The news releases below pertain to our first generation, prototype system, known by the trademark/salesmark of SuperFlyCam ®
New York, NY (August 8, 2008) - Super FlyCam filmed on location, in Mexico, for four weeks in 2007 for the Walt Disney motion picture, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, opening in theaters on September 26, 2008.
Filming included challenging shots in jungle locations. Ben Semanoff, SuperFlyCam's technical director, supervised the SuperFlyCam team and is credited as camera operator.
Information about our newest system can be found online by clicking the blue band below or the header at the top of this page, and by calling 888-947-2269.
Super FlyCam is a wire-borne, self-stabilizing, flying camera system specifically designed to meet the challenges of 35mm cinematography. It is also well-suited for 2K/4K HD cameras. SuperFlyCam achieves a breakthrough in ultra-lightweight design, ease of use, and performance.
According to inventor, Garrett Brown, Super FlyCam is one-tenth the weight of older systems. Top Hat President, Benjamin Semanoff, says “because Super FlyCam is so much lighter and smaller than older systems, it sets-up easily using low-tension rigging and is the safest, most cost effective, point-to-point flying camera system in the world.”
Mr. Semanoff, who is a Steadicam operator as well as an entrepreneur, met Garret Brown several years ago. Mr. Semanoff notes “when I go to know Garrett, I was amazed by his breadth of knowledge and his resourcefulness in finding elegant solutions to difficult problems. You can see that in the SuperFlyCam design.”
SuperFlyCam has already been used successfully in the production of several major motion pictures in 2005, including: “The Brothers Grimm” and two films in which Mr. Semanoff provided technical services: “Stay” (Regency Pictures) and “Glory Road” (Walt Disney Pictures). Super FlyCam is available as a rental production package consisting of the ultra-lightweight camera support, 35mm SL-Cine Arri IIC camera, wireless pan and tilt head, wireless lens control, wireless video, rigging, and technician. SuperFlyCam is available from Top Hat Productions and their authorized operators worldwide.
Top Hat President, Ben Semanoff adds “the acquisition of SuperFlyCam dramatically expands our commitment to the motion picture industry and is a natural extension of our expertise in camera-motion and camera-stabilization systems and technology.”
Top Hat Productions LLC was founded by Ben Semanoff and Ira Semanoff in 2001. Top Hat Productions has its headquarters and offices in the Philadelphia / New York City metropolitan area. The company provides production and post production services as well as equipment and crews for films, commercials, television, and music videos. Ben Semanoff’s work as a Steadicam operator has been seen in feature films and network television, and he has received Emmy recognition as a Steadicam Operator and Director of Photography.
Information about our newest system can be found online by clicking the blue band below or the header at the top of this page, and by calling 888-947-2269. The names SuperFlyCam and Super Flycam
are registered trademarks of Top Hat Productions LLC.