While producing non-commercial content for BIG, Members of can borrow equipment for up to 48 hours as long as the content has been approved through a program proposal and the member has met all of the obligations under our current policies and procedures. Equipment can also be rented for commercial productions. Please review our membership policies for all details and rules about using BIG’s community media resources and equipment.
For a quote on equipment rentals and BIG’s paid production services, please contact Ben Brown, our IT & Facilities Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Equipment Offerings:
Always committed to local content, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) is intent on making connections to larger perspectives. In 2016, BIG is adding more interactive content; website, Virtual Reality demos and events, and classes to help you capture life in full frame!
Instead of only capturing what’s in front of you, in just one frame, 360 cameras allow for a full 360 degree view of the world you are documenting. BIG has purchased the Ricoh Theta 360 camera for members to reserve and check out, and we will have more high resolution 360 cameras this fall.
The Ricoh Theta uses two 180 degree cameras front and back to capture two videos simultaneously, which are then stitched together to create one 360 degree video. Because the Ricoh Theta is a consumer camera the 360 degree resolution is lower with only two cameras, in the fall we will have a Camera rig which uses 6 cameras to create 360 degree video with a crisp HD resolution.
Join BIG to learn how to use 360 cameras to create your own locally-relevant interactive project!
Browse below to see what BIG has to offer for equipment. Click an image for more information.
Canon t5i Kits
BIG has a variety of camera options for every type of production. Starting in the Fall of 2016 BIG has expanded its DSLR Options with the Canon t5i. This camera is a versatile DSLR Beginner Camera with lots of different options. Each kit includes the camera, two lens options a microphone, tripod, and sd cards. When you come to check out the camera Batteries will be added based on your production lZoom
This sony camera is the EX-1. Not checked out as a package members qualify to use this camera by volunteering on a production or working directly with a staff member. The rest of our equipment catalog is available to go along with this camera. See a staff member for more information.Zoom
The JVC camera is our beginner level video camera. Members can qualify to use this camera by making an appointment and taking our 1-2 hour self guided training. This camera is perfect for events as well as small productions.Zoom
Have a small event that you need coverage of but you\'ve never used a video camera? The GoGuerilla kits are the perfect event coverage camera. Comprised of an iPad as well as some small equipment to go along a Staff members can teach you how to use this piece of equipment in about 30 minutes.Zoom
Interviewing or taping an on camera personality? Lavaliere microphones are great for capturing audio. These microphones are designed to capture the person that they are attached too with little trouble.Zoom
Shotgun microphones provide a ton of audio coverage when attached to the camera, or sitting on a boom pole. These microphones are great for capturing natural sound. They are specifically designed to reject sound around the sides of the microphone so that it only collects sound from the front.Zoom
Wireless Lav kits
Need to tape a subject who is moving around? Wireless Lav kits are the same as wired only with out the cables. While great for certain needs they shouldn\'t be a replacement for wired lavs, but should be used in appropriate situations.Zoom