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http://www.lukegeissbuhler.com/

Luke Geissbühler has been the cinematographer on everything from Borat 1 & 2, Buck, Street Gang, Helvetica, OK Go, Abstract the Art of Design and countless others. in 2010, he and his 8 yr old son sent a camera to space to capture the curvature of the Earth in a homemade capsule just for the fun of it.

Over 25 very active years of production, Mr. Geissbuhler has been called upon to shoot features, commercials and documentaries all over the world for the likes of Katherine Bigelow, Jay Roach, Adam McKay, Barry Levinson, Barbara Kopple, Joe Berlinger, Doug Liman, Warner Brothers, Victoria's Secret, 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Sony Pictures in addition to many commercial clients.

He is presently wrapping the feature ROBOTS, and photographing seven staggered documentaries.

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Vintage 1970 Leica R Prime Set

Full Frame or S35, super compact, gorgeous 1970's vintage Leica R primes. Sharp but with lots of character. Beautiful color and flare with wonderful bokeh. Cine modded by Simmod with focus gears, common 80mm front, and EF mount. 19mm T2.8 28mm T2.8 35mm T2.0 50mm T2.0 90mm T2.0 135mm T2.8 (Additional lenses available: 60mm macro, 50mm T1.4 Summilux, 35mm T1.4 Summilux, 180mm, 250mm) (lightweight matte box and filters available)

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Full Frame or S35, super compact, gorgeous 1970's vintage Leica R primes. Sharp but with lots of character. Beautiful color and flare with wonderful bokeh. Cine modded by Simmod with focus gears, common 80mm front, and EF mount.

19mm T2.8
28mm T2.8
35mm T2.0
50mm T2.0
90mm T2.0
135mm T2.8

(Additional lenses available: 60mm macro, 50mm T1.4 Summilux, 35mm T1.4 Summilux, 180mm, 250mm)
(lightweight matte box and filters available)

$250
per day
$250
per day
Full Frame 6k Z-Cam F6 with EF and PL mounts, SDI out, Gold mount, 5" monitor and more.

Includes: EF and PL mounts, 5" monitor Shinobi , TC cable, XLR audio in, SDI out, Gold mount back

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  • EF and PL mounts
  • 5" monitor Shinobi
  • TC cable, XLR audio in, SDI out, Gold mount back

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Super compact for anything from a gimbal to studio mode, this surprisingly impressive new version is rugged, efficient, and renders a gorgeous image. Used on major motion pictures like Top Gun Maverick and others. I've used it side by side with my Arri Alexa LF and Canon C500ii and it cuts beautifully. Great low light performance and battery usage. Comes with internal variable ND, SDI out module and TC and Audio adapters as well as a gold mount for larger battery support for accessories and wooden Rvlvr grip for easy settings operation at your fingertips: iris, eND, ISO, and color temp.

Many additional accessories available at a nominal cost: Leica R vintage primes, Canon CNE cinema primes, monitors, tripods, matte boxes, teradek, wireless focus, lighting and grip, etc.

$200
per day
$200
per day
Full Frame Canon C500ii 6k with EF & PL mounts, EVF, batts, media, and more.

Includes: EF mount, PL mount, Gratical EVF

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  • EF mount
  • PL mount
  • Gratical EVF
  • Gold Mount
  • 3x 512G CF Express cards

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Full Frame 6k with the beautiful look of Canon's line. Active professional cinematographer's personal camera package with EF and PL mounts, 3x 512G CFExpress cards/reader, 3 Batteries, Gratical EVF, gold mount back for larger batteries and Audio equip, XLR inputs, HDMI and 2x SDI outs, simultaneous Proxy recording, and many other wonderful features. My favorite camera to film docs and narrative material on.

Many additional accessories available at a nominal cost: Leica R vintage primes, Canon CNE cinema primes, monitors, tripods, matte boxes, teradek, wireless focus, lighting and grip, etc.

$420
per day
$420
per day
Cinema 70-200 CT Pro zoom. Rehoused Canon T3

This super clean rehoused Canon 70-200 T3 is a cinema build with solid PL mount plenty of focus rotation rock solid markings and no play so common in EF mount still lenses.

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This super clean rehoused Canon 70-200 T3 is a cinema build with solid PL mount plenty of focus rotation rock solid markings and no play so common in EF mount still lenses.

$150
per day
$150
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Lighting Crash Course & Mixer with the DP of Borat and Helvetica

Take your lighting skills to the next level in this lighting crash course with one of the most talented DPs in the industry. Luke Geissbuhler—DP for Helvetica, Borat, The Muppets, and more, will lead this 90 minute workshop, followed by an hour of mingling, drinks, and snacks. Luke will teach his approach to lighting using case studies from the more than 50 features and documentaries that he's filmed. He will share the best practices and the techniques he used to film Patrick Stewart, Dakota Johnson, Sacha Baron Cohen, and many others. Ticket includes the 90 minute crash course, and a happy hour with mingling, drinks and snacks. Hosted at the Fire Light Studio in Dumbo Brooklyn Firelight Studio 247 Water Street Brooklyn NY 11201 https://www.firelightstudio.com/

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Take your lighting skills to the next level in this lighting crash course with one of the most talented DPs in the industry. Luke Geissbuhler—DP for Helvetica, Borat, The Muppets, and more, will lead this 90 minute workshop, followed by an hour of mingling, drinks, and snacks.

