Unlike the Filmotechnic “Russian Arm”, Scorpio Arm or other gyro-stabilized car cranes, The MOVIEMENT crane isn’t hard-mounted on the car. Therefore it’s classed as a load on the car and can be mounted in traffic legally, as long it’s forward or backwards and max. 4,4m high.
The MOVIEMENT crane fits in the trunk of the BMW X5, and other similar vehicles. If the film location is the Helsinki metropolitan area we usually mount the crane beforehand to save time, otherwise we do it on the place that fits best for the production.
Even though the chase car is legal to use on a public road you have to get a permit if you want to use the crane outside the car’s front or rear width. It is also safest to close the specific road distance that you want to use. To close a road you have to file a application from the police.