Daufenbach Camera expanding, adds Gregger Jones
June 29, 2012 by Screenmag
Chicago-based Daufenbach Camera, a professional motion picture camera rental house, announce today new investments in support services, inventory and staff.
Central to the new support services is an expanded camera prep floor featuring a new overhead focus- chart rail system. This system saves the Camera Assistant's time during prep and insures for accurate focus marks during shooting. Further expansion provides space for an upgraded service department featuring new lens and camera service equipment to ensure that all cameras and lenses will be calibrated to exacting specifications.
"As working camera crew ourselves, Daufenbach Camera really understands the needs of the camera team and the importance of precise, accurate, and dependable equipment,” says John Waterman. “With our new investment in support and service infrastructure, I am proud to say that we have you covered."
Daufenbach's rental inventory has expanded this year with the inclusion of the CC3D generation two beamsplitter 3D rig. This new rig allows for handheld and steadicam light- weight 3D setups including a unique counter balance system that maintains steadicam balance. The rig also boasts motorized remote camera alignment, speeding up 3D calibrations during production.
New cameras, lenses, support, and accessories have also been added, featuring the Arri Alexa camera, Zeiss Super Speed prime lenses, and Angenieux zooms. Daufenbach's current inventory can handle any size motion picture, television series, or commercial production.
They’ve also tapped Industry veteran Gregger Jones to join the team as Director of Business Development.
"Daufenbach Camera is a strong and flexible company with a reputation of having the right professional 3D and digital cinema equipment for their customers,” says Jones. “I look forward to becoming a part of this family and am excited to find a place to use the experience learned from living and working in the Chicago, New Orleans, NYC, and LA markets."