DV18 04 scaledNice Legs: The Top 5 Tripod Rentals in 2023 That Will Steady Your Shots and Spark Your Creativity!

Nice Legs: The Top 5 Tripod Rentals in 2023 That Will Steady Your Shots and Spark Your Creativity!

Hey there, fellow camera enthusiasts! If you’re looking to elevate your photography and videography game to new heights, it’s time to find the perfect set of legs to support your camera. Say goodbye to shaky shots and blurry moments, and say hello to the top five tripod rentals in 2023 that will keep you steady and smiling! At F11Rentals.com, we’re all about making your gear dreams come true, and these fantastic tripods are no exception. So, let’s dive into this fun and creative tripod adventure!

1. The Sachtler 18 – The Smooth Operator:

Picture this: you’re capturing a breathtaking sunset over the horizon, and you need a tripod that matches the elegance of the moment. Enter the Sachtler 18! With its ultra-smooth fluid head, this beauty lets you pan and tilt with graceful ease. Your footage will look as if it’s gliding on air! Whether you’re filming a romantic wedding or a captivating documentary, the Sachtler 18 has got your back (and your camera’s!).

DV18 02 scaledSachtler DV 18

2. The Sachtler 12 with Flotech – Feather-Light Flexibility:

Sometimes, you need to move swiftly between shots without compromising stability. Fear not, for the Sachtler 12 with Flotech is here to save the day! This tripod is like the nimble acrobat of the bunch, combining sturdy support with feather-light portability. Don’t let its compact size fool you; it can handle heavy-duty cameras like a champ. It’s the perfect companion for your on-the-go adventures, making sure you never miss that golden moment.

DV15 3 scaledSachtler DV 15

3. Manfrotto Monopod – Embrace the Freedom:

Alright, let’s switch things up a bit! Not all tripod experiences need to be a three-legged affair. Sometimes, a little bit of independence can go a long way, and that’s where the Manfrotto Monopod steals the spotlight! This trendy and versatile monopod allows you to break free from the conventional tripod setup while maintaining excellent stability. Imagine yourself roaming through a bustling city, capturing candid moments with effortless ease. The Manfrotto Monopod is your stylish partner in crime!

4. The Sachtler Ace – Your Reliable Sidekick:

In a world where gear is your best friend, the Sachtler Ace proves to be the most loyal sidekick you could ask for! Dependable and rock-solid, this tripod will never let you down, no matter the shooting conditions. It’s the perfect companion for your everyday adventures, allowing you to focus on your creative vision without worrying about stability. With the Sachtler Ace, you’ll be ready to tackle any project with enthusiasm and confidence!

ACE 5 scaledSachtler ACE XL

5. The Sachtler 25 with 150mm Bowl – The Heavy-Duty Titan:

Now, for those heavy-duty projects that demand nothing but the best, the Sachtler 25 with 150mm Bowl takes center stage. This mighty tripod can handle the weight of professional cinema cameras and heavy lenses without breaking a sweat. Whether you’re shooting an epic action sequence or a grand cinematic masterpiece, the Sachtler 25 will keep your shots rock-steady, leaving you in awe of its sheer power and stability.

DV25 10 scaled

Well, there you have it, folks – the top five tripod rentals of 2023 that combine the magic of creativity with the reliability of professional gear. Remember, at F11 Rentals, we believe that every shot is an opportunity to tell a story, and these tripods will be your trusty companions on that thrilling journey. So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your creativity, capture those perfect shots, and let these “nice legs” take your videography and photography to new heights! Happy shooting!

0B6C178C 7F71 46FB 8B92 46077C6B09BF scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Unleashing Aputure Magic: Illuminate Your Creativity with F11 Rentals!

Greetings, Nighttime Enthusiasts and Creative Dreamers!

Are you tired of mundane corporate lighting, desperately craving a vibrant splash of magic for your next project? Look no further, for the wizardry of Aputure lighting has descended upon F11 Rentals, and we’re here to cast a spell on your visual endeavors!

Enter the Aputure 1200D – The Lighthouse of Brilliance

Picture this: a lighthouse guiding lost ships to safety. Well, the Aputure 1200D works in a similar fashion, except it’s destined to lead your artistic vision towards greatness! This beacon of brilliance is a game-changer with its formidable power, illuminating even the darkest corners of your creativity.

