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Film Production Equipment & Props

Film and TV Production Equipment, and themed props can be costly to purchase. Prop Hire and Technology equipment Hire allows you to trial different technology and prop options without large capital outlay.

Also, the finite/project nature of film and Television production work means that prop hire, or production technology equipment hire is a good fit, as there is no requirement for capex spend on expensive equipment or props which will only be used for a relatively short period of time.

When a production coordinator is sourcing technology equipment, they should consider short-term rental. With Hire Intelligence equipment can be rented for 1-day, up to 1-year. Equipment such as:

With regard to props, a production team may want to hire a few options to try out, until they find technology that works as a themed prop and matches the character, or backdrop styling and theme you’re seeking. Sometimes just one piece of technology might be hired, but the props buyer will have picked a variety of cases or bags for the tech to go in, which reveal something of the character.

How we can help Creative Industries?

We have some insight into the production process, and regularly work with creative agencies, tv studio personnel, media production agencies, freelancers, and production management teams. We are used to delivering to studio production locations, and know the television studio access requirements well.

With regard to video content editing, we specifically stock high powered workstations with suitable processing speeds for editing and rendering, and monitors with wide colour and brightness range.

To help with your prop hire selection, we can (to some extent) send details of assets – images from different angles/dimensions etc to a production assistant, or a production manager if that will help in prop choice. You can rent different pieces of technology for an office scene, or warehouse scene, or mobile devices which are the right touch for your character. We love the experience of seeing our assets on screen as part of a television programme, and we are proud to play a tiny role in supporting the production of some excellent tv drama.

If choosing technology for your industry professionals to use who are working with the production, or working in post-production, you can rent out a particular piece of film production equipment, and use the equipment until you really know whether it is what you have been looking for and if the features available are sufficient for the type of work you need to undertake. If you love the asset, and can see yourself using it for the longer term, then you can talk to us about purchasing of the device.

If you are a producer, or work in creative media industry but have not used Hire Intelligence equipment or skills, then please do ask your peers, or call and we can highlight our relevant experience with leading production companies, broadcaster organisations and list studio locations we are familiar with.

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How we can help

It may be an interesting option to rent out a particular piece of film production equipment and use it for a mid-term length. You can use the equipment until you really know whether it is what you have been looking for and if the features available are sufficient for the type of work you need to undertake. With regard to sourcing tech for props, please browse the products in this website, then give us a call for cost effective short-term rental to help make your scene right.

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Film Production Equipment & Props - The Zero Theorem

Film Production Equipment & Props - The Zero Theorem

When Terry Gilliam’s production company wanted equipment as the centre piece for a futuristic set on the movie The Zero Theorem, they turned to Hire Intelligence. A large number of LED screens were required which would be built into a cylindrical set design for one of the central scenes in the film. The screens needed to be very modern, with the facility to accept multiple inputs.

Hire Intelligence provided a rental of 20 of the latest 40inch Samsung LED screens along with another 18 screens of a various smaller sizes. These were then shipped to Bucharest where they were combined and built into a structure which brought Gilliam’s dreams to life. 50 iPads, also delivered to the Romanian capital, completed the hire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Are The Benefits of Hiring Equipment Compared To Buying?

    Cost Effective
    Deciding to rent equipment avoids any depreciation and can be tax deductible, which allows for a more cost effective solution for businesses.

    With technology constantly evolving, hiring equipment unlocks a great deal of flexibility and choice when it comes to selecting the latest technology.

    Try Before You Buy
    Hiring equipment enables you to try out a range of different products before deciding which one you want to invest in – if you wish to make this decision at a later date.

    Fast Installation And Setup
    Skilled consultants are on hand to offer sound technical advice and expertise to enable your devices to be set up as quickly as possible.

    Equipment On Demand
    Unforeseen circumstances can lead to our clients’ requirements changing. Hiring extra equipment is easily achievable, even at short notice.

    The Latest Technology
    Choosing to hire IT, AV and electronic equipment means you will always receive the very latest technology from leading and trusted brands.

    Covered Maintenance Costs
    If you’re experiencing technical issues with your device at any stage, a new replacement can be sent to you immediately, reducing stress and saving time.

  • What Are The Different Hire/Rental Options?

    We pride ourselves on offering a great deal of flexibility for our customers, that’s why we offer both short and long-term rentals.

  • What's the Process for Hiring Equipment on a Long-term Basis?

    Our long-term hire plans work in a similar way to our short-term rentals.

    The start of the process is the same as short-term hire, however, our experienced sales team will make regular calls with you to make sure everything is running smoothly with your equipment.

    If you have hired your equipment for a year, or you wish for your rental to be collected, simply contact us and we will arrange for your equipment to be picked up as soon as possible.

  • What Happens If The Equipment Becomes Faulty During My Rental Period?

    We deal with any issues quickly and efficiently by fixing or repairing equipment as soon as possible.

    If your equipment breaks or becomes faulty, contact us immediately on 0345 600 7272.

  • How Long Will My Delivery Take?

    If you live in areas surrounding the M25, you can expect to receive your delivery on the same day.

    The cut off time for overnight deliveries is 3pm (the day before you would like the equipment to be sent to you). If you are based in Central London you will receive your items within a couple of hours after placing an order.

    If you live in other areas outside of London you can expect to receive your equipment the next day.

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