We have had a crazy couple of months @ Staples Productions with new gear and new clients we have alot to update you about!

Jumprope shoot on the DJI Ronin


We recently teamed up with the guys from Jumprope for a 5 day shoot in Palmerston North working with the DJI Ronin and our Redrock wireless remote follow focus bundle. Jumprope were amazing to work with and director Jono Hale put our rigging team through their paces with new operator Michael Weaver coming onboard to help out with the DJI Ronin.



New Gear

Our new Movi M10 has arrived in New Zealand. This rig is available for hire in 2 different modes. The Majestic mode for single operator and the Dual Operator with the added remote control.

To book a free tutorial on the Movi M10 or for more information on a booking send us an email to

Paralinx Arrow +

We have a new paralinx arrow plus kit available for rental $160 p/day ex gst. The Paralinx Arrow + kit is a wireless HD transmitter that allows you to run up to 3 external monitors without the hassles of cables. This is great when working on a Freefly Movi or a DJI Ronin rig when tripping is a real hazard.


Our new Small HD DP4 monitor is now available for rent. This is a great small monitor solution for your shoots.

We also now have a Small HD AC7 Field Monitor available for rent for $75.00 p/day ex gst

Remember to follow us on Facebook, instagram & Twitter @staplesprod for your chance to win a shoot with the Movi M15!

m15 giveaway


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We have a M15 on order for rental New Zealand wide! We expect the M15 to be available from the end of Sep. Email us now for pricing and booking

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With the technology of the MōVI M15, the art of filmmaking will never be the same.

Bring big-budget camera moves to your productions. The MōVI M15 draws on the advanced stabilization technology developed for the MōVI M10 allowing for amazingly smooth footage in even the most demanding situations.


From Alexa M to Sony F55 with Cinema lenses, the MōVI M15 allows you to run with your preferred setup. If you arms can handle the load, so can the M15.


The M15 is built as light as possible maintaining structural rigidity and robustness, because if you are carrying a 15 pound payload in front of you, the last thing you want is to add a lot more weight.


Built to handle the most demanding cinema packages and keep the camera locked on target.
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M15 allows for a full 15lbs mounted high or low mode. The tool less quick release pan axis is made for extreme payloads.
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With the flip of a lever you can switch the hand grips from low to high mode. This allows the operator to quickly fine tune how the gimbal is operated and ensure the shot is exactly what was intended.
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Custom Designed. Precisely Calibrated – M15 couples the latest in sensor technology with comprehensive calibration to ensure accuracy.
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Check out the latest work by DOP Dillon Buirski & editor Aliesha Staples for UK client Panache Lingerie.

Take a behind the scenes look at these shoots below!

To view more work from Dillon & Aliesha or book them for your next project check out or send us an email

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Kareem is an accomplished and award winning Director, Cinematographer and Documentarian who grew up in Canada, he has worked on every continent including Antarctica.

Some of his clients include:

S Trip – Cancun Mexico

Princess Cruises – USA

Plam Bay Spirits – Dominican Republic

To view more of Kareem’s work check out the work section on our website!work/cj5k


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DJI Ronin – Possible Game Changer?

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The DJI Ronin Handheld Gimbal System has been developed for the cinematographer with pro-grade build quality keeping up with the demands of everyday use and aerial film making in professional environments. Just hold it in your hands and you’ll achieve smooth and stable footage with the highest levels of precision.

The downside:

– The system is much heavier than the Freefly Movi and more awkward to hold. With this added weight you will need a easy rig to be able last a full days shoot.

– There have been no released tests of the system to show it can stand up against the Freefly Movi which is concerning when they have started with the pre sale.

– DJI is known for being difficult when it comes to much needed support that comes with working on set and trouble shooting. A service that Freefly has been very good at with almost 24hr response times and forums for Movi owners to help each other.

The upside:

– The price tag! A much more competitive price and with software being able to work on both windows and iOS systems.

– Auto Calibrate. An option that can increase your set up time.

– The DJI Ronin can take a higher weight load that the Free Fly and has 3 easy set ups.

If the DJI Ronin does all that they are saying it does then this will be the Freefly Movi’s closest competitor with a much healthier looking price tag.

With pre orders looking to roll out end of August only time will tell.

We will be keeping a close eye on the system and will be bringing one in for some testing in the next few months keep an eye on our blog for some free tutorial days!

For more info download the manual here


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Film Maker and Photographer Dillon Buirski grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He has worked all over the world from UK, USA, Sweden and Italy to name a few.

His short film “THE FAREWELL” was recently selected for best cinematography at 2014 Merceded-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival.

Some of his most recent clients include:

Panasonic – Lumix

Jean Paul – Netherlands

Mamas & Papas – UK

For more information on Dillon or to book him for your next project email us at

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Meet the Staples Productions Crew.

We have a team of like minded individuals who can bring your project to life. We have worked on projects all over the world and are ready for where ever your brief may take us.

Email for bookings.!crew/c1et

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The DP4 is equiped with pro software featuring Focus Assist Plus, False Color, and DSLR Scale Mode. Housed in a strong yet lightweight frame, the 4.3” monitor adds
production value without adding the bulk.

Its completely compatible with HDMI, Component and Composite inputs this works well with GoPros, DSLRs, ENG Cameras, large sensor camcorders,
RED, Alexa atnd nearly anything in between.

Rental price for $70 p/d ex gst



The DP7-Pro redefines the way field monitors operate on set. With a precise attention to detail making the user experience uncomplicated yet extremely robust, speed is a natural byproduct.

Rental for $85 p/day ex gst

Email us now for a booking

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New to our Rental department the Redrock Wireless Remote Follow Focus Bundle.

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The Redrock Wireless Remote Follow Focus Bundle brings an entirely new level of price/performance to professional-level focus control systems. This bundle includes all the main components needed for controlling your lens’ focus wirelessly with precision and power. Unlike other products that rely on a specific camera or lens combination, the Remote is a universal focusing solution, and works on virtually every camera and lens.

With a daily rental cost of $150 ex GST this is an extremely affordable solution for your next project.

Email us now for a booking


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The Paralinx Arrow Kit!


The motion picture industry’s first affordable yet professional wireless HD system. Uncompressed 4:2:2 1920×1080 10-bit video. Less than 2 ms latency. Range of over 300ft line-of-sight. Runs on 5V power. Transmitter weighs less than 40 grams. FCC, CE, and ROHS certified. HDMI input/output. Plug and play–no set-up required.

Rent the Paralinx Arrow kit from us today for just $160 p/day ex gst

for a booking email us now!

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