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Third Party Films, LLC

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Brooklyn, NY Member since February 2015

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I am a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and principal at Third Party Films. We produce dynamic, creative documentaries and innovative media platforms for cinema, television, and the web. Our films have played in festivals around the world, including winning a Special Jury Award at Sundance and an Emmy.

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Ultralight C100 shoulder mount kit with Cineroid EVF

Cineroid EVFRW viewfinder Hondo Barely Rig Wooden Camera C100/C300/C500 top plate Zacuto C100/C300/C500 grip relocator 2 viewfinder batteries (also work for C100/C300/C500 camera body) 1 battery charger

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Cineroid EVFRW viewfinder
Hondo Barely Rig
Wooden Camera C100/C300/C500 top plate
Zacuto C100/C300/C500 grip relocator
2 viewfinder batteries (also work for C100/C300/C500 camera body)
1 battery charger

$50
per day
$50
per day
Atomos Shogun 4K recorder with 2x 1TB SSD

Includes: Varavon Armor Cage, SanDisk Ultra II 1TB SSD in Atomos Master Caddy w/USB3 adapter, Battery & charger

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INCLUDES

  • Varavon Armor Cage
  • SanDisk Ultra II 1TB SSD in Atomos Master Caddy w/USB3 adapter
  • Battery & charger
  • AC adapter

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Kit includes:
Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder
Varavon Armor Cage
SanDisk Ultra II 1TB SSD in Atomos Master Caddy w/USB3 adapter
Battery & charger
AC adapter
Additional SSDs, Master Caddies, batteries available on request
Works well with: Sony a7s2, Sony a6300, Sony a7s — See my other listings!

$75
per day
$75
per day
Zoom F8 8-track Field Recorder Kit w/All-Day Power

Includes: AC Adapter, Sachtler SN607 shoulder bag, Remote Audio NP-1 Cup Adapter with 4-pin Hirose Connection

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INCLUDES

  • AC Adapter
  • Sachtler SN607 shoulder bag
  • Remote Audio NP-1 Cup Adapter with 4-pin Hirose Connection
  • 2x VariZoom KL-5N Battery and Charger Kit

OWNER NOTES

Amazing pro-level features without the price tag. Record up to 8 iso tracks plus a stereo mix, with full routing to 4 output channels. Go all day without worrying about power with included NP-1 battery system. This thing is a joy to use in the field!

8x XLR/TRS Combo Jacks with +75 dB Gain
Up to 192 kHz/ 24-Bit PCM Recording
Record Up to 10 Tracks Simultaneously
Dual Channel Recordings at Two Levels

From the manufacturer:
The Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder is designed for professional and enthusiast recording applications on set and in the field, including music, filmmaking, and electronics news gathering (ENG). Designed to be carried by a shoulder strap or in a bag, the unit features eight analog input channels with lockable XLR/TRS combo jacks that provide +75 dB maximum input gain, and support for +4 dB inputs with an EIN of -127 dBu or less. It can record up to 10 tracks simultaneously (channels 1-8 plus a stereo mix), or up to eight channels when recording at the A/D converter's maximum 24-bit 192 kHz resolution.

Alternatively, you can perform dual-channel recording of separate files at lower volume levels to ensure you have backup recordings to use when unexpected loud noises distort the primary recording. A newly designed limiter provides up to 10 dB of headroom. The unit supports SMPTE time code input and output. Included in the outputs is a powerful 100 mW + 100 mW headphone jacks as well as the MAIN OUT 1/2 and SUB OUT 1/2 jacks so you can send the audio signal to a video camera or other device while monitoring with headphones.

The unit's internal mixing capability enables flexible routing, and the inclusion of individually selectable +24V/+48V phantom power ensures you can use your favorite condenser microphones.

Kit includes:
Zoom F8 recorder
AC adapter
Sachtler SN607 shoulder bag
Remote Audio NP-1 Cup Adapter with 4-pin Hirose Connection
2x VariZoom KL-5N Battery and Charger Kit

Works well with: Schoeps MK41/CMC5 Hypercardioid Microphone, Sennheiser MK416 Shotgun Mic, K-Tek Carbon Fiber Boom Pole — See my other listings or reach out and we'll put together a kit that meets your needs!

$80
per day
$80
per day
Schoeps MK41/CMC5 Hypercardioid Microphone

This combination of the CMC 5 preamp and the MK41 capsule is perfect for interior dialogue, with the classic Schoeps warmth and even off-axis response with little coloration. From the manufacturer: The Schoeps MK41 is part of the Colette series of modular capsules. Sound arriving from off axis is attenuated even more than with a standard cardioid. The pickup is "drier" and less susceptible to acoustic feedback, provided there isn't a strong sound source directly on the rear axis of the microphone. Its directivity is highly independent of frequency, so that even sounds arriving off axis and reverberant sound are registered without coloration. Consequently, even distant placement of the microphone produces a very natural sound pickup.

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This combination of the CMC 5 preamp and the MK41 capsule is perfect for interior dialogue, with the classic Schoeps warmth and even off-axis response with little coloration.

From the manufacturer:
The Schoeps MK41 is part of the Colette series of modular capsules. Sound arriving from off axis is attenuated even more than with a standard cardioid. The pickup is "drier" and less susceptible to acoustic feedback, provided there isn't a strong sound source directly on the rear axis of the microphone. Its directivity is highly independent of frequency, so that even sounds arriving off axis and reverberant sound are registered without coloration. Consequently, even distant placement of the microphone produces a very natural sound pickup.

