Camera, Light, Projector and Sound Rental in Milwaukee & Chicago

            Renting cameras, audio, lighting & grip for Milwaukee, Chicago, and the surrounding area.

Archive: Feb 2016

  1. HD Camcorder Event Kit – Panasonic HC-V770

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    If you need to rent a HD camcorder with tripod, wireless lapel microphone, and all the accessories, our HD camcorder event kit is the perfect option! The Panasonic HC-V770 is our most popular camera for people new to shooting video. With plenty of smart auto features, it’s easy to get great video and sound on a budget. It’s the perfect choice for recording events, presentations, even sports and wildlife!

    If you just need the camcorder, we also rent the Panasonic HC-V770 by itself.  The event kit adds a video tripod, a wireless clip-on or handheld microphone, headphones, and extra storage for hours and hours of recording. That’s in addition to the camcorder, a shoulder bag, two batteries, a charger, AC power adapter, USB cable, Micro HDMI cable, and a 32GB SD card.

    Rental Prices

    $99 for 1 day
    $198 for up to 3 days
    Call or email for availability.



  2. Wireless Lapel Mics for Stage

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    This rental includes four lapel or headset microphones, four bodypack transmitters, a rackmount receiver, and a 4-channel short XLR snake for connecting to a mixer or other device with XLR inputs. This wireless stage mic rental is perfect for live events, stage performances, or anywhere you need discrete, easy-to-use microphones. We include AA batteries for hours of operation.

    This system is effective for about 100 feet line-of-sight. If you need something with more range and reliability through more difficult conditions, we suggest renting our Sennheiser G3 wireless lav systems.


    Rental Prices

    $84 for 1 day
    $168 for up to 3 days
    $252 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    XLR cables
    Audio Mixer
    Additional Batteries

  3. Microphone Stand

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    A microphone stand is a great way to hold your microphone rental! Our mic stands have a weighted base and include a standard mic clip. Be sure to order a larger mic clip if you’ll be using wireless handheld mics.

    You can rent just one, and we offer a discount on larger orders. If you need help choosing your audio equipment, one of our AV techs can help you pick the right gear and even help you set it up.

    Rental Prices

    $9 for 1 day
    $18 for up to 3 days
    $27 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    XLR Cables

  4. 2016 Summer Internship

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    Matt, our intern last year, got to learn a lot about video production, work with producers, and get on set for multiple productions.

    MKE Production Rental is looking for an intern for Summer 2016. Students must be receiving school credit to be eligible for the internship.

    An internship with MKE Production Rental is an opportunity to get your hands on the latest gear, meet the professionals working in Milwaukee, and learn from experts at a growing company. You’ll also be able to sit in on workshops, use equipment for your personal projects, and ask questions in a one-on-one setting.

    The intern will spend some time in the MKE Production Rental office, assisting with rental orders, and maintaining equipment. The rest of their time will be spent on location or in studio, as a production assistant on various video shoots.

    An ideal candidate will:

    • Be reliable and punctual
    • Have a passion for video and technology
    • Be comfortable with audio and video equipment
    • Be detail-oriented and attentive
    • Be comfortable with basic audio video troubleshooting
    • Have a flexible schedule
    • Be enrolled at an institution providing academic credit for internships

    Responsibilities include:

    • Assembling equipment orders
    • Testing and maintaining rental equipment
    • Answering customer phone calls and emails
    • Receiving rental drop offs and performing return inspection
    • Production Assistant on set
    • Other miscellaneous duties

    Summer is our busiest time of the year, and you will be expected to learn quickly, with direct supervision from the rental manager. For students successfully completing at least 100 internship hours for credit before September 10, 2016, a $400 stipend will be provided.

    Please submit your resume, as well as information about your college’s internship program and your summer availability, to [email protected] before April 30, 2016. No phone calls, please!

    Download a printable PDF of this internship posting


  5. 24-Channel Audio Mixer

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    The Behringer X2442USB 24-channel audio mixer is an easy way to mix live or studio sound. The analog mixer has fantastic preamps and an even frequency response across 10Hz to 150kHz (+/- 1 dB). The stereo USB interface makes for a simple connection to computers.

    This has a total of ten XLR inputs. The mixer is not powered, so you’ll need an amplifier or powered speakers.

    This is a popular mixer rental for small corporate events, as well as DJs, weddings, and small bands. If you’d like our help planning audiovisual for your event, give us a call!  One of our AV techs can help you find exactly what you need.


    Rental Prices

    $64 for 1 day
    $128 for up to 3 days
    $192 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Powered PA System
    XLR Cables

  6. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Zoom Lens

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    Canon-24-70-2-8Canon’s 24-70mm f/2.8 L II lens is the professional’s standard midrange zoom. The zoom length is practical and the lens is fast enough to use indoors. Comparing it to the 24-105mm f/4 L, or the original Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, we find it to be significantly sharper, with less distortion. In our opinion, it’s the strongest midrange zoom made for any full frame camera.

    24-70mm is an obvious choice for a zoom lens on a full-frame camera, but works on a crop-factor camera, too, if you don’t mind it being on the heavy side.  It has 82mm front threads and close focuses to 16″.

    If you have a need for a stabilized midrange zoom, we love the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC.

    Rental Prices

    $59 for 1 day
    $118 for up to 3 days
    $177 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR
    Filter Kit

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