Equipment Rentals

We have what you need:

Essanay has one of the Midwest's largest inventory of equipment and supplies. In addition to lighting and grip gear, we carry a complete line of dollies, jibs, cranes, generators and more. We have provided equipment to thousands of commercial productions and serviced virtually every motion picture and television production that has shot in the Chicagoland area.

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Grip Equipment

Grip stands, flags, frames, grip carts, ladders, scaffolding, speed rail and hardware.

Camera Support

We carry a line of Chapman and Fisher dollies as well as cranes, jibs & camera sliders.


See our large inventory of cable and electrical distribution, HMI, tungsten and LED lighting.


From van generators to putt-putts, we have everything needed to power your location.


Essanay also carries a large inventory of expendables to create a one-stop shop for your equipment and production material needs:
  • Lee Gels
  • Rosco Gels
  • 1000H Paper
  • Mylar
  • Photofloods
  • Practical Globes
  • Art Card
  • Foamcore
  • Beadboard
  • Black Wrap
  • Fog Fluid
  • Diffusion Oil
  • Commando CLoth
  • Duvetene
  • Dust Off
  • Sash Cord
  • Mason Line
  • Dulling Spray
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Camera Tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Electrical Tape
  • Craft Paper
  • Painting Supplies
  • White Cyc Paint
  • Chroma Green Paint
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Lumber
  • Layout Board
  • Masonite
  • PPE Supplies
  • Tunnel Tape
  • Caution Tape
  • Booties
  • Gloves
  • Spray Paints
  • Spray Adhesives
  • ...and many more!
Please contact us for current pricing and availability.
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