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Dc-Camera Digital Camera and Cine/Audio rentals. Strobes, Lighting and Grip

Arri Alexa/Mini/Amira, Red Weapon/Epic, Scarlet-W, Sony F55, F5, Fs7, Canon C300, DSLR's, camera sliders, jibs, Lenses, lighting, audio, Strobes, Grip gear and more...

Operating as usual

10/03/2022
10/03/2022
Dc-Camera

The Sony A1 is in the house!

Digital Camera and Cine/Audio rentals. Strobes, Lighting and Grip

08/18/2022

From all of us at Dc Camera we are very saddened to hear of the passing of Martin and Nate. Martin was incredibly creative and inspirational, pushing to grow our local film community. He was always ready to reach out to fellow freelancers and businesses to help elevate each other. They will be missed, our hearts go out to the families and friends. Rest in Peace Martin and Nate.

07/26/2022
Dc-Camera

Aputure P600c panel in stock. To make room we are selling a P300c if anybody is interested. Not very old, within a year.

Digital Camera and Cine/Audio rentals. Strobes, Lighting and Grip

06/22/2022
Dc-Camera

Sony delivered a new version of the stellar 24-70, now a V2!

Digital Camera and Cine/Audio rentals. Strobes, Lighting and Grip

Thanks to everybody who came out last night for the Women in Film Cinematography workshop at Dc Camera. Thank you Meliss...
06/01/2022

Thanks to everybody who came out last night for the Women in Film Cinematography workshop at Dc Camera. Thank you Melissa and Sheila for putting it together. Brandy, Daniela, Peter and our own Marietta and Jaime for helping to run the workshop, plus Kyle and Alex who built the kits needed. It was a very pleasant evening, its been too long!

Can’t wait!
05/31/2022
ALEXA 35 - Raising the bar

Can’t wait!

For over a decade the ARRI ALEXA camera family has set the gold standard for digital cinematography. Now, ALEXA 35 raises the bar even higher with a new Super 35 format 4.6K sensor and REVEAL Color Science.

05/25/2022

Position for internship available. Send info and resume to: [email protected] dc-camera.com subject "intern".

05/23/2022

Arri Alexa 35!

I ran across this 48hr film today and thought I'd share. Made in 2004, Written and directed by Kirk Mangels. The film wo...
04/14/2022
Deeper Than Under

I ran across this 48hr film today and thought I'd share. Made in 2004, Written and directed by Kirk Mangels. The film won Honorable Mention for the film, and Best Cinematography, DC branch of 48hr filmfest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE13wzUP8bw

Kirk and Brad Mendlesohn approached me to work with them on this project, and Id never done a 48hr so I was interested. But I was also concerned it would drag into a crazy long day and that I wouldn't have needed support. I was an arse-ho and said Id do it, but wanted certain things. 10 hrs max, descent food, enough people around to help do whatever is needed, and I wanted to shoot in Black and White. And I have to say they came through on all fronts. I think I was packing up to leave after 9 hours, and they delivered good food, and there were plenty of people around to help whatever was needed. I did also offer a few hours the eve before to shoot a credit sequence once they were awarded the genre (film Noir), which worked out very well for the Black and White idea. They gave me a few props and I ended up shooting the stopwatch and the rain (for real) on the window (with lightning effects) the eve before shoot..... while they were writing the script. There really was wild lighting that night and so I went with it on the watch shots and rain on window, not having any idea what the story would be. Its pretty crazy what one can pull off in 48hrs. The coincidental rain and lightning helped set a mood..... and we recreated the actor looking out the window the next day on set at PhotoGroup studio. I think it all came together amazingly well considering how much was left to chance and a bunch of creative people trying to figure something out that might be entertaining (maybe not). Anyway, this was my one and only 48hr film project.... and I think it's pretty funny!

With a wink toward Film Noir, "Deeper Than Under" twists hypnosis till it turns inside upon itself. "Deeper Than Under" won first runner up in the 2004 Wash...

The Canon FD's rehoused by GL have arrived, 8 lens set. 20mm 2.824mm 1.428mm 2.135mm 2.155mm 1.385mm 1.3100mm 2.1135mm 2...
01/17/2022

The Canon FD's rehoused by GL have arrived, 8 lens set.

20mm 2.8
24mm 1.4
28mm 2.1
35mm 2.1
55mm 1.3
85mm 1.3
100mm 2.1
135mm 2.1

01/06/2022

Incoming Canon FD's rehoused by GL optics mk-4. Should be here mid next week. 7 lens set 20mm through 135mm.

