Professional G&E + Production Rentals for the Riviera Maya & Los Cabos

Riviera Maya Grip & Electric Production Solutions

A little history, inventory...

Founded 18 years ago in Cancun, Riviera Maya Grip SA de CV is the only professional provider of Lighting, Grip & Electric east of Mexico City (2,500km).  Full Production Rentals and a fast bi-lingual Crew

8T, 2@3.5T's & 1T Grip Trucks & Trailers packed to go. Rental & Delivery anywhere! 

Production Rentals: Magliners, Z Racks, Steamers, Coolers, Pop Up's & Beach Carts.   DIT/HMU & Art Trailers and more. We are proud to provide drama free and positive life style choice crew in the Riviera Maya!

Professional Lighting & Grip

HMI's from 18k to 200w, LED's from Cinemills Sufa Bullets, Arri Skypanels, Lupo Superpanels & LitePanels, Jokers, Kinos, Tungsten from MaxiBrutes to StickUps. Profoto & Stills Support.  Hydroflex lighting & safe power offshore and in jungle cenotes. Grip includes Car Mounts, Camera Truck, Dollies, Sliders and Jibs/Cranes. Stage Truss & Rigging, Rags from 20x down and a Super Pro Crew.
 

Electric: Gennies, Power & Distro

Proprietary power systems and solid electrics. From custom hot taps, GFCI and Gennies from our 6 Hondas to our 800A AC/DC Crawford Mack Truck. From 1k to 12kva portable power (Yamaha 13000ED Diesel) and 8 Truck Mount or Tow in from 40kw to 250kw. 2000' of cable, distro, and 4x4's Club Carts to get big and little power and cable in anywhere. We are the only production electricians east of Mexico City!

Lighting, Grip & Electric

Grip Trucks & Packages

8 Ton Grip Truck 'Chato'. With a 2.5 ton lift gate this diesel Volvo FE6 Straight Truck is packed with production carts and your lighting compliment. Racked, the truck carries all size stands including 26 C-Stands, 12 Jr's & Combos, 3 Crankos, 50 25# bags, boxes, rags from 12x down, 500' 2/0 & 4/0 feeder, 200' @ Bates 60A & 100A whips, MSE & Custom 120/220v Distro, a fat Tungsten & Kino Package, Egripment Dinky Dolly & track. Just add the HMI's you need as a package or 'off the truck'.

3.5 Ton Grip Truck 'Bender'. Ideally sized for bigger 'run and gun', this diesel GMC Cube Truck carries a similar but pared down package as Chato, two magliners and a Tungsten & Kino Package. HMI's to suit. Moves freely in metros with no permitting needed, great for restricted access hotels and jungle. Completely customizable with the package that suits your needs.

3.5 Ton Grip Truck 'Lucy'. A 2007 version of Bender, 6.6L Turbo diesel is headed south with a load of LED lighting; this is our LED Truck Build arriving March 2018. 

1 Ton Grip Truck 'Leela'. Packed as you need, this GMC G3500e Cargo Van doubles as a Camera Transpo Truck up to 2500lbs. We usually pack Leela with a basic package of LGE and a magliner for interviews and smaller 'run & guns'. 

Club Cart xrt 1550's. A Gas Powered 4x4 Cart for Hotel, Jungle & Beach work with custom mini trailers to haul gear. We're converting Cart #2 to Electric to work the beach - a truly green machine. 

As Owner/Operators we can set prices that work for you. We are FATCA compliant and a Mexican Corporation with 3rd party, production and medical insurance on our vehicles, equipment and crew. Our AICP membership application has just been filed so we can bring Standards and Practices to our market in 2018. We believe in S&P to keep our industry moving forward safely and for quality assurance for our clients. 

