ARRI Rental has announced a collaboration with XM2 PURSUIT. XM2 PURSUIT is a new collaboration between industry stalwarts XM2 and Pursuit Aviation.
XM2 PURSUIT was created to form the world’s premier aerial solution provider. Capable of capturing amazing aerial content from almost any airborne platform, XM2 PURSUIT caters to the major motion picture, visual effects, television, and aerospace industries.
Combining globally experienced pilots with the latest developments in aerospace and film equipment, XM2 PURSUIT services feature films and TV shows around the globe, deploying teams to the most logistically and environmentally challenging destinations around the world.
The capability to modify and integrate custom platforms is facilitated by a highly specialized team of pilots, camera operators, engineers and technicians to realize any creative vision. This unique personnel structure creates a skilled, precise and efficient aerial unit that meets and exceeds the demands of on-set operations.
From iconic, historic warbirds to unmanned aircraft that fit in the palm of your hand, XM2 PURSUIT brings together the best of the aerospace and film industries, providing innovative, turn-key solutions for productions of any size. For more information and to learn about our groundbreaking technical innovations in aerial cinematography, visit xm2.com and PursuitAviation.com.
As a preferred partner, XM2 PURSUIT will work closely with ARRI Rental North America to demonstrate innovative camera solutions and exclusive technology for filmmakers, offering its customers more creative choices.
As part of the collaboration, XM2 PURSUIT is developing customized, branded footprints at ARRI Rental North America locations starting in Burbank, CA, followed by a rollout in Brooklyn, NY, and Vancouver, British Columbia in 2021.
XM2 PURSUIT will utilize ARRI Rental locations in North America to highlight its expertise and innovations across aerial cinematography, production, and aviation. This will include onsite presence of its latest camera drones, show reels featuring its network fleet of rotary and fixed wing aircraft, as well as recent aerial camera system innovations, including JETCAMTM and XM2 Whiskey. With XM2 Whiskey, XM2 PURSUIT created the first-of-its-kind setup inside a helicopter that delivers an entirely new way of shooting aerial scenes.
This isn’t the first time the companies have pooled their unique capabilities. In 2019, XM2 PURSUIT became the only solution provider to integrate the ARRI 535 film camera inside the SHOTOVER K1 system. Given the increased frequency of shooting on film in today’s cinematic landscape, XM2 PURSUIT recognized this trend and developed a system with an ARRI camera as the centerpiece that would provide distinct advantages to filmmakers employing aerial cinematography in their productions.