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.

Film Lighting Rental Trends We’re Seeing

We feel very fortunate to have a front row seat for spotting the latest lighting rental trends. Fielding rental orders from production crews in the Bay Area gives us a unique insight into what is most popular on-site. As a production pro yourself, we thought you might be interested in learning about the lighting rental […]

Using Retro Lighting in Film

We deeply admire how cinematic production has evolved over time, and like many movie enthusiasts, we appreciate the special glow in older films that’s so characteristic of retro lighting. Although we’re best known for carrying the latest in film production equipment rentals, we also carry a small inventory of retro lighting for those looking to […]

Don’t Forget These 5 Things with Your Film Equipment Rental

You’ve done the work: your research is done, and you’re ready to call in that film equipment rental for your next San Francisco Bay Area film production. It’s very likely your film equipment rental list includes a mix of camera support, lighting, and grip equipment. May we make a small suggestion? As you prepare to […]

3 Key Questions to Ask Before Renting Film Trucks

Film trucks, or grip trucks, are the make-or-break “tool kits” for grip teams that need to hit the ground running on their latest production set. With careful planning, film trucks are well-stocked with all the essentials a team will need. So when work takes your team to a distant location (like our beautiful home, the […]

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