Lighting Equipment

HMI

  • 1@ K5600 Alpha 18/12k w/Power Gems Ballast
  • 1@ Desisti 12k Fresnel FF & Mag Ballast 220v w/Bates 220v
  • 1@ LTM 6k/12k Par FF & Mag Ballast 220v w/Camlock
  • 1@ DN Labs 6k Par Mag Ballast 220v w/100A Bates
  • 2 @ Desisti 6k Par Desisti FF & Mag Ballast 220v w/100A Bates
  • 4 @ Desisti Par 4k/2.5k Powergems & Mag Ballast
  • 1 @ Cinemills 2.5k Par Powergems & Mag Ballast 220v or 110v w/60A Bates
  • 1 @ Desisti 2.5k Fresnel FF 110v Ballast w/60A Bates
  • 1 @ Desisti 2.5k Goya @ FF & Mag Ballast w/60A Bates
  • 2 @ DN Labs Par 1200 Mag Ballasts 110v Edison
  • 4 @ Desisti Par 1200 FF & Mag Ballasts 110v w/Edison
  • 2 @ Joker Bug 800w 110v w/Edison
  • 2 @ Joker Bug 400w 110v w/Edison
  • 2@ Desisti 575w Fresnel w/FF Ballast
  • 1 @ LTM 200w Fresnel w/FF Ballast
  • 1 @ LTM 200w Par w/FF Ballast
  • 1 @ Arri 200w Par w/FF Ballast
  • 4 @ Hydroflex 1200w w/ FF and Mag Ballasts
  • Chimera China Balls (2@), Pancake (1@) & Box (1@) with speed rings for all Jokers

LED

  • 2 @ Sufa Bullet 800's
  • 1 @ Arri Skypanel s60 w/chimera
  • 1 @ s120 Arri Skypanel w/chimera
  • 4 @ Lupo Superpanel Bi Color Dimming 22,000 lumen LED, V or AB Mount
  • 3 @ Litepanels LS Bi Color Dimming 1x1's
  • Rosco Light Panel 24” x 24” Daylight HO
  • Rosco Light Panel 6 x 12” Daylight HO w/Dimmer (1@)
  • Rosco Light Panel 6 x 6” Daylight HO w/Dimmer (1@)
  • Rosco Light Panel 6 x 3” Daylight HO w/Dimmer (1@)
  • Rosco Light Panel 3” ‘Dot’ Daylight HO w/Dimmer (2@)
  • Q Series LED Sungun Dimmable On Camera
  • Mountage for Interview and Vehicle
  • Rosco 12v car adapter, 110v to 12v power supply and egripment.

KINO

  • 1 @ Kino FLathead 80 w/dimming ballasts
  • 2 @ Custom 6 tube 4’  Array
  • 1 @ Custom 8 Tube 4’  Array 
  • 6 @ Kino Fat Men
  • 6 @ Kino Skinny Men
  • 2 @ Kino Fat Boys
  • 2 @ Kino Skinny Boys
  • 1 @ Kino Mega (1@ 6’ x 2 tube)
  • 2 @ Power Gems 4x4 Dimming Ballasts 
  • 2 @ Flo 4x4 Dimming Ballasts
  • Kino 2’ & 4’ Single Tube Ballasts
  • 35 @ Encapsulite 4’ 3200k Self Ballast Kino
  • 35 @ Encapsulite 4’ 5600k Self Ballast Kino
  • Kino Flo Dimmable/Flickerable Duo Ballasts (3 @) Can be pigtailed from single power source or Magic Gadgets Flicker/Dimmer Box
  • Kino Interview Kit (2 @ 2’x2 tube, 2 @ 2’x4 tube)
  • Kino Micro 12v in Tungsten and Daylight (2 @ Daylight and 2 @ Tungsten Temperatures) 
  • Stick Up 10” Lights for car or like low light interiors in 3200k
  • Tubes available in tungsten in daylight.

