Our Beginning

We founded ProAm USA in 2003 after working in the video and film industry and experiencing the challenges of using camera mounting equipment. Following nearly a year of development, we released our first product, the world’s first camera crane that didn’t require any tools for setup. It was also the first crane that could be setup by one person – breakthroughs in camera supports and the first in a continuing series of innovations from our company.

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Nearly 20 years later, our products are used by film and video professionals worldwide as well as by serious amateurs and many film schools.

All of our products are designed in the United States. We take pride in both our innovation and our craftsmanship. To see our creative process, click on the Our Process link at the top of the page.

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to make it easy to shoot amazing video and create incredible films by bringing well-designed, superior quality crane and jib systems for high-end hobbyists and professional photographers and filmmakers. We believe that photos and movies uplift our lives and document our moments of wonder, suffering and joy as no other art form can, and we want to be a part of those experiences.

Supporting Young Filmmakers

Giving the next generation a boost not only helps the industry, but its fun! We happily accept purchase orders from educational institutions, and stage an annual International Student Film Competition in which students can win prizes for both themselves and their schools.

We are also developing our Learning Center to assist beginners in using our equipment. Learning the best techniques will ensure that you film at your very best!

Our Environmental Commitment

As a business, we are also committed to preserving the environment. We use recycled material for packaging and recycle all incoming cardboard. We also use UPS Carbon Neutral for all outgoing UPS shipments, helping to reduce our carbon footprint. Through the UPS Carbon Neutral program we contribute to projects like Garcia River Forest in the United States, Fujian Landfill Gas in China, La Pradera Landfill Gas in Colombia, and Cholburi Wastewater Biogas-to-Energy in Thailand.

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We Want to Hear From You

Your feedback and input are important to us. By listening to you we learn, improve our products, and can make a better contribution to the industry. So we encourage you to send us your comments, requests, ideas, and your films! We love seeing your creativity.

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