Resources

Production Services & Local Vendors

Production Support & Gear

 

Find local production services, companies and support in Washington for your next film project.

Many local production service companies offer special discounts and deals for Northwest Film Forum members—see below for details.  Not yet a Film Forum member? Read more about membership discounts for Film Forum supporters >

Washington Filmworks

Washington Filmworks (WF) is a non-profit organization formed as a state agency to encourage growth in the film and video production industry, for the economic benefit of Washington State. WF assists filmmakers in many ways, including providing location scouting assistance, liaison referral, accommodations, permits and troubleshooting.

1411 4th Ave #420

Seattle, WA 98101

206.264.0667

info AT WashingtonFilmworks.org

 

Seattle Office of Film + Music

The City of Seattle's Office of Film + Music is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries. The office offers a streamlined resource for filmmakers and musicians working in Seattle, including creative tax incentives and professional business development opportunities.

700 5th Ave., Suite 5752

P.O. Box 94708

Seattle, WA 98124

206.233.3948

filmoffice AT seattle.gov 

 

Commercial Vendors

Please see below by category.

Gear Rental

Glazer's Camera

 

Locally owned; provides retail and rentals for video and photography gear, facilitates repair services and offers education. Northwest Film Forum members receive a 20% discount on Glazer's Rental equipment, subject to product availability and Glazer's rental guidelines. Members also receive 10% off retail bags, tripods and filters. Must show valid membership!

 

Retail:

(206) 624-1100 

811 Republican St., Seattle, WA 98109

Rentals:

(206) 233-0211 

517 Dexter Ave., Seattle, WA 98109

 

To email, contact through their website.

 

 

Oppenheimer Cine Rental

 

We have been renting and serivicing Film and Digital Cinema Cameras, Cinema Lenses, and related equipment since 1979. We are the largest and most experienced camera rental house between Los Angeles and Vancouver BC. We serve the entire Pacific Northwest region, including Alaska and Western Canada.

 

(206) 467-8666

 

7400 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

 

Email Holly in administration at holly AT oppcam.com

 

 

Koerner Camera Systems

 

Digital camera rental.

 

"Our Portland and Seattle offices offer impeccably maintained state of the art production tools backed by excellent customer service."

 

(206) 285-7334

 

101 Nickerson St #500, Seattle, WA 98109

 

email seattle AT koernercamera.com

 

 

Seattle Grip + Lighting

 

Provides grip services and lighting.

 

(206) 285-0840

 

1050 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

 

 

Pacific Grip & Lighting Inc.

 

"With offices in Portlandf and Seattle, we offer the largest selection of lighting and grip equipment in the Nortwest. Knowledgable employees with a passion for customer service are here to answer questions, work with your budget and make sure you have the most successful shoot possible."

 

(206) 622-8540

 

10401 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Tukwila, WA 98178

 

To email, please contact through website.

 

 

Share Grid

 

Online peer to peer camera rentals.

 

(415) 371-9809

 

To email, please contact through website.

 

 

Camera Lends

 

Online peer to peer camera rentals.

 

(888) 828-9287

 

To email, please contact through website.

 

 

Borrow Lenses

 

Online camera rentals.

 

(844) 853-6737

 

 

Video Equipment Rentals

 

"We're the go-to company for bringing experiences to life. Clients rely on us for the largest inventory of rental equipment in the world as well as our deep expertise in Audio, Video, Lighting, LED, Cameras, Rigging, Media Servers, Fiber, and more."

 

(206) 242-3860

 

12610 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168

 

To email, please contact through website.

 

 

Absolute Digital Broadcast Rentals

 

Professional camera rental equipment.

 

(206) 768-9828

 

3301 172nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98008

 

Email info AT absolutedigi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Production Services

Lightpress

1008 Western Ave

Suite 201

Seattle, WA 98104

206.462.4717

Hours: 9AM - 5 PM (M-F)

Call Eric Rosen for more info on special rates at 206.462.4717.

For email inquiries, please contact through thier website.

 

John Davidson Color

As an award winning colorist, John Davidson has created color styles for a vast number of clients for feature, indie and documentary films, commercials, web spots, television series, music videos and corporate projects. (visit the client page)John’s years of experience and personality make him very easy to work with and trust. He can first work with you by testing your footage – helping you decide the style that you are looking for while building a strong trustful relationship. AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER MAGAZINE quotes International Producer/Director Martin Smith as stating “I’ve been producing for 30-plus years, and John Davidson is probably the best colorist I’ve come across anywhere in the world." 

206-782-5114

info AT jdavidsoncolor.com

 

Clatter & Din

1518 1st Ave. South
Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98134

Tel. 206.464.0520

Waaaaay back in 2002, Clatter saw the convergence of audio and video workflow, tools and project timelines as an emerging trend in the industry. We also embraced the desktop video revolution by opening three video editing suites next door to our audio rooms to take advantage of the increased efficiency and collaboration available with this arrangement. Over the last 15 years, we have matured into a full-service video post facility, using DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro and many more tools. Here you’ll find that same advantage in collaboration, efficiency and workflow we envisioned so long ago.