HYDROFLEX

  • 4 @ 1200w HMI Hydropar w/ 150' cable, mag ballasts & FF ballasts
  • Spuds
  • Veam Connectors
  • Custom GFCI's
  • Custom Power Sol

Tungsten

  • 1 @ Skypan 10k & 5k
  • 4 @ 6k Source Lights
  • 5 @ Maxibrute 6k 6 lights 
  • 1 @ 10k Desisti Fresnel
  • 4 @ 5k Desisti Fresnel
  • 1 @ 5k Desisti Shadow Goya 
  • 5 @ 2k Desisti Fresnel 
  • 10 @ 1k Desisti Fresnel 
  • 2 @ Color Trans Queenies 1k Pars 
  • 12 @ LTM or Arri Clone 650w Fresnel 
  • 6 @ LTM or Arri Clone 300w Fresnel 
  • 6 @ LTM or Arri Clone 150w Fresnel 
  • 1 @ Arri 650w Kit
  • 1 @ Arri 650w/300w Kit
  • 1 @ Arri/LTM Pepper Kit
  • 4 @ 800w Redhead Open Face 
  • 12 @ Lowell iLight 150w 
  • 5 @ 50/150W Stick Ups (for car interiors)
  • Westcott Spiderlite with China Ball and Chimera Mount
  • Chimera 1k Speedring/China Balls in 20" & 30"
  • Custom Source/Space 1/2k Tungsten Mogul w/Diffusion& Black Panels. Can be adapted to Joker Bug.
  • Covered Wagons to order
  • Dimmers in 10k, 6k, 2.5k, 1k & 650w

Chimera China Balls, Pancakes & Boxes with speed rings for 2k, 1K, V-lights. Chimera speed ring adapter for boxes to C-stand mount for lights with 10” diameter.

Camera Support

  • Egripment Dinky Dolly 4 way steer with Bazooka and Soft/Hard wheels, Centipede and seat options
  • Trost Slider w 100m and 50mm slides, 100mm bowl/Mitchell mount on very heavy Manfrotto Sticks
  • Dana Dolly, 4’ and 9’ slides with adapters
  • 3 Cup Filmtools.com car mount
  • 4 Cup Hostess Tray Car Mount
  • MSE Hostess Tray
  • MSE Hood Mount (speedrail)
  • MSE Speedrail Car Mount
  • Trovato 36” Jib with Mitchell mount base adapted to Egripment Dinky Dolly.
  • ‘Speedy 6’ meter crane (up to 14 lbs camera) w/ Varizoom MC100 Hothead (for cameras up to 12.5 lbs) on Peter Lessand Sticks - and adapted to Ronin
  • Custom Camera Chariot for running and walking scenes (for hard mount steadi cam or bungee rig)
  • Speedrail decks for 4x4 Golf Cart
  • 3 @ 3m straight Panavision Stainless Steel MOY track
  • 4 @ 3m straight Panther Stainless Track MOY track
  • 3 @ 3m curves in Panther Stainless Track
  • PCV in up to 6m lengths
  • Wedges and Blocks
  • Elephants and Paganinis
  • 4x4” Cribbage
  • Mini Floppies for Monitors 
  • DIT B/W Flags
  • DIT Pop Up Tent

Silent Power Generation

  • Honda Generators from 1000w to 6500w. Parallel cabling and GFCI modification and jewelry. 
  • Yamaha ED13000 Diesel 3 Phase Portable Power
  • Tow In and Truck Mount Power from 40kw to 255kw.
  • Our custom Crawford/DADCO Built 800A 3 phase AC/DC 120v super silent, triple camlock with separate DC output for Hi Speed! Mounted on an 18' Mack Truck (standard pax van size) it will squeeze into the tiniest spaces. USB ports optional. 

