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Todd S

Film Director

Brooklyn, NY Member since January 2016

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I am a director, cinematographer, photographer, creative director and VFX supervisor based in NYC, frequently in LA and Iceland.

I have created, directed, shot, designed or animated projects that have won Peabody, One Show, Communication Arts and CSCA awards, as well as Academy Award, Golden Globe and Key Art nominated productions over the last 30 years.

I use all of the gear I rent and can help you as a consultant, creative director, director, director of photography or photographer, and am able to help you on productions from start to finish; as a writer, director, designer, editor, compositor, composer and colorist, I've had my hands on every aspect of visual storytelling.

If there's anything you don't see, just ask. I can create specialized kits for your unique needs and happy to help out.

Thanks!

http://scale.la
http://toddsines.com

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Fancier FT9115 6' Portable Aluminum Jib [like Libec JB30] — Includes Manfrotto 502HD fluid head — supports 35 lbs / 15 KG

Includes: Wheeled Hard Shell case, Peter Lisand Jr-A-74 Aluminum Tripod, Manfrotto 502HD fluid head

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INCLUDES

  • Wheeled Hard Shell case
  • Peter Lisand Jr-A-74 Aluminum Tripod
  • Manfrotto 502HD fluid head
  • Manfrotto 100mm Ball Leveler

OWNER NOTES

Fancier Jib Arm FT9115A is a unique rotating, counter-weighted arm specially designed for weightless camera control, mounted on a sturdy tripod with all the necessary accessories to make it as mobile as possible; enabling you to focus on your work rather than taking in all the extra weight of the camera as you move along your shoot.

The Fancier Jib Arm FT9115A comes equipped with a standard tripod (14mm thick legs) and a standard sized, smooth Dolly wheel structure. With its 7 feet 8 inch long arm, and easy to use rotational handle, you will be able to effortlessly tune the length of the arm and tweak the balance of the entire system specifically for any camera that you may be using.

The Fancier Jib Arm FT9115A possesses a bowl adapter at 100mm and can be swapped to a 75mm with just a ring adapter. The bowl can support up to 40kg, thus enabling it to fit even the heaviest of cameras (i.e. Beta Cam). The system also comes with 2 pairs of Allen keys made to fully secure your specific adjustments.

The Fancier Jib arm - Perfect for anyone looking for options to ease their camera weight off their shoulders.

Whole system includes: Jib Arm, Standard Peter Lisand Tripod (14mm thick legs), 2 pairs Allen key set, 75mm/100mm ring adapter, Manfrotto 502HD Fluid Head.

Counterweights are not included, but sandbags or standard barbell weights can be used to balance the camera payload.

Features

Made of durable aluminum alloy
Rotation handle for quick and easy balance adjustment
Many varying height adjustments
Standard tripod 100mm bowl attach with 75/100mm bowl ring adapter
Standard tripod (14mm thick legs) support up to 40Kg
Specifications

Payload(KGS):15
Bow(MM): 75/100 (mount onto a standard 100mm bowl)
Length(MM): 2360 (7'8")
Accessories: Allen Keys, 75mm to 100mm Adapter ring, Lock Nut, Screw, Counter Weight (25KGS)
Packing: Soft Case (Can fit in the Car)
Total Weight (KGS): 86.4

$50
per day
$50
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DIY "Dana"-style Dolly / Slider with 4'/6'/8' rail / track + Manfrotto 502HD Fluid Head

Includes: 4'/6'/8' aluminum conduit rails, 2x Mutual Hardware Track Ends / Brackets with Junior (1 1/8") Pins, 2x Avenger / American Grip heads to adapt Junior to Baby Pins

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INCLUDES

  • 4'/6'/8' aluminum conduit rails
  • 2x Mutual Hardware Track Ends / Brackets with Junior (1 1/8") Pins
  • 2x Avenger / American Grip heads to adapt Junior to Baby Pins
  • 2x Matthews Hollywood 20" C-Stands with Sliding Leg Grip Head
  • 100mm bowl Hi-Hat + mounting hardware
  • Manfrotto 502 HD Fluid Head with Grip and plate

OWNER NOTES

DIY "Dana"-style Dolly / Slider [16 Smooth skateboard wheels]
4'/6'/8' aluminum conduit rails
2x Mutual Hardware Track Ends / Brackets with Junior (1 1/8") Pins
2x Grip heads to adapt Junior to Baby Pins
2x Matthews Hollywood 20" C-Stands with Sliding Leg Grip Head
100mm bowl Hi-Hat + mounting hardware
Manfrotto 502HD Fluid Head

This is one heavy-duty slider that can assemble in minutes and be adapted for a variety of situations, including hanging from the ceiling in underslung mode, or on unlevel terrain.

Everything shown in the photos are part of this rental except for the camera.

$50
per day
$50
per day
Peter Lisand Jr-A-74 Heavy Duty Tripod — supports 50+ lbs

Peter Lisand Jr-A-74 Heavy Duty Tripod — supports 50+ lbs 100mm bowl, works with O'Connor 50D Fluid Head and Fancier FS9115 / Libec JB50 Jibs, please see my other listings

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OWNER NOTES

Peter Lisand Jr-A-74 Heavy Duty Tripod — supports 50+ lbs
100mm bowl, works with O'Connor 50D Fluid Head and Fancier FS9115 / Libec JB50 Jibs, please see my other listings

$20
per day
$20
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DJI Ronin MX — Supports 10lbs! Fly Arri Alexa Mini, Red Raven/Scarlet, BlackMagic Ursa Mini Pro / Pocket 4K/6K, Sony FS5/FS7/FS700R and more!

