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1st time renting out my rig - standard procedure?

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#1 Pascal Combes-Knoke

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:38 AM

Hey guys,

A production company found my website on a google and they want to rent my rig (their usual guy is out of town). Will asking for a deposit turn them away or should I not worry as long as we have a contract with insurance? What is most important that I include in the contract? I'm not sure what the standard practice is for rentals..

Let me know from your experience,

Thanks guys!


Edited by Pascal Combes-Knoke, 23 January 2013 - 01:40 AM.

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#2 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Hi Pascal,
When they told you "their usual guy is out of town" Does that mean the guy that does steadicam for them is out of town with his rig?, or do they do the steadicam themselves, and always rent a rig from another owner?

This might be the time for you to do the job for them.
If all they want to do is rent your rig, find out who the operator is, if he's been trained, how long he's been working, etc.. Do like the rental houses used to do when they carried steadicams. They asked to be sure the operator had taken a full course or were "Certified" etc..

PS, What kind of rig do they want to rent from you?

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