Bus Overview

Built by production for production since 2010.

The Backseat Bus is the “Swiss Army vehicle of production” with the comfort of an RV and the toughness of a grip truck. The Bus features the storage space of a cube truck and crew capacity of 14. The interior is a multi-department workspace with reliable power sources and a clean bathroom. The Backseat Bus saves money by replacing multiple vehicles and provides convenient facilities which enables more shooting time.

Features
Includes hundreds of production items from the common to obscure.

  • Production area with multifunction printer and label printer and an wireless internet with extended router and a multi-desk work space.
  • Loaded Kits Included: AD kit, office supplies, first-aid/safety kit, rain cover kit, cable kit, cleaning supplies, painting kit, production supplies and G&E expendables.
  • Full power distribution with generator, exterior flood lighting, multiple battery banks, inverters, power conditioners and plug in options for uninterrupted power (no matter the noise requirements).
  • Clean conditioned power from APC for sensitive electronics.
  • Removable food prep and storage area, two coolers, coffee / tea makers and serving items.
  • Monitors, cables, media players, high quality speakers and a karaoke setup.
  • Comfortable bathroom with sink, toilet, urinal and running water.
  • Digital combination safe.
  • Eight folding chairs and four 2 x 4″ folding tables.
  • Food service capability that can serve meals off the bus exterior.
  • Includes insured and approved Backseat driver.

Additional Load-outs

Turn the bus into an Art Department, a Wardrobe Department, a Hair or Makeup Trailer or a VIP lounge for your clients and producers.  Additional add-ons available upon request (equipment, crew, etc.).

Wardrobe/Makeup/Hair Load-out:

We can remove the top bunk and install a reenforced wardrobe bar creating a 7′ long wardrobe rack that accommodates full length dresses. The bottom bunk creates a shelf for additional wardrobe items. Includes steamer, hangers, iron and board, Full length mirror, Makeup mirror and garment bags.

Art Dept Load-out: We will customize the load-out to the requirements of your job.

Includes multiple power drills, saws, air compressor with air tools, hand tools, hand truck and an assortment of screws, bits, fasteners, painting supplies, packing expendables, a spray kit and furniture protection.

Media Management Kit Load-out:

This is a turbocharged Macbook Pro in a custom enclosure that holds multiple hard drives that stand up to the rigors of location work. It includes preview monitors and a large RAID5 hard drive that enable speed and data backups. The kit takes up 2 feet of the bunk leaving 5 feet for camera department use or storage. It can also be removed from the bus and used on set.

Storage/Workspace Load-out:

This means the bunk will be empty. It is a padded steel bunk with tie down ropes. Each bunk is 7’x24″wide by 22″ tall and can support over 1000 lbs.

Production Load-out:

Includes 30 parking cones, four 10 foot tents, eight 6 foot tables and forty folding chairs.

SPFX Load-out:
Can include specific makeup/prosthetics, air brush kit, blood pumps and tubing, air cannon and other tools and expendables required for practical special effects. Backseat’s expert SPFX coordinator Doug Sakmann will consult to ensure all of your effects needs are met.

ENG/BTS/Event Coverage Load-out:
Includes camera package (Sony FS100 with 70-200 and 50mm), audio kit (2 wireless Lavs, boom, mixer, wireless handheld), LED Interview light kit and stands.

Green Screen Load-out:
10×20 free standing Green Screen with three soft light boxes and stands.

Terms

  • Bus ports in Philadelphia, PA. Travel rates may apply.
  • Bus rentals are charged per 14 hour day with OT for driver after 14. Driver travel days are negotiable.
  • Renters are required to provide legal secure overnight parking if needed.
  • Expendables will be charged as used.
  • Bus must be driven by a Backseat driver. Union jobs will require a teamster whose rates are NOT included.
  • Payable via credit card, PO or contact 215-235-5603 to discuss payment methods and estimates.

The base price includes 50 miles per day. Additional mileage is charged at .80 per mile which covers gas and mechanical for the bus. All tolls are billed additionally.

Contact bus@backseatconceptions.com or call 215-235-5603 for additional questions. bus.backseatconceptions.com

One Day Bus Rental

Daily Rental $500 a day!
Includes: Driver, 50 miles before mileage charge, 14 hours before OT, Fully Stocked & NO FUSS!

