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Celebrating 25+ Years!

Affiliated Equipment is proud of a 25-year plus history of service to the many Commercial Television Production and Music Video companies operating on all sizes of productions in Toronto. Our goal here at Affiliated Equipment is to be aware of the needs of our customers whatever the situation may call for. Whether you are looking for a camera package, a studio or location shoot package truck, or any variety of specialty products required to make your shoot a success, we hope our website will help you find what you’re looking for. If, on the very outside chance you don’t see what you need, please give us a call and speak to any one of us. After 25 years, you’d be surprised to find what we have to offer. Besides, knowing what you need is our business so we’re always ready to listen.

 

 


 

What’s New at Affiliated:

 


Modified Truck Lists 2024

With the big changes to truck packages, many of our clients have asked for quick reference on our main page – here is an updated list of all truck sheets:

AE 1: The Don
AE 2: Joan
AE 3: Eco-Light
AE4: Universal HS
T5: Syndicate
V0: The Sentinel
V1: All Weather Cube
V2: Super Cube

 


Big Changes To Big Truck Packages 2024

Earlier this year a customer presented us with a list of additional light and grip items that inevitably show up (supplied by either us or others) on most jobs.  Most of this stuff was newer, but not necessarily brand new, which proved to be a bit embarrassing as one of the motivations for creating AE was to ensure equipment package trucks always stay contemporary.  Rather than bemoan COVID or how quickly equipment evolves these days, we want apologize to them and you for not keeping up with fashion.  So, for AE 1/2/4 and T5 it is out with the old and in with the new.

Additions to Trucks (No Cost)

This year we will be pulling from the shelves all micro softs and doubles of silks and nets and adding one each of 8’x8’ Lt Grid, 8’x8’ Full Grid, 8’x8’ Magic Cloth, 12’x12’ Lt Grid, 12’x12’ Full Grid and 12’x12’ Magic Cloth. Also, we will be adding a 2’x2’ aluminium frame, and a Lite Mat Plus 4 with a DUO (DMX) power supply.

Included With Trucks (No Cost)

We will also supply at no additional cost (available from your cage) a second 4×4 cart that will contain four skinned 4’x4’ Aluminium Frames, one each 4’x4’ Ultra Bounce Floppy, 4’x4’ Clay Coat Floppy, 4’x4’ Bl Muslin Floppy, 4’x4’ Magic Cloth Floppy,  and four additional 4’x4′ Floppies. Also, from your cage we will provide a four light Titan Tube kit with transmitter and tablet.

Added to Trucks As Soon As Available (Pay As You Play)

Arri Skypanel S60’s will be cut down to three (included in package) to make room an Arri SkyPanel X and a Creamsource Vortex 24 both as a pay as you play items but, at a special 75% discounted rate.  Because T5 is a little more compact, some of the new lights may have to be picked up from your cage.  Furthermore, so that pay as you play costs do not get out of control, the maximum you will be charged for existing truck 2P2 equipment (2x Aputure 600c, 2x Vortex 8 and assorted lighting accessories) along with these additions, will be $800/day.

Other Removed Items

The removal of all Arri Blue Bells (2K open-face), and two 4K HMI will be removed again to make room for previously mentioned gear.

AE4

Similar changes to other trucks, see package truck list in the above post.

Change to daily rental rate

We have not changed truck rates for some time now, even though gear costs have increased significantly since Covid, nonetheless we will be holding the current day rates.


Changes to Our Pricing Structure
Mar 15th, 2024

DISCOUNT STRUCTURE

EQUIPMENT TRUCK PACKAGES AND GENERATORS:
Daily Rate: No discount further to our already fantastic package rates.
Weekly Rate: The weekly rate for Equipment Truck Packages is 4 days maximum at package price.

DOLLIES:
Daily Rate: Book rate, no further discount available.
Weekly Rate: Weekly rate for Dollies is 3 days maximum at book rate.