Grippage

Stands

  •  Crankovators, Chain Type
  • Avenger Crank Stands
  • MiniVators
  • Hi Rollers by MSE, Norms
  • Med Rollers MSE, Norms, Hollywood Stage
  • Hi Hi Walkers 
  • 4-Riser Combos by MSE, Norms, Hollywood Stage 
  • 2, 3 & 4 Riser Juniors
  • Centuries by MSE, Avenger, Norms & American Grip 
  • Kit Stands

Attachments & Clampage

  • Scissor Clips (6 @)
  • Baby Plates (10 @)
  • Receiver Plates (4 @)
  • Jorgenson C-Clamps 
  • Gaffer Clamps 
  • Spring Clamps 
  • Super Clamps 
  • 6” Plank to Receiver Holder
  • 4” Plank to Receiver Holder
  • 4” Crowder/Hanger w/Receiver and Baby Pin
  • 4” Crowder/Hanger w/Receiver (4@)
  • A-Clamps Large, Medium and Small
  • J Hooks
  • Snap In Pins
  • Apple Boxes
  • Paganini and Elephant Blocks
  • Track Ullage
  • Sand Bags 25#, 100@ (Bumper. MSE)

Flags & Overheads

  • Frames and rags for 6x, 8x,12x & 20x in Full Silk, Single Black and Solid Black, Muslin, Hilite, Ultra, Silent Grid, 1/4 Silk and 1/4 Grid for 6x and 8x's
  • Green Screen in all sizes
  • Duvy by rolll w/advance notice
  • MSE Road Rags (2@) & Mini Grip Kit (great for DSLR Mounts)
  • All Standard sizes 4x4 down to 12x16” in nets, silks, etc.
  • 4x Floppies 
  • 4x DIT Floppies
  • 4x2 Floppies
  • Mini DIT Floppies (laptop sized) 
  • Scrim Jim, California Sunbounce & Shiny Boards in Silver, Soft Silver, Gold, Gold Silver, White, Black
  • Mirrors & Mirror boards in a variety of sizes.

Production Carts

  • Magliners (2 @ Buckshot Sr. + 2 @ Buckshot Jr.)
  • Magliner Video Assist Cart w/1500w inverter & marine battery
  • 2 @ Taco Cart
  • 1 @ Stand Cart
  • 1 @ C-Stand Cart 
  • 2 @ Gear Crate Cart (2@)
  • Beach Cart Yacht Type Folding (4@)

Expendables & Custom Things

  • Gels and Diffusion
  • Bullets & Gaffer Tape
  • Practical Edison/Mogul Lamps
  • HMI & Tungsten Bulbs
  • Paper China Balls
  • Dulling Spray
  • Sash
  • Dust Off
  • Foam Core
  • Bead Board
  • We Fabricate in all materials
     

Additional Services

Hydroflex Underwater Lighting & Power

We are proud to be Mexico's provider of Hydroflex Underwater lighting with full offshore and cenote support systems. Backed with a Truss Cenote Bridge, 4x4's Trucks & Jeeps with bespoke power systems & a killer espresso machine.

Riviera Maya Grip is National Geographic (NAIA), BBC (alot), ZDF (Green Planet/Sleeping Giants) & GoPro's (Place of Fear), St. Thomas (Hurricanes) go-to-guys for the jungle & offshore.


Production & Crews

Producing & Crewing
RMG has a long history of all of the above for BBC, Nat Geo (NAIA), MTV, Lime Pictures London (Geordie Shores), Armani, CB2, J. Crew, Whizz Kid (Ex on the Beach3), Corona and about 15 years more. That's a bunch of high end hotel productions, commercials, reality shows, chasing hurricanes, chasing crocodiles, under the jungle in cenotes, catalog and fashion.

Full talented Crews, HMU, DIT, Video Village, Sound, Camera, AC's, Transpo,  Catering and Art Department / Props.     


Permitting & Locations

Permitting & Locations
We permit daily for film, stills and music events on local, state and national levels. INAH, CONANP, SEDETUR, TULUM and Beach Permits. There are ways to get it done right, keep your production safe - and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. 

From ancient ruins to Miami Vice Villas on secluded beaches.  Riviera Maya is coastal jungle and blue Caribbean vibes, Belize has 5 completely different geographic zones within 6 hours while the Yucatan has 400 years of architecture. 

