Eye Direct Las Vegas

F11 Rentals is happy to announce that we now offer the Eye Direct! This amazing tool allows you to provide a comfortable solution for direct-to-camera production. We all know how difficult it can be to have messages delivered directly to the camera lens. The Eye Direct sits in front of the lens, and via a series of mirrors, reflects the producer's image for the subject to speak to. Similar to a teleprompter, the camera shoots straight through the glass. You can also project scripts and other material for reference. Additionally, the Eye Direct is easy to use, and can be used with a wide range of cameras. Reach out today to find out more about this amazing new item!

Video Production at CES 2020

CES 2020 is bigger than ever! Literally, and figuratively. Over 175,000 attendees and 4,500 exhibiting companies are expected. Millions and millions of square feet of convention and meeting space are used to put on one of the biggest shows in the world. You can expect to film anywhere from the L.V. Convention Center to Sands Expo, to City Center; or, all three! It's important to be prepared going in, because this show can eat you alive.

Travel logistics are imperative if you're at more than one venue, even one booth! It takes a solid 15 to 20 minutes to go from one side of the Convention Center to the other, longer with crowds and gear. If you need to go 2 miles from Westgate to meeting rooms at The Venetian, expect 45 minutes. 2 more miles to Aria or Park MGM, another 45 minutes. So, schedule accordingly!

Then, there's gear. It's crowded. Did I mention the 175,000 people packed essentially, into a really small town? Minimize and stay compact. Small cart if any. Tripod wheels are not recommended. Sliders are great, but prepare to fight for Realestate; you may be better with an Easyrig Vario 5 and some careful handheld. Wireless lavs and mics are also tricky. Give it a go, it's not impossible, but a hardline could be the difference between getting the shot or not. Keep your lighting minimal; it's worth the extra money to rent a solid Litepanels Gemini 1x1, it kicks out what a Skypanel S30 does.

Lastly, pack food like you're on a day hike, lots of water, nuts, granola, etc. Food is expensive and the lines are Disney-esque.

Good luck, and happy filming!

Battery-powered Gemini

The long back-ordered V-mount battery plates for the Gemini 1x1 panels have finally arrived! These plates add a whole new level of mobility and versatility to the Gemini panels. We ran a few preliminary tests for time-of-run just last week. The shortest run-time was 20 minutes, this was with the panel at 100% power using our smallest V-mount. Make sure to include a few batteries with your next Gemini 1x1 rental. For the best selection of high-quality Las Vegas video production rental gear, look no further than F11 Rentals.

2019 Latin Billboard Music Awards

We had the pleasure of providing gear and crew for some wonderful folks from Miami this past week during the Latin Billboard Music Awards. Our gear and crew were everywhere from backstage to the Red Carpet, hotel suites to afterparties and nightclubs. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a wide array of crew and production equipment to handle a myriad of situations. From "run-and-gun" backstage and Red Carpet interviews, to multiple camera, sit-down interviews in hotel suites, and everything in-between, we've got what you need. Canon C300 Mark II and Sony FS7 Mark II, SoundDevices 633 field mixers, Schoeps CMIT 5U shotgun microphones, Litepanels Astra 6X kits, Skypanel S60, Astera Titan Tubes, and a whole lot of great crew to use it. Let us know how we can help on your next Las Vegas video production!

NanoLockit keeps perfect timecode!

Our new NanoLockit Wireless Timecode Generators are wonderful! One of our very few complaints about the Canon C300 Mark II is the tendency for timecode to drift. The timecode drift is usually very subtle, but any loss of synchronicity is not acceptable for post production. To ensure audio and video stay synchronized, we've invested in NanoLockits which effectively hold timecode, guaranteed. These boxes are simple to use, light weight, and dependable. Rent our NanoLockits to add security and ease-of-mind to your next shoot!

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Astra 6X: exceptional LED for rent.

Litepanels Astra 6X are an industry favorite, and for good reason! These 1x1 LED panels are very bright, color accurate, light weight, and run on both AC power and batteries. Astra 6X are exceptionally brighter than their predecessors, and they've proven to work well in a myriad of environments. From green screen or outdoor interview set-ups, to convention room floors, these lights are great. Coupled with soft-boxes, these LEDs make excellent key lights, but are controllable enough to work as fills and even stage lights. If you're next project calls for a versatile, dependable, quality LED, reach out today and book a set of our Litpanel Astra 6Xs.

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Premiere: Las Vegas 48 Hour Film Project.

F11 Rentals has been a proud sponsor of this year's 48 Hour Film Project: Las Vegas. It has been our absolute pleasure to sponsor and be a part of this competition; giving Indie filmmakers of all sorts, the opportunity to showcase their filmmaking skills. The submissions premiered at Brenden Theaters at the Palms Resort here in fabulous Las Vegas, over two evenings this week. Beyond the premiers, we also had the opportunity to speak about F11 Rentals and our participation in this year's events with Quantum Arc Media, Joe Lujan of Carcass Studios and Corey Taylor on the internet talk show Corey Taylor Talks. We have really enjoyed being able to introduce ourselves further into the local Indie film scene, and are looking forward to meeting more great artists and build up Las Vegas' stellar arts scene.

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48 Hour Film Festival: Las Vegas!

It's that time of year again, time for the 48 Hour Film Festival to return to Las Vegas. This amazing event gives filmmakers of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to flex their creative and speedy film-making muscles- in a compact time frame. Each team has just 48 hours to create a film, start to finish, and submit it for a judging panel. Now- this may seem super easy, or super impossible- both are correct! If you try to do to much, you'll never finish, so keep it simple. However, if you're not creative, and just submit a bunch of footage of ramen noodles heating up in the microwave, you'll probably not stand out.

We here at F11 Rentals are proud to be VIP sponsors of this years' competition, and cannot wait to be a part of all the festivities. We welcome teams to reach out for your last minute rentals. Let us know you're part of the competition, and we'll be happy to extend our 25% discount to you and your team. Best of luck to all the teams, we can't wait to see your final product.


Ronin 2 Available for Rental #lasvegasvideoproduction #ronin2 #ronin2rental

It's finally happened! No, I haven't been accepted into Clown College... yet. We received our DJI Ronin 2! This thing is super neat, let me tell you something, it's like, having your cake and eating it too. Delicious and fattening. This thing is a game changer, it's smarter and more efficient than the original, and it looks cool to boot. We even have the Ready Rig GS stabilizer and ProArm kit! If you can't pull some shawty's number wearing the Ready Rig, there's no helping you. The Ronin 2 combines the same precision as the Ronin 1, but adds more security and reliability with maintaining balance, a more powerful motor to allow you to push your shot further and faster than ever before. Basically, they took the Ronin, burned the original designs, and created something that is so much more exceptional. This can all be yours, and turn your Las Vegas video production to the next level. Reach out to day for your quote.


College Students and Indie Film Makers! #indiefilm #collegefilm #unlvfilm

Hey UNLV students, and all you Las Vegas Indie film makers!!! We here at F11 Rentals love aspiring film makers of all types, and we're here to lend a helping hand. If you're a current UNLV film student, or, anyone working on an Indie film project (gotta' prove it), we want to help you make your project see fruition. Reach out to us and see what kind of gear we have deals on to help your project come in on budget, and leave rice and soup in your pantry. Email us today! rentals@f11rentals.com