12/22/2021
Dc-Camera

Yeti 1500 in stock (x2). This puppy will run these items for this long on full charge. Skypanel (3.4 hrs). Gemini 2x1 (5 hrs). Aputure 600d (2.1 hrs). Arri mini on power supply (20 hrs).

Digital Camera and Cine/Audio rentals. Strobes, Lighting and Grip

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
12/14/2021

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

It's that time of year! Our Christmas food drive is under way "Food For Others". Please if you are in the grocery store ...
12/13/2021

It's that time of year!
Our Christmas food drive is under way "Food For Others".
Please if you are in the grocery store and coming this way in the next few weeks you could pick up a few perishables and help those less fortunate this season.
Thank you! Dc Camera

12/09/2021

The NOVA District Holiday Mixer is today (this eve)! Don't miss your chance to network with VPA and celebrate the Virginia film industry. Tickets will be $10 at the door so be sure to pre-register!

NOVA VPA PRODUCTION INDUSTRY MIXER / HOLIDAY / CHRISTMAS PARTY at Thundershot studios!

Do You Have What It Takes? WIFV Does!For over 40 years, they have demonstrated the ability, brilliance, creativity, dete...
12/08/2021
Do You Have What It Takes? WIFV Does! - DC Camera Rental

Do You Have What It Takes? WIFV Does!

For over 40 years, they have demonstrated the ability, brilliance, creativity, determination, effort, foresight, and global awareness to inspire local shooters, directors, producers, and everyone else devoted to making films in our region and beyond.

That’s why DC-Camera has long had a deep appreciation for the many contributions and dedicated leadership of Women in Film & Video (WIFV).
http://ow.ly/c5K050H69bA

For over 40 years, they have demonstrated the ability, brilliance, creativity, determination, effort, foresight, and global awareness to inspire local shooters, directors, producers, and everyone else […]

12/03/2021
Dc-Camera

New Sony 70-200mm V2 is here!

Digital Camera and Cine/Audio rentals. Strobes, Lighting and Grip

Full Frame Cinema Lens comparison test between:Angenieux Optimo, Canon CN-E, Leica R, Sigma Cine, Tokina Vista, and Zeis...
10/21/2021
Full Frame Lens Comparison - DC Camera Rental

Full Frame Cinema Lens comparison test between:
Angenieux Optimo, Canon CN-E, Leica R, Sigma Cine, Tokina Vista, and Zeiss Supremes.

DC Camera.
http://ow.ly/AB1R50GvmTQ

Full Frame cinema lens comparison test between: Angenieux Optimo, Canon CN-E, Leica R, Sigma Cine, Tokina Vista, and Zeiss Supremes.

09/23/2021
Dc-Camera

Red V-Raptor is here!

Digital Camera and Cine/Audio rentals. Strobes, Lighting and Grip

09/20/2021

Red V-Raptor camera will be in tomorrow.

09/18/2021

Red's new V-raptor camera has shipped and should be in at Dc Camera Monday or Tuesday.

The Fauchi film I worked on last fall is out in the theaters this week.https://films.nationalgeographic.com/fauciWent to...
09/13/2021
‘Fauci’ documentary showcases the controversial doctor’s wins and shortcomings

The Fauchi film I worked on last fall is out in the theaters this week.

https://films.nationalgeographic.com/fauci

Went to a DC screening on Saturday. It’s a decent film and historical document recounting not just the covid craziness but also Fauchi’s involvement with the Aids epidemic which was even more controversial in some ways and draws some parallels.

The film was shot over approximately a year and my involvement covering a 3 month period (Aug-Nov). But it was a very exciting 3 months to be hanging with the Dr through the heat of the lead up to the election and all the political BS going on and the new covid infection rate during my stint was going straight up.

Dr Fauchi is shown to be exactly who he portrays himself as…. a dedicated professional, passionate, and honest man trying to do the right-thing and save lives.

The film should be streaming somewhere in the next few months.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/fauci-documentary-showcases-the-controversial-doctors-wins-and-shortcomings

In the illuminating portrait of Dr. Anthony Fauci, filmmakers Janet Tobias and John Hoffman focus on the lessons he learned battling the HIV epidemic.

