This is a question I get a lot. Where do you rent film / video equipment in North Carolina? Well, the answer depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Here are a few places I know about.
In my experience, there are two ways you can go about renting: from a local rental house / production company or a rental website. What’s the difference? We’ll get into that below.
Companies with Gear
Companies with gear are, well, companies that have gear available for rent. Most of these companies are local, they probably rent gear all the time, and it might be easier to build a long-lasting relationship with them since you can say hello or pick up gear in person.
In alphabetical order, here are some of the companies that I have worked with or heard great things about from other filmmakers:
- 83°West (Asheville, N.C.)
- Drawbridge Media (Raleigh, N.C.)
- Harris-Chewning (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
- Lighthouse Films (Wilmington, N.C.)
- Myriad Media (Raleigh, N.C.
- Southeastern Camera (Raleigh, N.C.)
Check out each company and tell me what you think. There are a few more things to know about each company and working with them. Let me know if you’d like me to elaborate here by using the comments. Ask any questions you have, so I can share more helpful details.
Rental websites connect you, the renter, with people who have available gear. These sites aren’t all that new; they’ve been around for a while. To be clear, I’m not vouching for or recommending these strongly, as I don’t have enough firsthand experience with them. But I think they’re worth exploring if you’re looking for gear.
Here are a few gear sharing / rental websites:
Again, I’m not vouching for these sites since I don’t have enough firsthand experience with them. If you give it a shot, please let me know how it works out for you. I’d love to hear about your experience.
Want to know more?
There’s a lot more to share about each of these companies. Would you like to know more? Use the comments to share questions. I’m happy to elaborate on this with more helpful info.
Did I miss anything?
Use the comments to tell me if I missed a company you trust. I’d love to hear from you.