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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 03:36 AM

I am shooting some stuff in LA in November - and one of the projects is a low budget thingy. Can anyone recommend places (similar to kit monkey etc in UK) where one can rent a cheap dolly and jimmy jib and some kinos and a ringlight for about £200 a weekend?

Kind of round Burbank, Hollywood areas

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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:48 PM

I'm not normally the guy looking at the bottom line, so feel free to ignore me, but your budget seems awfully low for what you need. I think the Jimmy Jib alone will break your budget. And as far as "cheap" dolly's go, I've never used a dolly that wasn't Fisher or Chapman, so I think you're kind of at their mercy. Try calling Scott Acosta about the jib. He owns about 12 and will give you a good deal I think if he has one available. His # is 818-219-1667.
Good luck.
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:47 AM

Yeah that budget is pretty cheap, but I'll let you work out the details.

Wooden Nickel in North Hollywood (practically end of the runway of Burbank) is my favorite small job house. I don't know about jibs, but they have an assortment of platform dollies with skate wheels.

http://woodennickellighting.com/
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#4 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:55 AM

thanks for the replies - Yeap - I will be in LA doing a job and then i have 2 days left over and a buddy of mine that I owe a favour wants something filmed so...

thanks again

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