Who we are
Purplecrew provides professional and reliable crews and equipment. We offer good value, a friendly working environment, low stress and good coffee.
Where we are
Purplecrew are based in Manchester, England. We provide crews throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond.
What do we do
We can supply anything from a single DV tape to a full 35mm crew on location. Acquisition formats include: 35mm – Super16mm – High Definition – SONY XDCam EX – Panasonic P2 – Digital Betacam – Beta SP – DV – Sound – Steadycam – Jimy Jib.
Greenscreen or Bluescreen Studio
This is a custom built Greenscreen or Bluescreen coved studio with an integral fully fitted lighting grid.
From a Dedo light to a 18kW. We have a huge range of lighting on site and ready to roll. All major brands are stocked: ARRI , Desisti, Dedo Light, Kino Flo, Strand, Sachtler and Mole Richardson. Mobile power is available from a range of towable 16kW – 20kW units or 60kW – 150kW chassis mounted generator trucks.
We have a range of Mark Roberts Motion Control equipment which includes a compact Motion Controlled pan and tilt head, tracker rig and a nine axis Panther based motion controlled dolly on track with a 2.5m boom reach. All of the motion control equipment is based around the Mark Roberts Flair software system.
Purplecrew Ltd. is located at The Pie Factory on Broadway in Manchester’s MediaCity:UK complex. Other major companies such as the BBC are soon to follow onto the site. Our building gives us ample space for the chromakey studio, offices and equipment storage with all the advantages of having them all in one location.