At Red Star Rentals we’re dedicated to one thing: Your Vision.

Red Star Rentals

Our Gear. Your Vision.

It doesn’t matter if your budget is big or small, your vision is boundless.  Your Red Star team is purpose-built to help you achieve it. 


Whether you’re filming on the White House lawn or Minnesota’s north woods, we’re committed to giving you access to the same depth and breadth of selection you’d find in New York or Los Angeles. Our inventory runs deep, and we’re happy to move it between locations to fill our customers’ needs.  Looking for something we don’t have?  We’re partnered with the largest equipment rental companies in the world to make sure we can always get what you need next.

The Latest Technology, Expertly Maintained

Film and video technology never stops evolving, and neither do we! When you ask for it, we listen. Red Star puts the latest in new and updated technology in our customers hands the moment it’s available. Our rental and support staff regularly participate in ongoing training and education to make sure that when your equipment arrives on set, you can be confident it will be working like it should. With certifications on everything from cinema cameras to scissor lifts, no team is better at getting your production prepared.

Friendly, Local Support

We don’t stop at providing the best in equipment.  At Red Star, our job is to make your job easy. That means our staff of experts, problem solvers, and community ambassadors is ready to provide guidance and offer solutions to ensure your shoot runs smoothly. We know a production needs a lot more than just equipment rental, and we’re always ready to recommend crew, demo equipment, and answer any questions you might have. With locations in Minneapolis, Madison, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Alexandria, our team is always close by.

A History of Production

The original Red Star location in Madison, Wisconsin is where we got our start, but our culture comes from the people and companies that make up our history. Over the years, we’ve joined lighting and grip companies like The Washington Source for Lighting in Washington, D.C. and Location Lighting in Philadelphia. We’ve joined camera rental experts from Charmcine, Capital Camera, Videosmith, and Liberty Camera. And we acquired Cinequipt, an all-in-one camera, lighting, and grip rental and sales company that’s operated in Minneapolis for more than 50 years. We’re proud to be part of a legacy of making films, television, commercials, and entertainment across the Midwest and East Coast.

In studio, on a Fisher dolly with Arri Alexa 35 camera
Maria pauses on a Fisher dolly with an Arri Alexa 35 camera.

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