The Prop Shop

We just started a Prop Shop. Maria Noel, Mary Gebhardt from Velvet Eye - the one and only for Profoto and Stills Support, Denise Shenton, Merida Fashion Producer & Jordana Castro all came together to put a props inventory in the Studio at Puerto Morelos.  

Currently under construction and under inventory, 'watch this space' for updates. Save yourself some stress with Stylists & shoppers who 'know where to go'. 

Save yourself some money, too. Talk to Mary & Maria about putting your props into our inventory.


The Studio at Puerto Morelos

The Studio is compact and cmfortable. A 5x7meter (15xx21') white cyc with overhead grid and seamless hanger. To the side, a pre lit 7'x8' Green Screen, a 4'x8' Acrylic Product Table with overhead pantograph and a full size seamless wall. 

Ramp access to trucks and Fab Yard.

Dedicated Make Up and Wardrobe areas behind the Green Screen with power and good worklighting.   

The studio has a big couch, wifi, kitchenette, shower, washing machine, and an  espresso machine.

The Fab Yard

Need to make Props? Build a Set? Our shop is stocked with Makita, Dewalt & Milwaukee. A large shop area with tools, tables, sawhorses, fans and plenty of power make work go fast. 

Located right beside the studio you can handle most all of your Carpentry, Paint, Welding and Plasma cutting needs. 

Two furniture upholsterers on opposite corners of the Studio block and a machine shop down the block on the left. 

We have a flatbed truck and access to larger for bigger projects. Your Art Department can build it here.


Support & Production Rentals

Support Vehicles

'Leela' G3500e Savana Cargo Stretch Van. Racked and shelved, with T Track and great AC, moves about 2 tons of gear and does it very much in style.

1 Ton Chop Van 'Moche'. Designed for camera road work, Moche offers two decks, speed rail starters everywhere with air suspension. A geared down diesel 6.2 completes the package. Moche doubles as a mule to put generators anywhere.

4x4 Club Car. Beefed suspension, this is the ideal offroad mule for wicked terrain - ask Go Pro - or in hotel to pull a train of production carts to fast moving sets - or to move those sand bags, high rollers and coolers down the beach. 

4x4 Mitsubishi L200 Turbo Diesel 2017. A very comfortable way to drag a generator down the beach or mount the Steadi Op on the tailgate with a hard mount goal post and rip thru Merida. 

4x4 Toyota Extra Cab. 6" Lift, 30", 3/4 Ton. Ideal for getting down the beach or out in the jungle with tanks, support and clients.

9 Passenger Suburban turbo Diesel. The classic Classic with blue velor, sidewinder turbo on a 6.2 Liter. Lush 80's retro comfort with twin AC's and a view over the sea of taxis on HWY 180.

Production Trailers

DIT/HMU Trailer 'Camello'. The Camel is a 6x10' racked and Air Conditioned trailer with a solid roof top deck. Awnings keep you cool, while you have either 220v or 120v power from Honda or Set Generators. 

Production Workshop Trailer. This Haulmark 18' Toy Hauler is modified to serve as a complete workshop with air & power tools. Packed with the tools you need; Makita, Dewalt, Craftsman. Makes a great warehouse, too.

Production Rentals

  • Jiffy Steamers
  • Magliners
  • Beach Carts
  • Folding 'Yacht' Carts
  • Irons & Boards
  • Coathangers
  • Z Racks with Index
  • Folding Clothing Racks
  • Coolers
  • Radios
  • Mini Floppies for Monitors 
  • DIT B/W Flags
  • DIT Pop Up Tents
    Cheerful Delivery anywhere in the 'Zone'

ProFoto & Stills Support

  • 3 @ Profoto B4 Air Packs
  • 6 @ Heads 
  • Chimera & ProFoto Light Modifiers
  • California Sunbounce
  • Scrim Jim's
  • Changing Tubes
  • V Flats
  • Foldit Carts
    Cheerful Delivery anywhere in the 'Zone'

Payment Options

We accept Paypal, in situ Mastercard/Visa in Dollars or in Pesos on portable terminals, ABA/Swift/Clabe Wire Transfers. We are FATCA Compliant and we provide VAT/IVA Facturas from Mexico's SAT System. 

