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Howdy! We're a creative production house based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. We specialize in video production/directing, gear rentals, & are housed in a 6,000 sq foot warehouse studio which is available for rent with in house photo/video gear. Feel free to hit us up with any questions & recommendations! <3

Reviews (121)

Average 4.9 Stars

Always a pleasure!

excellent!!

Owner

Sony Alpha a7S II

November 2019

Great gear and very professional service!

Great renter. Hope to see you again soon.

Renter

Canon 30-105mm CNE Zoom Lens

October 2019

Great renter. Hope to see you again soon.

Renter

Du-All Body Mount - AKA Snorricam

October 2019

Good gear and very helpful to deal with Nick

Everyone was very nice and helpful. Gear all worked out great. Will rent from them again.

Have rented from Idle House several times and they are excellent to work with!!! They make everything very easy and are super accommodating! Would rent from them again and again!

Owner

Sony FS7 MK2 Body

September 2019

Great renter

Renter

Canon 30-105mm CNE Zoom Lens

September 2019

Great renter

Renter

Du-All Body Mount - AKA Snorricam

September 2019

Always a pleasure

Owner

Sony Alpha a7S II

September 2019

Went smooth as can be

Owner

Sony A7Sii

September 2019

Always a pleasure renting from these guys! My go to on kitsplit super easy to work with, These guys are great!

Always a pleasure to rent from Idle House! Friendly people and convenient pick up/drop off.

Great renters!

Renter

Easyrig 500N - Best Price in NYC

September 2019

Awesome gear and a great person to rent from

great communication and flexible pick-up drop off- had it delivered and picked up- worth the extra $$

Idle House had great prices and was very responsive. They worked with me to change rental dates on the fly as my project took an unexpected turn in the field. Good guys, good gear, good deal.

Excellent communication and went above and beyond despite a slight hiccup in the begining. Professional and gear worked great. Thanks again

Great renter, amazing kit

As always, very helpful with their rentals and equipment's perfect!

Very cool. Pick up and return on time.

Great service, smooth rental experience.

Owner

Sony FS7 MK2 (Ultimate Kit)

August 2019

Equipment was in great shape, very accomodating staff, will definitely be renting from them again.

Had a wonderful experience re-renting with these guys. The made sure I was taken care of!

Owner

Sony A7Sii

August 2019

Communicative and responsive, with good equipment!

Had a great experience renting this stabilizer from Idle House. When I had problems figuring how to use the equipment, they were there every step of the way to make sure I was ready for my shoot. Very nice, very patient. They even delivered and picked-up for me. Smooth experience. Would highly recommend. Thanks, Idle House!

I normally enjoy renting from you guys but there was a black spot on the censor which I did not pick up while filming. When I began my editing process I noticed it was there and now I have a huge headache with my client. The service is great here, but this rental I had bad luck

Owner

Sony Alpha a7S II

July 2019

Quick communication/delivery! Would rent again for sure.

Always a reliable and fun time renting from Idle House!

Smooth rental and good communication. Nice rental!

Easy pick-up and drop off, great communication, thorough check out and would definitely rent again!

Great equipment for a great price! Totally recommend.

Great kit, awesome equipment and really helped me out in a bind on this rental. Will be renting from regularly

As usual, a great rental experience from Idle House! Everything went super smooth and the gear was great. They were super flexible with changing shoot dates and made drop-off and pick-up super easy. Will definitely rent again!

Owner

Sony FS7 MK2 Body

June 2019

Very patient and awesome when it came to my request. And was down to earth throughout the whole process. Will def rent from Idle House again !!!!

Owner

Zoom H4N With Rode Mic

June 2019

Jeffrey was great -- punctual and flexible with this rental. Much appreciated!

Rented from Idle House again and was an amazing experience once again. They're very responsive and very accommodating. Will definitely rent from them again.

Idle House was awesome to work with! The gear was absolutely pristine and they were very responsive. Their delivery option made everything super easy. Would absolutely rent with them again!

Owner

Sony FS7 MK2 Body

May 2019

Great gear, great renters!

great crew and gear, accommodating and easy to work with.

Solid, affordable rental place!

Great communication and awesome service.

Super easy to work with and very helpful!

Super easy to work with and very helpful!

Idle House was great and very accommodating to my needs. The lights came in perfect condition. I would definitely recommend this company.

Idle House was an AWESOME space and we got everything that we were advertised. The venue has a lot more space than was expecting, and we were able to get multiple shots for our piece. Jovian and his team were extremely accommodating, and very responsive. Such nice people! I would recommend this spot to anyone.

