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Brainbox Cameras

Brainbox Cameras Cinema Camera & Lens Rentals / Lighting / Audio / Grip
Based in Los Angeles, Will Ship Worldwide
Bes L.A.'s best boutique camera rental house: Dedicated to making the latest in camera gear available for filmmakers on all budgets.

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👀  https://ymcinema.com/2022/08/08/arri-tech-talk-assembling-the-alexa-35-lightweight-set/
08/09/2022
ARRI Tech Talk: Assembling the ALEXA 35 Lightweight Set - Y.M.Cinema - News & Insights on Digital Cinema

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https://ymcinema.com/2022/08/08/arri-tech-talk-assembling-the-alexa-35-lightweight-set/

ARRI has published a tutorial that demonstrates how to assemble the Lightweight Set for the ALEXA 35. It’s highly recommended to watch this even if you don’t intend to shoot with the 35 any time soon. Explore how great engineering comes together. ALEXA 35 Lightweight Set The ALEXA 35 Lightweight...

07/04/2022

Happy Independence Day from your friends at BrainBox Cameras.

07/01/2022

In honer of International Joke Day
What’s the heaviest thing a camera assistant has to carry?
The operator.

Consistency is one of the key elements offered by the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses. Feel free to get in touch with us for ...
06/30/2022
Zeiss Supreme Primes Radiance 7 Lens Set Rental in Los Angeles from BrainBox Cameras

Consistency is one of the key elements offered by the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses. Feel free to get in touch with us for rates and availability.

https://www.brainboxcameras.com/product-page/zeiss-supreme-primes-radiance-7-lens-set

Indie-friendly Zeiss Supreme Primes Radiance - 7 lens set rental in Los Angeles from BrainBox Cameras. These lenses are build on the legendary Zeiss history of creating the finest lenses for cinema. Our set of 7 Lenses covers a wide range of focal lengths. Submit your gear list today!

It’s been a minute since we went to Church. Thanks  - pleasure to film and witness your . Live broadcast on  this past w...
11/09/2021

It’s been a minute since we went to Church. Thanks - pleasure to film and witness your . Live broadcast on this past weekend - Cameras and crew by .cameras and . And thanks to and for trusting us to help bring this home.

When you absolutely have to have matching eyelines….  Alexa Mini LF’s sporting  full frame mode EZ Zooms. Thanks to  for...
11/05/2021

When you absolutely have to have matching eyelines…. Alexa Mini LF’s sporting full frame mode EZ Zooms. Thanks to for hosting us.

The (former) star of the show.This week, RED announced the first of their DSMC3 line, with the V-Raptor 8K cinema camera...
10/22/2021

The (former) star of the show.

This week, RED announced the first of their DSMC3 line, with the V-Raptor 8K cinema camera.

While we here Brainbox Camera Rentals] cannot wait to get our hands on the new RED, let’s take a moment to appreciate their former top dog.

The RED Monstro 8K VV is the pinnacle of RED’s DSMC2 line. Featuring a large format sensor, 8K Raw at 60fps/4K Raw at 120fps, & 17+ stops of dynamic range—there is no job this camera cannot handle.

Available to rent from Brainbox Camera Rentals]
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The modern redesign of a vintage classic.Released in 2017, the Cooke Panchro/i Classics recreate the original look and f...
10/18/2021

The modern redesign of a vintage classic.

Released in 2017, the Cooke Panchro/i Classics recreate the original look and feel of the vintage Cooke Speed Panchros, which dominated classic filmmaking from the 1920’s through the 1960’s.

Known for chromatically enhancing an image in low light conditions, the Cooke Panchros are a must for when trying to compose your next Rembrandt.

Available for rent in 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, & 75mm T2.2; 100mm T2.6 from .cameras
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These new lenses are very…. Brilliant? Alluring? Luminant? Vibrant? No that’s not right… RADIANCE Supreme Primes from  a...
06/09/2021

These new lenses are very…. Brilliant? Alluring? Luminant? Vibrant? No that’s not right…

RADIANCE Supreme Primes from are now at 🧠📦 - oops I mean Brainbox!

These lenses have a whole host of new special coatings and other enhancements to create incredible flares and unique bokeh that are beautiful but very controllable. They are of course among the highest quality optics in the world for full frame cinematography, going great with our Sony Venice, Alexa Mini LF and RED Monstro.