Production Area

  • Work area optimized for production use
  • Printer / Scanner
  • Wireless Internet
  • Office Supplies & AD Kit
  • Label / Postage Printer
  • Laptop Storage Shelves
  • Work area with 2nd monitor
  • Air Conditioning / heat

Bus Features

 

  •  Extensive power distribution and options
  •  Bathroom
  •  Exterior Flood Lighting
  •  Near Silent Generator
  •  Wireless Internet, network, printing, scanning
  •  Massive storage and staging capabilities with dozens of specialized workspaces possible
  •  Design allows multiple departments to use the bus at once with a minimum of clutter
  •  Air Conditioned
  •  Transport up to 14 crew
  •   4 sleeping bunks
  •  Haul as much equipment as a box truck and have a useable work space when on location
  •  Storage for all of the crews personal bags
  •  Multiple charging stations for cell phones and personal electronics
  •  Multiple keyed storage areas for important equipment
  •  Hundreds of pieces of production equipment, production supplies, expendables and accessories are included
  • Tinted windows for comfort and privacy

The Main Cabin

Main Cabin Notable Features:

  •  8.5’x7 in size, seats 8-10 crew
  •  Mounting for various monitor configurations
  •  Multiple power configurations to provide power in any circumstance
  •  Fold down table for computer use
  •  Special folding table for multi-person workspace
  •  Sound System
  •  Unique power supply for workers at main seats
  •  Standalone lights
  •  Privacy curtain
  •  Cell phone & tablet charging stations can accommodate many phones at once
  •  Keyed gangbox with power line for secure storage of cameras and charging of batteries
  • Multiple pigeon studs and female 5/8 receivers to mount professional equipment to the wall and ceiling

The Bunk Area

 

Bunk Area Notable Features:

  •  The six sleeping bunks are each 3’wide x 7’ long x 25” tall, they are optimum for stowing gear
  •  Tiedown points secure gear on all bunks
  •  The bunks are comfortable with thick foam cushions covered in easy to clean and durable vinyl.
  •  Above the bunks there is a top shelf perfect for small items or large long items like dolly track or speedrail
  •  Underneath the bunks there is 15” tall of storage space for the entire length of the bunks which fits up to fourteen 27.5”x17”x12” storage containers
  •  The bunks are rock solid welded steel and will not be overloaded by film equipment.
  •  Integrated rope lights provide total illumination on all the bunks.
  • The top bunk is designed to be used as a work area and is a perfect space to stage ENG cameras or sound equipment

Production Equipment

  •  Bullhorn
  •  Portable Air conditioner
  •   Folding Tables
  •  On Set Cooler, on bus cooler
  •   near-silent generator
  •  Extension cords
  •   Rubber Mats
  •  First Aid Kit
  •  Wireless Printer / Scanner / Fax with extra paper and cartridges
  •  Office Supplies Kit
  •  AD Kit
  •  Brooms, mops, dustpans
  •  Garbage Cans, Pop-up Garbage Cans
  •  Garbage Bags, small garbage bags, recycling bags
  •  17 HD LCD monitor with 5/8 mounting stud (hdmi/component/av)
  •  Hand wash stations, portable showers
  •  Large assortment of hand tools, power drill, bits, socket set
  •  Jumper Cables, Power Pack, compressor
  •  Work lights for outside use
  •  Air Mover and small fans.
  •  Parking Cones
  •  Sound Blankets

Expendables and Production Supplies

 

  •  Sunscreen,  Bug Repellent, Hand Santizer
  •  Craft Paper
  •  Pro Tape Roll: Gaffers & Camera Tape
  •  Junk Tape Roll: Other Tapes
  •  Rain Kit: Umbrellas, Ponchos, Space Blanket, Tarps
  •  Protection Kit: Work gloves, eye protection, dust masks, latex gloves, ear protection
  •  Rags, Paper Towels,
  •  Cleaning Supply Kit: Dozens of cleaning supplies
  •  Spray Kit: Spray Paints,WD-40, Spray Mount, Dulling Spray, Pledge
  •  Batteries: AA, AAA, 9V,
  •   All USB, Firewire, HDMI, AV, power cables and adapters
  •  Black Wrap
  •  Clothespins
  • Packing Saran Wrap, Sound Blankets
  •  Zip Ties, Bailing Wire,
  •  Electrical supplies
  •  Visquine
  •  Cellotech
  •  Duvatine, Green Screen Fabric
  •  Spring Clamps
  •  Sash, Rope, Ratchet Straps
  •  Blades for razor knife, spare flashlights, headlamps, belts
  •  Gel Roll

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