Category: Announcements

New Items for 2022

We have added new equipment to add up to your artistic arsenal.

Aputure Nova P300c
Aputure Spotlight Mount

These items will require an operator to be included.


Post COVID Policies

We have been very accommodative to rent out our gears during the pandemic without requiring assistants. However, after more than a year of doing so, we have incurred UNNECESSARY damages to our equipment due to careless handling.

4 Godox SL200 unit with broken screws
2 Aputure 120D/300D units with damaged cables
7 Pocket Wizard damaged cabling

It seems to us that care to our equipment has been of least concerns so we are now implementing assisted shoots for all our clients.

Our assistants are fully vaccinated. If you require covid testing, you will have to handle the transportation and testing costs.

Thank you for your understanding.


Announcement: Rates Adjustment

Effective June 11

1. Minimum consumable for free assistant will now be 4,400 total gear rent (paper backgrounds excluded).
2. Minimum consumable for free assistant and logistics (depending on the location) will now be 6,600 total gear rent (paper backgrounds excluded).
3. Extra assistant – 1,320
4. Teleprompter Operator – 1,650


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