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A filmmaker based in New York, working all over the world. Has experience producing, directing, editing, and as a director of photography in narrative, documentary, and commercial production. Check out Derek's work at derekmakesthings.com

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Watson Pro D-Tap 1x4 Splitter Cable

Splits 1 D-Tap into 4 Outputs Power up to 4 Devices from 1 D-Tap 23.5" Length With the Watson Pro D-Tap 1x4 Splitter Cable you can power up to four devices from a single D-Tap connection. The cable itself is 23.5" long, so you can conveniently position the four-output end of the cable wherever you need it on your rig. For best operation, ensure that the accessories you are powering don't exceed the maximum current output of the

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Splits 1 D-Tap into 4 Outputs
Power up to 4 Devices from 1 D-Tap
23.5" Length

With the Watson Pro D-Tap 1x4 Splitter Cable you can power up to four devices from a single D-Tap connection. The cable itself is 23.5" long, so you can conveniently position the four-output end of the cable wherever you need it on your rig. For best operation, ensure that the accessories you are powering don't exceed the maximum current output of the

$5
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$5
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10+ 77mm Filters - Diffusion, Polarizer, Effects

Fits all lenses in the Leica R Cinemod lens set on this profile. Includes: - (2x) Tiffen 77mm Black Diffusion/FX 1/2 Filter - (2x) Tiffen 77mm Soft FX 1/2 - (2x) Tiffen 77mm Glimmerglass 1 - (1x) Tiffen 77mm Smoque 1 Filter - (1x) Tiffen 77mm Black Diffusion/FX 2 Filter - (1x) Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter - (1x) Freewell Magnetic QS 77mm Glow Mist - (1x) B+W- 77mm Soft-Pro (S-P) - (1x) Tiffen 77mm Soft FX 1

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Fits all lenses in the Leica R Cinemod lens set on this profile. Includes:
- (2x) Tiffen 77mm Black Diffusion/FX 1/2 Filter
- (2x) Tiffen 77mm Soft FX 1/2
- (2x) Tiffen 77mm Glimmerglass 1
- (1x) Tiffen 77mm Smoque 1 Filter
- (1x) Tiffen 77mm Black Diffusion/FX 2 Filter
- (1x) Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter
- (1x) Freewell Magnetic QS 77mm Glow Mist
- (1x) B+W- 77mm Soft-Pro (S-P)
- (1x) Tiffen 77mm Soft FX 1

$25
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$25
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Sachtler aktiv8 flowtech75 MS Tripod System

