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Rodney W

Film Director

Weehawken, NJ Member since February 2017

Originally a successful working actor & stage director for 22 years (Broadway, Daytime TV, independent film), I then started in Video production in 2002 as a narrative film DP & editor working for LA-based directors. I moved back to NYC in 2006 and have since created a plethora of award-winning short films, feature films, all genres of commercial & corporate video. (see www.vimeo.com/sirreel).

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Ready Rig GS for Movi, Ronin, etc

-Ready Rig GS support vest for 3-axis gimbal system (Ronin, Movi, etc.) -Allows you to shoot all day long without fatigue. SAVE YOUR ARMS! -Will provide 15-minute training on 1st rental. Easy 3-minute set-up, literally! -Unlike EZ Rig, Ready Rig is supported by a bungie cable system and absorbs shock resulting in smoother shots. -Solid, lightweight, very comfortable - Includes soft carry case / backpack - Perfect condition. Well cared for.

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-Ready Rig GS support vest for 3-axis gimbal system (Ronin, Movi, etc.)
-Allows you to shoot all day long without fatigue. SAVE YOUR ARMS!
-Will provide 15-minute training on 1st rental. Easy 3-minute set-up, literally!
-Unlike EZ Rig, Ready Rig is supported by a bungie cable system and absorbs shock resulting in smoother shots.
-Solid, lightweight, very comfortable
- Includes soft carry case / backpack
- Perfect condition. Well cared for.

$99
per day
$99
per day
DJI Ronin + Ready Rig GS + SmallHD DP4 monitor w/ delivery*

Offering this kit to simplify pick-ups & drop-offs. Multiple rentals create headache. One-stop pick-up (or delivery) for all pieces of gear. READY RIG GS -Ready Rig GS support vest for 3-axis gimbal system (Ronin, Movi, etc.) -Allows you to shoot all day long without fatigue. SAVE YOUR ARMS! -Will provide 5-minute training on 1st rental. Easy 3-minute set-up, literally! -Unlike EZ Rig, Ready Rig is supported by a bungie cable system and absorbs shock resulting in smoother shots. -Solid, lightweight, very comfortable - Includes soft carry case / backpack - Perfect condition. Well cared for. DJI RONIN (standard, not Ronin-"M") -includes all standard items in stock Ronin kit -includes SmallHD monitor w/ double-articulated arm, along with monitor batteries + charger -includes 18" "thin-profile" HDMI cable to connect monitor to camera -optional DJI Thumb controller available Full Kit includes: 1x DJI Ronin w/ battery + charger 1x Ready Rig support vest system 1x SmallHD DP4 monitor + 18" ultra-thin HDMI cable 1x DJI Thumb Controller (optional) 4x LPE6 batteries for DP4 + twin charger 1x DJI hard case 1x Ready Rig soft case NOTE: Will deliver for free to Manhattan location for 3+ day rentals. Otherwise for 1=2 day rentals $15 delivery (drop-off or pick-up) for mid=town Manhattan 14th St - 59th St., $25 for all other Manhattan, $35 for near-Queen/near-Brooklyn.

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Offering this kit to simplify pick-ups & drop-offs. Multiple rentals create headache. One-stop pick-up (or delivery) for all pieces of gear.

READY RIG GS
-Ready Rig GS support vest for 3-axis gimbal system (Ronin, Movi, etc.)
-Allows you to shoot all day long without fatigue. SAVE YOUR ARMS!
-Will provide 5-minute training on 1st rental. Easy 3-minute set-up, literally!
-Unlike EZ Rig, Ready Rig is supported by a bungie cable system and absorbs shock resulting in smoother shots.
-Solid, lightweight, very comfortable
- Includes soft carry case / backpack
- Perfect condition. Well cared for.

DJI RONIN (standard, not Ronin-"M")
-includes all standard items in stock Ronin kit
-includes SmallHD monitor w/ double-articulated arm, along with monitor batteries + charger
-includes 18" "thin-profile" HDMI cable to connect monitor to camera
-optional DJI Thumb controller available

Full Kit includes:
1x DJI Ronin w/ battery + charger
1x Ready Rig support vest system
1x SmallHD DP4 monitor + 18" ultra-thin HDMI cable
1x DJI Thumb Controller (optional)
4x LPE6 batteries for DP4 + twin charger
1x DJI hard case
1x Ready Rig soft case

NOTE: Will deliver for free to Manhattan location for 3+ day rentals. Otherwise for 1=2 day rentals $15 delivery (drop-off or pick-up) for mid=town Manhattan 14th St - 59th St., $25 for all other Manhattan, $35 for near-Queen/near-Brooklyn.