Jack Straw Productions

Jack Straw Cultural Center is the Northwest's only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production. Our full-service recording studio is also available for a range of arts projects.

4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105

(206) 634-0919

jsp AT jackstraw.org

 

Bad Animals Audio Post

Here for all of your audio post-production needs.

"It's been nearly 30 years now and the team at Bad Animals has built a success story in the Pacific Northwest. A bevy of awards and accolades have been added to the shelves in the lobby, clients continue to ring with local talent checking to see what's happening here."

2212 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98121

(206)443-1500

info AT badanimals.com

Pro8mm

Vintage format film specialists.

"Pro8mm is applauded for being a one-stop where Super 8 and 16mm cameras, film, processing, digital mastering and treasured family archival services come together for production and archiving. Pro8mm is viewed as the leading experts in Super 8 film, whose products and services have been used in major motion pictures, music videos, television shows, commercials, documentaries, weddings, and more. All of our services are performed in house, which allows our dedicated team to provide the fastest turn around times possible with the best quality control for your filmmaking needs."

2805 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 848-5522

To email, please contact through their website.  

Dubs, Inc

Video and audio duplication.

"At Dubs, Inc. we do a lot more than just dubs. Under our umbrella, you'll find a whole world of communication possibilities including editorial services, electronic video distribution, creative services and through Dubs Inc. Proxy 2.0, a media asset management system that may just revolutionize ther entire concept of organization as we know it.  Oh, and of course duplication to or from any video format and standard."

First and Cedar Building, 2701 1st Ave #410, Seattle, WA, 98121

(206) 624-3827

contact AT dubsinc.com

 

Seattle Video Transfer

Video to DVD transfer as well as video production.  By appointment only.

"We've got two decades in the Entertainment Industry, over a decade of Video Production, and are accredited with having Executive-Produced (9) musical CD's.  The folks at Seattle Video Transfer can provide video transfer, 35mm slide conversion, CD or DVD duplication, video production or HD Videography services at minimal cost to you and with quick turnaround!" 

6817 208th St SW #1895, Lynnwood, WA 98046

(206) 508-5058

For emails, please contact through their website.

 

GlennSound

Audio post-production.

"We at Glenn Sound provide the highest quality recording and production services to artists and businesses who seek to have their ideas brought to life in the most creative ways. Our depth of experience allows us to work collaboratively with clients to provide a wealth of services - from concept and composition to completion - using small but highly motivated staff. Glenn Sound has been called a "creative oasis"; we like to think of it as providing a comfortable environment for artists and creators to realize the full potential of their vision."

24 Roy St. #346, Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 583-8112

email info AT glennsound.com 

 

Insurance

Film Emporium

Film Emporium (NY)
800 371 2555
274 Madison Ave, NYC, NY 10016

Film Emporium (LA)
866 611 FILM
Sunset Gower Studios 1438 N. Gower St, Box 72, Hollywood, CA 90028

Film Emporium provides insurance services as well as raw film and tape media, specializing in entertainment.
 

Camera & Sound Rental

Victory Studios

2247 15th Ave. W

Seattle, WA 98119

Tel. 206/282-1776

Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM (M-F)

Victory offers all kinds of rentals and post production facilities.

 

 

Glazer’s Camera

433 8th Ave N in South Lake Union

Seattle, WA 98109

Tel. 206-624-1100

Glazer's Camera is the Northwest's premier source for professional photography equipment and supplies. We are a third generation, locally owned full-line camera store with a strong commitment to stock everything the working professional and serious hobbyist needs to properly pursue the craft.

 

HD Cinema Group

Email: [email protected]

HD Cinema Group rents high definition cinema equipment including the HVX200 cameras, ARRI lights, Redrock micro M2 35mm adapter, and 35mm lenses at an affordable price.

 

Oppenheimer Cine Rental

7400 3rd Ave South 


Seattle, Washington, USA

Tel. 206.467.8666

Hours: 9:30 AM - 6 PM (M-F)

 

Oppenheimer Cine Rental rents high end digital, 35mm and 16mm cameras and related equipment.  We are the largest and oldest camera rental house between Los Angeles and Vancouver BC.  We have camera packages to fit most budgets and we work hard to support indie production in the region.  Information on our New Filmmaker Grant Program can be found on the website.

 

Koerner Camera Systems

101 Nickerson Suite B-500

Seattle, WA 98109

Tel. 206.285.7334

Hours: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (M-F)

 

Koerner is a full service rental facility featuring the finest motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories.


Grip & Lighting

Seattle Grip and Lighting

1050 West Nickerson

Seattle, WA 98119

206-285-0840

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (M-F)

Since 1990, the staff of Seattle Grip & Lighting has put the needs of the customer first. We're proud to offer the services and flexibility that you thought were a thing of the past. A full-time, full-service staff means stellar customer service and attitude. It also means well-maintained equipment and facilities. More importantly it means you can focus on the other details of your production. Seattle Grip & Lighting has the most versatile inventory of trucks, generators, studios and equipment in Washington State and the Northwest.

