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Red Star DC

Washington, D.C.

9701 Philadelphia Ct

Ste R

Lanham, MD 20706


Red Star DC Hours

Monday8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday8 am - 4 pm
Thursday8 am - 4 pm
Friday8 am - 4 pm
Red Star Rentals DC began more than 30 years ago as The Washington Source for Lighting, rebranding as Red Star in 2016. After combining with other top DC rental companies in the lighting and grip and camera and lens categories, Red Star is now the leading all-in-one rental shop for everything related to video, film, and commercial production in the DMV.

DC Camera Rental Specialists

Our camera rental team began as Charmcine and Capital Camera, providing cameras, lenses, and accessories. As part of joining the Red Star family, we now offer more than 100 different camera rentals, from Arri and Red cinema cameras to mirrorless bodies from Canon, Sony, and Panasonic. We also have nearly 1,000 rental lenses in our collection, from modern favorites to classics and hard-to-find boutique cinema lenses.
Prep your camera equipment on one of our prep benches and have access to every accessory you need to make your shoot go off without a hitch. Trust our experts to get your production the right gear, tested and ready-to-go. Schedule your visit and see why we’re the favorite DC camera rental shop.

DC Lighting and Grip Rental

From small 1-ton grip packages to multiple 10-ton trucks, Red Star Rentals DC has decades of experience supporting commercials, television, and feature films. We have deep inventory in Arri lighting, Aputure, Creamsource, Litegear, and many other manufacturers. We provide grip and lighting equipment in the best condition, ready to roll to your location or studio.
Our team of lighting and grip experts know the equipment inside and out, and can help you pick the perfect kit or source that hard-to-find fixture. Lighting and grip rental in Washington, D.C. has never been easier with Red Star.

Making Renting Easier

We offer easy pickup at our DC location, including an after-hours pickup and return. We also offer deliveries for productions shooting in Washington D.C., Arlington, Annapolis, and the greater DMV. Navigating traffic across DC isn’t always easy, which is why we also have Alexandria and Baltimore locations. Red Star is also qualified vendor for both the Virginia and Maryland film tax incentives.
Whether you’re looking to rent a camera in DC or a 10-ton grip truck in Baltimore, we’re excited to help make your next production great.
Our Gear. Your Vision.
An operator with Arri Alexa Mini LF camera and Fujinon 19-90mm zoom lens
A Washington DC camera operator with a Red Star camera and lens rental.
Aputure XT26 and CS15 lighting fixtures in Washington.
Modern LED lighting rentals, including Aputure and Arri, are available for delivery or pick up in DC.
Arri HMI lights for film production
Arri HMI lighting rental in Washington, D.C.
A woman presents on stage at the 2024 Annapolis Film Festival
Red Star Rentals is a proud sponsor of many events in the DMV, including the 2024 Annapolis Film Festival.

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