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  1. Phototek Sunbuster Uncle Sam Umbrella

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    The Phototek Sunbuster SB-84 is an 84″ umbrella designed to work as a diffusion,solid, or reflector. It sets up in seconds, and mounts easily on a C stand or can be held by hand. It’s an excellent option to replace bulky butterflies and overheads, especially when you have a minimal crew. Use the silk to soften direct sunlight, or use the black/silver for throwing shade or bouncing strobes.

    The center pole tilts to maximize the shaded area, and a boom-style tilting bracket lets you position it anywhere.

    A heavy-duty stand and multiple sandbags are required for outdoor use.

    Rental Prices

    $69 for 1 day
    $138 for up to 3 days
    $207 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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  2. Flags, Nets, and Silks

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    Flags, silks and single and double nets help you shape your light on set.  They mount easily to C-stands, or can be held by PAs. Sometimes, flags are also called solids, and nets are sometimes called scrims.

    Standard flag kits include two solids, a single net, a double net, and a silk. Collapsible flag kits include two frames, a solid, a single net, a double net, and a silk.

    We carry them in three sizes, 18″ x 24″ standard, 24″ x 36″ standard, and 24″ x 36″ collapsible. Please specify which size you’d like when you place your rental order.

    Single Flag

    $8 for 1 day
    $16 for up to 3 days
    $24 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Flag Kit

    $16 for 1 day
    $32 for up to 3 days
    $48 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

    Suggested accessories:

    C-stands with arms
    sandbags

  3. Lighting and Grip Rental in Milwaukee

    Shooting your video in Milwaukee and you need lighting and grip rental?  Whether you need a few apple boxes or a van with all the lighting, power, and grip that fits, we’ve got you covered.  We also offer cameras, lenses, tripods, and just about everything you need for a great video shoot.  We specialize in small productions (with crews usually under 10 people), and have partnerships with other rental companies to get you pretty much anything your production needs.

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    Milwaukee has a tight-knit community of non-union production crew, including great gaffers and grips we’d be happy to recommend.  Even if you’re not sure what grip and lighting equipment you’ll need, we encourage you to get in touch.  Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll show you why Milwaukee is an easy place to get your project done right, on your budget.

    We’re the only lighting and grip rental company in Milwaukee who publishes our prices online in our rental catalog.  We can also help you with production support equipment, like tables, chairs, food and beverage support, popup tents, and pretty much everything else you might need. Request a quote for your production and we’ll get back to you the same day.

    Lighting
    Film and Video | Stage and Event | 3200K Tungsten | 5600K Daylight

    Grip
    Apple Boxes | Carts | Chromakey | Flags and Butterflies | Sand Bags | Stands | Effects

    Production Support
    Tables | Chairs | Popups | Coolers

     

    (414) 939-3653

    [email protected]

    Posted by Director of Photography Jon Kline

  4. Chromakey Green Apple Box Set

    greenscreen-chroma-apple-boxlIf you’re shooting on a greenscreen, there’s nothing quite as useful as a chromakey greenscreen-ready apple box family.  We custom painted these apple boxes for easy visual effects and compositing.  Your rental gets you a full green apple, half green apple, quarter green apple, and a green pancake.

    We’d love to help you with all your lighting and grip rental! For larger orders, please contact us for a quote.

    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:

    Cart, Sandbags

     

     

  5. 4’x4′ and 8’x8′ frames/overheads and stands

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    We have 4’x4′ and 8’x8′ frames/overheads/butterflies/rags for light control.  Mount them with our C-stands or Junior Stands and grip heads.  Be sure to include your choice of rags, listed below.

    Our one-day rental rates

    4’x4′ 8’x8′
    Frame $10 $20
    Silver $7 $19
    Full Silk $7 $19
    Half Silk $7 $19
    Double Net $7 $29
    Ultra Bounce $7 $29
    Gold “Elvis” $7 $29
    Silver “Marilyn” $7 $19
    Black Solid $7 $19
    Bleached Muslin $7 $19
         
    C-stand $6
    Junior Stand $14
    Junior Grip Head $7

     

    Traveling light?  Our 8×8 frames collapse into a kit that’s just 4 feet long, and our 6’x6′ Scrim Jim gets even smaller.

    Our 4×4 frames are fixed, so you’ll want a large van or a truck to move them. They don’t fit inside most cars or SUVs.

    Suggested accessories:

    C-stands
    clamps
    sandbags
    tent stakes
    rope

  6. Clamps and Plates

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    We offer a variety of clamps, adapters, plates, and other grip equipment, including

    • Pony clamp (aka A-clamp or spring clamp, in 1, 2, and 3 inch sizes)
    • Cardellini clamp (aka Matthewlini)
    • Mafer clamp (aka super clamp)
    • Kupo clamp (aka Justin or Alli clamp)
    • Plate with baby pin (aka baby plate, wall plate, or nail-on-plate)
    • Plate with Junior receiver
    • Junior to baby adapter (aka butt plug)
    • Magic arm (aka Israeli, friction, or articulating arm)
    • C clamp with baby pins
    • Pipe clamp with junior receiver
    • O-clamps
    • Safety chain
    • Speedrail
    • Other grip and rigging equipment

    Call or email for pricing and availability.

  7. 6×6 Frame Scrim Jim 72″

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    Suggested accessories:
    C-stands

    A Scrim Jim is the lightest 6’x6′ frame you can find.  Perfect for when you’re traveling light and need to work with available light.

    Comes with frame, two clamps for stands, and a travel bag. You’ll need a butterfly/rag to use with it, available separately.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
  8. When You Need Crew

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    Photo by OnMilwaukee.com

    In this business, like so many others, people tend to work with someone they know and trust.  We’ve been shooting, producing, and editing in Wisconsin for eight years, and we have worked alongside almost everyone who works in video and film production.  We’re happy to recommend someone we trust to help on your project.

    Our list of qualified Production Assistants, Grips, Camera Assistants, Drivers, and Directors of Photography are all people we’ve worked with side-by-side, and would be happy to send out with our equipment.  We can also help you fill some of the trickier positions like makeup, hair, and craft services/catering, and help give you an idea of what to budget for any of these positions.

    In Milwaukee, all production crew are non-union.  If you require it, we can connect you with union crews from Chicago.

    Whether you’re shooting a feature on film or a reality show with mixed video formats, Milwaukee has crew with the experience and the Midwestern work ethic to get the project done well.  We’d love to help you get the absolute best crew on whatever budget you’re working with.

    For more information, get in touch.

  9. Apple Box Set

    Apple_Box_SetApple Boxes, like coffee and production assistants, are a must-have on any set.  Rent a full set, including a full apple, half apple, quarter apple, and pancake (1/8th).  We offer special rates for larger orders. Fruit not included.

    One Family

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

    Set of Four

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Cart, Sandbags

     

     

  10. 40″ C-Stand Century Stand with Arm and Gobo Head

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    The 40″ C-Stand with grip head, knuckle and arm is a classic.  Use one to mount your flags, nets, silks, or other light modifiers. Get more than you think you’ll need, and don’t forget sandbags to keep your stands safe.  We also rent short 20″ c-stands.  You can request turtle-base or fixed leg C-stands and we’ll try to accommodate, where possible.

    One Stand

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

    Set of Four

    $20 for 1 day
    $40 for up to 3 days
    $60 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sandbags


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