Shoot Blue

We are an independent camera & lighting equipment rental house based in London, UK, supplying cutting-edge, creative tools for filmmakers and digital content producers.

Shoot Blue was established in 2008 with just one camera, two employees and a somewhat vague “scribbled on a napkin” inkling of an idea that we might have a go at renting things out. Since that time, we have grown to where we are today, with double digit numbers of cameras and staff as well as facilitating several hundred rentals per month.

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Shoot Blue

We are an independent camera & lighting equipment rental house based in London, UK, supplying cutting-edge, creative tools for filmmakers and digital content producers.

Shoot Blue was established in 2008 with just one camera, two employees and a somewhat vague “scribbled on a napkin” inkling of an idea that we might have a go at renting things out. Since that time, we have grown to where we are today, with double digit numbers of cameras and staff as well as facilitating several hundred rentals per month.

In addition to the cameras, we have also added an extensive range of lenses, lighting and grip equipment to our rental portfolio. And for many of our clients, we are a one-stop, “go-to” supplier for all things camera and lighting. With a lean towards large-sensor, digital cinematography style production, our rental portfolio reflects the latest and most innovative equipment for film, television and media content production.

Our overall ethos really comes down to just four words “great kit, great service” which inform our thinking for every single hire. You can rely on us for reliable, well maintained equipment, expert advice and excellent customer support in all areas of our rental operation.

If you like the sound of things so far, you can sign up for a rental account here or get in touch with our bookings team to discuss your requirement.

Our inventory of hire equipment includes digital cinematography camera and lenses for both Super 35 and Full-Frame production, along with a comprehensive range of camera accessories, grip, power and audio equipment.

In addition, we have dedicated film lighting department that can supply anything from a simple three-point interview lighting kit through to an entire lighting package for a film or drama production – and everything in between.

Before every single hire, we have a thorough inspection and testing process for all equipment to ensure it is reliable, correctly calibrated so that it will work flawlessly on your shoot. Many maintenance and repair procedures are also performed in-house, with several members of our technical team having specialist skills in areas such as lens testing and adjustment.

Key equipment manufacturers we stock include ARRI, Sony, Canon, Zeiss, Cooke, Angenenux, Fujinon, Leica & RED.

Our inventory of hire equipment includes digital cinematography camera and lenses for both Super 35 and Full-Frame production, along with a comprehensive range of camera accessories, grip, power and audio equipment.

In addition, we have dedicated film lighting department that can supply anything from a simple three-point interview lighting kit through to an entire lighting package for a film or drama production – and everything in between.

Before every single hire, we have a thorough inspection and testing process for all equipment to ensure it is reliable, correctly calibrated so that it will work flawlessly on your shoot. Many maintenance and repair procedures are also performed in-house, with several members of our technical team having specialist skills in areas such as lens testing and adjustment.

Key equipment manufacturers we stock include ARRI, Sony, Canon, Zeiss, Cooke, Angenenux, Fujinon, Leica & RED.

Our people

Having the ability to supply the latest camera and lighting technology is not the whole picture. It’s also our people who make a real difference.

Our people

But having the ability to supply the latest camera and lighting technology is not the whole picture. It’s also our people who make a real difference.

Work with us and you’ll find that our team have a talent in ensuring that your production runs smoothly. From your first, initial contact with our bookings desk, through to the kit preparation process and liaising with technical support, we’ll always go that extra mile to look after your requirements.

And no matter how big or small those requirements might be, whether you are looking to hire a single video cable or a whole truck (or two) of equipment, you’ll experience the same high level of client service from us at all times.

That is to say we’ll always strive to be friendly, responsive and enthusiastic. And when you need it, offer you dependable advice and product knowledge.

We believe that it’s getting these details right, that more often than not, matters just as much as the equipment.

Our clients

We support the technical production requirements for a diverse range of clients working across film, television, commercials and digital content creation.

Our extensive client base includes production companies, broadcasters, advertising, marketing and creative agencies as well as individual freelancers and crew. Please take a look at our credits page to view some of the projects that we have worked on.

Whilst many of our clients are UK-based, we also regularly provide rental equipment for international productions looking to shoot in London as well as further afield. Often this can involve going beyond just equipment dry-hire, and when required we can help with crew, ancillary production facilities and logistical planning.

Our clients come in all shapes and sizes, and whether you are looking for just a few items or have a complex, large-scale production requirement, we will always try to offer a solution and to be flexible around your needs.

Shoot Blue holds ‘BBC Approved’ status for the supply of camera equipment and is an Albert Sustainable Supplier – read our environmental policy here

We support the technical production requirements for a diverse range of clients working across film, television, commercials and digital content creation.

Our extensive client base includes production companies, broadcasters, advertising, marketing and creative agencies as well as individual freelancers and crew. Please take a look at our credits page to view some of the projects that we have worked on.

Whilst many of our clients are UK-based, we also regularly provide rental equipment for international productions looking to shoot in London as well as further afield. Often this can involve going beyond just equipment dry-hire, and when required we can help with crew, ancillary production facilities and logistical planning.

Our clients come in all shapes and sizes, and whether you are looking for just a few items or have a complex, large-scale production requirement, we will always try to offer a solution and to be flexible around your needs.

Shoot Blue holds ‘BBC Approved’ status for the supply of camera equipment and is an Albert Sustainable Supplier – read our environmental policy here

Shoot Blue’s customer service is phenomenal and I would definitely recommend to a colleague.Their efficiency and professionalism is what you look for in a rental company and I have no doubt that I shall use them again in the future.5/5 and very reliable!
rlangmedia .
rlangmedia .
14:35 07 Nov 19
Great kit. Very helpful
Ian Stowe
Ian Stowe
20:00 07 Nov 19
I've worked with a half dozen rental houses in London over the past 5 years but I didn't know what I was missing until I started hiring from Shoot Blue. The staff perfectly balance professionalism and sensitivity. 10 stars if I could, and I plan on using Shoot Blue exclusively whenever possible.Thanks especially to Ivana and Adam!
Benjamin Leggett
Benjamin Leggett
07:16 02 Sep 19
Great rental house with fantastic service
chris steel
chris steel
14:19 07 Feb 20
Fantastic service. Genuinely helpful and a pleasure to work with. Stunning equipment, we were lucky enough to shoot on vintage anamorphic lenses. Highly recommended.
John Harrigan
John Harrigan
19:54 06 Feb 19