HOW TO RENT

BROWSE OUR EQUIPMENT

Check out our inventory and build a list of the cameras, lenses, and equipment you need for your project.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask us! We’ll likely be able to source the equipment you need.

REQUEST AN
ESTIMATE

Send us your equipment order by submitting the form below. We’ll need to know your shoot dates and your pick-up and return dates. We’ll get back to you with availability and pricing as soon as we can.

Got questions about what gear you need? We're happy to make suggestions that fit your budget.

BOOK YOUR
RENTAL

Once the estimate is approved and you are ready to book your rental, we’ll coordinate the camera prep, pick-up, drop-off and any shipping logistics with you so you can start shooting your project.

New Customer? We will need to set up a new account for you and get your certificate of insurance on file. See, "How to Set Up an Account" below.

How to Set Up an Account

Before we can prepare and release your equipment, we will need the following forms and information from you:

1. Complete the New Rental Account Application and Rental Agreement

2. Send us your Certificate of insurance (sample COI here)

Please send completed forms and COI to rentals@cinemechanics.com or call us at 952.303.6226 with any questions.

Rental Rates

DAILY RATE

For a one day rental rate you can pick up your equipment at 3:00pm the day before your shoot and return it by 10:00am the day after. If you need an earlier pickup, contact us and we can try to accommodate.

3 DAY WEEK

For jobs shooting anywhere from three days up to seven consecutive days, the total billing will be three days. This means using our equipment for three days within a week's period of time is the same cost as any larger number of shooting days that takes place within a week's period of time. We do require you to return the gear after your last shoot day.

LONG TERM

Get in touch with us! We’ll work within your budget and timeframe so things fit for you.

"Final pricing for equipment packages is based on the amount of equipment rented and length of your rental period. We will generate a custom quote for you once we receive your full equipment list and dates of your project. "

Equipment Pickup & Delivery

On your Gear List Form let us know when you’d like to pick up or if you would like to have your equipment delivered. You are always welcome to prep at our facility the day before your job. We have spacious prep bays and our prep technicians are happy to help you out.

DELIVERY & PICKUP TIMES

We are open M-F 9am to 5pm.

We understand production, so if you need an earlier pickup time, please let us know and we can likely accommodate.

We will need a three hour window to schedule the delivery. Smaller windows and last minute deliveries are possible based on our availability.

DELIVERY & PICKUP LOCATIONS

We can deliver or pick up at your location within a 25 mile radius of Minneapolis. For special deliveries outside of Minneapolis please contact us.

DELIVERY & PICKUP RATES

Delivery fees vary, so please inquire. Delivery fees start at $50 and can vary depending on distance and time of day. For deliveries outside of our standard radius, please contact us for custom pricing.

CAMERA PREP

You are welcome to prep your camera rental order at our facility. We have spacious prep bays with professional focus charts, tools, and anything you need for your check out. Our staff is on hand to advise or help with your order and answer any questions you may have so you are ready for your project. We start early and the coffee is always on for you!

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

We have a knowledgeable staff dedicated to making sure your rental experience goes smoothly. We are always available to help and offer technical support to you in pre-production, during the prep, or in the field. If we don’t know the answer, we will get it. If you are having an issue with equipment, we will get you a replacement. "Fix it in Prep" is our motto. "Fix it in Post” costs a lot more!

Request a Quote

Still have questions? Give us a call or send us an email! We’re happy to help you build a gear list or provide more information about specific equipment.

RENTAL INQUIRIES

Need an estimate? Want to check equipment availability? Ready to place an order?

Fill out the information below and we'll get back to you soon. You can also contact us via rentals@cinemechanics.com or 952-303-6226.

  • Prep/Pickup Date

  • Return Date