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Benjamin D

Film Director

Brooklyn, NY Member since April 2017

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Hey there! I'm an actor and voice over artist in Bed-Stuy who also directs and edits. We all wear several hats, don't we? I'd love to rent out my gear, but if you want to collaborate on a project, I'm game for that too!

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DSLR Shoulder Rig with Fotasy Follow Focus

This is a great shoulder rig when you're ready to step up from simply holding your DSLR. It includes the Fotasy DP500 follow focus, and I'll throw in three geared rings as well, so you can attach them to your non-geared lenses. --The Fotasy DP500 is completely metal (Gears are brass and steel; other parts are aluminum) and has a very smooth action. It also doesn't jiggle like cheaper ones. --The gear drive can be mounted from either side depending on your preference or if you have a focus puller.

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This is a great shoulder rig when you're ready to step up from simply holding your DSLR. It includes the Fotasy DP500 follow focus, and I'll throw in three geared rings as well, so you can attach them to your non-geared lenses.
--The Fotasy DP500 is completely metal (Gears are brass and steel; other parts are aluminum) and has a very smooth action. It also doesn't jiggle like cheaper ones.
--The gear drive can be mounted from either side depending on your preference or if you have a focus puller.

$20
per day
$20
per day
Sony A7S with Zeiss F4/16-70mm Lens and battery grip

This is a perfect setup for a photoshoot, short film, documentary, or run n gun style shoot. It can shoot 4k with an external recorder. Included are the following: ------------------ -Sony A7s -Zeiss FE 16-70mm f/4 Lens with UV filter -Four Batteries and One Charger -Sony Battery Grip -One 128GB SDXC card -All in a Nanuk case Pair this with my lighting kit, tripod, and/or stabilizer if you want more gear! Feel free to ask any questions.

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This is a perfect setup for a photoshoot, short film, documentary, or run n gun style shoot. It can shoot 4k with an external recorder.
Included are the following:
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-Sony A7s
-Zeiss FE 16-70mm f/4 Lens with UV filter
-Four Batteries and One Charger
-Sony Battery Grip
-One 128GB SDXC card
-All in a Nanuk case

Pair this with my lighting kit, tripod, and/or stabilizer if you want more gear! Feel free to ask any questions.

$50
per day
$50
per day
Sony A7S Production Package with Follow Focus and Monitor and Rokinon Lenses

This is a perfect setup for a short film, documentary, or run n gun style shoot. It does not shoot 4K natively, but it can shoot 4K with an external monitor like a Blackmagic or Atomos. Included are the following: ------------------ -Sony A7s -Rokinon 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Lenses -Four Camera Batteries and One Charger -Lilliput A7S 7" Monitor with 2 Batteries -Neewer Shoulder Rig/Rails/Matte Box -SmallRig Cage -Fotasy DP500 Follow Focus -Senal CS-88 Shotgun Mic -One 128GB SDXC card -All in a LowePro Backpack Pair this with my lighting kit, tripod, and/or stabilizer if you want more gear! Feel free to ask any questions. If you want to see how this rig shoots, look up HeroNamedRush on Instagram. I shot the whole series with this setup.

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OWNER NOTES

This is a perfect setup for a short film, documentary, or run n gun style shoot. It does not shoot 4K natively, but it can shoot 4K with an external monitor like a Blackmagic or Atomos.
Included are the following:
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-Sony A7s
-Rokinon 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Lenses
-Four Camera Batteries and One Charger
-Lilliput A7S 7" Monitor with 2 Batteries
-Neewer Shoulder Rig/Rails/Matte Box
-SmallRig Cage
-Fotasy DP500 Follow Focus
-Senal CS-88 Shotgun Mic
-One 128GB SDXC card
-All in a LowePro Backpack

Pair this with my lighting kit, tripod, and/or stabilizer if you want more gear! Feel free to ask any questions.

If you want to see how this rig shoots, look up HeroNamedRush on Instagram. I shot the whole series with this setup.

$100
per day
$100
per day
Audio Package w/ Zoom F4, G3, Shotgun, and Reporter mic

This is a super-compact field recorder production kit. It's very simple to set up and use, and the results are fantastic. The Zoom F4 is a 6-input and 8-track professional field recorder featuring super-low-noise preamps and timecode with pinpoint accuracy. Four Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs Phantom Power Built In Limiters The kit includes the following: -Zoom F4 MultiTrack Field Recorder (Extremely User-Friendly) -Sennheiser G3 Receiver and Transmitter with Omni Lav Mic -Rode Reporter Omnidirectional Dynamic Interview Microphone (has a built-in windscreen) -Sennheiser G3 Plug on Wireless Transmitter (great for the boom--NO CABLES...unless you want) -Rode NTG1 Shotgun Mic -Orca Sound Bag with room for lav receivers -Dead Cat and Foam Windscreen -K-Tec Avalon KE-89CC Boom Pole (Extends to 7'6") -Auray Shock Mount -Kopul XLR cable -Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones -16 Rechargeable Batteries, Charger, and AC Adapter -32 GB Memory Card -All in a Nanuk 935 Case

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OWNER NOTES

This is a super-compact field recorder production kit. It's very simple to set up and use, and the results are fantastic.