This being my first rental through KitSplit set the bar high! Renting from Idle House was a breeze, and the gear was perfect for what I needed it for. Would definitely rent again!

Great set of gear! Pleasure doing business with them. Would definitely rent from them again!

Idle House was very easy to work with and they took the time to help me set up the Ronin-M Gimbal as I had not used one before. I will rent from them again.

Renting was convenient and straightforward; communication was prompt and friendly. Will definitely rent again from Idle House. Thanks Nick and Sergio!

Great to work with. Super flexible with pick up and drop off, great gear. Will be renting from them again! Thanks guy!

I asked if i could return earlier, and they were flexible to make a pick up. Good people. Good gimbal.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

March 2019

Great gear in great condition. Folks at Idle House were on point and nice to deal with. Will definitely rent with them again. Thanks

Great and easy to find them –– everything was perfect.

It was great working with Idle House, very smooth and accommodating .

Renting was an easy smooth process

Thank you for making the entire process so seamless.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S + Sony a7s II (Body)

December 2018

Great lens in mint condition

Owner

Sony FE 24-70 F/2.8 G MASTER LENS

December 2018

Great kit and super friendly team. Strongly recommend!

Never an issue renting from Idle House.

Nick was a gentleman, the gear was basically brand new, and they were very accomodating to pickup and drop off.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

November 2018

always a pleasure renting

Great as usual! Nick and the team always go above and beyond.

Very professional and great communicator. highly recommend

Amazing service! Nick was great to work with and they did me a solid with this request being so last minute. I highly recommend their services.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

November 2018

I had a great experience with this amazing and cooperative team. The gear was in perfect condition, gave me no issues whatsoever, and on top of that, they made my pickup and drop-off super convenient, no troubles at all. I'll rent again and again.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S + Sony a7s II (Body)

November 2018

gear was great as usual!

Great rental! Everything was in order, smooth pickup and delivery. Would recommend renting from Idle House.

great equipment, super helpful guys!

Renting from Idle House is always a pleasure. They're professional and easy to work with.

Thank you, Idle House

Great response time and service!

Idle House was absolutely fantastic to work with. Couldn't have been happier with my rental experience.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

October 2018

Idle House was absolutely fantastic to work with. Couldn't have been happier with my rental experience.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

October 2018

Idle House was great to rent from. Knowledgable and helpful. I'll be renting from them again in the near future.

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

October 2018

Great rental, thank you, Idle House!

Owner

DJI Ronin-S

October 2018

Nickolas was very thorough with checkout and willing to work with me for check in! Will rent again. Thanks!

Nickolas was very thorough with checkout and willing to work with me for check in! Will rent again. Thanks!

Always a great experience renting from these guys. Great communication and they make the process easy

AMAZING people to work with. Nick is a solid guy and responds quickly. You will have no issues here.

This is the second time I've rented this kit from Idle House and it did not disappoint. It's a great deal and the guys are very flexible. Will definitely be renting from them again in the future!

I am sad to say we had a super disappointing experience with Idle House. I’m not going to use the names of anyone who i interacted with because i dont think that’s fair, i only want to put a warning out to folks, as this rental completely ruined our shoot, and is going to cost us a bunch of money to fix.

Here is the list of things that went wrong:

After confirming our order, I wrote and texted saying I’d be happy to pay the $15 delivery fee for a delivery next morning at 10AM. I got a note back confirming that was fine.

The following morning, about 45 minutes before the stuff was supposed to arrive, I received a call saying that a tripod baseplate was missing. I said it’s fine, but please rush over. The delivery showed up 30 minutes late.

I had messaged the night before asking to please make sure all the batteries were charged completely, as i would be rushing to a shoot and got confirmation saying they would be. About two hours into our shoot, the one battery monitor died, and the other one was completely dead. I had to pull off the monitor completely, as the client watched.

I was later told that previous renter had said that second battery was dead just the day before, but that the Idle House guy had put it on a charger and it said it was charged, so gave it to me anyways without testing it. He said he was sorry, that he should have given me a fresh battery.

Once we wrapped, I reviewed the footage with the client, and there was speck on the censor, which had made it onto all of our footage. I had previously cleaned the lens, and double checked it again; it was spotless, and the censor speck was not visible while shooting at all in any of the monitors. But had made it onto our footage.

He also said they were just learning that they had to check and clean their cameras, that they had gotten very busy, and apologized for the lapse.

