It would be easy to drive by First Camera’s blue building on 3rd street without a clue what lies within. Once you cross the threshold, however, the rich history of a company that has been part of our local film and video community for over 35 years comes into focus. The cavernous space is a bit like an old zeppelin hanger, with tall ceilings and a curved roof. The space is neatly organized, and an extensive inventory of gear calls out. Vaughn Kilgore, founder and owner of First Camera should know his stuff. With a long background in professional television production, and time as a sports producer and early on a camera operator Vaughn’s rich experience is evident. Over the years he has kept pace with the changing technological landscape, and his inventory of equipment is multifaceted, comprehensive and varied. From HD and SD cameras, HD monitors, HD and SD flypacks, Record Media, Editing Systems and Production support.
Along with studio manager Ryan Peters, First Camera has been a local’s favorite for a long long time. In addition to serving the local market, First Camera has a following among production professionals who have to come to town for one reason or another. They have come to rely on First Camera’s reputation, and professional experience. Chances are that whatever you are dealing with; broadcast, industrial, sports, commercial and more, Vaughn and team have been there, done that. They’ll knows exactly what you are going through, and more important exactly what you need.
With a full compliment of cameras, accessories, monitors, lighting and grip, audio gear First Camera prides itself on being a full service provider. In addition to the production gear they also feature editing, duplicating and digitizing, and DVD authoring services. First Camera, is on a short list of go to companies that the local community has come to rely on. Have you been there yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Give them a call, visit their site for a complete list of their rental gear, and at the very least keep their number close at hand.