Updated: Jan 16
CFG is proud to announce our acquisition of Digital Film Studios! Now CFG Camera Services, in the coming weeks, will be proud to show off a brand new, purpose-built prep space and camera facility adjacent to our grip and lighting. We’re truly excited for our adventure into camera and look forward to a well-rounded customer experience for all things rentals!
November 1, 2022
Sun Valley-based ‘Digital Film Studios’ has been acquired by CFG LA, putting the
boutique camera, grip, and lighting rental company under new ownership after 15
successful years. “The acquisition will allow CFG to integrate further into the
cinematography segment and maintain leadership in cutting-edge technology
just as we do in our current lighting & grip market,” said Brandon Whiteside, owner
CFG has purchased the assets of DFS and will rebrand the camera operations as
CFG Camera Services side by side with Lighting & Grip in Pacoima. “The timing has
been great! We were able to take on an additional 5000 square feet within our
current location in preparation of the move and have been working day in and
day out for the last 3 months. We have built a unique and luxurious area with four
different prep bays which include individual work stations for a streamlined prep as
well as a private screening room,” said Johnny Smith, CFG’s General Manager.
Danny Toback will stay on as the general manager of camera services for CFG,
assisting in the transition and customer outreach. “I’m excited to move from a
micro boutique rental house to a company with the facilities to serve a larger
clientele using the best and latest camera gear.”
Digital Film Studios was a renowned one-stop shop for grip, lighting, camera and
sound stages. CFG will now add immense value to the entire scope of the rental
equipment segment of production.
CFG Started in a garage in 2013 with a desire to help small time filmmakers and
college students rent lighting, grip, and cameras for friendly rates. Success swiftly
enabled us to move to a storage unit, then another, and then one more before
we took on our first warehouse in 2014. We found our calling with pre-loaded grip
truck and lighting packages, and moved to our current location in 2016. We
currently occupy approximately 50,000 square feet of building and yard space.
We maintain the resources to provide you service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
with a professional perspective at all times.