The full set of 7 lenses is available now with the recently announced 4 additional focal lengths coming this fall.

Come in for a test today!

05/25/2021

Look what the stork delivered today…new baby macro! This one is full frame anamorphic flavored! Thanks !

Full Frame Future.No matter your preference - Sony Venice - Alexa Mini LF - RED MonstroBrainbox Cameras has you covered....
05/18/2021

Full Frame Future.

No matter your preference - Sony Venice - Alexa Mini LF - RED Monstro

Brainbox Cameras has you covered.

I have a bit of news to share with everyone...I remember so clearly the days of renting a single DVX-100 from a tiny apa...
05/18/2021
The Brainbox Team just got Bigger!

I have a bit of news to share with everyone...

I remember so clearly the days of renting a single DVX-100 from a tiny apartment. I was a naive film school grad, upset with the high prices and difficulty of renting the latest gear. It was a frustrating and difficult experience. After almost 15 years, what started as just helping out my friends with gear on the weekend for their shorts, has morphed into what Brainbox Cameras is today.

And now we’re taking the next step.

Brainbox Cameras is teaming up with Reel Men Rentals in Phoenix, to give you two locations, more gear, and more support staff to help you. The new company is more than double the size and we now have greatly expanded offerings - the Arizona office has a fleet of production vehicles, extensive grip & electric, and a fully equipped 3,000 square foot stage, not to mention a full roster of capable crew, and a talented staff.

The great Brainbox team and our name are all staying the same, we just have extra support from Reel Men to be a one-stop shop for your production needs. The extra manpower will help us provide even better support for your projects. And soon we hope to announce an expansion for our LA office to accommodate new services like G&E, production vehicles, and full crewing.

How does this help you? You can still count on the knowledgeable staff, indie-friendly pricing, and can-do small business attitude.

Don’t worry. We’re 100% committed to maintaining our fair pricing and knowledgeable and personable service.

But the most important part of this announcement - I want to personally say Thank You to all of you, our clients both new and old. Thanks for trusting us, in some small way, to help you on your creative journeys.

Your support of small business has helped transform the production landscape of LA to create the vibrant marketplace it is today, where creativity thrives and filmmakers have access to the best gear at fair prices. That’s been our mission from day 1.

Brainbox staff - both past and current - I am so grateful for your tireless energy and contributions over the years. You’ve all helped this small company weather countless storms. Thank you.

If you’re curious - I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to transition to being a consultant for the new Brainbox - and hopefully a client - as I have crazy dreams of producing and developing some stories of my own.

- Travis MacRitchie

Brainbox Founder

https://www.brainboxcameras.com/post/the-brainbox-team-just-got-bigger

Brainbox is growing. We are parterning with Reel Men Rentals to increase our servives and support for your productions.

Is this guy in the union? He may need another applebox...
05/04/2021

Is this guy in the union? He may need another applebox...

‘Peli’s & Smartcarts’ - a familiar sight for many indie filmmakers today. How many cases have you dragged through LAX? 🎬...
04/27/2021

‘Peli’s & Smartcarts’ - a familiar sight for many indie filmmakers today. How many cases have you dragged through LAX?

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It’s been over a year waiting, but the ‘godfather’ of vintage cinema lenses are back at Brainbox. Thank you  for your wo...
04/24/2021

It’s been over a year waiting, but the ‘godfather’ of vintage cinema lenses are back at Brainbox. Thank you for your work rehousing our beloved Super Baltars.

These vintage lenses, originally designed by Bausch and Lomb, were widely used in Hollywood during the 60’s and 70’s on countless classic films, not the least of which is Coppola’s Godfather.

Today when paired with modern digital sensors these vintage optics become truly magical. The colors have a strong fidelity and low contrast, skin tones are rich and complex, and when opened up there is an ethereal softness. Highlights bloom in pleasing ways not unlike k35’s. The new housings brings modern functionality to these classic pieces of glass to perform reliably on your next shoot.

As always contact us for a free demo.

“The sensor is OFF the camera” ... just some of the things you hear when prepping our new   with our beautiful  6k Cinem...
04/22/2021

“The sensor is OFF the camera” ... just some of the things you hear when prepping our new with our beautiful 6k Cinema Camera. The possibilities are endless with this thing. If you want to play with one contact us for a free test.