$40
per day
$40
per day
Sennheiser MKH416 Shotgun Microphone

Includes: Rycote Softie, XLR cable

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INCLUDES

  • Rycote Softie
  • XLR cable

OWNER NOTES

Designed for recording audio in film, radio, and television the MKH 416 from Sennheiser is a short shotgun interference microphone optimized for outdoor applications. It offers excellent directional control in a compact design with high consonant articulation and rejection of feedback. The unit is highly immune to humidity because of its RF condenser design. It operates as a hypercardioid at low and medium frequencies with a lobar pattern above 2 kHz.
Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube
Employs RF-technology to control residual microphone noise. Optimizing the transducer's acoustic impedance results in a further improvement in low noise performance
The RF-design yields low noise levels and high immunity to humidity and moisture
The comparatively low RF-voltage across the elements of the transducer also eliminates arcing and DC-bias creeping currents
Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency, above 2 kHz approaches lobar pattern
Very low inherent self-noise
High sensitivity
Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
Matt black all-metal body
Increased directivity

$35
per day
$35
per day

Reviews (53)

Average 4.9 Stars

Really knows how to make documentaries look great. Very good about showing what his gear is best for.

FANTASTIC key light [1.6K Light Cannon (with included octobank softbox using two step diffusion)] good 2nd and 3rd smaller lights... You can use the key/cannon light by itself = for an interview against a seamless backdrop because it's so powerful/soft that there are barely any shadows on the background.

great kit, would rent again!thank you!

Always good quality gear and most importantly great contact organizing pickup/drop off from Joe and his crew.

Always good quality gear and most importantly great contact organizing pickup/drop off from Joe and his crew.

Owner

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

September 2019

Third Party was terrific to work with. Responsive, flexible and utterly professional. An ideal rental experience.

Great renter, flexible, came through when something else didn't work out at the last minute, great communication. Recommend.

Excellent service. No complaints.

Great rental. Great service. Would definitely reccomend Third Party Films rentals

Joe was easy to deal with - responded promptly to messages and was flexible with pickup/dropoff. I definitely would rent from again.

Renting from Joe was a pleasant and easy experience, and the equipment is great. Highly recommended!

Great vendor! Good communication, fair price on the gear, flexibility with pickup times. Will definitely be back!

Owner

Sony FS7mk2 Cinema Camera

April 2019

Good communication, gear was in good shape and well organized

great gear, professional all around

Exceptional! Joe is great, will rent from him again if I need.

Another great rental. The guys at Third Party Films are very reliable.

Great renting from here. Super professional and helpful.

Always great!

Great communication

Great communication! Would definitely rent from them again!

Owner

Sony FS7mk2 Cinema Camera

November 2018

Very easy pickup and drop off, he worked with my timing and even let me post up to dump footage at his place.

Everything went perfect.

Easy pickup and dropoff, thanks!

Renting from Third Party was super easy, convenient, and will definitely do so again. Highly recommended!

Really friendly, adapter in great nick, lent it out to me and crazy-short notice. Thank you!

Good renter..

Renter

phantom 4

August 2018

Perfect rental. Great communication. Gear in great shape. Thank you!

Smooth renting experience, with gear as described and in good condition. Thank you!

Great rental, tripod was nice quality and good condition, picking it up was smooth and easy.

Worked great!

Incredibly helpful and patient as I pieced together the perfect kit.
Very responsive and seamless communication.
I look forward to working with them again in the future!

Easy pickup and drop off. Great!

prompt response, clear communication and well kept equipment. Thanks Joe!

Great rental! Good kit.
Very responsive and easy pick up/ drop off.

Owner

Sony FS7mk2 Cinema Camera package

September 2017

Joe is a terrific person to rent from and went out of his way to help within tight deadlines. Couldn't ask for better help.

Owner

Sony FS7mk2 Cinema Camera package

September 2017

Joe was very helpful and communicative. The shoulder mount kit was exactly as described and he even included a bag for me. Thanks!

Very down to earth and knowledgeable in his craft. A great person to work with and look forward to in the future.

Joe was very accommodating for my pickup and drop off. Equipment was in great shape and worked well. I only wish I had been told that the fan needed to be turned on to take the light to full output.

Renting from Joe / Third Party Films was a pleasure. Very accommodating and convienent. They also have a great selection of other gear. Would for sure rent from Joe again!

Thank you!

Great renter! easy to work with.

Wonderful rental. The kit is in tip top condition and Joe was extremely helpful. A great rental experience.

Great renter--on time, flexible, and knowledgable about the gear--hope to work with you again!

Joe was a pleasure to work with and a good communicator. Would be happy to rent from him again!

Owner

March 2017

Had an excellent experience renting and using this camera and i will definitely rent from joe again in the future. Very nice person and everything went smooth, Thank you!

I would rent again from @joebender in a heartbeat . The process was painless and Joe and his business partner, Max, are very professional and nice. I highly recommend them.

Pleasure to work with! Flexible with time for pick-up and drop-off. Equipment in good condition!

The lens was retuned with a scuff on and one missing part :(

Gear was in great condition, Joseph was helpful at pick-up and flexible with times.

Owner

April 2016

Quick and easy to correspond for logistics. I would definitely rent from Joseph again.

Owner

February 2016

Everything went smoothly-- would definitely rent again! The C100 kit is a great deal and everything was in excellent condition.

Owner

September 2015

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