The aktiv8 flowtech75 MS Tripod System from Sachtler pairs the activ8 fluid head with the lightweight, carbon fiber flowtech 75 MS tripod with mid-level spreader. This kit offers lightning fast SpeedSwap technology, a sideload camera plate, 15 levels (+0) of counterbalance, 7 levels (+0) of pan and tilt drag, and stable support for camera rigs weighing up to 26.5 lb. A padded carrying bag rounds out this tripod kit. Sachtler aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head with SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag for Select Sachtler Tripods (75mm) The aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head uses Sachtler's truly innovative SpeedLevel technology to provide almost instant mounting and leveling of your camera rig on select Sachtler tripods The clamp and stud SpeedLevel system saves precious time leveling your camera rig by eliminating the need to screw on a tie-down knob. Designed for documentary, news, and corporate productions, the aktiv8 supports rigs weighing up to 26.5 pounds. This 75mm ball fluid head features 15 steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag adjustment, plus zero settings for both balance and drag. The SpeedLevel technology replaces the traditional head screw and tie-down design with a strong clamp built into the head bowl and a stud component that clamps onto your tripod bowl or other mounting platform, such as a slider. Simply grasp the large lever on the head and pull it up to release the clamp, then press it down to lock your head in place. Partially lifting the lever allows you to quickly and easily level the head. When used with a separately available flowtech tripod, the aktiv8 enables you to spread the legs flat, getting as low to the ground as your head can without a tie-down knob getting in the way. You can also now mount your head directly onto a slider using a separately available aktiv system stud that screws onto support systems with a 3/8"-16 threaded stud. The PrismBubble level system is pressed once to illuminate the bubble level to be illuminated or pressed twice to light up both the bubble level and the drag settings, a boon when working in darker environments. The bubble level also has a built-in prism, enabling you to more easily level the head when the legs are at set at maximum height or an awkward angle. Mount your camera using the included Sideload Plate S that has both a 1/4-20 camera screw and a locating pin to prevent twisting. With a sliding range of 4.7", this head balances quickly to accommodate variously configured rigs The Sachtler aktiv8 head also features a detachable pan bar that can be mounted onto the rosettes on either the right or left side of the head. aktiv Fluid Head Compatibility The aktiv6 and aktiv8 fluid heads are compatible with Sachtler 75mm tripods (flowtech 75 aktiv, Tripod 75/2 AL, SpeedLock 75, ENG 75/2 D, and DA 75L) Features SpeedLevel Technology Use the large integrated lever to quickly mount, level, and lock the head on your tripod or other base; lift up to release, lift partially to level, and press down to lock the head firmly in place SpeedSwap Base Centered around a metal stud, the SpeedSwap base clamps onto any 75mm bowl tripod or to the separately available slider base; additional bases can be purchased separately to fit a second tripod, dolly, or slider PrismBubble Level The illuminated PrismBubble is visible from any height or angle, saving you time when leveling at higher or lower positions 26.5 lb Capacity Fluid Head This 26.5 lb capacity fluid head is suited for larger DSLRs, mirrorless MFT cameras, and pro-style digital cine cameras Stepped Counterbalance and Drag 15 steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and drag plus zero settings for free spins and tilts Sideload Plate The sideload plate has 4.7" of travel for balancing your rig and both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet eschews the common single or double carbon fiber tube design and instead has redesigned the shape of the legs for improved torsional strength. The legs work weigh just under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds, and extend from a minimum height of 24" to a maximum height of 61" when using the included removable mid-level spreader. Each leg features a single clamping lever that locks and unlocks the sections. Each leg extends or retracts independently from the other two, and when it is detached from the spreader each leg can pivot without affecting the other legs. This is especially useful when working on rough or uneven terrain. You can remove the spreader completely and lock each leg in one of three positions, so you can work without a spreader if you wish. This enables you to spread the legs extremely wide for low shots, while the tripod legs maintain their torsional stability. The dual spikes at the end of each leg provide extra grip when working on softer ground, and you can snap rubber feet onto the dual spikes for better grip when working on hard or delicate surfaces. Features Dual-stage, carbon fiber, 75mm bowl tripod Weighs only 6.4 pounds but supports up to 44 pounds The design and construction of the legs provide tremendous torsional stability. In other words, the legs resist twisting when you pan the tripod head. The included mid-level spreader allows you to work on uneven terrain such as stairs or rocks while preventing the legs from flying apart. When using the mid-level spreader, you can use the included rubber feet to protect delicate surfaces from the tripod's foot spikes. Each leg features a single clamping lever lock design at the top of the leg, near the 75mm bowl. This allows you to loosen all three leg sections from a single location, saving you time while reducing the wear and tear on your body as you don't have to bend down to loosen a leg lock at the bottom to lower or raise the legs. The legs incorporate a locking mechanism that enables the legs to move completely freely, suitable when working with a spreader, or to lock at one of three angles, suitable for use when working without a spreader. When closing the legs, there is room for the mid-level spreader to be folded up while remaining attached. The legs feature a magnetic locking system strong enough to hold them together during transport, but allows you to easily release the legs when you want to set them up. Sachtler Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head With dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", this Padded Bag from Sachtler is designed specifically for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod equipped with an FSB fluid head. It is made with a high-density 900D fabric, which is both flame retardant and water-resistant to help ensure that your equipment stays safe. Additionally, layers of both open-cell and closed-cell foam are used in the construction to protect your gear against small bumps and shocks. The bag opens via a full-length zipper found at the top, which allows for easy access while shooting. For transport, two straps on each side can be connected to an integrated handgrip for easy carrying. There are also small handles on each side of the bag where the zipper ends, and right next to them are D-rings that can be used to connect an optional shoulder strap. Finally, a clear plastic window on the outside allows you to insert a tag with your name or phone number for easy identification when travelling. Padded bag with dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", designed for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod with an FSB fluid head 900D water-resistant fabric on the exterior, with layers of foam to help cushion gear against bumps Full-length zipper allows for easy access to the interior compartment Connecting hand straps, side handles, and D-rings available for transport Clear plastic window on one of the sides allows you to insert a name tag for easy identification

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The aktiv8 flowtech75 MS Tripod System from Sachtler pairs the activ8 fluid head with the lightweight, carbon fiber flowtech 75 MS tripod with mid-level spreader. This kit offers lightning fast SpeedSwap technology, a sideload camera plate, 15 levels (+0) of counterbalance, 7 levels (+0) of pan and tilt drag, and stable support for camera rigs weighing up to 26.5 lb. A padded carrying bag rounds out this tripod kit.

