LOS ANGELES and PARIS (February 18, 2015) – SHOTOVER, the maker of high
performance stabilization platforms for the motion picture and broadcast industries, announced
today it has named aerial production and rental company ACS France as a SHOTOVER
authorized service provider (ASP). ACS France becomes the second outside firm in Europe to
be awarded an ASP designation and is approved to provide factory-authorized service on all
SHOTOVER products including the SHOTOVER K1 and SHOTOVER F1.
Known for its work providing aerial cinematography services for motion picture, broadcast and
commercial productions, ACS France is one of Europe’s preeminent aerial production outfits
with credits including Les Misérables, A Good Day to Die Hard and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
To achieve the SHOTOVER ASP rating, the ACS France team underwent formal training at
SHOTOVER’s New Zealand facility and the company’s technical facilities and staff have been
evaluated and certified by SHOTOVER.
“ACS France’s expertise in all aspects of aerial production, along with their rigorous and
exacting service standards makes them an ideal partner as a SHOTOVER ASP,” said
SHOTOVER president Alan Purwin. “Customers can expect the same level of technical
excellence and high-touch service from ACS France as they would receive from the
SHOTOVER production facility in New Zealand. We are pleased to add them as an ASP
The flagship SHOTOVER K1 and the versatile and compact SHOTOVER F1 are fast becoming
the entertainment and commercial worlds’ go to systems for high-impact aerial cinematography.
K1 credits include the Hollywood blockbusters Jurassic World, Hunger Games: Mockingjay,
Insurgent, San Andreas, Black Mass, Ride Along 2, Antman, Magic Mike 2, Monster Trucks and
Both systems feature a modular design, which allows users to easily swap numerous camera
and lens configurations. In fact, the SHOTOVER F1 is delivered with the ability to
accommodate more than 115 different camera and lens combinations, with more to come in the
future. SHOTOVER systems are the only motion-picture quality aerial solutions with no ITAR
restrictions, enabling them to be shipped anywhere in the world.
“SHOTOVER represents the pinnacle in aerial cinematography, delivering unsurpassed
performance and jaw-dropping images across a multitude of shooting environments,” said Luc
Poullain, president of ACS France. “We look forward to working with SHOTOVER customers in
both France and beyond to meet all of their service needs.”
ACS France is online at http://www.aerial-france.fr.
SHOTOVER is a developer of high performance aerial camera systems for the motion picture
and broadcast industries. The company’s line of gyro-stabilized camera platforms offer aerial
cinematographers an unprecedented level of stability, control and versatility in a compact
package easily configured for 2D, 3D and Ultra HD shooting with the world’s most advanced
cameras and lenses. Developed in partnership with the motion picture industry’s top aerial
cinematographers, SHOTOVER systems are fully user upgradeable, allowing operators to
utilize new professional cameras, lenses and accessories as they come to market.