Orlando Moving Picture Rental is Playing Through

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The film business in Southern Florida is back in action and going full speed ahead.
A lovely new movie called Playing Through was shot on location in Sarasota. It is a powerful fictionalized story about a real, historical person, Ann Gregory, the first black woman to play in a U.S. Golf Association event. Through her influence, Gregory opened the sport to women of color and all races.
In the film, Gregory plays a golf match during the 1950s against her opponent, the fictional character Babs Whatli …

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers & Crew

Once again, we’re excited to bring you Moving Picture Rental’s Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers and Crew. Being filmmakers ourselves, we know that we’re a slightly tough crowd to find gifts for, so we’ve come up with this guide to help you find your filmmaker friend a gift he or she will love. 
We’ve included a wide variety of price points, from stocking stuffers to $179 tote bags. This list will be sure to “short circuit” gift shopping for your favorite filmmaker! (In case you’re wondering, we’re doing this as a public service, with no a …

Does your political campaign need commercials, or social media spots?

 Is your political campaign looking to produce their own commercials for social media and television to increase voter awareness? Or are you a politically focused marketing agency looking for outside assistance on creating campaign ads?  We have a production solution for you and can make it happen quickly throughout Florida.

Producing political spots in Florida for ten years
We’ve been producing party-specific and non-partisan political commercials for the past 10 years. Florida candidates from city commission and mayoral races to state repr …

NAB Show now scheduled for October 9–13, 2021 in Las Vegas


Washington, D.C. — National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Gordon Smith today issued the following letter to the NAB Show community regarding plans for the 2021 NAB Show:



Dear NAB Show community,

I hope that you and your loved ones are well and staying safe. Although we truly miss seeing you in person, it has been fantastic to observe the industry come together in many ways to work through these challenging times, and it has been our pleasure to do our part to create connections via our new digita …

Best Lenses for Documentary Interviews

If you’re a documentary filmmaker, you’ll appreciate how unruly and stressful run-and-gun shooting can be. Unfortunately, it’s the primary condition of most documentary film shoots. However, when you shoot interviews, it’s a whole different approach. Interviews set-ups are those rare situations where you have the time to stop and consider your motivation, your POV, and your lens selection. You’re probably shooting interviews in a more controlled environment at your own pace. So why not use this opportunity to get more creative with your lens ch …

Remote Directing Can Improve Your Production During Covid-19

The job of a Producer. Never an easy gig. Even when things run smoothly, there’s always a tight rope or two to traverse. With the global coronavirus pandemic, client, talent, and camera crews safety on location has increased the high-wire act for producers.

Yet life goes on– Executive messages, political interviews, new medical procedures, etc. still need to be filmed and distributed, with the added concern for the clients, talent and crew safety at the studio and on-site locations. Handling these film safety tightropes, so to speak, is now m …

The Dos and Don’ts of Renting Film Equipment

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Going through my files recently I found this photo from the late ’80s with some of my fellow crewmates during the filming of a high-speed offshore powerboat race in Miami. Boy, we had a great time!  It reminds me of another story I recently heard about another crew person in the 80’s who once tried to get a helicopter shot flying under San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Remember, in the ’80s th …

A Very Cool Event if you love cinematography and grip and lighting

A Very Cool Event if you love cinematography and grip and lighting. Click on the link below! Remember us if you need Grip and Lighting Rental in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or Fort Myers.  Hats off to Zeiss for once again an amazing bit of content!  Zeiss brings it!!!!  NAB next year anyone!!!  FINGERS crossed!

From the comfort of our homes, ZEISS will host a special virtual event with acclaimed Director of Photography Armando Salas, ASC.

A newly elected member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Armando Salas is one …

Where to find a Camera Crew in Miami

Florida is opening up for production, and we’re ready with your camera crew.

Our camera crews are PPE equipped in Miami and ready for action. We have one person film crews for home productions as well as COVID-19 solutions for creating content. Or, shoot in our open-air studio in South Florida. We have single operator / DP camera units available in Miami and Fort Lauderdale ready to shoot! We are no stranger to one-man-band camera crews, as we’ve been operating like this for years! If you need gear and your budget is tight, please let us kno …

Production in Florida? How to Get Tax Breaks on Equipment Rental

Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way Productions, came to Tampa, Florida, last year to shoot scenes for the upcoming National Geographic TV series The Right Stuff premiering in Fall 2020 with Disney+.  Based on Tom Wolfe’s book by the same name, this docudrama concerns the U. S. space program’s efforts to put the first American in low-earth orbit.

This shoot was completed many months before the Coronavirus stopped film production in its tracks in March 2020 throughout Florida, leaving the state’s film industry reeling and film i …