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KJfilms, LLC

Director of Photography/Camera Operator/Gaffer
Lighting and Grip Rentals and Services

Welcome to our site. After being in the video/film/television field for 25 years, owner/operator Jeff Hoyt continues to love working in production with so many talented and dedicated individuals.  What other careers offer the ability to work every day with different people, at different locations, with different gear, on unique and creative projects?

Here you can check out our gear, and contemplate how we can assist you.  The website has been simplified to make this process as easy and streamlined as possible.  KJfilms, LLC is unique in that we're down to earth, sincere collaborators.  We have found the perfect mix of professionalism, fun, and simplicity. Contact Jeff with any questions you may have, just say hello, or if you’d like to collaborate on a project.  Being on set can be stressful, so let's make the before and after stress free, easy, and fun.

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Lighting and Grip equipment (G&E)

After many years in the rental business, we've learned that listing every single piece of gear just complicates the process.  It is our goal to simplify preproduction and production so you can focus on other elements.  Listed here are the major equipment items, but we can discuss minor gear and details when we later collaborate.​


  • 2 Aputure 1200d Pro Lightstorm series

  • 2 Aputure 600d Pros with F10 fresnels and barndoors

  • 2 Arri HMI 1200w Fresnels - old style

  • 2 575w HMIs (1 Arri and 1 Sachtler)

  • 1 Joker 800w kit

  • 1 Joker 200w kit

  • 2 Litepanels Gemini 2x1 LEDs

  • Aputure 300d

  • Aputure 300x

  • 2 Aputure LS 60ds with 1 spotlight mini zoom

  • 1 2x fresnel

  • Aputure spotlight mount with 19 and 36 degree lenses

Other LED units

  • 2 Litepanels Astra 6x 1x1 with battery backs and batteries

  • 4 4 ft Nanlite Pavotube II 30x

  • 2 2 ft Nanlite 15c

  • 2 Litepanels standard 1x1 also with battery backs

  • Litegear Litemat 4 LED, Series 2

  • Litepanels Caliber 3 light (150w equivalent) kit



  • Gaffer kit, includes 2 4x4 units

  • 2 Diva 400s

  • Mini car kit

Tungsten kit includes everything from 2ks down to inkies and 150s, source 4s, and more.


The same goes for grip gear.  No reason to list every clamp and how many close pins we own.  So here are the main pieces of gear, and any questions beyond that can be answered during a conversation.


  • 12x12

  • 8x8

  • 6x6


  • C-stands, baby stands, combo stands, etc.


Doorway dolly with track on board as well


  • 4x4s, 2x3s, and 18x24s


Lots of hardware, apple boxes, sandbags/shotbags, etc


  • Honda 2000w generator

  • 2 IDX 180 Wh batteries and charger

  • Anton Bauer gold mount battery charger with 2 Titan 90 batteries

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About My Work

Jeff began his career in film, learning how to light for a negative. As he continued lighting and shooting on film, he improved his resume with a variety of video projects. Over the course of 25 years in the business, KJfilms, LLC has established a relationship with many clients who appreciate the collaboration and team atmosphere we believe in.  Having a 3 ton lighting and grip truck available for shoots has made it easy for production managers to book equipment. With or without his gear, Jeff is willing to do a large variety of work. He travels far or near, and is always happy to be working on the job.

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Get in Touch

Please leave a message or let us know if you’re interested in collaborating on a future project.

Middletown, CT

860-995-5106 (cell)

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