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Renting Backgrounds Post-Covid

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease, we are implementing new guidelines on backgrounds.

1. We will STOP providing all types of cloth and washable backgrounds.
2. For paper backgrounds, we will be increasing price to 1,650 for 2 yards allocation. If your photographer or director asks us to pull out a longer allocation, the charge is another 1,650 for another 2 yards allocation.

“It might be better for you to purchase backgrounds. Please do consider.”

3. Instead of reusing the other side and slowly cutting off used portions, we decided to cut used portion of the background right after the shoot. By no means, we will bring home the used portion. It will be left on-site and it will be your responsibility to dispose it.

Please note that this is considered the DIRTIEST ITEM in our list of equipment and there has been instances that there’s no sanitation of shoes being done prior to the shoot. We cannot bear the risk of bringing COVID-19 back to our office.


Post COVID-19

We are now operational with the following guidelines we follow:

1. Our assistants wear face shields and mask.
2. If assistants are required to fill out COVID-19 related documentation, send to us at lightrentalsph@gmail.com
3. If your company requires rapid testing a day before the shoot, we can comply but all testing will be at your expense. All assistants will be charged to your expense regardless if positive or negative. If your shoot requires 1 assistant but we have to test a second assistant because the first one was positive, then you should shoulder expense on both tests done.
4. If your company requires rapid testing on the day of the shoot, then we will not be able to provide assistants and delivery for your requirements. You will need to pick up the equipment from our office and directly hire an assistant from our pool if the equipment list will require you to have an assistant.

“RAPID TESTING IS NOT ACCURATE and it is not fair to cancel a shoot because one of the participants (ours or not) in the shoot has been tested positive. We have encountered several cancellations to which it resulted in heavy costs (2,000-3,500) on our part. We end up spending more on tests, manpower and logistics than we are earning. Worse, clients never bothered to shoulder them. It’s already difficult to earn a living during a crisis, what more if we end up spending more?”

5. We encourage contactless transactions, so payments can be made through bank/online transfer. We accept BPI and BDO deposits. Please send us proof of payment via email. We can send you soft copy of the OR. If you need a hard copy, please pre-pay so we can send the OR together with the equipment.

“Accounting departments should learn to adapt contactless arrangements in credit and collection.
We don’t understand why they insist on getting hard copies when electronic communication is admissible as evidence in court.
The physical transactions require gas, manpower, time, effort and now risk of covid 19 exposure.
All this for a practice that should be outdated.
What happened to cost cutting, lowering of carbon emissions and lessening traffic?”

6. Please specify if your company will need a printed order form. We currently print only 1 for our internal use as a checklist.
7. Gears returned to us are sanitised for the next use.
8. Because of the limitation of transportation, we may require your company to provide van for transport of equipment.


New Items

1. Rimelite Prime5 500watts strobe
2. Rimelite Prime7 700watts strobe
3. Aputure 300d version 2 LED head (350watts)
4. Sony A7 mark 3
5. Director’s Chair
6. Ottoman Cube Stool
7. Soft Umbrella – Reflective
8. Soft Umbrella – Shoot Through
9. V-lock Battery Kit, 4x battery with charger – for Aputure LED Heads and Panels


Holiday Schedule 2019

We will be CLOSED (inquiries,bookings,dispatch) on the following dates:
Christmas week -> Dec. 23, 24, 25
New Year week -> Dec. 30, 31, January 1

Inquiries and bookings between 26-29 will experience delays but will still be entertained.

We have some assistants willing to work during the holiday season. If you have requirement on closed days, we can still provide but please book ahead.


New Service Rates

Effective January 1, 2020, we will be applying new service rates for 8 hours. Please be guided:
Assistant : 990
Audio Technician : 1,320
Boom Mic Operator : 1,650 (old rate)
Teleprompter Operator: 1,320
Overtime per hour per staff : 88 (old rate)

We will be retaining the minimum consumable packages as follows:
Service Package : 3,740
Service+Logistics Package : 5,500


Holiday Schedule

We will be CLOSED (inquiries,bookings,dispatch) on the following dates:
Christmas week -> Dec. 23, 24, 25
New Year week -> Dec. 30, 31, January 1

Inquiries and bookings between 26-29 will experience delays but will still be entertained.

We have some assistants willing to work during the holiday season. If you have requirement on closed days, we can still provide but please book ahead.


Discontinued and New Items!

DISCONTINUED ITEMS:
1. Amaran 528pin LED
2. LEDGO600 LED

NEW ITEMS:
1. Godox SL-200 LED Head, 200 watts DAYLIGHT White
2. Aputure 120D version 2, 120 watts DAYLIGHT White
3. Aputure LS1s, 120 watts DAYLIGHT White, but as powerful as a 200-watt LED Head
4. Falcon Eyes, Sophiez, Ultra Soft Light 68 watts, Bi-color
5. Rimelite Box-Type Lanter 75cm
6. Butterfly Diffuser 1.5m x 2m
7. Sony A7S2


New Items!

Here are some of our new items:

1. Fresnel Attachment for HPL200 LED Lights – this allows the HPL to have a spot light effect. Attachment allows easy switching from spot to wide and vice versa.
2. Grandbox / Aputure Light Dome / Parabolic Softbox 90cm – 16 leg, deep softbox.
3. Large Diffuser / Butterfly / Silk Diffuser 60″ x 78″ – this is a huge light diffuser. This will need 2-3 light stands, 2-3 super clamps and sand bag to stabilize if positioned horizontally or at an angle.
4. LED Ring Light 50cm Diameter – ideal for beauty shots.
5. Manfrotto 190XPRO4-3W – a medium weight, 4-section, tripod with 3-way tilt head
6. Pocket Wizard X

Improved products:

Our Sennheiser Lavalier has been around for quite sometime and we have decided to provide more value with it by including Wireless Mic Belts (WMB). We have choices of 28″ or 32″, black or tan colour. Just inform us which size and colour you prefer.


Announcement: Booking Confirmation Ticket

We are always improving the way we do things so from the usual: “Yes sir, this is confirmed.” or “Yes sir, we booked your items already.” We are now replying to your confirmed bookings with a Booking Confirmation Ticket.

Depending on the type of rentl, the Booking Confirmation Ticket contain details of your booking:
– Pick up time
– Return time
– Call time
– Location of shoot
– Client side contact person
– Assistant for the shoot and mobile number
– Dispatch and receiving contact person and number
– Pick up and return address
– Logistics agreement
– Payment details (FULL or with F2307 deductions)
– List of equipment and total amount

The Booking Confirmation Ticket ensures that your booking is placed on calendar and that it will be prepared by our dispatch personnel.

More importantly, the details that you need are listed in it – pick up and return address, assistant’s details, confirmation of list of equipment, etc. So kindly read and check the Booking Confirmation Ticket because this is the common basis of both the renter and the provider.

We will always strive to be efficient and reliable with the way we work so we are still improving and evolving.

Thank you for your patience and trust with LightRentalsPH.com


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