New LED arrived called a Prolycht 300 Orion. Yes a weird brand name, agree! The lamp mimics the Apurture 300d in many wa...
09/10/2021

New LED arrived called a Prolycht 300 Orion. Yes a weird brand name, agree!
The lamp mimics the Apurture 300d in many ways, size, shape, Bowens mount, wattage, etc, but thats where it stops. The more important part is that it uses the same technology as the ARRI Orbitor (so I'm told by the rep), and uses 6 different color LED emitters, so its RGB and can reproduce any color and the cine colors are much more accurate. Daylight in most contemporary LEDS has become quite good but tungsten color has not been reproduced all that great. But this type of tech produces nice Tungsten as well as every color and most gels from Roscoe and lee, and effects, etc.
Plus the lamp offers a bunch of great attachments, including a very good projector for gobo's and hard cut leaf shutter. All for not much more than the Aputure 300d.

Sony FX6, these have been tough to get delivered.
08/11/2021

Sony FX6, these have been tough to get delivered.

For Nikon fans, the mirrorless Z6 has arrived with a small hand-full of primes!
07/09/2021

For Nikon fans, the mirrorless Z6 has arrived with a small hand-full of primes!

Two 17" Flanders DM170's have arrived and a DM240 will be here soon. With these new products comes the ability to calibr...
06/15/2021

Two 17" Flanders DM170's have arrived and a DM240 will be here soon. With these new products comes the ability to calibrate color very quickly and easily in-shop with this Xrite device (rather than send out to the Flanders).

We now have two Fujinon Premista zooms on the shelf. 28-100mm, and the 85-250mm both 2.9 and cover all the "full frame" ...
05/27/2021

We now have two Fujinon Premista zooms on the shelf. 28-100mm, and the 85-250mm both 2.9 and cover all the "full frame" cameras.

Dc Camera peeps.... don't forget this evening event on Zoom! I have it on good authority that Jim Ball will also be here...
05/26/2021
Virginia Production Alliance - Camera 101: What's Best for Production w/ Guest Host Peter Nicoll, DC Camera

Dc Camera peeps.... don't forget this evening event on Zoom! I have it on good authority that Jim Ball will also be here to participate on zoom along with Peter Nicholl!

https://virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-4297865

Virginia Production Alliance - Camera 101: What's Best for Production w/ Guest Host Peter Nicol, DC Camera
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EVENT TITLE: CHOOSING THE BEST CAMERA FOR YOUR PRODUCTION
DATE: May 26
TIME: 6:30 PM
With so many camera options, what are you shooting on?
There are as many answers to this question as there are producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers.
Get ready to get your inner video NERD on, cause we’re going to float on down to the deep end of the pool with Director of Photography Peter Nicoll. He (and friends) will analyze DC Camera’s premium lineup of state-of-the art motion picture systems and provide a comprehensive look at why you should consider a particular camera for your production needs. Topics may include color space, optics, latitude, formats, data consumption, workflow, and overall reputations of the most popular cameras in the business. Join us for a chat about the pros, cons, and value-added qualities of options across the whole production spectrum.
DON’T MISS IT!

Tomorrow 6:30p, be there!https://virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-4297865Virginia Production Alliance - Camera 101: ...
05/25/2021
Virginia Production Alliance - Camera 101: What's Best for Production w/ Guest Host Peter Nicoll, DC Camera

Tomorrow 6:30p, be there!

https://virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-4297865

Virginia Production Alliance - Camera 101: What's Best for Production w/ Guest Host Peter Nicol, DC Camera

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EVENT TITLE: CHOOSING THE BEST CAMERA FOR YOUR PRODUCTION

DATE: May 26

TIME: 6:30 PM

With so many camera options, what are you shooting on?

There are as many answers to this question as there are producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers.

Get ready to get your inner video NERD on, cause we’re going to float on down to the deep end of the pool with Director of Photography Peter Nicoll. He (and friends) will analyze DC Camera’s premium lineup of state-of-the art motion picture systems and provide a comprehensive look at why you should consider a particular camera for your production needs. Topics may include color space, optics, latitude, formats, data consumption, workflow, and overall reputations of the most popular cameras in the business. Join us for a chat about the pros, cons, and value-added qualities of options across the whole production spectrum.

DON’T MISS IT!

Two new pieces to report today. The Sound Devices MixPre-3 ll, and the Aputure "spotlight" which other call an ellipsoid...
05/25/2021

Two new pieces to report today. The Sound Devices MixPre-3 ll, and the Aputure "spotlight" which other call an ellipsoidal type lamp. Attaches to the front of either the 120d or 300d lamps.

