SprocketHeads provides comprehensive production and production services for film, television and commercials. SprocketHeads can handle all aspects of your production and then upload the footage to you, or, prep your production so you’re ready to roll upon touch down in Alaska. From an ENG-crew to capture breaking news to supporting union crews on high-end commercials and feature films; SprocketHeads finds the best production solutions for every budget and adapts to our clients’ needs. Whether you’re calling in, or traveling in, SprocketHeads will make your shoot in Alaska picture perfect and productive.
SprocketHeads is the go-to casting service in Alaska. With exceptional connections and an eye for matching talent with roles, SprocketHeads ensures you have the right people for your production. You say you need 300 locals, male and female, with a specific ethnic look and able to ski, snowboard and skate? We have a week to submit headshots, conduct auditions, and hire talent? We’ve done it. Check out our Facebook page to view a sampling of our followers and casting calls.
Creative and Research
From thin air to edited master, SprocketHeads generates ideas and/or develops yours into channel and social media surf-stopping commercials and programing. Creative services include: concepts, treatments, designs, scripts and original music. We offer top-drawer subject matter research & development and field interviews. Our work is in-depth, insightful and stands up to the most rigorous fact-checking.
Location Scouting & Permitting
SprocketHeads knows the local, state and federal land managers and they know us. We also work closely with Alaska business and Alaska Native village councils and elders ensuring the best access to locations and services across the state. SprocketHeads partners with Mountain Safety Logistics (MSL) and Conundrum Ventures; the premiere safety and location scouting and management company for film productions in Alaska. Their expertise covers project-specific weather forecasting, safety planning, permitting, fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft support, and complex on-location logistics for large crews. Alaska is our backyard, come play!
SprocketHeads’ Director of Photography: Steven L. Rychetnik IATSE Local 600 Represented by Matt Birth at APA (Clients may hire Rychetnik directly or book him through SprocketHeads. We can also provide crew for visiting DPs.) Formats: 35mm, 16mm, UHD, HD and stills In-house: RED WEAPON | EPIC-W HELIUM 8K S35 with RT Motion Lens Control System, fully accessorized Canon C300 Canon Cine Prime Lens Set, Canon, 30-300MM Cine Zoom, Canon L-Series Lens Set, Freefly MOVI 10 Gimbal, Teradek Bolt & Cube Wireless Video Systems, RedRock Micro, Remote Full Camera Support, Field Lighting / Audio / Grip Experienced with: RED, Panavision, Arriflex, Aaton, Clairmont, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Nikon and GoPro cameras. Tyler, StediCam, Wescam and Cinevision stabilization systems. Prime, zoom, micro/macro, tilt-shift and squishy lenses. Shoots from airplanes, helicopters, boats, cars, trucks, snow machines, motorcycles, bridges, towers, cranes, JLGs, condors, elevators, 4-wheelers, and dogsleds. Click here for a list of all our equipment/rental gear.
HD and UHD Postproduction
Our efficient workflow, professionalism, inspired work, and our fluffy purple couch keep clients coming back again and again. AVID Symphony and Adobe Premiere Pro.
Production Management and Services
The SprocketHeads team performs production logistical wizardry. Using Entertainment Partners Movie Magic we create detailed plans and full disclosure budgets. SprocketHeads services include, and are never limited to: location scouting and management, permitting, casting and talent wrangling, crew hiring and payroll, equipment rental and sourcing, insurances, production office rentals, shipping, meals and crafty, travel and accommodations.