B8AC412C 3EDC 43CD 82D6 FEEB65AABFC1 scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

The Aputure 600X – The Chameleon of Lights

Why settle for a single hue when you can have a full spectrum of colors to play with? The Aputure 600X is the chameleon of lights, adapting to your every mood and scene. Whether you’re crafting an electrifying dance floor or a dreamy sunset ambiance, this versatile gem will dazzle your senses.

C0C5E2CA B1A2 4860 8DFE 13DF93DF44D0 scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Dance with the Aputure 600C – The Colorful Partner-in-Crime

In the spirit of dance partners, the Aputure 600C joins the ballroom, twirling gracefully with the 600X’s vibrant beats. Its focus on color accuracy ensures you’ll witness a kaleidoscope of vivid shades, elevating your visuals to an otherworldly level!

FC82442D 8BB1 4935 8AE4 6EFAA1A740F5 scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Let There Be Magic – Aputure Light Modifiers

Lights are enchanting, but with a touch of magic from light modifiers, the true spectacle unfolds. At F11 Rentals, we’ve got an enchanting array of light modifiers to cater to your every artistic whim. Softboxes, beauty dishes, diffusers – you name it, we’ve got it! Unleash your creativity and sculpt the perfect atmosphere for your masterpiece.

24B81FCB FACC 4B1C 8C6B B20B92A08624 scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Sneak Peek: More Aputure Magic Yet to Come!

Ah, the thrill of anticipation! While we’re already basking in the brilliance of Aputure’s current lineup, we have some exciting news to share. Brace yourselves, dear adventurers; there are whispers of new lights on the horizon. We’re sworn to secrecy for now, but rest assured, they’ll be nothing short of pure enchantment!

CCCFF9C2 977D 43EE 8AFF FBD63CA308E9 scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Illuminate Your Dreams with F11 Rentals

You might be wondering, “Where can I find these wondrous lights and let my creativity roam free?” The answer lies within the neon-lit streets of Las Vegas – F11 Rentals! We take pride in being the go-to destination for Aputure lighting rentals, offering a treasure trove of possibilities to light up your projects.

Come, wander through our magical aisles, and let our team of mystical experts guide you on your journey to illuminate your visions. We’re not your typical corporate crowd; we’re the fun-loving, creative magicians who want to see your projects shine like never before!

So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the magic of Aputure lighting rentals at F11 Rentals in Las Vegas, where every frame is a canvas of dreams!

F11 Rentals: Where Illumination Meets Imagination.

ArriAlexaMini 8 scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Lights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Bonjour fellow film enthusiasts, photo fanatics, and everyone in between! We’re here to guide you through the enchanting world of cinematic wonder. Welcome to a tantalizing tour of our top 5 rental cameras of 2023 here at f11rentals.com.

1. The Sony FX9 – The CineMaster

Starting off our countdown with a bang, the Sony FX9 takes the cake. This little titan packs a punch in terms of versatility, dynamic range, and color science. Oh, and did we mention it has 6K Full-Frame sensor? That’s right, six-ka-pow! Flexibility and resolution coalesce in this beautiful piece of tech, making your footage look like Mona Lisa’s secret cinematographic portfolio. FX9, ladies and gentlemen, is a beast you can tame with just a ‘click’!

SonyFX9 2 scaled

2. Arri Alexa Mini – The Pocket-Sized Powerhouse

Whoever said ‘size matters’ had clearly never seen the Arri Alexa Mini. This petite yet powerful camera is the David in a world of Goliaths, proving that sometimes less really is more. Housing an impeccable colorimetry and a robust build, it’s no wonder that this gem is a darling in the world of camera rentals. Alexa Mini doesn’t just whisper quality, it sings it in full soprano!

ArriAlexaMini 2 scaledArri Alexa Mini

3. Canon C300 MKIII – The Quiet Achiever

Halfway through the list and Canon makes its grand entrance. Unassuming yet highly capable, the C300 MKIII is like the indie film that quietly sweeps the award season. Its Super 35mm 4K sensor provides images so crisp you’d swear you could step into the scene. And with the added bonus of Canon’s signature color science, the C300 MKIII isn’t just part of the race, it’s a marathon runner on steroids!

