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Ben Scott   –   Filmmaker

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Equipment available for hire

I am now offering selected equipment for hire.

 

First off is a very cinematic Contax Zeiss lens set available for rent in London. The optics and coatings are the same is was using in the old Zeiss Superspeed cine glass of the 70s and 80s and the incredibly but organic rendering of these lenses is perfect for taking the digital edge off modern cinema cameras and DSLRs. Will cover full frame 35mm and 6k Red Dragon image circles. Adapted for Canon-mount use and with production-friendly cine mods these offer a fantastic way to add real production value to your images.

28mm F2 ‘Hollywood’ – Leitax EF Mount Declicked iris and with Lens Gear

35mm f2.8 – Leitax EF Mount Declicked iris and with Lens Gear

50mm f1.7 – Custom EF Mount Declicked iris and with Lens Gear

85mm f1.4 – Leitax EF Mount and with Lens Gear

135mm f2.8 – Fotodiox Pro EF Mount adapter with Lens Gear

300mm f4 – Leitax EF Mount.

28-85mm f3.3 Zoom – EF Mount

Also

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 EF Mount with zip tie lens gear.

Tamron Adaptall 2 SP90mm f2.5 macro plus 2x teleconverter

Some Contax Zeiss images from my own productions.

Beast of Rainham Marsh – Still from Red R3d by Soma Pics, on Flickr

Stills from Red Scarlet R3D – Brands Hatch by Soma Pics, on Flickr

Lenovo – GoSquared by Soma Pics, on Flickr

Nadine Shah – To Be a Young Man by Soma Pics, on Flickr

Beast of Rainham Marsh – Day 2 R3Ds by Soma Pics, on Flickr

The Beast of Rainham Marsh – Still from R3D by Soma Pics, on Flickr

Also available to rent:

Shoot35 R3 Follow focus – Also supplied with 15-19mm rail adapter and a pair of 8inch rails

iFootage Shark Slider S1 bundle

Also comes with two heavy duty light stands and Manfrotto 502 flat based tripod head. It’s perfect with DSLR/AF101/C300 and I’ve also had no problems at all running my Red Scarlet on it – although if using the extension rods you might want to use a lighter configuration.

Use the contact form on the website for details and rates.

Happy 2014 – A busy start

Hi all,

Hope you had a good new Year and a productive January. It’s been rather busy here.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to shoot interviews for the follow up documentary to the BAFTA-winning ‘Just a Few Drinks’. With Tristan Anderson Directing again and Dominic Sant once again Producing for Evans-Woolfe this new documentary – tentatively titled ‘Just a Few Drugs’ has seen us listening to the powerful stories around drug use of young contributors from Poole, London, Sheffield and Bristol.

All great characters and good to shoot, plus it was another chance to use the Eye-Direct device, which is always nice.

Prior to that I managed to shoot the final day for ‘The Beast of Rainham Marsh’ and principal photography on that is now wrapped. Can’t wait to see the edit because I really think Writer/Director Matt made a potentially excellent short.

And in among all those shenanigans I found time to meet up with the guys from XCAR to produce a film of the three team members taking their ARDS National B Race Licence tests at Brands Hatch. We got some great material and I can’t wait to get this edited and out there for a viewing public…

Oh, and I did manage to create a short updated narrative clipreel.

 

Corporate, Cars and Timelapse reels to follow soon.

So yeah, all in all quite busy. Speak soon.

 

Ben

About Me

- Write – Shoot – Direct –

Ben Scott is a cameraman, director, editor and writer as well as baker of 10min brownies well inside 7mins.

Having performed just about every production and post-production role over the last 15 years across broadcast television, feature and short films, corporate and commercial video, music promos and production work for NGOs Ben can now mostly be found walking the land like Cain from Kung Fu, righting wrongs and occasionally timelapsing stuff. He also likes taking photographs.

If you give him money, adventure or the holy grail of moneventure, he will give you lovely stuff in video/stills/written form.

If you would like to talk to me about commercial work and/or production equipment hire please get in touch via the contact page, and if you have some exciting sounding non-commercial project you’d like to talk to me about, please feel free to get in touch too. I’m all for having adventures.

In the meantime I’ll try to make this place as interesting as possible.

HOW I WORK

Portfolio

My latest work

Clients

CLIENTS

Broadcasters

MSN
CBS
Sky
Channel 4
LWT
Channel 5
BBC UK Horizons
Bravo
The London Studios
Pearson TV
Production Company and Corporate

Explosive Alan Productions
XCAR
MSN
Escape Studios
Evans-Woolfe
Sony
Red Lion Films
Catch Films
Retronica Media
Absolut
Oracle
Mirosoft
Allen and Overy
Tesco
Landau Reece
Apple
Icon Solutions
Dimension Data
Kulu Valley
Music Promo

Nadine Shah – To Be a Young Man
My Chemical Romance ‘Planetary Go’
Yuck ‘Holing Out’
NGO or Charity

Environmental Investigation Agency
WildAid
Environmental Justice Foundation
Asian Conservation Awareness Programme

Contact

Please get in touch for more information:
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Equipment

Equipment

‘A’ CAMERA KIT

Brain with SSD module (Red Scarlet-X #1732)
5″ Touch screen
Al Canon EF Mount
Side Handle
WC V-Mount adatper + 2x 150w V mount batteries and charger
Two 64GB SSDs and Mag Reader
AC Power adapter
Shoulder Mount