Luke will teach his approach to lighting using case studies from the more than 50 features and documentaries that he's filmed. He will share the best practices and the techniques he used to film Patrick Stewart, Dakota Johnson, Sacha Baron Cohen, and many others.

Ticket includes the 90 minute crash course, and a happy hour with mingling, drinks and snacks.

Hosted at the Fire Light Studio in Dumbo Brooklyn

Firelight Studio
247 Water Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

https://www.firelightstudio.com/

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Reviews (71)

Average 4.1 Stars

This was such a great class! Luke has an amazing eye and is super insightful.

September 2021

Luke was great! Easy to communicate and coordinate with! Will be renting from him again.

Was an awesome night all around.. not only was the course excellent and informative, but great contacts were made during the social aspect.

February 2020

Recommended

January 2020

Really a great informational and visual event! loved how show and personal the class was

November 2019

Informative seminar. Really enjoyed the breakdowns of scenes.

October 2019

Good information

September 2019

A nice class filled with pratical tips.

September 2019

Good seminar, great speaker and nice venue

September 2019

Great crash course into lighting theory.

May 2019

Was a fun event, met some new people and learned a few tricks!

May 2019

Was super basic and not really informative at all

April 2019

Was super basic and not really informative at all

April 2019

Great session. Thanks!

April 2019

I didnt make it

April 2019

Great event.

April 2019

Great!

March 2019

super informative workshop that challenged me to think about lighting differently!

March 2019

Equipment was in great condition, and super flexible! Not a lot of places you can return at on 8pm on a Sunday, so thank you, Luke for that.

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Arri M18 HMI with ballast

March 2019

Luke is the best! From the moment I picked up the Arri M18, he took time to help explain how to use it and was very thorough. He was also prompt on communication and very accommodating on the lighting rental.

Owner

Arri M18 HMI with ballast

March 2019

Thanks!

March 2019

Great class! Good info! Luke has some great experience and shares his insight. Good Demos and hands-on work. Might be nice to blast through a couple more set-ups.

March 2019

Good overview. Might like more tips and demos but understood it's hard to fit into a 2hr class.

March 2019

This was more of a talk than a course, but it was interesting nonetheless.

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

A bit pricey but a fun mixer

February 2019

Luke was great, a total help.

Owner

Arri M18 HMI with ballast

February 2019

Went with a friend and ran into some old contacts. Was an interesting mixer, Luke was charming and knowledgeable for sure. Felt like an appropriate price for a chill hangout with other BK filmmakers. Would love to catch another one, but I also think I have an idea for how these could be a bit more interactive without being intrusive..plz follow up. Thanks for a great time!

February 2019

This class was fun and informative. Luke had a direct, plainspoken way of sharing insights that had an overall effect of demystifying his lighting wizardry. I also took away some practical tips that I imagine I will keep forever. The mixer portion was a bit crowded, so I didn't stay long there. But overall, time and money well spent.

February 2019

A very thorough course on lighting for anyone with various levels of experience.

February 2019

Very informative!

February 2019

Very knowledgable and entertaining DP - a great start to the Kitsplit workshop series. I was expecting the class to be more hands on and was surprised that 80 or so people were there. Smaller classes that cover multiple lighting setups (that are shorter, more affordable) would be great!

February 2019

Amazing workshop, great to get some hands-on time instructed by an industry professional.

February 2019

Amazing workshop and learned so much about lighting from Luke! This is so worth it and thanks to Luke and Kitsplit!

February 2019

Great presentation!

February 2019

Great class! Would have preferred more actual lighting demonstrations, but Luke is a blast to learn from.

February 2019

Packed with great tips and insights. Luke was so gracious to share all his hard earned knowledge.

February 2019

great product and owner!

Worked great. Renting from Luke was a pleasant experience.

Luke was a true professional! Gear worked perfect and pickup and drop-off were a breeze. Great resource for any of your production needs in Gowanus. Thanks again!

Luke was very helpful and flexible with arranging pickup and dropoff

Luke took excellent care of our gear. Despite the large amount of pieces involved everything came back extremely organized and in great condition. Friendly, punctual, and accommodating. Would be happy to rent to again!

Luke was very helpful and friendly. Renting from him for my first short was painless. I look forward to renting more from him. Thanks!

Owner

November 2017

Great and very sweet!

Luke's equipment is well maintained and he's a pleasure to rent from, will do so again in the future

Owner

September 2017

Smooth and easy!

Owner

July 2017

Easy to rent from - great gear.

Owner

May 2017

Worked excellent and rental went smoothly!

Owner

Arri M18 HMI with ballast

January 2017

Perfect transaction!

Owner

Arri M18 HMI with ballast

September 2016

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