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OUT OF FRAME has been around since 1992 as a production rental house for the film and television industry. We are the professional, punk rock and roll, feel like you’ve known us forever, everybody knows your name, fun rental house with coolest, friendliest, customer satisfaction driven staff in Hollywood. A staff of musicians, filmmakers, and photographers. Who better to facilitate art than artists themselves? Recently we have expanded into a boutique stage company. A creative environment where a 1 hour shoot gets the same attention as our biggest clients. The space is filled with a positive energy that affects every shooter that walks through the door. This is a world where someone is always grabbing a guitar off the wall or out back working on our vintage motorcycles mixed with the newest designers and up and coming shooters working together to create memorable images.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rock Out with your Prog Out

Progressive rock band Final Gravity flashed stage North with their forceful front of sound last weekend for Out Of Frame's first video shoot. Just like beer and hot dogs or champagne and strawberries; OOF staff members being musicians it just seems natural to have bands shooting video's here.

When the director Charles Mumford was asked about his shooting experience with us he passed on the following: It's a dream come true for the band to work on such a professional stage. It was great having an arsenal of equipment at our disposal should the need arise. When the creative juices are flowing, it's great to know that the gear is ready at hand to make those visions a reality. Whenever we found a need for something, the guys at Out of Frame had it in our hands almost as fast as we thought of it.

Check out the band Final Gravity at:

The talent that made this video shoot happen:
Producer: Kurt Mason
Director: Charles Mumford
Assistant Director: Heather Konkoli
Director of Photography and Assistant DP: Kristian Gabriel & Roger Viloria
Stage Manager: Doug Mason
Final Gravity is: John Chominsky (drums), Mike Clark (guitar), Bill Moore (vocals) and Charles Mumford (bass)

Rock On...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kudo's to Katie!

Last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting Katie Johnson for a natural light shoot in Stage 1. Meeting her for the first time I quickly knew she was one of those people that you just want to get to know better. It's her job to bring out the personalities of the people she shoots. I knew she had to be talented at doing so just because of the warmth of our first hello. Needless to say we met up later in the week for Mexican Food and great conversation. We all can not wait to see Katie's continual rise in this profession that she loves!

With two models in tow, Katie arrived with one cart of equipment and was up and shooting faster than anyone we have had here before. She told us how much fun she had shooting and recommended photographers to definitely try a stage shoot if they have not already done so. After a very short period of time she was wrapped and out the door.

When we saw the final product we were blown away that someone could pull these images off so quickly, a mark of a true PRO. Katie’s company FOTOWORKS PRO is located in Orange County they have been serving professional photographers for the past 14 years. They are a premier professional imaging service business. With these great images created on her first studio shoot you can just imagine the things to come. Also, considering Katie Johnson’s creativity, energy and professionalism I think it would be a safe bet to use her company or to hire her to shoot for any situation.

We love Katie! Check out her out on: and

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Producer's Guild BBQ

Out of Frame Production Rentals has been happy to support the Producer’s Guild of America. The guild is an integral part of our business so it has been great to have a chance to donate equipment to their events.

Most recently was the PGA Family Barbecue. They were kind enough to hang our banner and invite us to share in the festivities.

Carol Beams and Salvy Maleki put together an amazing event and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and help us to put faces to people that we have talked on the phone with for quite some time.

Marie and Chris had a great afternoon with some great people. Dining tips from Rachel and Amit (the place to go for pizza is MOZZA). There was also a masseuse from YADA YADA YOGA, a lifestyle agency. They regularly set up private yoga instruction, massages and other spa style treatment on Film and Television sets.

With all of us in this industry racing at a million mile an hour pace this was a great chance to catch a breath with our colleagues.