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2nd Cine, Inc.

637 Frazier Ave, STE 2
Elgin, Illinois 60123

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Chicagoland's Indie Friendly Microbrewery of Camera and Lighting

We specialize in providing professional and affordable camera and lighting production services for small to medium commercial productions for TV or Web. We offer Hi-Def digital cinema quality camera and lens packages, professional lighting and grip truck packages, sound and audio packages, HD and SD video monitors and, production support such as walkies, tables, chairs, tents and heaters.

We have everything you need under one roof plus the experienced crew to help get it done. We are located just outside of Chicago off of I-90 and also service the Rockford, Milwaukee, Madison, Quad Cities, Peoria, Indianapolis and Green Bay regions.

1 Ton, 2 Ton, 3 Ton & 5 Ton Grip & Lighting truck packages. Home of the 1 ton "Corporate Destroyer" sprinter van package designed for cinematography without compromise on a budget. Perfect for corporate and web video productions.

We also rent Chapman Dollies, Arri Alexa Mini, Red Epic, Canon Panasonic & Go Pro cameras, Zeiss & Angeneuix lenses, Panasonic, Odessy & TV Logic monitors, carts, accessories and support. We feature cine style PL mount Zeiss MK III Super Speed Prime lenses, RED / Cooke zooms, Canon L series EF or Nikon AF-D lenses support and accessories like O'Connor 2575 and 1030b fluid heads, geared heads, Arri WCU-4 and f/stop wireless follow focus, matteboxes, filters and much more.

Now also renting field audio and sound recording equipment featuring the Sound Devices 744T recorder, mixer, Sennheiser 416 shotgun boom mic, wireless lavs, Scheopps colette mics, Deneke time code slate and Comtek wireless headsets.

We can provide or reffer talented professional crew to fill any position including Cinematographer/DP, Camera Operator, Assistant Camera (AC), Sound Mixer, Boom Operator, Gaffer, Key Grip, Dolly Grip, Remote Head Technician, VTR, DIT, Location Scout, Driver, Production Assistant (PA), Hair, Makeup or Wardrobe Stylist.

We have been in the industry since 1992.

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Tom and his crew are the greatest. Always my first call for rentals and crew in town. Two thumbs up for the 2nd Cine team!

Mark Pallman

I have been able to work with and for 2ndCine numerous times over the last 6 years. They have always done everything in their power to deliver what was needed to get the job done in a professional and expedient manner. I highly recommend them.

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