 From small cube-vans to 1000Amp 4x4 mounted drivable generators, studios large and small, SGL has everything you need to help you accomplish your creative goals. No need to make multiple calls to multiple vendors – let us do what we do best – help you succeed!

 

Pacific Grip and Lighting, Inc

10401 MLK Jr. Way South

Seattle, WA 98178

206.622.8540

 

Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM (M-F)


With offices in Portland and Seattle, we offer the largest selection of lighting and grip equipment in the Northwest. Knowledgeable employees with a passion for customer service are here to answer questions, work with your budget and make sure you have the most successful shoot possible.


 

Rawstock

Eastman Kodak

Tel. 800.621.3456

Eastman Kodak is the largest dealer of motion picture film in the world.

 

Pro8mm

Tel. 818-848-5522

Pro8mm sells Super 8mm and Super 16mm film stock, as well as custom Super 8mm cameras and modifications for certain models.  If you purchase stock from them, it includes processing in the fee (HD/2K transfers are extra).  They also process many other Super 8mm and 16mm film stocks, as well as outdated Super 8mm film stock.

 

DVD Duplication and Authoring

Dubs, Inc.

1601 2nd Avenue Suite 400

Seattle, WA 98101

PH: 206-624-DUBS (3827)

FAX: 206-624-3854

Contact: [email protected] for estimates.

Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM (M-F)


Dubs, Inc. is a full service post-production studio that offers video tape duplication, CD & DVD Duplication, full service & 4 wall edit suites, DVD authoring, digital file encoding, PAL standards conversions, electronic media delivery, hardware mpeg-2 capture, footage digitize for offsite editing, tape vaulting, same day turnaround.  Dubs Inc. can work with the following formats and more:  HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, DVCPRO-HD, HDV, DIGIBETA, BETA-SP, BETACAM, DVCAM, DV, DVCPRO-25, DVCPRO-50, , 1”, 3/4”, DIGITAL8, HI8, VHS, DVD, BLU RAY, RED FILES.  Northwest Film Forum members receive a 50% discount on all services.

Film to Video Transfers

Pro8mm

2805 W Magnolia Blvd

Burbank, CA 91505

Tel. 818-848-5522

Pro8mm also offers SD/HD/2K film to video transfers in addition to film processing.

 

Lightpress

1008 Western Ave

Suite 201

Seattle, WA 98104

Tel. 206.462.4717

$225 dollars per hour for transfer of S35,S16,S8 to files or tape.

$225 per hour for color grading in our DaVinci Resolve suite.

Call Eric for more info on special rates at 206.462.4717.

 

Victory Studios

2247 15th Ave. W

Seattle, WA 98119

Tel. 206.282.1776

 

Victory offers all kinds of rentals and post production facilities.


Music Licensing

Audiosocket

3518 Fremont Ave N

#400 Seattle, WA 98103

Tel. 206-316-9323

Audiosocket is a music licensing and technology company that provides creative music licensing solutions for all media.
 

Mag Transfer

Camera One

8523 15th Ave. NE

Seattle, WA 98115

Tel. 206.523.3456

Camera One is a film production company with offices in Seattle, Washington. We specialize in adventure, travel and educational films as well as auditorium presentations for national and state parks. Because our filming takes us to some of the most beautiful places in the world, we supply a great deal of footage for broadcast programming and high-end commercials. 

Sound Editing / Mixing

Clatter & Din

1518 1st Ave. South
Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98134

Tel. 206.464.0520

Over 20 years ago, Clatter&Din was borne into the world of audio and has deep roots in recording, sound design and mixing. We have kept that heritage alive by expanding our facility, building Russ Burger-designed studios, implementing the latest technology, and stocking our keg-o-rater. We have an award winning, veteran staff who regularly coax the most pristine and creative audio out of any project, large or small. Be it Commercial Post, Music or Film Sound, we’re sure you’ll be impressed with your audio experience at Clatter.

Jack Straw Productions

4261 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Tel. 206.634.0919

Jack Straw is Seattle's only non-profit audio engineering house, and are a stellar resource for filmmakers. They have a 16 track Pro-tools based studio for everything from scoring to final mixing. 

Bad Animals

2212 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Tel. 206.443.1500

Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM (M-F)

Bad Animals offers sound design services such as surround sound mixing, foley, ADR, and voice casting.

Optical Printing

Noise and Light

*MEMBER DISCOUNT OFFERED*

128 NW 76th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
Tel. 206/528-5577

Noise and Light is the Northwest's only optical track service lab, and they work closely with Alpha Cine. They also offer Video-to-Film transfers.


 

Screenings

Northwest Film Forum's two cinemas at 1515 12th Avenue are available to rent for test screenings and cast and crew parties.  More information is available here.