MOCO now available at Hammer Lighting & Grip!



Ever wanted to shoot with motorized camera movement? Time-lapse or precise repetitive camera movements required? Then MOCO, or motion control camera movement is the answer. Hammer Lighting & Grip now offers the solution. Featured in the video above is our new MYT Motor Line option for our MYT Works Level 5 and Constellation pipe dollies.motorized-skater-dolly-profile

The MYT Motor Line comes with a motorized skatewheel module that is easily swap-able for one of the existing standard skates on either our MYT Works Level 5, or our MYT Works Constellation dolly.


constellation_universal_camera_dolly_kit_configured   level_5_skater_dolly_universal_rental_house_kitThe built-in limit switches allow for easy calibration and allow unlimited possibilities for length of camera dolly movement. No Cables! No cables, mean no restrictions. The motor module can be powered off of the camera for a lighter load, or can be powered by its integrated gold-mount battery plate. The included Nexus 7 tablet contains the user-friendly App to program the dolly movement. The dolly module can be programmed via WiFi or hard-wired with the included cable. Linear movement not enough for you? How about adding on a MOVI M10?

Movi M10 with Epic - Banner With the latest update by Freefly Systems, both hyperlapse and time-lapse controls are now available. At Hammer Lighting & Grip, ask us how to mount your MOVI to our motorized dolly options for even more possibilities! Come by to check them our and rent them for your next production!

Follow that Focus

Follow that Focus

          NEW in our rental inventory, is our Red Rock Micro Wireless Follow Focus system! Never again do you have to feel tethered to the camera to achieve perfect focus during a shot. The microRemote Wireless Focus brings an entirely new level of performance to professional-level focus control systems. Unlike other products that rely on a specific camera or lens combination, the microRemote is a universal focusing solution, and works on virtually every camera and lens. This is especially valuable as your needs and cameras evolve with each project or even with each shot. It’s the ideal solution … Continue reading

Easy Lifting Accessory for the MOVI

Easy Lifting Accessory for the MOVI

New to our rental inventory is our Ready Rig GS. This gimbal stabilizer vest takes the load off of the arms and allows the operator to focus on what matters. This becomes an absolute must for those long takes and longer days. The simple design accommodates for a variety of camera stabilizers, including the MOVI by Freefly Systems and the Ronin. Here are some key features: – The quick-release straps allow for attaching and removing the gimbal instantly. – The waist support system evenly distributes the weight across your hips. – When in use, the rear accessory plate functions to pull … Continue reading

Par for the course

Par for the course

Fore! As in, sometimes I feel like I need to hit people in the head with a golf club to make them adopt better technology. The one that has come to mind a lot recently is the comparison between the age-old 1K par lamp and the newer Source Four PAR fixture. Now, first, lets be clear that I’m talking about ETC’s Source Four PAR and not the Source Four Ellipsoidal (Leko) fixture that so many folks associate with the Source Four name. Next we’ll use the tired and tested Mole-Richardson 1K Molepar as the base model for comparison of photometric … Continue reading

Ringlite Mini

Ringlite Mini

Say you are shooting with your camera and wish you had an ultra-light weight soft source light to apply to your camera. Well, we have THAT light just for you. This ideal on-camera beauty light provides the same luxurious level of luminous soft, directional output in a cost-effective package. Also, for Steadicam work, the Ringlite mini is an excellent way to follow and track your subject with a soft consistent beautiful light source.                                          

Now Renting CELEB 200 & CELEB 400 LED’s


NOW RENTING KinoFlo’s brand new LED Celeb 200 and Celeb 400 fixtures!

         Similar in size to the 2×4 and 4×4 Kinos, both the Celeb 200 and 400 produce a soft, broad wraparound light quality (CRI 95) and produce color faithfully, beautifully on HD or film, in the studio or on location. The Celeb boasts technical innovations: dial-in white light from 2700 to 5500 Kelvin and presets with programmable settings; full range dimming without flicker or color shift. Light levels do not change when selecting Kelvin settings.

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Celeb 200 & 400 DMX LED Features:

• Includes five button kelvin presets as well as

custom dial-in temperatures between 2700-5500K

• Can use the preset buttons to store custom Kelvin settings

• Full Range Onboard and DMX dimming

• Flicker-free, dead quiet operation

• Center Mount, Yoke Mount and Pole-Op

• Universal Input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC

• Color-correct with high color rendering index (CRI 95)

• Universal Input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC

• Energy efficient, draws less than 1A, 120VAC

• No color shift while dimming

• All-in-one metal alloy design with built-in electronics

• Fixture includes Gel Frame and 90° Honeycomb Louver

• Lightweight, slim profile

• Mounts to stand or can hang easily from a grid

• Accessory molded corners also used for four-point rope hang


                                CLICK HERE TO RENT THEM TODAY!



It’s the new way to steer!

Come check out our latest Doorway Dolly! The new Round-d-Round Doorway Dolly from Modern Studio Equipment is the next generation in Doorway Dolly development. Based on the industry proven designed and engineered Modern Doorway Dolly, the new Round-d-Round model offers all-wheel steering which allows for greater turning flexibility and will turn in a tight 6 foot (2 meter) circle. Steering from both ends of the dolly will allow unlimited camera positioning as the dolly rolls on dolly track (with a set of skateboard wheels) or on the ground with the standard pneumatic rubber tires. Load capacity is over 1100 pounds (500kg) and … Continue reading

Inflate – A – Light (Airstar Balloon)

Inflate - A - Light (Airstar Balloon)

Did you know we have a balloon that inflates to five feet in diameter and lights up with 2000 watts? The Airstar Crystal 160 is a giant soft lighting source that is inflated and sustained by an internal fan. The fan has both high and low speeds that can be switched down after the initial inflation to help with sound. Inside the inflated white ball are two 1,000 watt halogen bulbs, which can only be lit once fully inflated (for your safety).  China balls have nothing on this huge, softly lit globe. The best part is that it packs down into a small … Continue reading

Jib Arm on-the-go!

Jib Arm on-the-go!

Ever thought of traveling with a Jib Arm but didn’t know how to get it in your car?  Come check our latest  Seven Jib Compact XL Jib Arm!  It has all the capability of our original Seven Jib Arm BUT it folds to just 33″ in length.  Also, comes in a nice case for easy travel anywhere.  The capacity is the same as our original Jib Arm w/6.5′ Arm and 4.5′ Reach, 100mm bowl on the end of the arm.  Also has a universal base the fits Mitchell, 150mm bowl, 100mm bowl, and 75mm Bowl (with adapter).