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Moving Picture Rental Provides Production Services For Chief Productions

Moving Picture Rental Provides Production Services For Chief Productions

Moving Picture Rental, Miami’s one-stop-shop for film production, served as local South Florida production services for UK Lottery’s Lottoland spot.  Chief Productions of Manchester, England traveled to Miami in late 2016 with their directors Nate Camponi and Ben Tonge and Producer Colin Offland to shoot a humorous spot  “Lotto Evolved.”  Their Lottoland job was unique.  Their goal was to show Lottoland’s lottery evolution using the concept of human development. Achieving Client’s Goals With MPR’s support, Chief Productions filmed a chimpanzee (of Wolf of Wall Street fame!) evolving from a chimp into a Neanderthal through to the modern man.  So, to achieve the look, they rented an Alexa Mini, Cooke S4/i lenses, and lighting from Moving Picture Rental. Then Chief Productions also needed a crew, studio space for extensive walking scenes, plus a primate veterinarian to oversee any scenes shot with the Chimp. MPR arranged all of these components to client’s specifications — renting studio space at Great Southern Studios and hiring local gaffers, grips and a first AD, plus a qualified vet. As a result, the shoot finished on time and produced fantastic results for the client. Providing Production Services Moving Picture Rental provides a range of production services for out-of-town agencies and production companies beyond camera, gear and grip truck rental including finding and hiring experienced crews, obtaining permits, securing locations, renting studios and casting talent. Customer Testimonials Here’s what some of MPR’s clients have to say about our production services: “Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work and help to make Monday great. It came out awesome!” – Matt Bergbauer, Miami Dolphins, Manager Dolphins Productions “Moving Picture was a perfect choice for outsourcing a crew… professional, prompt, courteous and creative. A perfect combination for repeat business.” – Brian Isely, Executive Vice President, Center City Film and Video “The shoot went great! Thanks again for all of the help. The crew was stellar and we knocked it out. Thanks for getting us fixed up with what we needed!” – Johnny Graham, Director/ Founder, C9 Productions Here’s the final spot:   Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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A Makeup Mirror Rental Makes A Big Difference

A Makeup Mirror Rental Makes A Big Difference

On a film production or event production, everything, down to choosing a makeup mirror rental, can be consequential. Obviously the shoot location, vendors, camera and lenses, cast and crew are major considerations for the success of an event or production. But so are the lighting conditions available to Hair & Makeup. Lighting Continuity with a Makeup Mirror A makeup artist’s work benefits greatly from the lighting continuity provided by a specialty film makeup mirror rental. The same standards apply for an event make up mirror rental. In either case, a makeup artist deserves a proper make up mirror to execute their craft and achieve the best look on their actor or model. Color Temperature Considerations Why? Because even when cameras are properly color balanced, lighting sources — direct or staged sunlight, incandescent, and/or fluorescent lighting — affect a subject’s skin tone and look.  These subtleties are apparent on film or HD video. That’s why Moving Picture Rental rents makeup mirrors in Miami that allow makeup artists to apply under the same lighting conditions being used on a shoot or event, particularly daylight / 5600K. Craftsmanship Counts Event make up mirror rental companies are not all the same in Miami. Most Miami event make up mirror rental companies only carry mirrors made of ugly plywood designed to be beat around. However, at Moving Picture Rental, you’ll rent a beautiful metal framed makeup mirror made in the USA.  Our sourced company takes great care in designing and crafting these rental make up mirrors to produce ideal makeup application environments. These mirrors will undoubtedly give your event that extra touch of elegance. We’re There When You Need Us for Your Makeup Mirror Rental! Ask for delivery and or setup of your makeup mirror rental in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach. Rent a makeup mirror in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach from Moving Picture Rental today.   Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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The Top 5 Reasons You May Need Production Supplies

