Equipment Rental Companies
Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:58 PM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:39 PM
And there are 2 sides and an edge to every coin.
What do you mean exactly by bad experiences?
If for example you had a piece of equipment that did not function properly, did you or the 1st AC test it during checkout? Could the malfunction have been due to improper handling by you or someone from your production unit? Could the malfunction have been due to outside conditions? Transport, weather?
If it was just a malfunction due to wear and tear, well these things happen and is the equipment rental company to blame? Etc., etc.,etc.
Posted 22 October 2007 - 11:12 PM
Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:27 AM
If a technician was up to their ears in tech problems and therefore were a bit abrupt on the telephone would you blame the tech? Would you blame the company?
Spare parts for cameras can be insanely expensive and even more so to the uninitiated.
Was there damage to the equipment?
There are hundreds of possible scenarios and they all have to be examined individually, thoroughly and objectively.
Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:38 AM
In Los Angeles I've had great experiences with Clairmont and Panavision. In NYC I would recomend CSC.
Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:48 AM
Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:07 AM
Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:13 AM
Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:16 AM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:19 PM
place for fim/tv/theater/events. http://www.highoutput.com/
(There are a couple of other places that are okay as far as I know but I've always gone with
High Output and they're great.)
For film cameras the only place really is Boston Camera Rental. They also have video and
some lighting/grip/audio. Definitely recommend them. Excellent support.
Another high quality place is Rule Broadcasting. Top notch quality and support.
No film cameras but excellent video cameras, decks, some lights, grip, audio. http://www.rule.com/
Another excellent rental house is Talamas. http://www.talamas.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
Best known for its audio equipment but also has video cameras.
In general, for bigger lighting and grip requirements go with High Output. They have trucks and generators
of all sizes.
For crew, call Tim Van Patten at Central Booking. He can get you anybody.
It's a nice production community. These are all good companies with good people.
Plus, Massachusetts now has 25% tax credit and that applies to productions as low as 50K, either
one film or a series of productions within a one year period.