best camera rental house in NYC?
Posted 21 February 2008 - 04:03 AM
I was planning to shoot sync-sound on an Arri-S, but if anyone has any other good, cheaper crystal sync camera suggestions, I'm all ears. Thanks!
Posted 22 February 2008 - 07:29 AM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:12 AM
It's best to go with a real rental house that is reasonably priced, but has a lot of equipment/experience and are set up only to be a rental house, not filmmakers who rent on the side. My suggestion for New York would be Duall Camera. They are nice guys and I have rented many times from them. On top of this they do a lot of Arri S work, so they have a lot of experience with the camera you are looking to shoot on. They have a Crystal Arri S package with lenses for 160 bucks a day.
I don't know your schedule, but for a 3 day rental week that runs less than 500 bucks for everything you need for a week.
An SR2 is only 35 more a day (minus the lenses though) and it's quiet. I don't know what you are producing, but this stuff is really affordable. Even their 35mm gear is reasonable.
Now if only insurance wasn't outrageous in the U.S.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:06 PM
But like I said, that's a recommendation and not an endorsement. You're best bet is always to call around and build relationships with the different rental houses.