Sachtler aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head with SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag for Select Sachtler Tripods (75mm)
The aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head uses Sachtler's truly innovative SpeedLevel technology to provide almost instant mounting and leveling of your camera rig on select Sachtler tripods The clamp and stud SpeedLevel system saves precious time leveling your camera rig by eliminating the need to screw on a tie-down knob. Designed for documentary, news, and corporate productions, the aktiv8 supports rigs weighing up to 26.5 pounds. This 75mm ball fluid head features 15 steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag adjustment, plus zero settings for both balance and drag.

The SpeedLevel technology replaces the traditional head screw and tie-down design with a strong clamp built into the head bowl and a stud component that clamps onto your tripod bowl or other mounting platform, such as a slider. Simply grasp the large lever on the head and pull it up to release the clamp, then press it down to lock your head in place. Partially lifting the lever allows you to quickly and easily level the head.

When used with a separately available flowtech tripod, the aktiv8 enables you to spread the legs flat, getting as low to the ground as your head can without a tie-down knob getting in the way. You can also now mount your head directly onto a slider using a separately available aktiv system stud that screws onto support systems with a 3/8"-16 threaded stud.

The PrismBubble level system is pressed once to illuminate the bubble level to be illuminated or pressed twice to light up both the bubble level and the drag settings, a boon when working in darker environments. The bubble level also has a built-in prism, enabling you to more easily level the head when the legs are at set at maximum height or an awkward angle.

Mount your camera using the included Sideload Plate S that has both a 1/4-20 camera screw and a locating pin to prevent twisting. With a sliding range of 4.7", this head balances quickly to accommodate variously configured rigs The Sachtler aktiv8 head also features a detachable pan bar that can be mounted onto the rosettes on either the right or left side of the head.

aktiv Fluid Head Compatibility
The aktiv6 and aktiv8 fluid heads are compatible with Sachtler 75mm tripods (flowtech 75 aktiv, Tripod 75/2 AL, SpeedLock 75, ENG 75/2 D, and DA 75L)
Features
SpeedLevel Technology
Use the large integrated lever to quickly mount, level, and lock the head on your tripod or other base; lift up to release, lift partially to level, and press down to lock the head firmly in place
SpeedSwap Base
Centered around a metal stud, the SpeedSwap base clamps onto any 75mm bowl tripod or to the separately available slider base; additional bases can be purchased separately to fit a second tripod, dolly, or slider
PrismBubble Level
The illuminated PrismBubble is visible from any height or angle, saving you time when leveling at higher or lower positions
26.5 lb Capacity Fluid Head
This 26.5 lb capacity fluid head is suited for larger DSLRs, mirrorless MFT cameras, and pro-style digital cine cameras
Stepped Counterbalance and Drag
15 steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and drag plus zero settings for free spins and tilts
Sideload Plate
The sideload plate has 4.7" of travel for balancing your rig and both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws
Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet
The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet eschews the common single or double carbon fiber tube design and instead has redesigned the shape of the legs for improved torsional strength. The legs work weigh just under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds, and extend from a minimum height of 24" to a maximum height of 61" when using the included removable mid-level spreader. Each leg features a single clamping lever that locks and unlocks the sections.

Each leg extends or retracts independently from the other two, and when it is detached from the spreader each leg can pivot without affecting the other legs. This is especially useful when working on rough or uneven terrain. You can remove the spreader completely and lock each leg in one of three positions, so you can work without a spreader if you wish. This enables you to spread the legs extremely wide for low shots, while the tripod legs maintain their torsional stability. The dual spikes at the end of each leg provide extra grip when working on softer ground, and you can snap rubber feet onto the dual spikes for better grip when working on hard or delicate surfaces.

Features
Dual-stage, carbon fiber, 75mm bowl tripod
Weighs only 6.4 pounds but supports up to 44 pounds
The design and construction of the legs provide tremendous torsional stability. In other words, the legs resist twisting when you pan the tripod head.
The included mid-level spreader allows you to work on uneven terrain such as stairs or rocks while preventing the legs from flying apart. When using the mid-level spreader, you can use the included rubber feet to protect delicate surfaces from the tripod's foot spikes.
Each leg features a single clamping lever lock design at the top of the leg, near the 75mm bowl. This allows you to loosen all three leg sections from a single location, saving you time while reducing the wear and tear on your body as you don't have to bend down to loosen a leg lock at the bottom to lower or raise the legs.
The legs incorporate a locking mechanism that enables the legs to move completely freely, suitable when working with a spreader, or to lock at one of three angles, suitable for use when working without a spreader.
When closing the legs, there is room for the mid-level spreader to be folded up while remaining attached. The legs feature a magnetic locking system strong enough to hold them together during transport, but allows you to easily release the legs when you want to set them up.
Sachtler Padded Bag for flowtech 75 or TT Tripod with FSB Fluid Head
With dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", this Padded Bag from Sachtler is designed specifically for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod equipped with an FSB fluid head. It is made with a high-density 900D fabric, which is both flame retardant and water-resistant to help ensure that your equipment stays safe. Additionally, layers of both open-cell and closed-cell foam are used in the construction to protect your gear against small bumps and shocks.

