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Motion Picture Camera Prep Tech


We are seeking an experienced motion picture camera prep tech to fill a position at our Burbank, CA office. Please review the job description below and contact us if you believe you’re a qualified candidate.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide memorable customer service to clients for each assigned rental job
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of cameras and associated equipment and supplies used in the film and digital rental industry
  • Ensure that the appropriate equipment is pulled, organized, and fully operating for each rental job
  • Coordinate with quality control to ensure that equipment is serviced and completed prior to the assigned preparation with the client
  • Communicate effectively with the floor supervisor regarding equipment shortages required to complete a rental job


  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Knowledge of professional film and digital camera equipment is a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting up to 60 lbs.
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time
  • Potential overtime required

Salary and Benefits

  • Medical dental benefits
  • Vacation, holiday, and sick pay

Interested in becoming a member of the HD Optics & Camera team? Please contact us if you’re a qualified candidate for our motion picture camera prep tech opportunity.

ARRI releases it’s latest firmware update for the ALEXA Mini


HDOC Alexa Mini

If you thought this camera was a power house before, take a look at it now.

New Features Include;

– Approved 4:3 Anamorphic
– Arri Raw / Open Gate Recording
– Lens Data Archive
– Super 16 HD Recording Mode

ARRI also released their latest software update for their Wireless Follow Focus (WCU4) with Lens mapping & Archiving.

This compact camera packs quite a punch!

Please call for pricing, availability or stop by for your free demo.

Now In: Arri WCU-4



Introducing the Arri WCU-4 wireless control unit. A three-channel wireless focus unit that will plug directly into the Alexa Mini, or any Alexa Plus or Studio models. However, with the Universal Motor Controller, or UMC-3A, the WCU-4’s compatibility is boundless. Be able to pre-mark lenses, track lens data, and nail any shot with the easy-to-read display. Call for pricing and availability.