ADDITIONAL LIGHT & GRIP
Avg. Daily Budget for additional L&G equipment rental including P2P from truck up to $1999 (before discount):

All discountable AE Light, Grip, Cable, Distribution – Book less 35%
Weekly Rate: maximum 4 days less 35% (2.6 days/week)

Avg. Daily Budget for additional L&G equipment rental including P2P from package truck $2000 – $3999 (before discount):
All discountable AE Light, Grip, Cable, Distribution – Book less 45%
Weekly Rate: maximum 4 days less 45% (2.2 days/week)

Avg. Daily Budget for L&G additional equipment rental including P2P from package truck $4000 + (before discount):
All discountable AE Light, Grip, Cable, Distribution – Book less 55%
Weekly Rate: maximum 4 days less 55% (1.8 days/week)

CAMERA RENTALS:

Avg. Daily Budget for camera equipment rental up to $1999 (before discount):
All discountable AE Camera Bodies, Lenses, Camera Accessories – Book less 35%
Weekly Rate: maximum 4 days less 35% (2.6 days/week)

Avg. Daily Budget for camera equipment rental $2000 – $3999 (before discount):
All discountable AE Camera Bodies, Lenses, Camera Accessories – Book less 45%
Weekly Rate: maximum 4 days less 45% (2.2 days/week)

Avg. Daily Budget for camera equipment rental $4000 + (before discount):
All discountable AE Camera Bodies, Lenses, Camera Accessories – Book less 55%
Weekly Rate: maximum 4 days less 55% (1.8 days/week)

Light, grip, and camera discounts are only applied to AE owned equipment and are subject to availability, however sub-rented gear will be included in determining discount level.

Final discount level may vary up or down from the initial quote depending on what equipment is added or subtracted throughout the project.


Heads Up! Coming to AE Package Trucks 2024

Arri SkyPanel X
Aputure Electro Storm CS15 & XT26
Creamsource Vortex 24
Kinoflo Celeb Ikon 1200

 


Core Renegade XL Battery

48 volts of power for SkyPanel S60, Vortex 8, and Aputure 600c Lights


Studio Camera Special: Arri LF Camera with FF Lenses ($1450/day)

The most expensive camera we have, the Arri LF, has become a $160,000 boat anchor. Not that it isn’t a good camera but the thing is perceived as too big for running around with all the various stabilization systems that are so commonly used. So, even when shooting in studio with the camera sitting on a dolly all day, the LF gets overlooked. If you would like significant savings on your next studio job, we have the package for you.

The LF camera with 4 x 1TB 4 x batteries capture drive and 8 Vintage Kowa (TLS) FF Lenses
Only: $1450/day or $2900/week

 


 

COMING SOON! Matthews Litemover

Free Trial for the Remainder of 2023 (only w/ AE4)

              

The Litemover is a universal remote head designed for large industry specific lights and reflector boards or mirrors. Its advanced features, such as compatibility with DMX, WDMX, RDM, or basic hand control, make it an ideal tool for professionals looking for a reliable and efficient way to control lights and reflectors from the ground. Its easy-to-understand interface and intuitive controls make it an essential tool for any technician looking to streamline their workflow and save time. The system can be used right side up or underslung. It will control your pan, tilt and even control your spot/flood function. The Litemover comes in a hard rolling case as a complete kit with everything you will need to rig your light fixture. Patent pending.

Maximum load capacity: 100kg / 220lbs


You Asked For It: CREAMSOURCE VORTEX8

Special price with large package truck (AE 1/2/4/T5)
$150/day (max. two per job at this rate)


We Strive to be the First to Bring You the Best:
The New Honda EU3200i


At 59.5 lbs it is slightly larger than the 2200i, but will output a continuous 21.7 amps (vs 15 with a 2200i) enabling you to practically use both AC receptacles at the same time, or reliably power larger lights as an ARRI M1800.

$125/day (three days per week max.)


ARRI ALEXA 35 Camera Now In Stock:


A Case of Avoiding Mistaken Identity:

 

A light is no longer just a light, it is a system, with a plethora of accessories that may include, a Fresnel lens, other lenses or projectors of varying degrees, DMX cables, battery adapter, different yolks, transmitter, road case, hard grids, soft grids, assorted light banks, etc. 

The dilemma arises with each rental company independently determining what accessories they are going to include with their fixtures, usually resulting in no uniformity between providers.  Crew get confused, and at times may simply forget to order the accessories that they may require.