The Value of Local Knowledge

With 30 years in the market, the Riviera Maya Grip Team is ready to get behind your project and push. Smart, bl-lingual experts are here to make your project effective, enjoyable and complete. 

Our crew of experts in Lighting, Grip & Electric is ready to go. 

What We Do

Production Vehicles

One 8 Ton, Two 3.5 Tons & One 1 Ton Grip Trucks, Camera & 4x4 Specialty Vehicles, Run & Pax Vans, 4x4 All Terrain Golf Cart, HMU/DIT & Art Department Shop Trailer  - all in the Riviera Maya, ready to go with Insurance, Permits and SINTRA passes.

Lighting Rentals

HMI's: 18k to 200w, Jokers & Hydroflex
LED's: Sufa Bullets, Arri SkyPanels, Lupo Superpanels & LitePanel Go Kits from Bexel.
Kinos: All sizes from Flathead 80 to Micros + Encapsulights for Reality Shows
Tungstens: Maxibrutes to StickUps
Specialty Lights: Goya & Shadow

Grip Rentals

Full Grip including Trucks, Carts of all types, C-Stands to Crank-o-Vators, bags, boxes & flags: we have full lighting and camera support in our Puerto Morelos Shop. Plus Generators of all shapes and sizes and distro/cable out the whazoo. We are the only production electricians east of Mexico City! 

Testimonials

National Geographic 'NAIA' (Logistics/LGE)

Video, Hoyo Negro Cenote, Mike Madden, Producer/UW Camera: "If you want it right, you get Riviera Maya Grip and Adair Crow"

Simply Be Fashion (LGE)

Still + Video, Tulum, Dos Ojos Cenote, Jayde, Joon TV Producer: "Just wonderful, thank you for everything."

Spar Germany (Logistics/LGE)

Comericals, Valladolid:
Producer Lorem IPSET, "You guys really, really helped. I mean, you really helped!"

'The Hurricane' Feature/Series

Local Producers/LGE/Logistics/Permitting on 4 Year Feature Documentary + Ch 4 Series, Mexico, Jacquiline Farmer & Andy Byatt, Exec. Producers: "We love you, you guys were fantastic."

Braun Photobomb

LGE/Permitting in Sian Ka'an Biosphere for Still + Video, Tulum, Johnny Patucchi, Producer: "You guys were just incredible. Thank you Riviera Maya Grip"

Whizz Kid London

Local Producers, Fixers & LGE on 'Ex on the Beach 3', Akumal, Lisa McCormack, Producer: "The most fun I have ever had on a production"

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Professional Production Support for the Riviera Maya, Southern Mexico and Central America

Come by and see us and have an espresso while you check out your gear, the studio and our props. We provide everything from Lighting, Grip & Electric, ProFoto Strobes, Grip Trucks, Production Trailers, Hydroflex, HMI's, LED's, Kinos, Tungsten's, Locations & Permitting, Coolers, Pop Ups, Steamers, Irons, Radios, Honda & Bigger Generators, a Prop Inventory & 3000' sq. cyc studio, all at affordable prices. Riviera Maya Grip celebrates 15 years serving Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum in 2017.

Riviera Maya Lighting Grip & Electric + Studio

In Puerto Morelos, between Cancun & Playa, just south of Cancun International Airport

Mobile :01 998 168 9875

Hours

Monday - Friday: 0800 - 1800hrs

Saturdays & Sundays: By appointment

Visa, Mastercard & Paypal Accepted

Email Riviera Maya Grip