Application Form

New clients are very welcome here at the Film Store. A few formalities first off. To get started with your first hire we ask that you complete our 4-step application and provide a couple of forms of verification. Hired In Insurance: Your insurance policy must be in place to cover the cost of equipment hired before any rental equipment can be released… Read more

New In: Metabones Cine Lens Adaptors E Mount to EF

The most notable improvement in these new CINE versions is the “positive-lock” lens mount, which allows you to attach an EF lens to an E mount camera without the need to turn the lens. Working instead by turning the collar on the Metabones CINE adapters, the result is a more robust connection which is particularly… Read more

Affordable Cine: the Canon CNE 18-80mm

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Our versatile, compact servo video lens is a great value choice for documentary film makers.  Compatible with large sensor cameras, it offers a highly functional yet affordable option to a number of applications from news gathering to branded content campaigns. Canon couldn’t have developed a better product to cater to an increasingly budding market, filling the space in between news gatherers… Read more

Alexa Mini + Canon Digi Super 100xs

Using the Canon Digi Super 100xs box lenses to get extreme telephoto zoom range. Ordinarily this powerful combination is best recognised on sports footage, but as a solution for a client with a complex creative brief we suggested this little twist. The result: a bespoke kit demonstration for a music video, provided by the Film… Read more

Homemade Hi-Hats

  We’ve seen Hi-hats in all forms over the years and we don’t think there’s one that fits all circumstances. So we have gone traditional. Oconnor mounts with bases made from sustainably sourced ply. The tricky part was mounting them centrally and securely…  … Read more

Chatting with Clients on WhatsApp

Using WhatsApp to make sure our clients’ crews know they aren’t out there on their own. Should improve user experience, take the pressure off the PM (nobody likes relaying technical jargon) and help everyone keep track the kit so there aren’t unfathomably tedious missing/breakage chats at the end of the shoot. Film Store: Outstanding in… Read more

GoPro Multicam Sync

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Working on a specific brief for a client. Time-old broadcast question: How do you control and remote trigger a large number of GoPros and monitor what’s going on? Meet the synch back system in action: Not only synced remote triggering but also everything is time-coded from a central synch pulse generator via WiFi. Your cam… Read more

ARRI Amira Sup 5.0 Update

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In keeping with the latest technology from ARRI we’ve ensured our Amiras are upgraded to the new SUP 5.0 updates.  These features answer the call for improved timecode handling, extended EF lens support and user-friendly playback adjustments.  See a full list of features from the snapshot online at ARRI. Multicam Updates ARRI Look Library Master Grip Support 1.3 Anamorphic… Read more

Alexa Mini SUP 5 Update

Our Alexa Minis have also been updated to SUP 5, in line with the latest user improvement from ARRI.  These include extended support for EF lenses and across-the-board innovations of the new ARRI look library.  A quick overview of the changes below -full details can also be found online at ARRI.  This little video post shows the manufacturers demonstrating it in action… Read more

Why we Love our Zeiss Superspeeds

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Way back in the early days of the Film Store, Jason made sure there was a place on the shelves for this hard-to-come-by set of Superspeeds.  Renowned for their impressive speed and the beautiful aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus areas of the images (referred to as bokeh), it’s a look that’s travelled well from that spontaneous purchase in the U.S. back to our clients… Read more