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Continuous Grip Electric combines with Film Gear Rentals

Continuous Grip Electric Services

Continuous Grip Electric Services (CGES) was born out of a local production house closing their doors. Brian R. Johnson, their equipment manager decided to purchase their grip truck and lighting to start CGES. For five years CGES gained a reputation for quality service and experienced staff and crew. In the summer of 2015, CGES started renting space from the same warehouse as Film Gear Rentals.

Film Gear Rentals

Film Gear Rentals began a few years before CGES. Dave Calhoun also began Southern Light Pictures to handle full production needs. When all the grip gear was in the same warehouse, it just made sense to combine the companies. Film Gear Rentals was chosen as the best name and here we are.

Dave Calhoun

Film and video production guy at all levels. Large and small productions. Director of photography and gaffer, co-owner of Film Gear Rentals.

Dave Calhoun IMDB

Brian R. Johnson

As a Lighting Technician from commercials to feature films and from budgets from $100 to $100 million, he has served as lamp operator, rigging electric, generator operator, best boy electric and gaffer. After spending eight years in Boston, Mass., working mainly on feature films, he relocated to Little Rock, Ark. He worked the next eight years, with the Dempsey Film group as the Grip/Electric Manager and Gaffer. Now co-owner of Film Gear Rentals, Brian brings his experience to this region's diverse array projects.

Brian R. Johnson IMDB