Business Model Change: For smaller projects, Light Hollywood owns all the usual suspects, including: Panasonic P2 and Canon 7D cameras, a wicked 9 piece Nikon manual prime lens set (used on nearly a hundred commercials), sliders, multiple dollies, and car mounts. Our camera packages are only available on projects where Tim Otholt is the DP or camera operator -- he shoots non-stop and it no longer makes financial sense to rent out DSLR camera packages in this $100 craigslist world. Our sincere apologies.
For bigger projects, we still recommend using any of the Owner-Operators listed below for your camera package; we can make the necessary arrangements and make sure everything is done right.
RED / ALEXA / PHANTOM OWNER-OPERATORS
a note from Tim Otholt
I love working with camera owner-operators -- guys who come out with their camera packages and do great work. No need to prep a camera at a rental house, no time wasted figuring out what works and what doesn't, and someone who clearly understands their camera package better than anyone else. I need to stress that these people are personal friends, and not just vendors -- these people I have worked with and will continue working with in the future.
Director of Photography / Gaffer
The Film Chalet Production and Post
Phone: (818) 262-7200
David Bacon is a hardworking DP/Gaffer with a Red Scarlet Package. I have personally worked with David on over 200 projects and can attest to his steadfast work ethic and dedication to the job. When I am unavailable for a project and I need to refer a replacement, David is my first call -- like myself he owns a lighting package, knows how to use it, and is ready for anything.
DP & Underwater Camera Op
Cinema Camera Rentals
Phone: (310) 574-1524
Mark Cameron of Cinema Camera Rentals owns multiple Red Epic, Red Scarlet, Red MX and Sony F3 packages. Lens packages include 7 piece Zeiss CP.2s and Zeiss Mark III SuperSpeeds. I have personally worked with Mark on a variety of high stakes, high profile projects -- and really love his warmth, work ethic, and technical expertise. Mark really is an awesome guy to have on set. Second to myself, he's also one of the busiest guys I know.
High Speed Phantom DP
Hollywood Special Ops
Phone: (323) 331-4195
When it comes to camera equipment, Drew Lauer lives on the bleeding edge of technology. He is the managing owner of Hollywood Special Ops, a camera company that specializes in high-speed photography, motion controlled time lapse, and remote helicopter work. They can provide high-speed solutions anywhere from 500 fps to 3000 fps. For really high speed work, they can provide packages up to 100,000 fps. Drew is an high speed expert and a really cool guy to hang with.
1st Camera Assistant
Need a Red body in a pinch? Erin Olesen of Red Eye Rentals will deliver a Red Epic or Red One Mx to most of LA and Orange counties. She's a 1st AC by trade -- so she knows what she's talking about if you need on or off set assistance.
Director, Camera Op, and 1st Camera Assistant
Jameson Jordan is one smart and witty guy; he's also a really good camera assistant and focus puller. I've worked with him on a feature film for two weeks in the Mojave desert in the dead of winter, and he's always a blast to have around. Understated, solid, and good humored -- just the kind of guy you want to have on set.
Stereographer, Camera Op
Phone: (818) 284-3589
Tom Funk is the only camera own-operator here with two Epic Cameras and a 3d rig -- and an indie friendly 3d rig to boot. Since I have not had the opportunity to work with his 3d rig, it's best to call him directly and chat. He's also the founder of the 2013 4k film festival -- so after you're done shooting your movie at 4k, (hopefully) you'll have a place to show it too.