It seems to us if you want to find a good place to rent a camera, you would do well to find a place run by an award winning cinematographer. Clean Slate Video is just such a place. Founded in 1981, by Eli Adler, Clean Slate has been providing the Bay Area film and video community with a great selection of cameras, lighting gear, monitors and more. With a background firmly rooted in the local scene Clean Slates network of contacts makes it possible for them to also provide top flight staff to meet your production needs.
Still active as a DP Eli’s experience over the years has had him shoot an incredible variety of locations and situations. From the Jazz clubs of Cuba, to the Pyramids of Egypt, to some of the most remote and beautiful locations on the planet Eli has done it all. He loves being behind the camera, whether its’ focusing on Bengal tigers in India, or the latest technological achievement in Silicon Valley.
Over the years the video gear has changed dramatically and Eli always had the passion for exploring cutting edge technology in the pursuit of the next great image. It was the interest in technology and his passion for shooting that is the genesis of Clean Slate Video, and the local community has benefited from Eli’s passions and knowledge for the last 20 plus years.
Helping keep things moving smoothly and everything working properly is Director of Operations Benjamin Little, who has been with Clean Slate since 2008. With a background in lighting and grip, and like Eli an interest in technology, Benjamin has a keen understanding of what will make your video project a success. He continues to keep active with his regular clients and recent credits include George Lucas’s Redtails, PG&E Commercials, and many car commercials. So between them this Clean Slate team has you covered any which way you need to go.
A brief listing of some of the things Clean Slate offers includes;
Large Sensor Video Cameras: Sony F3, Canon C300, Panasonic AF-100P
Broadcast Cameras: Panasonic’s HPX-3700 P2 Varicam, HDX 900 DVCPROD, HPX 300-P2
Compact HD Cameras: Sony EX 3 XDCAM, Sony EX 1 XDCAM, Panasonic HV-200
HDSLR’s and Mini/POV Cameras
Full compliment of professional Lenses
Paintboxes and Controllers
Card Readers and Media
And a good compliment of Lighting and Grip.
Clean Slate has a reputation for personalized care and attention. Combined with a keen eye for technology that works, this is one company that you should know about and have on your short list of contacts. These are great guys to work with so give them a shout next time you have a project that needs to get up and running. PHS says check them out.