 

‘B’ CAMERA KIT

Sony Alpha 7s  Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
128Gb of UHS-1 Storage
5 x batteries and 3x chargers

 

LENS KIT *

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount Modded – 28mm f2 ‘Hollywood’  (Cine-modded)
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount Modded – 35mm f2.8  (Cine-modded)
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount Modded – 50mm f1.7 (Cine-modded)
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount Modded – 85mm f1.4
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount Modded – 135mm f2.8
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount Modded – 28-85mm f3.3 zoom.
Tamron Adaptall II SP90mm f2.5 macro

Please ask for more details

 

SUPPORT AND ACCESSORIES

shoot35 4×4″ Swingaway Matte Box with Filters
Tiffen IRND 0.9 and 1.2 strength screw-in filters
Lee 100mm filter system holders + Lee ND (including ‘Big Stopper’) + Grads
Shoot35 R3 double-sided Follow focus (Arri swing away style)
Manfrotto 536 Tripod
Manfrotto 509HD Head
Shoulder Mount

 

 COMING SOON

Atomos Shogun 1920x1080p Director’s Monitor and/or 4k Pro Res recorder for use with Red or Sony A7s.

 

MOTION

iFootage Shark Slider bundle with stands and Manfrotto head – Extendible from 790-1350mm.

 

AUDIO

Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Mic with Windshield Kit
Tascam DR100 Audio Recorder
Rode Boompole

 

LIGHTING AND CHROMAKEY

Pop-up 2m Chromakey green screen + reflectors
2 x F&V RV300 Ringlight/LED Panels + softbox
800W Redhead Tungsten lamp
Softbox Fluorescent cool light
126 LED on-camera dimmable lamp

 

All hire days include use of Macbook Pro with Redcine, Adobe CC for DIT and review. All media will be backed up until the client transfers have been checked and signed off.

 

 

* Peli Case with assortment of lenses and filters now available for dry hire on a daily or weekly basis. Please contact me for more details.

Gear Hire

 

LENSBOX-                                                                                                                                                  £150 per day £550 per 5-day week £300 per weekend

Pelican Peli 1510 hard case containing the following:

Tokina 11-16mm Canon Mount f2.8
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 25mm f2.8
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 28mm f2 ‘Hollywood’
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 35mm f2.8
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 50mm f1.7 (Iris declicked)
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 85mm f1.4
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 135mm f2.8
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 300mm f4
Contax Zeiss – Canon Mount – 28-85mm f3.3-4 zoom.
Tamron Adaptall II SP90mm f2.5 macro with 2x teleconverter

All lenses except the Tamron macro modded to have 77mm filter threads.

Extras:

Lee Filter Holder x 2 (one holds 2xLee filters, the other holds 1xLee and 2x 4×4″ (4mm thick) cine filters
Lee Filter adapter rings 1 x 77mm and 1 x 82mm. Step up ring set also provided
Lee Grad ND Filters 100mmx150mm x3 – Strengths 0.6 Hard Edge, 0.9 Hard Edge, 0.9 Soft Edge
Tiffen IRND Screw-in ND filters with 77mm filter thread x2 – strengths 0.9 and 1,2 (3 and 4 stop)

4 x Adjustable len focusgears
Rocket Blower, cleaning fluid and lint free cleaning cloths

Shoot35 R3 Follow focus (Arri swing away style)                                                                                     £20 per day £85 per 5-day week £40 per weekend

LENSBOX ADD-ONS

Lee ‘Big Stopper’ 10-stop ND filter for long exposure or timelapse                                                      £10 per day £40 per 5-day week £20 per weekend
4×4 Cine Filters – listed                                                                                                                                   £10 per day £40 per 5-day week £20 per weekend
Tiffen Polariser
Formatt 0.9ND Grad Filter
Tiffen Low Contrast 2
4×4″ Adapter to allow the use of 77-82mm screw in filters on a mattebox or filter holder

Please ask for more details

DSLR CAMERA KIT                                                                                                                                     £20 per day £85 per 5-day week £40 per weekend

Canon 6D Full Frame DSLR
2 x Class 10 32Gb SD Cards
2 x EP-6 batteries and Canon charger

AUDIO

Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Mic + 10m XLR Cable                                                                                                  £5 per day £20 per 5-day week £15 per weekend
Tascam DR100 Audio Recorder + 8Gb SD Card                                                                                            £10 per day – £35 per 5-day week £20 weekend
Rode Boompole and blimp                                                                                                                                  £5 per day £20 per 5-day week £15 per weekend

LIGHTING AND CHROMAKEY

Pop-up 2m Chromakey green screen £5 per day £20 per 5-day week £15 per weekend
2 x F&V RV300 Ringlight/LED Panels – Notes Below:                                                                                   £30 per day £110 per 5-day week £60 per weekend

Supplied with diffusion and colour temp filters, 15mm rails adapters for use as ringlights
plus lightstand adapters/stands for use as regular LED panels.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Hire agreement subject to presentation of equipment hire insurance documentation.
Payment will be made prior to or upon the day or hire.
First time hirers will be required to leave a deposit to the value of the goods hired, refundable upon return of items.
‘Weekend’ rates mean Friday pickup and Monday dropoff.
Deals available for longer term hire of the hire of multiple items.