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#1 Mike Zelazny

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:48 PM

I'm expanding a film equipment rental facility. Anyone have some good tips, advice, or warnings for convienient yet secure equipment storage? Any techniques that you've seen work well for maximizing usable space safly for the wide variety of production equipment used in this field? Generic tips are good. I'm not expecting you to have my blueprints in front of you.
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Michael Zelazny
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:22 PM

I'm expanding a film equipment rental facility. Anyone have some good tips, advice, or warnings for convienient yet secure equipment storage? Any techniques that you've seen work well for maximizing usable space safly for the wide variety of production equipment used in this field? Generic tips are good. I'm not expecting you to have my blueprints in front of you.
Best Regards,
Michael Zelazny
Equipment Manager
maz166@psu.edu
-Freelance Grip, Gaffer
Videographer, Technician


You have probably never been to Camtec in Burbank but I built their equipment room. I used heavy duty gray snap together shelving units from floor to ceiling on all the walls due to the limited space. The batteries should be on a shelf knee to waist high with power strips. Cameras should be kept on the bottom shelf as well as lenses. The shorter the distance to fall, the better. On the ends of the shelving units, I zip tied peg board with hooks for cables, rings clamp on matte boxes. I used bins for eyebrows, follow focus units and the like. You could also incorporate a work bench into it. At the old Keslow building I built a high hat rack by running strips of 1x6 the length of the wall. I cut 4" lengths of 1x6 blocks and place them between the wall and plank to leave a 1" space between the wall and the plank. You could just place the high hat flat against the wall and slide it down in the the open space and that would hold it.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:28 PM

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