CanonC300MKIII 6 scaled

4. Canon C70 – The Bold and the Beautiful

Meet Canon’s rockstar, the C70. This camera for rental has it all: killer looks, rock-solid performance, and a flair for the dramatic. With its RF mount and Dual Gain Output sensor, it delivers stunning 4K imagery with a dynamic range to die for. Whether you’re shooting a drama or a documentary, the C70 will get you the Oscar-nod shots that make audiences gasp. The C70 is not just a camera, it’s the reincarnation of Picasso with a digital heart.

CanonC70 1 scaled

5. Sony FS7 – The Timeless Classic

No list of top camera rentals would be complete without the venerable Sony FS7. Like the Beatles of the camera world, the FS7 just never goes out of style. Its powerful Super 35 sensor and ergonomic design have won over the hearts of videographers everywhere. It’s reliable, it’s versatile, and it’s just so darn good at what it does. The FS7 is the silent sage that whispers, “In a world of TikToks and Reels, let’s create a masterpiece”.

So there you have it – our lineup of the top 5 camera rentals of 2023! Remember, with great power (and great cameras) comes great responsibility. But don’t fret! We at f11rentals.com are here to help you navigate this wondrous journey from ‘action’ to ‘cut’. So go ahead, rent a camera, make some magic, and let the world marvel at your masterpiece.

SonyFS7 1 scaled

Bolt 4K LT scaledDependable wireless 4K video with Teradek 750 and 1500!

Dependable wireless 4K video with Teradek 750 and 1500!

We saw the need to improve and bolster our wireless video capabilities, and what better way that with the Teradek 4K 750 LT and Teradek 4K 1500 LT! The strength of signal is much improved upon from the Teradek 500, especially with the inclusion of multiple antennas on both units. As the name suggests, these units are capable of 4K signal transfer via HDMI and 1080 via SDI. Teradek has made their units capable of mix-and-match along with increasing the number of receivers per transmitter to six! There are a myriad of other cool features we can talk about, but we suggest getting your hands on a set and testing it out for yourself! For your next Las Vegas camera rental or Las Vegas video production, make sure to reach out to us here at F11 Rentals for all of your gear and studio needs!

300 1Aputure LS 300x Lamp Head

Aputure lights up Vegas!

We recently invested in some amazing light from Aputure, and  we are thrilled! We purchased some Aputure LS 600X light for both our motorized lighting truss in our studio, as well as a few to rent out. With those, we added some F10 Fresnels along with barn doors for added lighting control. We also have Aputure LS 300X lights with a few extra items such as lanterns, lenses, etc. These LEDs offer a really dynamic and versatile light source that is low draw, easy to use, and really pushes your creative boundries. Make sure to add some to your next Las Vegas video production!

Vegas Sound Stage

The Importance of Lighting Control

Ask any true Gaffer, Director of Photography, Grip, or Photographer and they will tell you the absolute and unquestionable importance of quality lighting control. For, it's not just the quality of the lights, the camera, the lens, and the location, but the ability to control and create the perfect light for your scene that will make or break your shot.

Similar to really great captured audio, really great lighting may not be noticed by the common view, but bad audio/mediocre lighting will be! Anyone can pop up some LEDs or Fresnels, make a couple adjustments here and there, but to know how to diffuse/intensify the light, to bend it, shape it, warm or cool it to just the right temperature, that's what makes the difference. And, in order to become a Picasso or DiVinci or lighting, you'll need the right tools.

Starting with the right light fixture is of course the first step, after that, you'll need to make sure that you get the appropriate items to control the lights. Whether you'll need exterior dimmers, a flag set, 4x4 frames with diffusion or solid, gels, bounces, etc., we've got what you need.

Now, all this said, you should know when to say when... never let your friends over-adjust and drive... But, if you have time, make another change or two, just to see what it does to the scene; you never know when your masterpiece will be created!

For your next Las Vegas video production equipment rental or Sound Stage Booking, reach out to your buddies at F11 Rentals!

White Cyclorama

Aputure Space Lights now available!

We have invested in some really fantastic LED space lights for our studio and for rental! We placed four Aputure LS 600x Pro Lamps on our new Lighting Truss in our Cyclorama stage, and we have additional Aputure LS 600x Pros and a Aputure LS 300x available for rent. These space lights are amazing, they're RGBWW with a bunch of awesome effects, they draw a low amount of energy compared to traditional, non-LED space lights, and they run cool and quietly.  The space lights in the studio completely open up the entirety of our three-walled cyc for filming, and the additional lights really expand our creative offerings in regards to different styles of lights.