$209
per day
$209
per day
"One Man Crew" automatic, variable-speed, parabolic slider w/ Heavy-duty tripod or 2 Stands

RedRock One Man Crew slider Includes Bogen Heavy duty tripod, OR Two C-stand adapters + 2 stands. (Note: If you don't have good support your camera will likely tip over) What is the One Man Crew? Take a quick look at demo: https://vimeo.com/redrock/one-man-crew#t=62s https://vimeo.com/63545139 https://vimeo.com/72302380 Throw on those big-glass lenses. The One Man Crew slider is able to keep your subject equidistant throughout the slider move, ensuring accurate focus at all times. Just use the built-in Laser aiming system to set your distance from subject and hit record. Very smooth & subtle movement which adds tremendous production value. Works great for both a wide-angle or close-up shot. Ideal for small crews. Camera pivots smoothly around your subject, either keeping your subject perfectly centered at all times, or keep them on frame left or right, and watch the background smoothly move behind them. Creates a wrap-around effect seen in high-end interviews. Speed is adjustable to very fast 1-minute move or very slow 20-minute move. Also good for motion time lapses. System sets up very quickly (approx 3-5 minutes) and holds up to a 20lb camera. Controls are very intuitive, however will provide 10-minute training upon first rental. Typically placed on a sturdy tripod, but depending on weight of camera using small light stands under each end will provide added security. This kit includes: - One Man Crew slider - AC adapter - Nylon Soft-bag carry case - Optional: 2x C-stand adapters (add $5) - Optional: 2x mini light stands (add $10) - Optional: 1x Super heavy duty tripod legs (add $15) - Optional: P-tap cable w/ AB Dionic 90 batteries for remote use (inquire availability) NOTE: Does not include iPad teleprompter shown in picture (see my other listings)

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RedRock One Man Crew slider
Includes Bogen Heavy duty tripod, OR Two C-stand adapters + 2 stands. (Note: If you don't have good support your camera will likely tip over)

What is the One Man Crew? Take a quick look at demo:

https://vimeo.com/redrock/one-man-crew#t=62s
https://vimeo.com/63545139
https://vimeo.com/72302380

Throw on those big-glass lenses. The One Man Crew slider is able to keep your subject equidistant throughout the slider move, ensuring accurate focus at all times. Just use the built-in Laser aiming system to set your distance from subject and hit record. Very smooth & subtle movement which adds tremendous production value. Works great for both a wide-angle or close-up shot. Ideal for small crews.

Camera pivots smoothly around your subject, either keeping your subject perfectly centered at all times, or keep them on frame left or right, and watch the background smoothly move behind them. Creates a wrap-around effect seen in high-end interviews. Speed is adjustable to very fast 1-minute move or very slow 20-minute move. Also good for motion time lapses.

System sets up very quickly (approx 3-5 minutes) and holds up to a 20lb camera. Controls are very intuitive, however will provide 10-minute training upon first rental. Typically placed on a sturdy tripod, but depending on weight of camera using small light stands under each end will provide added security.

This kit includes:
- One Man Crew slider
- AC adapter
- Nylon Soft-bag carry case
- Optional: 2x C-stand adapters (add $5)
- Optional: 2x mini light stands (add $10)
- Optional: 1x Super heavy duty tripod legs (add $15)
- Optional: P-tap cable w/ AB Dionic 90 batteries for
remote use (inquire availability)

NOTE: Does not include iPad teleprompter shown in picture (see my other listings)

$103
per day
$103
per day
iPad Teleprompter - Mounting Bracket & Glass - BYO iPad

Telmax PRO-IP Teleprompter for iPad or Android Tablets (up to 10" long) Professional, Low-profile unit allows teleprompter to be attached directly to camera's tripod, using a smaller footprint while still allowing you to work in open or even cramped quarters. No worrying about a soft-hood sagging into the frame. Solid build works with any iPad except the iPad Pro, as well as most Android tablets. Requires practically no set-up... just put on your tripod and screw on your camera. Works with all cams large & small, long or short lenses. Comes with: - All-in-one Unit, including: -Bracket (attaches to tripod quick release plate) -iPad/Tablet tray w/ secure clip (for tablets up to 10" long) -2-way glass w/ housing (height adjustable for any professional camera) -Leather lens-skirt keeps light out of lens area -1/4"-20 hand screw for mounting camera -3/8"-16 hand screw for mounting camera - Cinebags soft shoulder case This package comes with above items-only,... ideal if you already have an iPad/tablet with software. NOTE: Additional packages available with 1 or 2 iPads, software pre-loaded, for reading AND controlling.