05/21/2021

The full frame Fujinon Premista 28-100mm will arrive mid next week. The 85-250mm will be here a week later.

Sony 50mm GM prime is in the house, x2.
05/17/2021

Sony 50mm GM prime is in the house, x2.

Way-back. Im getting ready for a shoot with my Pop, with 16mm Eclair NPR. Guessing about 20-21 years old and looking ver...
05/14/2021

Way-back. Im getting ready for a shoot with my Pop, with 16mm Eclair NPR. Guessing about 20-21 years old and looking very chill.

Sony 35mm G-Master has arrived.
05/11/2021

Sony 35mm G-Master has arrived.

The way-back machine produced this picture this morning from my past.
04/16/2021

The way-back machine produced this picture this morning from my past.

Sony Fx3 has arrived.
03/16/2021

Sony Fx3 has arrived.

Weekend project carpet cleaning.
03/15/2021

Weekend project carpet cleaning.

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2810 Merrilee Drive Ste B
Fairfax, VA
22031

Opening Hours

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

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(703) 527-3311

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Dc Camera began its life in 2004 when Erich Roland wanted to invest in an expensive High Definition Camera system an order to be in a better position to shoot HD material. At that time there were few cameras in individuals hands because of the high cost involved. The investment began to work as more and more HD content was needed and one camera turned into two and each year Dc Camera has grown naturally from increased demand of its rental services.

Today Dc Camera has the largest and most diverse inventory of any rental facility between Atlanta and New York city. Just a few of the headlines include Arri Alexa/Mini/Amira, Red Monstro/Helium/Scarlet-W and Monochrome, Sony Venice, F5, Fs7. Canon C300-2, DSLR's, camera sliders, jibs, Lenses, lighting, audio, Strobes, Grip gear and a lot more. The last 2 years Dc Camera has been buying up Anamorphic lens sets, and now has five different sets. Zeiss Master Anamorphic, Cooke Anamorphic, Atlas Orion, and CineVision. For Sperical style, we have whatever you want, including some rare Vintage sets. We also now have the Zeiss Supremes!

Important to note we service a lot of out-of-town clientele with cheap shipping. Give us a call or send an email and let us show you how we can help for your production.

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BIG-RIG PRODUCTION CAMERAS COMPARED

ZOOM EVENT
WEDNESDAY MAY 26
6:30 PM (EDT

Register today at http://ow.ly/sY4r50ESEnh

With so many camera options, what are you shooting on?

There are as many answers to this question as there are producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers.

Get ready to get your inner video NERD on, cause we’re going to float on down to the deep end of the pool with Director of Photography Peter Nicoll. He (and a few others) will analyze Dc-Camera’s premium lineup of state-of-the art motion picture systems and provide a comprehensive look at why you should consider a particular camera for your production needs. Topics may include color space, optics, latitude, formats, data consumption, workflow, and overall reputations of the most popular cameras in the business. Join us for a chat about the pros, cons, and value-added qualities of options across the whole production spectrum.

DON’T MISS IT!
BIG-RIG PRODUCTION CAMERAS COMPARED

ZOOM EVENT
WEDNESDAY MAY 26
6:30 PM (EDT

Register today at http://ow.ly/sY4r50ESEnh

With so many camera options, what are you shooting on?
There are as many answers to this question as there are producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers.

Get ready to get your inner video NERD on, cause we’re going to float on down to the deep end of the pool with Director of Photography Peter Nicoll. He (and a few others) will analyze Dc-Camera’s premium lineup of state-of-the art motion picture systems and provide a comprehensive look at why you should consider a particular camera for your production needs. Topics may include color space, optics, latitude, formats, data consumption, workflow, and overall reputations of the most popular cameras in the business. Join us for a chat about the pros, cons, and value-added qualities of options across the whole production spectrum.

DON’T MISS IT!
VPA sponsor Dc-Camera hosted Andy Edmunds, director of The Virginia Film Office, for a webinar on locations. Check out the video below and the rest of their Ready to Roll video series on YouTube.
Our fellow production professionals: Dc-Camera and Erich Roland will be producing an important Zoom meeting hosted by Director of Photography Peter Nicoll with a meaningful conversation about COVID-19 issues for professionals in the video production, broadcast and motion picture industry.

