimbals were invented. We have a dedicated team of EP’s, Producers, Writers, Cinematographers, AC’s, AD’s and an extensive roster of other crew your production may need. From writing narrative scripts to full service commercial production, our team is capable of telling your story from its inception to completion. Along with being able to provide advanced cinematography and production services we also have a fully turn key in house rental department. From professional cinema cameras to technocranes and everything in between, if we don’t have it we will get it through our partnerships with Koerner Camera and Cinemoves, Inc. You can stop wasting time looking all around town to piece together your production equipment needs and rely on Motion State to be your one stop shop. While we are always thrilled to take on a supporting role for your production, we are also excited to take the reigns and produce your project for you. Successful projects are always built on the foundation of a solid working relationship. This always begins with an open conversation about your project and our capabilities which we are looking forward to having with you. Contact Us today and put our local industry experience to work for you!
Motion State and Cinemoves are proud to bring you Cinemoves Northwest. Our partnership with Cinemoves now offers us the ability to bring you Hollywood level camera support to the Northwest. Cinemoves is synonymous with outfitting the biggest productions in the industry with technocranes, stabilized heads and support systems. Not only has Cinemoves become a staple in the feature film world they have also built a reputation of a company that is about the people that work for them. Like Cinemoves, at Motion State we are all about our people and the relationships with our clients. With our Cinemoves partnership, we are proud to bring Seattle its first technocrane. We also now have the ability to offer our clients the entire Cinemoves global arsenal of services to all our productions at competitive pricing for any production large or small. To learn more about theses services and equipment we can provide please see our Technocrane services page.