Las Vegas based OnLocation opens all in 1 production trailer

The 53 foot long trailer houses multiple departments

By Gabriella Geisinger 20 Apr 2023

Las Vegas based OnLocation opens all in 1 production trailer
Cr: Grant Cai

Nevada's OnLocation Production has launched with an all in one film production trailer.

The 53 foot long trailer combines multiple production departments, including hair, makeup, lights, sound, grip or camera right, writing, production design, and editing. They are sectioned into different parts of the trailer and includes office space for about five people.

The trailer can be driven by a semitruck and is equipped with a diesel-powered electric generator so it can operate in remote locations as well.

Karl Nickoley, OnLocation founder, wanted the trailer to have all the basic departments needed for small to medium TV, film and commercial productions. He estimates it can have enough equipment to support a crew of about 40 people.

OnLocation Production also has over 20,000 pieces of equipment for the trailer to support production such as walkie talkies, lights and cameras.

Speaking to Las Vegas Review Journal, Nickoley said: "The way that movies and commercials have been made is still very antiquated, in my opinion. It’s like a slow-moving armada of a mix of trucks and people and gear."

Danette Tull, production and communications manager for the Nevada Film Office, said creating an all-in-one production trailer is an "innovative" idea.

"It’s amazing to have all those elements in one portable location. It’s unlike anything else that the industry has ever seen before."

"We designed this truck to be efficient for time and money," Nickoley said. "If you’re going to rent all the gear that you have on this truck, you’re spending about $65,000 a day, three days a week — so call it $150,000 a week. We’re offering 30 to 40 per cent less than that across the board."


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