The Top 5 Reasons You May Need Production Supplies

Who would ever think that in addition to all the gear you’ve just rented that you’d also need a truck full of production supplies for your next video production in Miami! Well, we’ve complied a list of the top 5 reasons why you may.   1. Traffic Safety on set is the most important aspect of any production. Crew are struck by cars every year on film sets throughout the country.  Pedestrian accidents in South Florida are very high so any kind of visual clues will help. And renting traffic safety cones allows the location department to separate traffic from the crew to avoid an accident. 2. Rain It rains in Miami over 100 days per year usually consisting of short 15-20 minute showers. Then the show must get up and running again.  Pop-up tents are the answer to this dilemma. The grip and lighting department needs pop tents to keep them happy and the grip and lighting gear dry. The camera department needs rental pop up tents because wet camera gear equals large M&D bills at the end of a production! You MUST rent pop-up tents. 3. Heat Hydration is essential when shooting in Florida where temperatures can reach into the 100’s. Coolers full of fresh water, energy drinks and sodas will come to the rescue. Rental fans are a huge “must have” 9 months out of the year in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Fans not only keep the talent and crew cool but assist in productivity as fans can take the edge off sticky, humid days on an outdoor shoot. Rental fans also keep away  pesky ‘no-see-ums’. Why wouldn’t you just buy a cooler or fan for the week instead of renting ? Because we rent coolers and fans for a fraction of the purchase price! 4. Comfort We get many last minute calls for tent rentals and table and chair rentals the same day as a film shoot in Fort Lauderdale and Miami because often caterers do not rent tables and chairs. So, ALWAYS check with your caterer beforehand if their delivery includes tables and chairs. 5.  Talent Makeup rental mirrors impress your celebrity talent.  It says that you respect them and want them to look the best they can! A rental makeup mirror makes all the difference when applying makeup. Treat your talent by renting a makeup mirror. Our rental make up mirrors are the same ones that Hollywood stars rent. They’re LED dimable. Production Supply Cheat Sheet Every production could use a basic list of production supplies while shooting in South Florida. Rental of tables, chairs, traffic safety cones, fans, first aid kits, directors chairs, coolers, and Mifis are...

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Watch this Super Creative Video & Production Services Challenge

Watch this Super Creative Video & Production Services Challenge

Moving Picture Rental provided a “one stop shop” solution for Wrecking Ball’s recent set of Adobe’s commercials.  Wrecking Ball  Studio + Labs is a regular customer who relies on us to help them with various production services situations from simple to complex shots. On the ground experience and production services support David Wells, MPR President, offered his expertise and years of production services experience to find Juan Bofill, a stunt coordinator/rigger to fly their actor.  And with safety as a major concern, this was a critical task. Using a lift and harness system the actor felt safe and secure allowing him to achieve his best performance. Additionally, MPR hand-picked the entire crew — gaffer, grips, makeup, etc. and handled payroll. Essentially, Bob Donlon, Producer/Director and Joey Princz, Exec. Producer/Compositor were able to focus on the complex composite shots being captured with an Alexa Mini and Zeiss super speeds. A Grip & Lighting Package too! We also had a 5-ton grip and lighting package on set. The team used large HMI’s to light the wide green screen elements and small LED panels inside the plane. Big thanks Joey and Bob.  Until next time!       See the spots here! Window Washer: The Flight:   Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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You need to see this Cineo Quantum C80 review!

You need to see this Cineo Quantum C80 review!

David Wells reviews the Cineo Quantum C80 for ProductionHub at NAB2017. The Low-Down: The Qc80 delivers breath-taking lighting on skins tones and is a fantastic on-set soft lighting source. For more information visit: cineolighting.com Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Why Continuous Lights Are Right for Photography

