One of the first things filmmakers seem to cut when on a tight budget is the lighting equipment. However, lighting is one of the most important aspects in filmmaking. The type and style of lighting defines the look and feel of the finished film. But if your lighting isn’t done properly, no amount of color grading can save you. This is one department where you absolutely cannot fix it in post. But you can still save your budget without compromising on quality film lighting by choosing to rent your lighting equipment. Deck Hand Camera Rentals offers film and stage lighting rentals in the Los Angeles area, including Litepanels, LED lighting, Kino Flos, Arri Skypanel S60 lights, and good old-fashioned Tungsten kits. Continue reading to find out more about our most popular film lights available for rent at our Glendale, CA camera rental house.
Rent Kino Flo Diva-Lite 400:
In the last decade, Kino Flo’s cool, compact, soft-source lighting fixtures have taken over the film industry’s most needs for on-location film and video. The Diva-Lite 400 carries that reputation forward in an even more compact, lightweight, body that still provides a broad and diffused soft light source. It’s perfect for travel and is a favorite cosmetic light source for on-location newscasters and documentary filmmakers. Not to mention, it also provides great lighting for studios, and portrait photography. Although larger and older Kino Flos required clumsy ballasts to regulate power and eliminate flicker, the Divas carry that technology inside the fixture itself. That means you can plug straight into any AC power source for super-efficient setup.The ball-headed mount also makes the Diva-Lite 400 easily positionable, and its built-in barn doors and included diffuser or grid give you an impressive amount of control over the shape of the light. The Kino Flo Diva-lite 400 lighting kit rental can be picked up near Los Angeles at Deck Hand Camera Rentals, or shipped nationwide for additional fees. Click to learn more.
Rent Litepanels 1X1 Bi-Color LED Flood Light:
Litepanels brings the latest advances in cool, ultra-efficient LED film lighting with the 1X1 Bi-Color LED Flood Light. This Bi-Color unit offers both 3200°K and 5600°K lamps side-by-side in one fixture, making it possible to dial in the exact color temperature you want– without swapping filters or fixtures. The Bi-Color LED flood light gives you flexibility to adapt to a variety of lighting needs, with colors ranging from cool white daylight, to warm white tungsten. Litepanels 1X1 Bi-Color LED Flood Light also features smooth, accurate 0-100% dimming with low power draw. Attach any gold-mount battery to the back, and you have a go-anywhere, shoot-anything light that weighs less than your camera and probably runs longer, too. The Litepanels 1X1 Bi-Color LED Flood Light rental can be picked up at Deck Hand near Los Angeles, or shipped nationwide for additional fees. Click to learn more.
Rent Arri Light Softbank Kit:
The ultra-classic Arri Softbank fresnel kit was designed with modern, light-sensitive digital media in mind. These reliable, battle-tested workhorse lights have stood the test of time and earned their place on productions large and small. The adjustable fresnel lens lets you tighten it in to a hard spotlight, or pull it back in a soft floodlight. And if you want it even softer than that, they also come with a Chimera softbox This film lighting kit rental comes with either two (2) Tungsten 650’s and two (2) Tungsten 300’s, or one (1) 650 and three (3) 300’s. You may also substitute an Arri 150 or Lowel Omni with a speed ring for either light. The Arri Softbank light kit also comes equipped with a barn door, scrim set, Chimera Speed Ring, (1) Chimera XS Video Pro, light stands, and a heavy-duty transport case. The Arri Light Softbank Kit rental can be picked up near Los Angeles, or shipped nationwide for additional fees. Click to learn more.
Rent Arri Light SkyPanel:
ARRI’s SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright LED soft light that sets a new standard for film lighting. Deck Hand rents out the SkyPanel S60-C LED Softlight. SkyPanel “C” is the color version, which is fully tuneable with correlated color temperature adjustable between 2,800 K and 10,000 K and offers fantastic color rendition over the entire range. With the turn of a knob, you can achieve full plus and minus green correction. Vivid color selection and saturation adjustment is also possible with the Arrie SkyPanel. With a 25.4 x 11.8″ panel surface area, the SkyPanel S60-C LED Softlight provides a 115° beam spread. The SkyPanel S60-C includes a 90-250 VAC power supply and can also use optional 23-36 VDC batteries when mains power is unavailable. Arri SkyPanel rentals can be picked up near Los Angeles at Deck Hand, or shipped nationwide for additional fees. Click to learn more.
More Film Lighting Rentals Near Los Angeles
Renting film lighting can be an affordable way to manage your budget. Visit Deck Hand Camera Rentals’ Film Lighting Rental page to view even more film and video lighting equipment rentals in the Los Angeles area, including more Litepanels, K5600 lights, Arri lights, Kino Flo lights, and Tungsten Kits. Film and stage lighting rentals can be picked up at our film equipment rental store in Glendale, near Los Angeles and Burbank, or shipped nationwide for additional fees. For questions or to reserve your lighting rental, please call us at (818) 557-8403.