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#1 Johan Grimm

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:04 PM

Greetings!

 

I'm coming across the pond next month for a two-week gig that I will need to rent gear locally for. We'll be shooting several locations around Barbican, so ideally the rental house I get hooked up with will be nearby.

 

I'm looking for an FS7 kit, a couple lenses, audio recorder and a small interview G&E kit.

 

Any recommendations for a reputable rental house in that area that will have these items?

 

Thanks!

 

JG


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#2 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:55 AM

I use Take 2 Films a lot when I shoot in UK, but they're more geared towards Red's and Arris. But check and see if they have an FS7.


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:54 AM

There's not a lot in east London. Most of it's out west. 

 

Be aware that a UK rental house's idea of a "small interview g&e kit" is likely to differ from the US norm, so be specific. 

 

A place like Take 2 may not want to service something as small as an interview. I once used them to do more or less what you're proposing and they did it while moaning like hell. Never called 'em again. They exist to do big commercials and feature films.

 

VMI may present the same problem, as they're very large, but since they at least have FS7s so may be worth a shout.

 

Other names include Gearfactory, ProMotion.

 

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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:38 AM

There are companies which specialize in broadcast and similar rentals. Visual Impact have the FS7 listed on their website, 


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