Equipment Rentals

Renting Filmmaking Gear

The Film Forum has cameras (digital, 16mm, Super-8), sound gear (a lavalier kit, a boom mic, a Zoom H6 recorder), lights (Arri and Omni kits), and an edit suite, all for rent.

Equipment must be scheduled by phone or email in advance. Pick-up and drop-off are by appointment.

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Rates listed below are for the general public. Northwest Film Forum members receive a 50% discout.


Digital Film Cameras

Northwest Film Forum rents three types of digital cameras available for rent:  Canon 60D DSLR, Panasonic AG-HVX200, and Panasonic AG-DVX100.

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16mm Cameras

The following 16mm cameras are available: Aaton XTR, Eclair ACL II, Eclair NPR, and Bolex.

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Super 8 Cameras

Top of the line to simple user-friendly cameras!

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Affordable lighting options include  Arri and Omni Light Kits, C-Stands, and an 8'x8' Butterfly Overhead with Silk

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Sound Gear

We offer three sound packages that include a H6 Zoom Handheld Recorder,  Nagra IV.2 and DAT recorder, as well as additional equipment: Audio Technica Short Shotgun Mic, Sennheiser Lav Mic and a Shure FP33 Field Mixer.

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Production Facilities

A Non-Linear Editing Suite and an Animation Suite are available at filmmaker-friendly prices.

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Projectors and Screens

Regular-8mm Projector, Super-8mm Projector, 16mm Projector and screens are all available by the day or weekend.

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16mm Film Library

Rent films from our vast library of 16mm educational and historical original prints!

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