of vehicle do you need to own in order to get rental work?
All you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
kind. Vehicles of all kinds and conditions are used in filming. We
rent out on a regular basis cars, trucks, motor scooters, motorcycles,
trailers, and motorhomes.
How old does
a vehicle have to be in order to be eligible to list with and get
year. Vehicles of all years are used. We have rented everything from
a 1903 Oldsmobile to a 1999 Dodge Viper.
vehicle have to be in mint condition? No. The majority of time production
companies actually prefer something in good condition. However, certain
shoots call for vehicles to be in show condition, and then, on the
other hand, sometimes they are specifically looking for something
with dents and or faded paint. Exotics, such as Lamborghinis, Maseratis,
Porches, etc., and luxury cars such as Rolls Royces, Mercedes Benzs,
Jaguars, etc., generally are wanted in good to mint condition. In
contrast to pick-up trucks in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, which are
generally wanted in poor to fair condition. The bottom line however,
is that vehicles in every condition are used.
Does it have
to be in running condition?
Yes. Even though the shot might not call for
the vehicle to move at all, it often has to be moved several times
to get it in the proper shooting position and the crew frowns upon
having to push vehicles.
We don't rent airplanes, boats, or bicycles, although we have rented
all of these at one point in time in the past. Us getting requests
for these happens so infrequently, that it wouldn't be fair to take
your money. Their are companies that deal exclusively with these,
and your chances for getting work would be much better with them.
Can I drive
my own vehicle in productions?
and No. The decision is yours. Obviously, if you vehicle is chosen
to be driven by the character played by say Brad Pitt, then unless
you're the spitting image of Brad Pitt, no, you can't drive your vehicle.
When you list your vehicle, you designate whether you will allow the
main actor or actress to drive your vehicle or not. If your vehicle
has been chosen to be used in a commercial, and the commercial is
not featuring a principal character, then yes, in most cases you can
drive your vehicle. And, under some circumstances, they will even
pay you an additional fee, along with your regular set fee. If your
vehicle has been chosen for background work, then your vehicle will
be driven by you and only you. A fee for you driving has already been
built in to your set rental rate, whether they use you driving your
vehicle or not.
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