Along with the lamps themselves, we also invested in an Aputure Spotlight Mount Set with a 26-degree lens that can be used with the 600x and 300x, and a couple of F10 Fresnel attachements and barn doors for our additional 600x Pros. Again, this provides a broad range of tools that will really enhance your scene/production. If you would like more information, please visit our website for more information, and of course, rent some lamps from us and see what you can create!

As always, for the best Las Vegas Sound Stage and best Las Vegas video production rentals look no further than F11 Rentals!

Ronin RS 3DJI Ronin RS 2

DJI Ronin RS 2 now available!

We are so excited to announce that we have added the latest gimbal offering from DJI to our inventory. We now proudly offer to you, the DJI Ronin RS 2! This new and improved gimbal improves upon the Ronin S with increased weight capacity, improved performance, and expanded abilities. Paired with a new Canon C70, and you're looking at a compact and very high quality solution for your next project. Make sure to jump over to the gear section and build your perfect setup for your next Las Vegas video production!

Haze scaledThe Benefits of a Haze Machine in Videos

The Benefits of a Haze Machine in Videos

A Haze Machine can be a very valuable tool for productions. Music Videos, Films, and Commercials are all examples of good times to add haze. Let's look at these examples more thoroughly.

Music Videos

First, Music Videos. Not every video or scene calls for the addition of haze, but a lot could. Adding haze to a party scene to add "atmosphere" is a very popular move. Additionally, if the song is heavier or darker, adding haze may intensify the heavy, dark, sinister mood of the song. There is a difference between haze and smoke, so take note of that; the haze is a lot lighter. So, if you're trying to soften up the image, maybe soften up a practical light source, haze is the way to go. If your artist/talent is supposed to walk through a smokey building, haze is not the way to go. In all, haze can give your music video just the right type of cinematic atmosphere and softness to make it stand out from the multitude of other videos.


Here's an example: FiveSix Productions of Las Vegas/Long Beach shot a short film in Utah. The film took place in a cabin in the woods, and was a physiological drama. Now, you may thinking, "Oh, the haze made the cabin creepy!" No. All the haze was used for was to create a bit of "atmosphere" in the rooms. It didn't look hazy at all, but, it did create a little bit of softness, and glow. To the untrained eye, you would never know it was hazy, but without, it wouldn't have looked so cinematic. Think of it like this: haze is to a cinematic look, as shallots are to a restaurant quality dish. Adding a tiny bit of haze will give the picture a little extra quality, and shallots will give a dish a little extra flavor.


Finally, commercials. Again, similar to films, there are so many different uses. Dense haze can add a rich atmosphere to beauty and fashion products. If you're creating a creepy environment such as a a haunted house, cemetery, etc., haze is great. Concerts or clubs of any kind generally have haze machines. Or, again, a dramatic, cinematic style commercial could really benefit from a tiny bit of haze to create 'atmosphere'.

So there you have it. If you have any questions, make sure to drop a line. If you would like to rent a Hurricane Haze Machine for your next project, make sure to reach out and we'll get you squared away!

20200210 150919 scaledWorking with Natural and Artificial Light

Working with Natural and Artificial Light

Working on a closed stage or set can make lighting a stage/subject very straightforward. There are, of course challenges, but there's a lot of control. What about lighting in a location where there is natural light? Let's talk about getting along with the sunshine.

The sun is wonderful! It provides lovely, 110+ degree days, burns your skin, and smolders your retinas. The sun also melts evil snow and makes rainbows possible. Sun is our friend, not our enemy. Here are our favorite lights/gear to use when tangoing with the natural daylight.

Arri Skypanel. It's big, powerful, doesn't draw a whole lot of electricity, and spreads nicely like jam.

Litepanels Gemini 1x1. Think, Skypanel in a 1x1' LED panel. Also, the light spread is jelly like, "soft and spreadable".

Litepanels Astra 6X. They don't come with the 96-color crayon box of filters, colors and effects, but they'll give you a gentle smack in the face on a bright day.

Joker 800 Bug. A big ol' haymaker of light, right in your face. (Great to shoot off a bounce board, or use as an accent.)

Lastly, cutters, floppies, flags, frames and diffusions. Remember, the sun is pretty bright... you may just need to block and bounce a little. Sunshine is a gift from the Heavens, use it before you lose it.

If you have a sun-filled video production in your future, let us help you make it a little faker, but much more attractive.