I need to rent or buy professional filmmaking eqiptment..like camera sound system lighting ect..?

do you have anything along these lines....please! i need to start making films soon...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Typically the grip truck owner will have the lights, dollies, dollie track, frames, silks, shiny boards and all that stuff. Rent the truck, the grips and their equipment.

    Most large cities and towns have video and film equipment rental businesses - but you did not tell us where you are.

    If you have to be told this, you may want to hire an experienced Production Manager... If you plan to start making films, then you already have the script, a shot list, locations scouted and permits from local government folks - or know what that process is (and the consequesnces of not doing this), you have identified your wardrobe, make-up and props required - and the people supplying those services, and you have identified a Director, Director of Photography, Producer, Audio person, and a boatload of other stuff...

    Maybe this helps:


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  • 1 decade ago

    First, slow down and take a breath. It's good to be excited about making movies, but if you want to be successful, it's important to stay passionate but take the time to do it right.

    Now, take a few moments to think about what it is you really want to do. Do you want to be a Director? Are you a good writer or do you need to have someone else help you create a great screenplay? Do you know enough about photography that you can light and shoot by yourself, or will your project look better if you find a Cameraman who is experienced and passionate about doing that job? The same with sound... if you're directing, who will hold the boom on set and who will run the mixer?

    The point here is that you do NOT need to spend money on equipment. Instead, take those funds and INVEST them into the entire project. Take the time to write a great screenplay. That is free except for your time. Get help if you need it from an experienced/better writer if you have to. Take the time to break the script down and properly schedule and budget it so you know what the logistics will be. There are professionals who do this too, but when you are starting out, you will have to do a certain amount of producing and production managing on your own. There are books and other resources (listed below) that will help guide you on this.

    Assuming you're shooting short films, you should find a Cameraman and a Sound Mixer who have their own equipment or who access to it. You may have to pay them a little, BUT don't look at it as an expense, but as an INVESTMENT. You're not only "buying/renting" equipment, but also the skill and talent and experience of the people who want to do those jobs and help you create a great project.

    Take a look at the links below for help on getting started.

    Good luck!

    Brian Dzyak


    IATSE Local 600, SOC


    Source(s): http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com ... click on the "Additional Resources" link at the top. http://www.amazon.com/What-Really-Want-Set-Hollywo... http://www.amazon.com/Film-Scriptwriting-Second-Pr... http://www.amazon.com/Movie-Producer-Handbook-Prod... Film Production Management 101: The Ultimate Guide for Film and Television Production Management and Coordination (Michael Wiese Productions) (Paperback) by Deborah S. Patz (Author) Product Details Paperback: 300 pages Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions ( October 25, 2002 ) Language: English ISBN-10: 0941188450 ISBN-13: 978-0941188456   Film Production Management (Paperback) by Bastian Cleve (Author) Product Details Paperback: 232 pages Publisher: Focal Press; 3 edition ( September 1, 2005 ) Language: English ISBN-10: 0240806956 ISBN-13: 978-0240806952   Film Scheduling: Or, How Long Will It Take to Shoot Your Movie? (Paperback) by Ralph S. Singleton (Author) Product Details Paperback: 244 pages Publisher: Lone Eagle; 2 Sub edition (April 1, 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 0943728398 ISBN-13: 978-0943728391   Film Budgeting: Or How Much Will It Cost to Shoot Your Movie? (Paperback) by Ralph S. Singleton (Author) Product Details Paperback: 330 pages Publisher: Lone Eagle (January 1, 1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0943728657 ISBN-13: 978-0943728650
  • 1 decade ago

    Depends where you are in the world. There are loads of companies that rent professional camera equipment, From basic video through to cinema quality, sound booms, lighting everything for the budding spielberg. Depends on how much you want to spend, from a few hundred a day to many thousands for a week.

    Just do a search and you will find them most give you an idea on prices as well. The high end stuff will normally only be supplied to qualified professionals.

    good luck


    Source(s): Cameraman
  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Photography Lessons http://PhotographyMasterclass.enle.info/?2mOf
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    get on ebay there is usually stuff on there for sale its used but good to start off with.

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