Why Continuous Lights Are Right for Photography

Continuous lights  — Arri M18 , Kinoflo fluorescents, Litegear LiteMat 1×1 LED’s, Litepanel 1×1 Astras Bicolor LED Panel, and the K5600 Joker Bug HMI series — are staples of the motion picture and video industry and they’ve solidly entered into the still photography rental world. Continuous lighting systems are more powerful, smaller and consume less power than previous versions of motion picture tungsten lights. Present day still-photographer-friendly continuous lights also include daylight and tungsten fluorescents that are cool to the touch and create little heat. Moving Picture Rental stocks all of these as well as an extensive line of photo equipment rental at our Miami and Fort Lauderdale locations. Benefits of using continuous lights The first benefit is that you’re able to see exactly how light falls on your subject in real time. The ability to quickly make exposure changes on your camera and move lights while observing what the light is doing is an efficient way to work. When you use continuous light sources, as opposed to working with strobes, you’ll never unintentionally blind your subject as you angle the light to that perfect spot. Nowadays, many continuous lights are dimmable. Dim or increase the light’s output while you’re looking through the camera to reduce or increase the aperture and change your depth of field.  And thanks to the fact that fluorescent and LED technology has come so far in such a short time, power consumption on many continuous light sources is minimal. Starting with the small gear: LiteGear Light Mats.  They are super portable, dimmable, and give you Kelvin temperatures between 3200K and 6000K.  They can be battery powered or plug them into the wall. The entire LiteGear LED light family is super flexible, containing a variety of LED panels and LED strips, as well as small LED squares that can be cut to size for product shots, eye lights, and even under counter lights for architectural photography. LiteGear products are fast, flexible and portable. You can even power the LED strips and small LED squares off 9volt batteries.  These are new to photo equipment rental houses like ours. And now for the continuous light big guns: Need a punchy daylight source? The Arri M18 Lights are revolutionary. Throw a medium chimera directly onto the light or bounce off foam core or bead board and you’ll be able to light a large number of people or products with soft light. The Arri M18 plugs into a 20 AMP household AC plug and outputs just 1 F-stop less than conventional 4K HMIs. Shooting in an older home? We’ll rent you a 1200 watt HMI bulb that draws only 15 AMPs. Cloudy day? Create...

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Post Hurricane Survival Guide & Rental Generator Hacks

Post Hurricane Survival Guide & Rental Generator Hacks

Hurricane Irma has come and gone and Moving Picture Rental is still experiencing post-storm effects. Luckily, we have rental generator and hurricane relief supplies! Since 1991 we’ve been through many storms starting with Hurricane Andrew that devastated Miami and Homestead.  We’ve learned and we’re ready to endure a CAT 4 or 5. However, we’ve discovered in the immediate aftermath of a storm, that no power, no gas and poor communication can be even more trying.  In fact, four days prior to Hurricane Irma we prepped our rental generators that we normally rent to the film industry. We had all of ours serviced directly — changed their oil, plugs and air filters. We wanted to be ready! So, here’s our Definitive Post Hurricane Survival Guide with our many survival hacks and products we love from our shared post-storm experience.   Post Hurricane Survival Guide & Rental Generator Hacks Our all-time favorite generators are the Honda’s. We have some that are 10 years old in rent and still going strong! The Honda EU3000 can be lifted by 2 people. It is an ideal size. This generator sips gas on its variable throttle control. You cannot power your home AC but you can power a small window unit AC with this unit.     Want to go smaller? This Honda 2000EU is a real work horse and super light weight. Interested instead in purchasing?  Check out: http://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/Compare/?modelid=EU3000ISAN http://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models/eu2000i Generator Hack – If your rental generator runs 8 hours a day or more it’s always a good idea to capture power in block batteries such as car batteries and then invert power at night to power your fans, alarm systems, small refrigerators, and charge cell phones. Safety tip – you must keep your rental generator outside. To provide shelter for your generator to keep it out of the rain. A piece of plywood placed above it always works. Read this GREAT guide for power management. You can use a smaller generator than you think to power your home! Hacks for Staying Cool Without AC Interested in staying cool at night when your rental generator is off? Our secret weapon is a DC battery powered fan. We’ve had these for over 10 years. We discovered this Fan-Tastic vent fan while training working dogs semi professionally and used these to cool the dog’s kennel when training outside. Expensive but worth it. Run this all night on (1) 32 amp hour battery. Battery Power Hacks Obtain batteries such as these Power Sonic block batteries. This 32 amp hour is ideal as it is easy to carry. One per fan is advisable and will power a fan for up to 10 hours...

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