Leading custom trailer design and fabrication company, Craftsmen Industries, Inc. created a unique mobile trailer to help Stargate Studios incorporate high-quality virtual production and cinematography in their films.
Craftsmen Industries, Inc. has been engineering and building custom trailers to meet the needs of its customers since 1982. As their customer base has grown and expanded, so has their skillset and innovation. The new MagicBox trailer for Stargate Studios is no exception, challenging Craftsmen employees to innovate ways to transform the 36-foot trailer into the ultimate filming studio for the company.
Headquartered in St. Charles, MO, Craftsmen Industries, Inc. is widely recognized for its ability to find a way to meet and exceed customer expectations. With over 170 highly-skilled tradespeople working under one roof, they have the knowledge and resources readily on hand to complete any task. Their custom builds often require contributions from their engineers, fabricators, and designers. Expert large scale printing adds the finishing touch with custom fleet wraps. This close collaboration allows them to keep projects on budget and on schedule, delivering products when the customer needs them.
“The MagicBox was a unique project for us to work on, and we are thrilled with the results,” remarked Mark Steele, CEO and Co-owner of Craftsmen Industries, Inc. “Different than our standard 53-foot trailer, it is 36-feet long and is lower to the ground. The double expandable style and hydraulic lift on the roof opens up this smaller mobile trailer into an amazing virtual production box for Stargate Studios. Using the trailer, they can film just about anything they can imagine.”
The interior of the MagicBox is lined with LED screens, which are a vital component of the virtual production process. However, determining the best method to mount the screens to both the ceiling and the walls presented a challenge for Craftsmen’s team. Working together, their team designed and created a unique framing system to secure the screens both during transport and filming.
“Every trailer we build at Craftsmen is different because every client is different, and the ways in which they utilize the trailer are different,” said Steele. “With every build, we make sure we understand how our clients need to use their trailer and what they need to be able to do with it. Then, we figure out how to do just that. The customization process from design to delivery is all about finding ways to make the trailer into everything the customer wants it to be.”
Craftsmen Industries, Inc. specializes in a wide range of services, including large format printing, building wraps, wholesale backdrops, event trailers, and trade show exhibits. To learn more about Craftsmen Industries, Inc. and how they build custom trailers for companies like Stargate Studios, visit CraftsmenInd.com or call (800) 373-3575.
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