TOPIC 2 – How to rent film equipment in Vietnam?
Vietnam has a wide range of state-of-the-art film equipment which is available for rent. It would be better for your crew to rent film equipment in Vietnam than bringing the bulky equipment by yourself from your country, because it helps you minimize the international transport fee, save time and energy.
Beside, bringing less equipment also help you to have less possibility of troubles with Customs.
So, why don’t you consider the possibility of renting film production equipment in Vietnam, instead of bringing your own?
Procedure for renting the filming equipment or anything else in Vietnam is quite clearly. The renter just need to prove the personal identification, sign a renting contract and leave some money as deposit according your contract.
You can rent the film equipment by many ways, but we suggest you 2 main ways below:
1. Directly contacting to any equipment rental company in Vietnam:
If you know any rental company in Vietnam, you can work with them by yourself. You have to sign contract, deposit money and/or the rental company needs to keep some of your identification, such as passport of someone in the crew.
2. Using our service, then we will find the equipment you need:
We bet that not all of film crews can rent the equipment by themselves as the first way above, because of complex procedures and language disagreement. If you use our service, all you need is listing all equipment, we will check if they are available in Vietnam or not, then complete all procedures to bring them to you. We also have connections and know different rental facilities, as well as cameraman who have their own equipment and may not use them in the time you come, so we can check for you all possibilities. Beside, depend on the equipment and number of days you would be renting, sometimes we can advise you if buying is cheaper than renting.
We once learned that the baggage cost to bring equipment on flight from London, UK to Hanoi, Vietnam is 40 USD/kg/trip. By the end, we were able to rent equipment for the filming crew with total cost of just 25 – 30% in comparison with if they bring from UK.
Below is a list of available equipment, but feel free to ask if you are looking for something else not listed.
I) In Hanoi:
|Cameras||– Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K- Sony FS7- Sony A7SII- Sony FS700- Sony A6500- Sony Action- Cam 4K- Panasonic- GH5- Canon C100- Canon 5D- MARK III- Canon 6D- Flycam/Drone 4K|
|Lens||– Canon 16-35L- Canon 17-40L- Canon 24-70L- Canon 70-200L- Canon 100L- Tokina 11-16- Carl Zeiss 21mm F2.8- Carl Zeiss 25mm F2.8- Carl Zeiss 35mm F2.8- Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4- Carl Zeiss 50mm F1.5- Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4- Carl Zeiss 135mm F2.8- Carl Zeiss 80-200mm- Rokinon Cine DS 14mm T3.1- Rokinon Cine DS 16mm T2.0- Rokinon Cine DS 24mm T1.4- Rokinon Cine DS 35mm T1.4- Rokinon Cine DS 50mm T1.4- Rokinon Cine DS 85mm T1.4- Rokinon Cine DS 100mm T2.8- Sony Alta PL (20, 25, 35, 50, 85, 135mm)|
|Lights||– HMI 575kw- HMI 1.2kw- HMI 2.5kw- HMI M18 (1.8kw)- HMI M40 (4kw)- Chinaball HMI 1.2kw- Chinaball HMI 1.8kw- Chinaball HMI 2.5kw- Chinaball HMI 4kw- Chinaball Tungsten 2000w- Tungsten Fresnel 150w- Tungsten Fresnel 300w- Tungsten Fresnel 650w- Tungsten Fresnel 1000w- Tungsten Fresnel 2000w- Kino Flo 4ft 4Bank 3200K- Kino Flo 4ft 4Bank 5600K- Kino Flo 2ft 4Bank 3200K- Kino Flo 2ft 4Bank 5600K- Kino Flo 6 bank- LED Panel- LED Hand Lamp- LED Fresnel 300w 5600K|
|Tripods||– Set of 3 tripods(Tall, Medium, Short)- Sachtler- LX10- LX5- Vinten- Manfrotto- Libec- Monopod|
|Stabilizer||– Ronin- Ronin MX- Glidecam- Steadicam- Ikan EC1- Beholder|
|Monitors||– HDMI,SDI 21”- HDMI,SDI 15.6”- HDMI,SDI 7”- HDMI,SDI 5.5”- HDMI 7”- Dual 8” SDI monitor|
II) In Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon):
Blackmagic Ursa 12K Fullset
Red Komodo 6k with EF Mount and PL Mount
Full set Blackmagic Pocket 6k Pro with EF Mount and PL Mount
Sony FX9 Fullframe Full set
Red Helium 8K Fullset
Canon C300 Mark II Full set
Blackmagic Ursa G2 Full set
Canon C200 Fullset
Sony FS7 Mark II Full set
Arri Alexa Mini Full set
ARRI/Zeiss Master Primes T1.3 PL Mount
Angenieux EZ-1 30 to 90mm T2.0 Cinema EF & PL Mount
Fujinon XK20-120mm T3.5 Cabrio Lens (PL Mount)
ZEISS CP.3 Compact Prime (EF Mount, Feet)
Sigma Zoom18-35mm & 50-100mm T2.0 (PL Mount)
Arri Ultra T1.9 Cinema Prime (PL Mount)
Tokina Cinema 100mm T2.9 Macro (EF & PL Mount)
Fujinon ZK19-90mm T2.9 Cabrio (PL Mount)
Arri Alura 45-250mm T2.6 PL Mount (Feet)
Canon T1.3 LF Cinema Prime (EF Mount)
Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Cine (PL Mount) Feet
Arri Zeiss Super Speed T1.3 (PL Mount)
Zeiss T2.1 Compact Prime Lens (PL Mount)
Sachtler 20 S1 Head 100mm
Vinten Vision 5LF Head 100mm
Secced SC-V18/100RP Fluid Head 100mm
Secced SC-V20/100RP Fluid Head 100mm
Vinten Vision 8AS Head 100mm
Sachtler Cine 30 HD Head 150mm
Aputure Amaran P60C RGBWW Led Panel
Led Aputure Amaran 200X
Aputure 1200D Pro Daylight LED Light
Aputure 600X Pro Daylight LED Light
Aputure Spotlight Mount Set with Lens
Aputure MC LED Light
Aputure B7C LED Light
Arri Spotlight 300w Tungsten
Arri Spotlight 5000w Fresnel
Aladin FalconeyesRX-848-K1 2800K-10000K Led
* Generators: 7kw, 10kw, 25kw, 60kw, 100-112kw,
If you need other filming equipment in Vietnam which isn’t listed above, please let us know, as we can ask people in our network. Thank you!