The bag opens via a full-length zipper found at the top, which allows for easy access while shooting. For transport, two straps on each side can be connected to an integrated handgrip for easy carrying. There are also small handles on each side of the bag where the zipper ends, and right next to them are D-rings that can be used to connect an optional shoulder strap. Finally, a clear plastic window on the outside allows you to insert a tag with your name or phone number for easy identification when travelling.

Padded bag with dimensions of 36.6 x 7.9 x 9.1", designed for carrying a flowtech 75 or TT tripod with an FSB fluid head
900D water-resistant fabric on the exterior, with layers of foam to help cushion gear against bumps
Full-length zipper allows for easy access to the interior compartment
Connecting hand straps, side handles, and D-rings available for transport
Clear plastic window on one of the sides allows you to insert a name tag for easy identification

$75
per day
$75
per day
Atomos Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor

Includes: Ikan 5" Articulating Arm, (2x) NP-F550 Battery (7.2V 2600mAh), (1x) NP-F550 Battery (7.4V 4400mAh)

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  • Ikan 5" Articulating Arm
  • (2x) NP-F550 Battery (7.2V 2600mAh)
  • (1x) NP-F550 Battery (7.4V 4400mAh)
  • NP-F550 Battery Charger
  • ZILR 4Kp60 Hyper-Thin High-Speed HDMI
  • 24" HDMI to HDMI
  • GyroVu 30" D-Tap to Sony L-Series

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KIT INCLUDES:
Atomos Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor
Ikan 5" Articulating Arm
(2x) NP-F550 Battery (7.2V 2600mAh)
(1x) NP-F550 Battery (7.4V 4400mAh)
NP-F550 Battery Charger
24" HDMI to HDMI
ZILR 4Kp60 Hyper-Thin High-Speed HDMI
GyroVu 30" D-Tap to Sony L-Series

The Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor is a 5.2" on-camera monitor that monitors DCI 4K, UHD 4K, and HD video input. It features a 10-bit FRC IPS screen with a brightness of 1000 cd/m², which makes it suitable for use in both exterior and interior conditions. The AtomHDR display technology allows you to accurately monitor your log gamma footage without having to view flat, washed-out looking images or use a LUT to compress the dynamic range and color space. The monitor supports popular log formats from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, ARRI, RED, and JVC cameras.

Built to withstand the rigors of production, the Shinobi features a lightweight plastic chassis and powers from a single L-series battery. Additional features include a variety of onscreen exposure analysis, framing, and focus assist tools, as well as anamorphic de-squeeze. A 12V power supply with L-series battery eliminator is included with the unit.

AtomHDR
With AtomHDR you can monitor up to ten stops of dynamic range of your camera's LOG image. Most conventional monitors can only display six or seven stops, which is fine for standard footage; but a Log image will look overly flat. It is also superior to monitoring with a loaded LUT, which can clip the highlights and mask shadows.
Supported Log Formats
ARRI Log CEI160 / LogCEI200 / LogCEI250 / LogCEI320 /LogCEI400 / LogCEI500 / LogCEI640 / LogCEI800 /LogCEI1000 / LogCEI1280 / LogCEI1600
Canon CLog / CLog 2 / CLog 3
Fuji F-Log
JVC JLog
Nikon N-Log
Sony SLog / SLog2 / SLog3
Panasonic Vlog
RED Log3G10 / RED LogFilm
PQ10k
HLG
HDR Monitoring
Sony SGamut / SGamut3 / SGamut3.cine
Canon Cinema / DCI P3 / DCI P3+
Panasonic V Gamut
Arri Alexa Wide Gamut
Rec709 / BT.2020
JVC
RED WideGamut / RED DragonColor / DragonColor2
RED Color2 / RED Color3 / RED Color4
4K DCI/UHD and HD Capabilities
Monitor 4K footage in DCI or UHD formats up to 29.97 fps and 1080p up to 59.94 fps.
Audio Monitoring
Input/output audio via HDMI and output audio using the 3.5mm headphone port for convenient audio monitoring.
5.2" Daylight Viewable Screen
The Shinobi features a 5.2" IPS LCD screen that is illuminated by a bright 1000 cd/m² LED backlight, making it possible to view in daylight without requiring a hood. Plus, the screen is also color calibrated from the factory to ensure accurate image representation.
HDR Signal Management
Log and HDR signals can be difficult to monitor with conventional equipment. Though, with the Shinobi's built-in HDR signal management functions, the log signal can be converted to the PQ standard for compatibility with existing consumer and professional HDR equipment.
Anamorphic De-Squeeze
The Shinobi supports Anamorphic de-squeeze, allowing you to comfortably view anamorphic footage with a squeeze of 2x, 1.5x, 1.33, and Panasonic's 8:3.