Our problem is that none of these additional bits and pieces are cheap.  As well there just isn’t enough shelf space on a package truck to house every accessory that could be used, nor the time for a driver to check in all the bits at the day’s end.  Nevertheless, these days light banks and soft grids most often, but not always, go out as extras, with LED lights that are on the trucks.  To avoid an unnecessary expense to you, and to allow us to constantly stay on top of maintenance of these extremely fragile items, we have elected to provide a case stuffed with an assortment of commonly used snap bags and soft grids, with (but not on) every large package truck, at as special pay as you play discounted rate 

Here’s how it works:  A case with two each snap bags and EZ Pop grids for Kinoflo Freestyle 21 and 31, plus two EZ Pop grids for Arri SkyPanel S60 will be put in your cage, for every job that rents AE1, AE2, AE3, AE4, or T5.  Each item is individually sealed and when returned you will only be charged for items used, at a special rate of $25/day/item.  Just for reference, if you rented all this stuff a la carte, it the cost would come to $461/day (after a 50% discount) but, should you use everything supplied in the case, the charge would be $250/day.

 


Every Obstacle Needs a Bridge:

The Lightbridge CRLS C-Drive Kit contains the following:

1 – 7×7 cm Cine Reflector Diff 1 – 4 + Sleeves
1 – 15×15 cm Cine Reflector Diff 1 – 4 + Sleeves
1 – 25×25 cm Cine Reflector Diff 1 – 4 + Sleeves
1 – 50×50 cm Cine Reflector Diff 1 – 4 + Sleeves


An All-In-One (Affordable, All Full Frame,
Vintage Look, TLS Rehoused) Lens Solution

 

 

Vintage Kowa FF Lenses (Ancient Optics/TLS):

Vintage Kowa FF lenses are extremely rare and unique…Not to be confused with their S35 Cine Prominar cousins. Originally made for a leaf shutter SLR from 1968-1974, these Kowa lenses hid in the shadows for decades.

This glass has a lovely gold and purple flare. They are all sharp in the center with a gentle focus fall off to the corners. Bokeh is soft, pleasant, and circular at all stops thanks to the 14-blade iris. The brilliant engineers at TLS also improved the minimum close focus distance on every focal length. Each lens from 19mm to 200mm safely covers Arri Alexa LF open gate sensors without vignette. The lenses have rock solid TLS cam systems, 110mm fronts, 300-degree focus rotation, and standard 0.8 focus and iris gears.

T4(19mm ), T3.6(28mm), T2.9(35mm), T1.9(50mm), T3.6(100mm), T4(135mm), T4(200mm)


 

Size Matters: LIGHTTOOLs Egg Crate Grids

While not every day, we do from time to time get requests for egg crate grids in sizes that we neither own, nor can easily procure.  So, we have acquired, from our friends at LIGHTTOOLS an assortment of oddball sizes that will be here, on the shelf when you need them.

30° Grid for Butterfly & Overhead 4’x4′
50° Grid for Butterfly & Overhead 4’x4′
50° Grid for Butterfly & Overhead 4’x8′
50° Grid for Butterfly & Overhead 6’x6′
50° Grid for Butterfly & Overhead 8’x8′
50° Grid for Butterfly & Overhead 12’x20′
50° Grid for Butterfly & Overhead 20’x20′


 

Wag Flags 101:

They were being requested, but we didn’t know what they were so we ordered some to see for ourselves:

 

  • Perfect for confined spaces, homes, and areas where it is difficult to build a complete overhead frame
  • Quick build and the ability to unravel the amount of material needed to cover the space
    (i.e. user is not forced to build a full 8’ x 8’ frame for a smaller area)
  • Used as a quick teaser or cutter
  • 6’ or 8’ Military grade 304 stainless steel frame
  • Each kit contains 2 frames (6’ or 8’) and sewn materials including 1 x Black Ripstop, 1 x Silent ¼ Grid, 1 x Black Commando Cloth.

Looking for Love: The Arri Orbiter

 

 

ARRI thought that the Orbiter, “an ultra-bright, and directional LED fixture” would be an become an instant lighting staple and not a specialty item that infrequently goes out.  Up to now, at least for us, that has not been the case.  So, why is this intriguing, and seemingly versatile lighting system, sitting on the shelf collecting dust?

Perhaps it is the cost; a P.M. told us that he was quoted a price of $800/day, no discount.

Fortunately, on any day a customer takes a package truck, we are content enough that we can cut you a break on an Orbiter, or even two, making them affordable for you to try and evaluate.


Canon K35 Set Extended Set of 7: 

18, 24, 28, 35, 50, 85, 135mm

Rehoused by TLS!


 

Get To Know The Artist Behind Our Artwork:

With our latest commission being so popular, we think its time you get to know the artist behind the images!

 

 

 

 

Click Here To Meet Fiona Stephenson!