Includes: Extension Tubes for C100/200/300, FS5/FS7/FS700R, Screw-in Counterweights [set of 3], 2x DJI Intelligent Ronin batteries

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INCLUDES

  • Extension Tubes for C100/200/300, FS5/FS7/FS700R
  • Screw-in Counterweights [set of 3]
  • 2x DJI Intelligent Ronin batteries
  • DJI Ronin MX Wireless gimbal remote controller [300' range]

OWNER NOTES

DJI Ronin MX

Supports cameras + lens combos up to 10 LBS, more if you fly your battery and HDMI monitor on handle or belt.

Comes with 2 DJI Intelligent Ronin batteries, stand, Ronin universal mounting plates, DJI Ronin MX wireless remote controller for a second operator, SmallRig clamp and 11” Pearstone articulating arm mount for HDMI monitor

The DJI Ronin MX 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from DJI is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without the hand-shake. Suitable for most camera types and configurations up to 8 pounds, the Ronin MX uses brushless motors that work on three axes: one for side-to-side "roll" - keeping the horizon level - one for tilt, and one for pan. The system is computer-controlled and features a tilt range of 105⁰ up / 165⁰ down plus a roll range of ±110⁰. Furthermore, the system boasts a precision of control of ±0.02°, enabling precise camera moves and stability correction against even very fine movements. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable.

The Ronin MX supports dual-operator shooting, much like working with a jib that has a motorized pan/tilt head. In this mode, a second operator would use the included transmitter (radio controller) to manually control camera pan and tilt independently of which way the Ronin MX itself moves. The included transmitter/receiver system operates on 2.4 GHz and is proprietary. If you prefer to use a third-party transmitter there is a D-Bus port on the Ronin MX to install your own receiver.

$40
per day
$40
per day
Arri FF-2 Follow Focus

Includes: ARRI Follow Focus Gear (0.8 Mod, 43 Teeth), ARRI Focus Marking Rings

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INCLUDES

  • ARRI Follow Focus Gear (0.8 Mod, 43 Teeth)
  • ARRI Focus Marking Rings

OWNER NOTES

Arri FF-2 Follow Focus

In excellent working condition, includes brand new ARRI Follow Focus Gear (0.8 Mod, 43 Teeth), 2 focus marking rings. Studio spacing on 15mm Rods, available separately, just ask, or rent the kit also listed here.

$30
per day
$30
per day

Reviews (35)

Average 4.9 Stars

Todd was very accommodating and the gear was fine! Looking forward to renting in the future.

great renter, full recommendation!

Todd was incredibly easy to rent from and went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed.

I rented Todd's Fancier Jib because of the advantageous rate and specs compared to other options on KitSplit. Todd was accommodating to my pickup/dropoff needs and offered detailed advice on how to get the best results from the equipment.

gear was great. Will def rent from them again!

Owner

April 2021

Todd was super easy to work with and helped us out a lot. First of all, we loved using his DIY equipment piece that was included in his kit. He explained and showed us everything in the box which was super considerate. We asked for an extension for our return time and he agreed right away, which helped us a lot. There was a mix up with our other rental and his piece was missing which we felt terrible about. Thankfully he was calm and professional, and gave us a chance to send the piece back to him. I reccomend him 100%, he is a very kind hearted and knowledgeable person.

Super awesome experience. Thank you Todd!

Todd was responsive

This is an amazing DIY kit that's easy to assemble and works perfectly. Amazing Rental.

Todd was great, really friendly and very helpful. Even though the track is DYI, he did a great job on it! Super smooth wheels, easy to setup and break down. (I used the 6’ setup)

Great experience. Will definitely rent again.

Owner

March 2019

Todd is just amazing! The pick up was so convenient. Great communication. Even when I had to return the equipment super early on a Sunday morning, he was kind enough to be available for that. I'll definitely be renting from him again.

Owner

March 2019

Great service!

Owner

December 2018

Didn't end up renting but good communication

Owner

August 2018

All around solid camera and set up. Todd was very available and explained exactly how his kit worked. Would rent again.

Owner

July 2018

camera was ok, but i think the battery need a refresh

Owner

June 2018

Smooth renting experience, equipment in good shape. Thanks, Todd!

Owner

April 2018

Excellent renter! Equipment back on time and in great condition. A++

Everything worked great! Way better than expected. Thank you so much!

Owner

March 2018

Good communication, very helpful in picking up the rental. Gear worked great!

Owner

October 2017

Easy, no problems.

Renter

Zoom H6

November 2016

The rental went really well. Todd even came to help me out on location when I had trouble stabilizing the camera, would definitely recommend renting from him.

Owner

November 2016

easy breezy

Renter

November 2016

Renting from Todd is never an issue. Camera and gear returned as it was when he picked it up. Thanks Todd!

Nice guy overall but camera came back damaged and had to be sent off to repair.

Renter

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF

September 2016

Easy to work with and thoughtful!

Renter

August 2016

Really easy to work with. Definitely rent to Todd. On time, and communicative. Couldn't ask for more.

Renter

Shoe-Mounted LED Light Panel

August 2016

Great communication and camera was returned with no issues and on time! Would definitely rent to Todd again!

Had a very good experience renting from Todd. Pick up and drop off were well organised and the kit was exactly as described. Thanks!

Owner

July 2016

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