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Camera & Film Kit Hire in Cornwall & Devon (2024)

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Lights flicker, cameras roll, and action fills the air - the dream of making movies is within reach, but what about the equipment? Aspiring filmmakers in Cornwall & Devon know the drill: getting your hands on the right gear can make or break your production budget. But fear not, because we've scoured the land to find the best spots to rent film kit that won't break the bank.



1. Fat Llama: The Peer-to-Peer Rental Marketplace

Looking to stretch your budget without compromising on quality? Enter Fat Llama. As the trusted marketplace for renting almost anything, Fat Llama connects people who need stuff with people who have stuff. Whether you're in need of cameras, lighting equipment, or more, Fat Llama offers a wide range of options at affordable prices. Plus, by renting from locals, you're not just saving money - you're also reducing waste and supporting your community. It's a win-win!



2. Crow Creative: Film Kit Hire & Crew

"It’s surprising how many companies look for camera hire in Cornwall. And from what we can see, we are one of the few Cornish film companies who offer a rental service. We are happy to rent to local professionals. And we are also happy to help film companies from outside Cornwall who may have projects within the County." - Crow Creative


Crow Creative are a bit further down in Cornwall so they may not appeal to everyone, however their extensive collection of kit makes it a worthy trip at that! Additionally, you can also hire crew through Crow Creative.



3. Oatey Media: Elevating Your Creative Vision

"Whether you're embarking on a small-scale project or a large-scale production, our trusted services offer a diverse range of high-quality equipment to elevate your creative vision. Explore our cutting-edge cameras, professional lenses, and filmmaking essentials, making sure your next shoot is nothing short of exceptional. At Oatey, we are dedicated to providing top-notch gear that empowers filmmakers and production companies. If there's something you don't see, get in touch, and we'll make it happen." - Oatey Media


Oatey Media is a rising video production agency within Cornwall, ran by Sam Oatey (cracking name!). They've recently begun offering out their equipment to local agencies & creatives within the South-West. You should definitely have a look at what they have to offer!



4. Falmouth University: Industry-Standard Facilities and Equipment

"Facilities and equipment hire is currently available from our Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA), The School of Television (SoFT), the Institute of Photography (IoP), the Games Academy, and the Fashion & Textiles Institute (FTI). From high spec rehearsal, studio, and performance venues to conference rooms and top of the range photography and filming equipment." - Falmouth University


Falmouth University have hired out equipment to many across the county, they probably have one of the most extensive kit lists going! Email Richard Huggins if you're interested!


Email: Richard.Huggins@famouth.ac.uk Phone Number: +44 (0) 1326 370424



5. The Cornish Camera Co.: Your Boutique Camera & Lighting Hire Company

"The Cornish Camera Co. is a boutique Camera & Lighting Hire company based in West Cornwall. Owned and operated by Chris Yacoubian, an experienced industry professional still actively working in the broadcast industry. We run a bespoke service out of the South West, offering equipment and crew to the UK Film, Television, and Photographic industry." - The Cornish Camera Co.


Blend trust, experience & knowledge together and you get The Cornish Camera Company, the South-West's very own film kit veterans.



6. Crewr Creative: Your Kit Rental Solution

We also provides kit! (Rental through Fat Llama, making it easier than ever for filmmakers to access affordable equipment.)

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, Crewr Creative is here to support your creative endeavors.




Conclusion

In conclusion, whether you're shooting your first indie film or embarking on a professional production, finding affordable film kit hire in Cornwall & Devon is easier than ever. With options like Fat Llama for budget-conscious filmmakers, local favorites like Crow Creative and Oatey Media, and trusted institutions like Falmouth University and The Cornish Camera Co., there's something for everyone. So go ahead, chase your cinematic dreams - the tools you need are right at your fingertips.



Where do you hire your kit from?

  • Fat Llama

  • Crow Creative

  • Oatey Media

  • Falmouth University

You can vote for more than one answer.



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