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Grip & Electric Lists – NEW!

Updated in June of 2018, these documents list the most up to date equipment in the Grip & Electric department. Please feel free to use the additional notes section(s) to add any notes or request items that you cannot find. Once you have completed filling in the list, please email the rental office to submit a request. […]

June 27th, 2018 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Frequently Asked Questions, G&E, Website F.A.Q

Pick up and Return

All of our trucks are parked in a secure lot in Brooklyn, NY by 318 Nevins St at the Corner of Union St. Can I pick up and/or return the truck to Hand Held Films?  This option may be available in some cases. If you require this service, please discuss it with our rental department […]

February 1st, 2017 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Production Vehicles, Truck Policies

Truck Rental Forms

In order to rent one of our trucks, please download, fill out and send us the following form:

July 18th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Production Vehicles, Truck Policies

How to buy gear from Handheld?

We regularly list items that we put up for sale. The gear is sold “as-is”, we cannot be held responsible for any malfunction that happens after the sale. Any prospective buyer is warmly encouraged to stop by our offices and try the gear for themselves. You can visit the list of our gear currently up […]

April 8th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Equipment for Sale, Frequently Asked Questions

Rental Documents & Info

Operations Hand Held Films is open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday. If a production is in need of outside normal hours services such as a pick up or drop off, it must be arranged with the rental office beforehand. Please be aware that a service or opening fee may apply. We also provide […]

April 8th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Rental Policies

Equipment Return Policies

All rented equipment is expected, unless otherwise agreed upon with a rental agent, to be promptly returned to the shop by 10am on the drop-off date. If you realize that your production will return late or wants to extend its rental order, please notify our rental department as soon as possible. If you do not notify […]

April 7th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Rental Policies

Rate, Insurance and Permit

We have tried to cover all common questions about our truck rental services, please feel free to contact the rental office with any additional inquiry. Why rent a truck from Hand Held Films instead of a truck rental company? For convenience and specialization. We offer our trucks as a value added service to our equipment rental […]

April 7th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Production Vehicles, Truck Policies

Operating our Trucks

How do I operate the lift gate? There is a master on/off switch for the lift gate located on the outer side of the driver’s seat. This switch must be turned on to operate the lift. Please be sure to turn off the lift after use, particularly when parked, as it may drain the battery. […]

April 6th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Production Vehicles, Truck Policies

Traffic Violations

What traffic restrictions must I consider when driving the truck? Commercial trucks are often subject to different traffic restrictions than passenger cars. Trucks are not allowed on the Brooklyn or Williamsburg bridges or the FDR drive. Trucks are not allowed on any Parkways, or certain streets. Always pay close attention to posted regulations regarding trucks. […]

April 5th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Production Vehicles, Truck Policies

Pick up and Return

All of our trucks are parked in a secure lot in Brooklyn, NY by 318 Nevis St at the Corner of Union St. Can I pick up and/or return the truck to Hand Held Films?  This option may be available in some cases. If you require this service, please discuss it with our rental department […]

April 5th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Frequently Asked Questions, Production Vehicles, Truck Policies