Are you a photographer, videographer or part of a film crew that needs to rent necessary equipment needed for a shoot to run smoothly? Not all rental companies are equal and there are some things to be mindful of when browsing your different options for the different equipment your production needs.
How long have they been in the equipment rental industry?
You want to work with a company that knows the industry inside and out. You want a team that knows what it’s like to work on set and the common issues that frequently occur. It would probably be helpful if the company has served other projects like yours before. If you’re working on a television commercial maybe check to see what other commercial shoots they have worked on. Same things goes for feature films and still photography shoots as well. You just want to get an idea of the type of productions they have worked on in the past.
If you’re in the film production industry who do your colleagues recommend?
Especially if you ask some of the more veteran production personnel, I’m sure they’ll have recommendations for Los Angeles production equipment rentals that they have used successfully in the past for work on a television or film project.
How do you get the equipment?
Depending on the size of your order and how much equipment you plan on renting out, some rental houses will load all of your equipment for you in cube truck and either have it ready for you to pick up at their business or they’ll even drive it to your location and meet you there. Pretty nifty stuff. Additional costs will most likely be involved since this is an extra service but it may be very well worth it to keep your sanity and not have to worry about finding a production assistant with the required drivers license.