The Zoom F4 is a 6-input and 8-track professional field recorder featuring super-low-noise preamps and timecode with pinpoint accuracy.
Four Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs
Phantom Power
Built In Limiters

The kit includes the following:

-Zoom F4 MultiTrack Field Recorder (Extremely User-Friendly)
-Sennheiser G3 Receiver and Transmitter with Omni Lav Mic
-Rode Reporter Omnidirectional Dynamic Interview Microphone (has a built-in windscreen)
-Sennheiser G3 Plug on Wireless Transmitter (great for the boom--NO CABLES...unless you want)
-Rode NTG1 Shotgun Mic

-Orca Sound Bag with room for lav receivers
-Dead Cat and Foam Windscreen
-K-Tec Avalon KE-89CC Boom Pole (Extends to 7'6")
-Auray Shock Mount
-Kopul XLR cable
-Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones
-16 Rechargeable Batteries, Charger, and AC Adapter
-32 GB Memory Card
-All in a Nanuk 935 Case

$40
per day
$40
per day

Reviews (54)

Average 5.0 Stars

Benjamin was great! He made it easy. I loved this kit. The battery grip was a game changer for the interview I produced.

Perfect person to go to if you need everything fully equipped and ready to go. Even threw in some extra at no cost! Will be renting from Ben again, and I suggest you do too!

great renter!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

August 2019

always a pleasure

2nd time renting from Benjamin and hes always accommodating

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

August 2019

Amazing. It was a great rental and Benjamin was super flexible.

Amazing

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

July 2019

Great rental, thanks!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

July 2019

Super easy. Thanks Benjamin!

Great renting experience, will come again!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

May 2019

always a pleasure

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

April 2019

Go to rental, always great!

Great kit and worked perfectly!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

March 2019

Great communication. Easy pick-up and drop-off. Great equipment. Would rent from again!

Excellent to rent from - great kit, highly recommend

Benjamin was great gear worked perfect

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

March 2019

Friendly and responsive--a great and easy rental process.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

March 2019

Easy!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

February 2019

Benjamin is awesome and very accommodating. His gear is kept in great condition and he provides everything you need to successfully operate it. I was very impressed by the SmallHD Focus 5” monitor I rented from him. The large Anton Bauer L-series battery included kept the monitor powered all day, but it was great to know that another battery was there just in case. Highly recommend!

Great kit and very accommodating renter.

Great communication!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

January 2019

Quality gear guality guy!

Will definitely rent from Ben again in the future.

Ben was super easy to rent from. His equipment was in terrific condition . Communication was great and I would certainly rent from again!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

December 2018

Ben's rig saved many shots through gentle shoulder provided stability. Worked great with the A7SII and a Sony G lens. Ben's super chill.

Ben was very informative and helpful.

Great communication

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

October 2018

Great communication

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

October 2018

Flexible and accommodating

Owner

September 2018

Rental went perfect and Ben was awesome! Highly recommended.

Great to rent from, made it easy to pick up and drop off!

My first KitSplit rental couldn't have been a better experience. Benjamin's gear rocked, and he's a super easy person to work and communicate with. I'll definitely hit him up again in the future.

Suuuper nice guy and the package is really nice, professionally packaged and worked great! Highly recommended!

A great renting experience!

Owner

April 2018

Ben was great, and very accommodating! I really enjoyed using his camera for my project. I would definitely rent again.

Great Service... Will Rent Again

Owner

November 2017

Great camera kit! Ben was super friendly and accommodating. Would definitely rent from him again.

Renting from Ben was a breeze. Very accommodating and helpful. Thanks again!

Owner

October 2017

Ben is great! He was able to accommodate pick up and drop off even though we were unable to meet. Easy going and the gear was great. Would rent again 👍

Great Service... Perfect Gear... Will Definitely Rent From him Again and Again

Owner

October 2017

Ben is a cool guy. Has a very convenient location only one block from subway. Definetely will be renting from him again

Owner

October 2017

Great renter! Was super helpful in every way.

It was great to rent from Ben - very easy to connect with and his kit comes fully loaded with extra batteries chargers and memory cards!

Awesome to rent from!!

Great service! Very reliable!

Working with Ben was great. The camera came with everything I needed and then some.

Everything was organized and he was a great rentee!

Super

Owner

June 2017

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