dtc lighting & grip

The San Francisco Bay Area’s largest selection of film, photo, video, lighting & grip equipment

Our Story

Over the last three decades, DTC has equipped and participated in most of the major iconic feature films and television productions in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, DTC owners, Peter and Steve, have been involved in other projects around the world, including high-end commercials, tech industry content, and studio design. They’ve also had the pleasure of supporting many independent and student films throughout the years. It’s this wide-ranging experience that makes DTC uniquely helpful to any production in need of film equipment rentals of grip trucks and film set lighting.

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Fully Stocked

DTC has the most extensive film production equipment rental inventory in Northern California. We take pride in housing one of the largest inventories outside of Hollywood. Dedicated to staying on top of industry trends, we’re always adding the latest and greatest in professional video equipment rentals.

Truck Rentals

Fully Stocked Truck Packages

We offer fully customizable grip truck rental packages to suit your production needs. Contact our rental staff today!

Equipment Rentals

Extensive Lighting & Grip Inventory

We are one of the largest film production equipment rental companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your lighting and grip equipment rental is just a call away. We’ll have it reserved and waiting for your next film production.

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Expendables, Lighting & Grip Equipment Sales

Do you need tape? Gel? Lighting fixtures? Grip equipment? DTC is proud to be a dealer for all the top lighting, grip, and electrical manufacturers. Our experienced staff is ready to assist you and your production’s needs.


Custom Design & Installation

DTC specializes in studio & theatrical retrofits or new builds. We can assist with grids, curtains, green-screens, new fixtures, electrical, and control. Please reach out to our design team for your next project.


In-House Repair Staff

DTC has an in-house authorized repair staff with experience in electronic control, HMI, and LED lighting of all major manufacturers, so we can get your gear back quickly where you need it: on the job with you.

From the Blog

We can’t help but stay current on the latest trends in film equipment, and we never hesitate to share our expertise. Explore our blog posts to learn best practices and get practical advice for your next production project.

Where to rent photography equipment in the San Francisco Bay Area?

As a photographer, you know the importance of having the right equipment to capture the perfect shot.  But investing in high-quality equipment can be expensive, especially if you’re just starting out.  That’s where renting photography equipment comes in. Here at DTC, we offer a wide range of photo-related equipment for rent, including Profoto packs; light […]

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The Basics: A Filming Equipment Checklist 

Are you looking for a simple but time-tested filming equipment checklist for beginner filmmakers?  We’ve put together a list of 12 filming equipment pieces that will get you started on your first film productions. This list is pared down to the film equipment we consider the essentials of a starter filming kit. We also include […]

Which Size Grip Truck Do You Need?

We know from personal experience how valuable a grip truck is to a film production team. We offer a variety of grip truck rental packages for teams to rent when they’re working in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this post, we’re sharing the key advantages of a grip truck, and how you can estimate […]

The Popular LED Film Lights You Should Know About

We recently shared that LED film lights are the most popular lights on the market right now, and Aputure does an incredible job meeting the varying needs of film production crews. The company was started by filmmakers and videographers who wanted to blend affordability with the qualities of professional-grade equipment. The result is the Amaran […]

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