We finally have 10 of the  Longtake 2tb mags for any   Cameras. These super reliable mags let you record for days and of...
04/18/2021

We finally have 10 of the Longtake 2tb mags for any Cameras. These super reliable mags let you record for days and offload without the use of a card reader. Game changer for anyone shooting live music, sports, natural history, and docs.

Rent them for less at Brainbox or get them for FREE with the rental of a Red package of a week or longer.

Any guesses for what new glass the good folks  sent to us the other day? They would make Vito Corleone proud...
04/14/2021

Any guesses for what new glass the good folks sent to us the other day? They would make Vito Corleone proud...

What’s the most important part of production??   Prep!  🎥
04/09/2021

What’s the most important part of production?? Prep!

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Some cool bts of one of our favorite Angenieuz Zooms, the lightweight 25-250mm, paired up with a Brainbox Arri Amira and...
04/06/2021

Some cool bts of one of our favorite Angenieuz Zooms, the lightweight 25-250mm, paired up with a Brainbox Arri Amira and other support gear. Thanks to for the photos of our gear.

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Two   ’s paired with   50-1000’s headed out for some fun natural history work.
03/19/2021

Two ’s paired with 50-1000’s headed out for some fun natural history work.

It’s so small! The new   is now at Brainbox- smallest full frame cinema camera ever!
03/16/2021

It’s so small! The new is now at Brainbox- smallest full frame cinema camera ever!

03/04/2021

This camera is smokin’

A new sensor, new raw recording codecs, and new high frame rate options. You’ll swear it was made by some very expensive german camera company...😏

The from is ready for rentals at Brainbox. Contact us for a free test.

02/24/2021

Sci-Fi short films are never easy to pull off. But this, shot with our looks incredible. Big thanks to and his whole team for trusting us to provide you with gear to shoot this ambitious film!

The mask goes OVER your nose Princess...Stay safe and look good with FREE adjustable masks at Brainbox! Be the envy of e...
02/24/2021

The mask goes OVER your nose Princess...

Stay safe and look good with FREE adjustable masks at Brainbox! Be the envy of everyone on set. Pick some up at your next prep!

The  C300 Mk III is showing off its  clothes.  The future is bright for the new  with it’s unique high dr sensor, 4K 120...
02/21/2021

The C300 Mk III is showing off its clothes. The future is bright for the new with it’s unique high dr sensor, 4K 120fps, and 5:1 compression Cinema Raw Lite - rent it now at Brainbox.

And then there were two... We’re increasing our number of Canon 50-1000mm Cinema Zooms  CN20s are the perfect lens for c...
02/20/2021

And then there were two... We’re increasing our number of Canon 50-1000mm Cinema Zooms CN20s are the perfect lens for concerts, sports, live events, and of course natural history docs. All the things that we are excited to shoot more of this year!

The .cameras  Alexa Mini LF’s and  Supreme Primes got a workout shooting this very green screen this past month for a co...
02/17/2021

The .cameras Alexa Mini LF’s and Supreme Primes got a workout shooting this very green screen this past month for a corporate client. The full frame sensor and distortion free sharp lenses really helped the chroma key and post production process. Alexa Mini pacakages are STILL 25% OFF at Brainbox!

The big zooms fit in oh so nicely with their little cousins.Thanks  for letting us get to know the new Signature Zooms. ...
01/08/2021

The big zooms fit in oh so nicely with their little cousins.

Thanks for letting us get to know the new Signature Zooms. They look great next to the brainbox Signature Primes and hanging off the front of our Mini LF!

Happy Family.
01/07/2021

Happy Family.

The   camera from  is fitting in nicely over here at Brainbox.You're going to love how fast you can move between setups ...
10/21/2020

The camera from is fitting in nicely over here at Brainbox.

You're going to love how fast you can move between setups with this. Hit us up for a rental quote today.

Like a glove....
10/07/2020

Like a glove....

Check out what   can do! Brainbox recently set up the super-skilled DP  with gear for this music video for  with a Brain...
09/20/2020

Check out what can do! Brainbox recently set up the super-skilled DP with gear for this music video for with a Brainbox and .

Alexa Mini LF rentals are still 25% off at Brainbox. This is some hot glass so hit us up soon to reserve a set for your shoot.

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5760 Hannum Ave
Culver City, CA
90230-6501

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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+13107734823

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