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#1 darrin p nim

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:07 PM

Hi guys, Im shooting a music video in/around San Francisco in the next 2.5 weeks and i need to find a quiet 500amp generator with camlock for a good price. Right now we're looking at Cresco Equipment Rentals and theyve quoted us at 662-690 and thats w/o tax for the weekend. I need to find a competitive price or a weekend rate through another company and was hoping maybe some of you guys from the Bay area could could help me out, if you can i would be very greatful! Thank you!
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#2 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:53 PM

try calling freyer lighting... if they don't have it they probberz know who does. or jcx might know where. hope this helps.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:06 PM

http://www.dtcgrip.com/

Looks like they have a daily rate of $500, but they might be able to swing you a weekend deal.

Worth a look!
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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:37 AM

Have you tried the Reel Directory?

http://www.reeldirectory.com/listings/
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#5 darrin p nim

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:52 AM

hey thanks guys, dtc wont do a weekend rate but were in the works with freyer for a weekend rate well see what happens next week. again i appreciate the info, if theres any more feel free to list them. thanks.
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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:21 PM

hey thanks guys, dtc wont do a weekend rate...


This is an example of why DTC probably isn't going to last very long here in the Bay Area. They're priced a little high, and try to pull the "We're the biggest rental house in the area, so we can charge more" card.

The condition of their Kinoflo's is kind of a joke as I saw upon a visit to their facilities once. Otherwise, they're good at least for the few things you absolutely CAN NOT get elsewhere.
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#7 Hal Smith

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:25 PM

Hi guys, Im shooting a music video in/around San Francisco in the next 2.5 weeks and i need to find a quiet 500amp generator with camlock for a good price.


Give Aggreko a call, I've always got top quality equipment from them.

Aggreko San Francisco
160 W. Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 94510-1016
United States
Tel: +1.707.746.8812
Toll Free: 877.603.6021
Fax: +1.707.746.8068
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#8 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 08:57 PM

This is an example of why DTC probably isn't going to last very long here in the Bay Area. They're priced a little high, and try to pull the "We're the biggest rental house in the area, so we can charge more" card.

Well, they are a bit snooty. On one shoot, we rented a Fisher 10 dolly from them and the AC who went to pick it up (don't ask) made the mistake of asking them if they would show him how the equipment worked. They're reply: "if you don't know how to use one, we're not renting it to you!" To which he replied, "uh, our dolly grip knows how to use it." And they didn't include the Mitchell to 100mm ball adapter which we needed, so we had to get that from Utterbach. You should have heard the discussion that went on about whether or not to get the adapter, or to just wing it with a bunch of washers! WTF :ph34r: That was a fun shoot.
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