$20
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$20
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7" SmallHD 702 Touch Daylight Viewable Monitor

Includes: Noga 1/4in-20 Hold-it Articulating Cine Arm, Canare L2.5CHD 12' Ultra Slim HD-SDI BNC Cable, 12" HDMI to HDMI

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  • Noga 1/4in-20 Hold-it Articulating Cine Arm
  • Canare L2.5CHD 12' Ultra Slim HD-SDI BNC Cable
  • 12" HDMI to HDMI
  • (2x) - NP-F550 Battery (7.4V 4400mAh)
  • NP-F550 Battery Charger
  • GyroVu 30" D-Tap to Sony L-Series

OWNER NOTES

KIT INCLUDES
7" SmallHD 702 Touch Daylight Viewable Monitor
Noga 1/4in-20 Hold-it Articulating Cine Arm
(1x) 12" HDMI to HDMI
(1x) Canare L2.5CHD 12' Ultra Slim HD-SDI BNC Cable
(2X) NP-F550 Battery (7.4V 4400mAh)
NP-F550 Battery Charger
GyroVu 30" D-Tap to Sony L-Series

The SmallHD 702 Touch 7" On-Camera Monitor features an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The IPS touchscreen provides a wide off-axis viewing experience without a significant shift in color or contrast. The panel also features a maximum brightness of 1500 cd/m², which makes it more than well suited for use outdoors. The panel displays images in 8-bits per color channel, but the monitor's internal processing is 10-bit. The touchscreen capability of the monitor facilitates using the SmallHD OS3 software package that allows you to create looks and save them as pages.

Interchangeable battery plates allow you to use the battery of your choice. However, the monitor ships with a dual L-series battery plate. The 702 Touch incorporates 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, as well as a headphone jack for monitoring audio. It also has a store of monitoring features including waveform, custom LUT support, anamorphic de-squeeze, and audio meters.

OS3
OS3 offers the same intuitiveness of a graphical user interface (GUI), though with touchscreen navigation. Rather than have confusing menus, this GUI allows you to selectively apply monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, and focusing aids to up to 12 different "pages". Using the touchscreen, swipe through different preset pages and toggle monitoring tools on or off with ease.
Monitoring Features
Pixel zoom: 2x and 4x with smooth pan via joystick button
Frame guides
DSLR scale (Canon, Nikon)
Custom scale
Anamorphic de-squeeze
Image rotate (manual/automatic)
Image flip (manual/automatic)
Cross conversion
Focus assist (colors)
Peaking
False color
Zebra (multiple)
Waveform
RGB parade
Histogram
Horizon indicator
Image capture (individual and time-lapse)
Custom LUTS
LUT downstream
LUT import
Image overlay
Audio meters

$50
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$50
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Reviews (17)

Average 4.9 Stars

Super flexible with pickup/return. Thanks for the great rental!

Everything went perfectly, would absolutely work with Derek again

Derek is very flexible with your schedule, highly recommended !

It was a pleasure renting from Derek. Lieca R lenses were amazing. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is one of the lenses were a bit stiff and didn't allow me to focus further. I'd recommend just double checking the lenses when taking them out.

Derek was great and easy to coordinate with. Excellent rental experience!

Derek was a pleasure to rent from. I would absolutely rent from him again.

Owner

April 2021

Awesome lens, super easy and flexible pickup and drop off!

A terrific set of Leica's

Derek was incredible to work with. The lenses were matched and flawless.

Super easy pick up and drop off. Very accommodating.

Fantastic as always. Will keep renting with Derek! :)

Owner

May 2019

Renting with Derek was very easy. Great equipment, great service. Will rent from him again.

Owner

May 2019

On time, great communication, and took care of the gear. Definitely a recommend!

Renter

Two RodeLink Wireless Lavs

April 2019

great guy, flexible, super chill

Great guy.. Great gear. Available for tech questions during rental process. Easy pick up and drop off.

Owner

September 2018

Great guy.. Great gear. Available for tech questions during rental process. Easy pick up and drop off.

Owner

September 2018

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