We tried to re-book the interviews and space for our shoot the following day, and the guy said we could keep the gear for one more day for free, which was a nice gesture. The artist and space were unavailable, so we ended up giving the gear back.

I wrote to a few friends in the post world, and asked them how much it would cost to remove the speck. once i got a bid, i wrote our gear guy and asked that this package be comped. That we all make mistakes, but that id be responsible for paying a whole lot of money to make up for a dirty censor, not to mention everything else that went wrong. I said if there was no attempt to resolve this, i would have to share my experience on a review. I got back an aggressive text accusing me of trying to blackmail them, and was told if i leave a bad review, they would retaliate with a bad review of their own (I’m not sure what for).

I honestly hate writing this review, but do feel like a fair warning should be given to folks before they rent here, especially if there’s a lot on the line with their rentals. You’ll probably have a fine experience, but we didn’t, and now are out a bunch of money in post, with no attempt from these guys to make us whole.

Great people to work with. And they’re shop is located conveniently right next to ikea.

Had an amazing experience with Idle House! They were super communicative and extremely accommodating. They delivered and retrieved the gear right from my apartment, and they did it with a smile.

The camera and accessories were perfect, no issues. Cannot recommend these guys enough. I will definitely be using them again.

Great rental !

Flexible with pickup time, great equipment, great price. Was exactly what I needed for this job!

The guys at Idle House were great. Sergio helped me with my order and was very helpful and easy to get in touch with. Would definitely rent from them again.

Always good to be back renting often g rom Idle House. Very Nice guys

Renting from these guys was a great experience. There was great communication and the gear was in good shape and made for an easy shoot. I would definitely rent again.

I highly recommend Idle House. They were very accommodating and flexible to rent from. Gear was all in perfect condition!

Idle House was very understanding of some last minute schedule changes, and communication was immediate. Loved working with them and would recommend to anyone else!

Great guys definitely recommend very Flexible will rent from them again!

All gear worked perfectly and Idle House was very communicative and flexible! This kit was an amazing deal, and I will definitely be renting from them again.

Great system to get the job done. Idle House was very friendly and easy to communicate with . Would recommend them and rent from them again!

Great working with these guys they are the most patient and understanding people ever! Recommend highly.

Process was easy and the equipment was great. Will definitely work with them again.

flexible, super responsive, great experience.

appreciated the flexibility and quick communication with Idle House! will definitely rent again.

Awesome team of creatives here at Idle House!! Their equipment is A1 and their customer service is on point. For a small fee, they even delivered and dropped off the gear to uptown Manhattan (inserts thumbs up emoji here!) Super convenient for me while rushing at the last minute. I rented these lights for a small music video shoot and they were great. I was outdoors in the woods without electrical power, the batteries lasted the full day shoot. Fathers Day was on Sunday following the day of rental, they let me drop off the gear on Monday without any complications. Sergio picked me + lights up at the closest train station and we drove to their studio space location where I met the guys and was shown around their spot as well as the rooftop. Highly recommend Idle House for your gear and studio rentals!!

These guys are awesome! Very friendly and the delivery option came in clutch. All the equipment was in good condition and I had zero issues!

Easy and accommodating folks to work with. Gear worked great! Will use them again.

Everyone waas really awesome and the equipment worked wonderfully! They did everything to make sure the rental experience went smoothly. Highly recommend!

Nice! Willing to give a hand if needed! thanks guys!

great communication! Great organized gear, really nice guys!! Will rent again!

Great gear, extremely accommodating!

This was a great rental. Very informative and helpful in learning the gear. I would rent and recommend them to anyone on Kitsplit.

A problem presented itself, and these guys helped solve it! Superb customer service!
Definitely going to rent from them again! It's always a pleasure to work with people who get it.

Great Experience All Around Will Definitely Rent From Them Again Great Communication, Very Nice Guys, Equipment was flawless.

Great Experience All Around Will Definitely Rent From Them Again Great Communication, Very Nice Guys, Equipment was flawless.

Everything went Perfect , Great Camera

Great renting from Idle House. I had some issues with the equipment while on set and they were on the phone with me immediately to help me troubleshoot. It turned out to be a technical error on my end, and we solved it immediately. They were very accommodating with pickup and dropoff, very professional, and I look forward to renting from them in the future.

Amazing people. Equipment was well taking care of and neatly packaged in solid cases. They were very helpful in making sure all I needed were provided. Easy communication and my rental went very smoothly at ease. Very accomodating. I would definitely be renting more often from them and I also recommend them to other people renting.

Went well with Nickolas, would be happy to rent to him again.

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