We at productionhotspot.com knew Arthur Fryer personally, we worked with him on many occasions. Back in the day we would host producers who came to shoot in the Bay Area from places like New York and Los Angeles. When wrapping up a shoot something that we often heard said was “that was one of the best crews I ever worked with”. Sadly in January of 2000, Arthur was taken from us way before his time, the result of a undiscovered heart condition, he was born with. Over the years he had built his business into one of the larger grip and electric rental facilities in the Bay Area. It was a shock to all of us when we learned of Arthurs passing, but it was Dave Ketchpel, who had worked for Arthur for many years as Best Boy and shop assistant who decided to keep his spirit alive by keeping the company alive. The film and video community was delighted he did. Arthur Fryer Lighting continues to be an important part of the local film and video landscape.
They maintain an extensive inventory of grip and lighting gear that can be rented on a individual basis, but is more often packaged into a variety of configurations which include;
1 ton van
3 ton truck
4 ton truck
10 ton truck
to see a complete inventory of their gear click here. As you can see, whether your project is big or small, Arthur Fryer lighting has what you need.
It addition to a large and complete professional inventory of equipment, the thing that continues to make Arthur Freyer Lighting unique and in demand, is the tradition it carries on. One of Arthur’s personal approaches was to volunteer for the jobs that no one else wanted. It was this attitude that put him in demand and launched his career. And though times have changed and the film and video community is not as close knit as it once was, Arthur Freyer Lighting carries on in a way that is personal and reflects the values of honest relations, true commitment, and to still volunteer for the jobs that no one else wants to do. Arthur organized list of mottos that he carried with him and summarized his philosophy. This list, which we hope you will take a look at, can be seen here.
In business since 1984 most everyone in town knows Arthur Fryer Lighting, and has worked with them at one time or another. If you dont know them take the time to make their acquaintance. They are definitely someone you want to have on your side. If you do go to visit be sure to say hello to the cats, dont worry they will find you. Arthur Fryer Lighting a name you can trust.