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Telmax PRO-IP Teleprompter for iPad or Android Tablets (up to 10" long)

Professional, Low-profile unit allows teleprompter to be attached directly to camera's tripod, using a smaller footprint while still allowing you to work in open or even cramped quarters. No worrying about a soft-hood sagging into the frame. Solid build works with any iPad except the iPad Pro, as well as most Android tablets. Requires practically no set-up... just put on your tripod and screw on your camera. Works with all cams large & small, long or short lenses.

Comes with:
- All-in-one Unit, including:
-Bracket (attaches to tripod quick release plate)
-iPad/Tablet tray w/ secure clip (for tablets up to 10" long)
-2-way glass w/ housing (height adjustable for any professional camera)
-Leather lens-skirt keeps light out of lens area
-1/4"-20 hand screw for mounting camera
-3/8"-16 hand screw for mounting camera
- Cinebags soft shoulder case

This package comes with above items-only,... ideal if you already have an iPad/tablet with software.

NOTE: Additional packages available with 1 or 2 iPads, software pre-loaded, for reading AND controlling.

$99
per day
$99
per day
Direct Eyeline Interview system

Conduct personal Interviews directly into camera with this direct-eyeline interview system. Simply conduct a FaceTime (or Skype Video) call with your subject using one iPad + one iPhone (or any combination thereof), viewing each other utilizing the 2-way glass. Result is a personal, authentic connection between Interviewer & Interviewee, that also creates and inclusive feel for the audience. Every client or producer I've used this kit with has been extremely impressed with the result. Bracket easily mounted onto any professional tripod. Camera connects using sturdy 1/4" or 3/8" hand screw (both included). Adjustable lens height so it works with any and all cameras. Leather lens skirt keeps light out of lens area. Will include a 10-minute set-up tutorial with any rental. Note: This kit includes 2-way glass housing & camera bracket only (see 3rd picture) Additional available options: - iPad Air 2 w/ FaceTime installed - Mounting clamps for Interviewer's iPhone (see 2nd picture) - Battery-powered LED soft-light and mounting clamp (see 2nd picture, bottom portion) - 17' Circle light w/ stand for either Interviewee or Interviewer (for above options, please inquire for new kit quote)

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Conduct personal Interviews directly into camera with this direct-eyeline interview system. Simply conduct a FaceTime (or Skype Video) call with your subject using one iPad + one iPhone (or any combination thereof), viewing each other utilizing the 2-way glass. Result is a personal, authentic connection between Interviewer & Interviewee, that also creates and inclusive feel for the audience. Every client or producer I've used this kit with has been extremely impressed with the result.

Bracket easily mounted onto any professional tripod. Camera connects using sturdy 1/4" or 3/8" hand screw (both included). Adjustable lens height so it works with any and all cameras. Leather lens skirt keeps light out of lens area.

Will include a 10-minute set-up tutorial with any rental.

Note: This kit includes 2-way glass housing & camera bracket only (see 3rd picture)
Additional available options:
- iPad Air 2 w/ FaceTime installed
- Mounting clamps for Interviewer's iPhone (see 2nd picture)
- Battery-powered LED soft-light and mounting clamp (see 2nd picture, bottom portion)
- 17' Circle light w/ stand for either Interviewee or Interviewer
(for above options, please inquire for new kit quote)

$99
per day
$99
per day

Reviews (10)

Average 5.0 Stars

Rodney was great and would be happy to work with him again.

Amazing renter. Great working with Rodney and looking forward to working with him again very soon. He provided great service and communications during the entire rental.

Rodney was extremely accommodating. He let me pickup the gear after hours and return to a different location. He even walked me through how to operate the teleprompter. Would rent from him again in a heartbeat.

Rodney's a great owner who takes care of his gear. Will certainly rent from him in the future.

The rental with Rodney was breezy. He had everything we could need and even printed and laminated instruction sheets. He came half way and dropped and picked up the stuff as well. Professional and easy to work with!

Quick response and flexible scheduling on a last minute rental. Ronin worked perfectly.

Perfectly handled rental. Worked with my schedule, gear was in great order, really saved the day!

Worked like a charm!

Easy rental. Rod was very helpful and his Ronin worked perfectly for us.

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