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#1 Enrique Lombana

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 11:39 PM

Does anyone know what it cost to rent this camera? I saw a production crew ad and they said they were shooting on the Genisis and this was a low ball budget movie. I thought, are the Genesis cameras that available now?

Just curious if anyone knew, thanks,
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#2 Glenn Hanns

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:57 AM

Does anyone know what it cost to rent this camera? I saw a production crew ad and they said they were shooting on the Genisis and this was a low ball budget movie. I thought, are the Genesis cameras that available now?

Just curious if anyone knew, thanks,
Enrique


In Australia its $5,000 AUD a day, no lenses just camera/SRW-1 back, batts etc.
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 10:42 AM

Does anyone know what it cost to rent this camera?


It depends on their account details with Panavision, the reps have some latitude in making deals. I think the daily on the basic package is somewhere around $6,500 USD.

Instead of a "low-budget" project it could be a "blown-budget" project where they blew their whole budget on the camera package.

BTW, the norm is everyone says they have a low-budget even if it's $25 million dollars. It's low budget if they don't value you or your service/skills. But they can always find the money to do the things that are important to them. When is the last time anyone has had a call that said, "Hey, we have a huge budget and all the time in the world"? Savor those when you get them.

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#4 Adamo P Cultraro

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:24 PM

When I phoned there about a year ago, the panavision rep told me they wanted $25,000 per week.

Needless to say I didn't do it.
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#5 Natalie Saito

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 10:56 PM

Does anyone know what it cost to rent this camera? I saw a production crew ad and they said they were shooting on the Genisis and this was a low ball budget movie. I thought, are the Genesis cameras that available now?

Just curious if anyone knew, thanks,
Enrique



$10,000 per day i've seen some major motion pictures using multiple.

Edited by NSaito, 05 November 2007 - 11:01 PM.

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#6 Logan Schneider

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:08 PM

A Panavision rep recently told me that they are now interested in getting the Genesis on smaller movies. There are now about 70 cameras, and I guess they must have been out long enough to give a little bit of financial wiggle room.
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#7 Tim Terner

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:17 PM

A Panavision rep recently told me that they are now interested in getting the Genesis on smaller movies. There are now about 70 cameras, and I guess they must have been out long enough to give a little bit of financial wiggle room.


Possibly a new strategy from Panavision as several rental houses are shortly going to have the Red available
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#8 Landon D. Parks

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:00 AM

If you translate Panavision Australia's Rental Catalog, which states the Genesis at $5,000 AUD per day into American Dollars, comes to about $4,200 USD per day.

Panavision is known to give discounts as well as often times offering 4 or 5 day weeks, at least thats what I hear about there Film Camera Packages.

Very few people EVER pay list price for something, unless your bad at negotiating.

Still IMHO, way to expensive for what the Camera is... You can shoot film (even with a DI) for the cost of just renting this equipment and enough room to store all the data.

Edited by Landon D. Parks, 25 December 2007 - 10:02 AM.

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#9 Enrique Lombana

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:14 AM

Thanks all for your input,

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#10 Max Jacoby

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:38 AM

Panavision is known to give discounts as well as often times offering 4 or 5 day weeks, at least thats what I hear about there Film Camera Packages.

Not sure where you got the 4 or 5 day week number from, every rental company I know gives 3 day weeks, you don't even have to negotiate.

Very few people EVER pay list price for something, unless your bad at negotiating.

That's true for features, but if you have a one or two day shoot (commercials, music videos, etc...) you're very likely to pay the full catalogue price.
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#11 Landon D. Parks

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:51 PM

I have heard of Panavision being more easy to get along with than other Companies... Hell, they GAVE Jonathan Liebesman a Camera Package to shoot his short film, Genesis and Catastrophe free of charge.

Edited by Landon D. Parks, 25 December 2007 - 12:52 PM.

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#12 Max Jacoby

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 01:10 PM

That's not true, other companies give good discounts also, it helps of course if you have a good relationship with them. In Europe I've found that Arri Rental gives better deals than Panavision for instance.
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:43 PM

Not surprisingly your relationship with the camera house will have a lot to do with your price, as well as the state of the local market. $6500/day is a good benchmark although if you're working a lot with Panavision they'll have an interest in helping you out to an extent - although again if the camera is in high demand at the time of your project, there'll be less of an incentive.

Expect 2009 to be a buyer's market all around, fortunately or unfortunately.
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#14 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:36 PM

Panavision is known to give discounts as well as often times offering 4 or 5 day weeks, at least thats what I hear about there Film Camera Packages.

You're WAY off. Here's an idea..Why don't you not say anything when it's clear that you have NO idea what you're talking about.
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:06 AM

I was told by a representative of Panavision UK (this is some time ago now) that the GENESIS was the ONLY camera they do NOT offer some sort of weekly deal on....

But, as mentioned by other users on this forum the price you pay most likely has to do with how well you know people... as a film student I find myself bartering quite a bit and in my experience the less time you want the kit for, the easier it is. Case in point, I got a 90% discount on the daily rental for an HD-750 the other day, BUT it was just for the day...
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:46 PM

I was told by a representative of Panavision UK (this is some time ago now) that the GENESIS was the ONLY camera they do NOT offer some sort of weekly deal on....

But, as mentioned by other users on this forum the price you pay most likely has to do with how well you know people... as a film student I find myself bartering quite a bit and in my experience the less time you want the kit for, the easier it is. Case in point, I got a 90% discount on the daily rental for an HD-750 the other day, BUT it was just for the day...


Update of my own post, the Genesis is now on the 3-for-7 deal, but it is still Panavision's most expensive cameras as far as I can see it (probably some exotic stuff excepted).
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