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Old June 6th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Best transpo for getting gear to Europe

Hello all,

Need some alternative of shipping a 3-light LED kit to Europe for a shoot. My airline wants to charge an additional $600 each way for the shipping. Any thoughts?

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Old June 7th, 2013, 01:51 AM   #2
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Have been in similar situation and found it worked out cheaper to arrange rental on location - also means no power/adaptor issues. Is that an option for you?
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Old June 7th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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Yeah, rental would be the easiest and cheapest option, where in Europe are you shooting? Then you might be able to get addresses to contact and rent.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 02:53 AM   #4
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yeah that's my fall back position... just need to do the research to rent gear overseas :)
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Old June 7th, 2013, 03:41 AM   #5
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Micheal, for the rest of your gear, keep in mind it's 110 volts over there.

When you book the gear in advance, have backup rentals in mind.

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Old June 7th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #6
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If you end up going with rentals, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to arrange it - there can be a lot of back-and-forth, faxing insurance, passports, etc before you can hire anything. There was for me between Ireland/Canada/USA in any case.

Like Noa said, I'm sure if you post up what locations you're covering people would recommend local, reliable places.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 04:17 AM   #7
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It ain't 110 volts in Britain (or Ireland I think). 240 so no putting fingers in the sockets!

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Old June 7th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #8
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If you need to rent gear in Germany, I can assist you.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #9
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keep in mind it's 110 volts over there
Where is "over there"? Over here it's 220 volt :)
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Old June 7th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #10
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Re: Best transpo for getting gear to Europe

$600? Now that's a profit center! At that price you could almost buy new ones there.

Another option might be to ship the lights but rent the tripods.

Check with DHL and UPS as they ship between the US and Europe. When returning to the US it would be a good idea to have a form "Certificate of Registration" OMB 1651-0010, CBP Form 4457 http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/cbp_form_4457.pdf (check the expiration date on the form)

The rental idea really sounds like the least expensive way to go.

Maybe team up with another videographer who has lights?

You got us wondering - where are you going???
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