Please join to Peter Nicoll Wednesday, July 1st 1:30-2:30PM Meeting are open discussions and everyone is welcome. Topics to be discussed, Virtual VTR, Witness Cameras, Monitors and more monitors, The Zone System and so much more. Here is the link to this zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7154598951

Please join the conversation as we all begin to plan the best ways to get back to work!
The TLS & Cinescope Optics rehoused Leica R 24mm T2.9 up close at Dc-Camera
DON'T MISS IT!! This Thursday September 19th the The Virginia Film Office and Virginia Production Alliance - VPA State of the Industry EXPO - Northern Virginia comes to the DC Area!
6 PM - Stacy C Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA
REGISTER FREE! www.evite.me/6DeShYZ8rE

Women in Film and Video DC TIVA-DC Members The Washington Source for Lighting Capital Camera Rentals Dc-Camera ThunderShot Studios TeamPeople The Actors' Center Carlyn Davis Casting, Inc.
DON'T MISS IT!! This Thursday September 19th the The Virginia Film Office and Virginia Production Alliance - VPA State of the Industry EXPO - Northern Virginia comes to the DC Area!
REGISTER FREE! www.evite.me/6DeShYZ8rE

Women in Film and Video DC TIVA-DC Members The Washington Source for Lighting Capital Camera Rentals Dc-Camera ThunderShot Studios TeamPeople The Actors' Center Carlyn Davis Casting, Inc.
Many thanks to our newest sponsor, Dc-Camera​! If you need to rent any equipment in Northern Virginia or beyond consider looking them up!

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Dc-Camera is Washington's premier motion picture photography equipment rental facility providing exceptional service to professional filmmakers and photographers in Washington DC Metro area.

As the largest digital rental facility in the Mid-Atlantic, they offer a wide assortment of filmmaking and photographic equipment and supplies including grip and lighting. Whether you are a professional or new to the industry our expert staff is ready to assist you in finding the equipment you need at competitive rates.

DC-Camera has the largest and most diverse motion picture and photography equipment inventory of any rental facility between Atlanta and New York city, and it’s matched by the best service available.
Join panelists Sheila Smith, Dennis Boni, Nate Clapp and Erich Roland TONIGHT at Dc-Camera for a lighting demo, and close-up, in-depth presentations of a variety of camera packages. Space is still available — register at https://tivadc.org/event-3406996. 🎥📹📷💡⚙️
, The Fallen, premiered at the Uptown Theater (Washington, D.C.) on Wednesday and now you can watch it online!

When Yari Ising at TeamPeople first called us with this wish we jumped at the chance to join the project. When we saw the treatment, we took a deep breath. We knew we needed some hardcore back-up and started working our contacts to find the talent and resources to pull off Mason's action-packed superhero plot that fearlessly embraced stunts, fight scenes, special effects, and destruction on a cosmic scale.

ThunderShot Studios is grateful that so many people said yes to us and we'd like to thank all of you for turning Mason's wish into something special. Without you we wouldn't have had actors, amazing sets, dramatic lighting, breathtaking wirework, cinematic cameras/lenses, transformative hair and make-up, and the layers of color and sound that made The Fallen real.

So thanks again Dc-Camera, Henninger Media Services (especially Sue O'Hora), The Washington Source for Lighting, Kim Reyes, Wes Sullivan, Carl Hamilton, Jaime Nudd, Jeff Wilhelm, Scene 1, Becky Shpak, Kari Bare, Stephen Guidry-White, and Andrew Jorgensen!

WATCH IT HERE!
https://youtu.be/r0NFVcAdNAg
We present to you...Wish Kid Mason's THE FALLEN trailer a Real Pictures TeamPeople Decade Production for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Trailer Editor: Ryan Walker
Trailer Mixer: Brian Callahan, Fortune Teller Audio LLC . Please share with folks and crew members whose info we don't have!
-with Jennifer Carson, Emily Hodges, Josie Swantek, John Benam, Chloe Mikala, Jared Michael Swain, Joseph Le, Team Red Pro, Shanara Gabrielle, Brandy Bruce, Wendy Brown, Monica Salamon Abrams, Janae Palmer, Yari Ising, Bridget Shaw, Tom Craca, ThunderShot Studios, EDENS, Conor Marsh, Laura Evans, Erica Rowe, Chip Somodevilla, Mat Taylor, Mark Korsak, ATK PLN, Eastward Midnight Kids Studios Soundcrafter, Inc., Henninger Media Services, Scene 1, Rust-N-Shine The Washington Source for Lighting, Dc-Camera, Maureen Stewart
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