Shoot Blue is a independent camera and lighting equipment rental house based in London, UK. We supply cutting-edge creative tools to cinematographers, filmmakers and digital content producers.
Established in 2008 with just a single camera and two employees, over a decade later we have grown to where we stand today, with double digit numbers of both cameras and staff as well as facilitating several hundred client rentals every month.
For many of our clients we are their go-to, full service rental supplier who can precisely manage all aspects of their camera and lighting equipment requirements.
With a focus on large-sensor, digital cinematography production, our equipment portfolio reflects the latest trends and most innovative technology for film, television and creative content production.
Whilst we could talk to you at great length about the minutiae of how we specify and configure our camera and accessory kits, we’ll just say that we are quietly confident you’ll be impressed when you open a Shoot Blue flightcase.
Our dedicated film lighting rental department can supply anything from a simple three-point interview lighting kit through to a complete lighting package for a commercial, film or drama production – and just about everything in between.
Browse our lighting inventory and you’ll find not only the latest lighting fixtures, but a comprehensive range of stands, grip, textiles, power and electrical distribution.
We’re particularly convenient when you need to source both lighting and camera kit, being one of the few rental houses who can comfortably handle both requirements at once.
Popular lighting equipment brands we stock include ARRI, Litegear, Kino Flo, K5600, Dedolight, Matthews and Astera.
Before every single hire, all equipment is thoroughly tested and checked to ensure that it performs flawlessly on your production.
We are able to perform many maintenance and repair procedures in-house, with several members of our technical team having specialist skills in areas such as lens engineering and electrical safety.
And when you are on location and using our equipment, you can rely on us for technical support around the clock.
The Shoot Blue Experience
Just having the latest camera and lighting technology is not the whole picture. It’s our people who make the real difference when you choose to hire from Shoot Blue.
That is to say we’ll always strive to be friendly, responsive and enthusiastic when working with you. You can count on us for dependable advice and in-depth product knowledge.
We strongly believe that it’s getting these details right, that more often than not, matters just as much as the actual equipment in our warehouse.
Going That Extra Mile
Time critical logistics are often an integral part of the production process. You can rely on our transport team to deliver your equipment order on time and to your chosen destination.
Our mixed fleet of delivery vehicles caters for all levels of equipment transport, whether its a single flightcase or a multi-vehicle load of cameras and lighting kit.
And for requirements further afield, we can take care of international shipping, carnets and customs clearance formalities.
We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our business and promoting sustainable working practices within the film and television production industry.
Some of the measures we have taken to reduce our environmental footprint include investment in electric delivery vehicles and using 100% renewable energy in our premises. View our Environmental Policy here
Our client base extends across film and television production companies, broadcasters, creative agencies as well as many individual freelancers and crew.
We understand that every requirement is unique, and whether you are looking for just a couple of items or have a complex, large-scale production requirement, we will always work collaboratively with you to find the right solution.
Shoot Blue is a BBC approved rental supplier for camera equipment.
So we’ve almost reached the end of our short introduction, but conversely, we hope that it might also be the beginning of a beautiful (equipment hire) friendship. If you are liking the sound of things so far and would consider trying us out for your next project, please give our bookings team a call on 0208 343 1260 or drop us an email: [email protected]
You can also find our online account application below.