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Meet Boota Singh Pahal of Deck Of Aces Camera Rentals in Burbank

Today we’d like to introduce you to Boota Singh Pahal.

Boota Singh, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I jumped, you never know if you got wings unless you jump. Most people won’t jump, and will never know if they can fly. We all got wings, you just have to jump. I realized, pretty late in life that, we only have one life, one purpose, and I went to find that purpose. Everything I have today I attribute to the city of Los Angeles. The openness and creative landscape allowed me to find who I am. A creator, whether it be a creator or art, business or new frontiers. I came to LA on a student visa, for acting, and after a year of acting school, I knew where I wanted to be. Behind the camera, as much I love acting, there are far better actors than me. Actors who can truly bring a role to life. And those roles and stories is where I come in. To bring my life experiences to the silver screen. Coming from where I came from, I’ve seen things that haven’t even ever been seen on the big screen. Changing the norm. Writing and directing was my path forward.

Now that all sounds great, but those endeavors require capital, capital to have the freedom to do what I want, this is where my love for business comes into play. After a couple of years in LA, I found out real quick what runs this town. Cameras, there would be no Hollywood without cameras. Period. The only thing running 24/7 – 365 in this town is cameras. A friend of mine, director of photography Edward Tran, showed me something very important. The need for up and coming filmmakers to get the gear and how hard it was for them to get it when they needed it. When this was happening, we were at the forefront of the digital revolution.

And I thought to myself, if the high prices of cinema level cameras and lenses are preventing the filmmakers from getting them, then how long will the digital cinema revolution take? Some filmmaker out there is going to change the face of digital cinema, and if the camera and lenses are so hard for them to obtain; then how long will this revolution take? So I started Deck Of Aces Camera Rentals. When this does happen, Deck Of Aces will be responsible for providing the cameras and lenses. Putting the tools in the hands that will shape the future, new frontiers. Which brings me to Desi X, with the help of Dj Intense and DJ Skee, we have launched the first ever commercial free 24/7 Punjabi digital radio channel. The only source where my people can listen to the best Desi music curated by the best music producers and Dj’s In the game for free, 24/7. When you do what you love, the universe just lines everything up for you.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The struggles will never stop, and you shouldn’t want them to, without struggle or obstacles there would be no change. The only thing you need is BELIEF, if you believe, you can achieve. Once you stop believing, it’s over. Everything I have in life, I have only because I believed I could. I never came from money, never let the lack of money be the reason you never follow your dreams, if you’re smart and creative enough, people will give you money to follow your dreams. Your struggles make you who you are. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall down, only matters how many times you get up.

Deck Of Aces Camera Rentals – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We put the tools in the hands of creators. We specialize in telling stories. We can either help you tell yours, or give you what you need to tell your story. We’re best known for cinema motion picture services. What I’m most proud about, what really showed me that I’m doing the right work, is influencing the next generation, being called in to help teach the next generation of the cinema department at UCLA. That have to be the most rewarding experience. What sets us apart is that we only care about what’s in front of us at that moment. I know that there are other camera companies who have more equipment than us, we don’t need to worry that. All we need to worry about is who’s standing in front of us at that moment, listening to our clients. Listening to our clients has helped us predict trends and see where the industry is going. Which is the most important thing for any business.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Just to be a part of this industry, working with the people I do. Being able to go places, not many people get to go. Just to have a seat at the table, that’s what I’m most proud of.

Contact Info:

  • Address: Deck Of Aces Camera Rentals
    1118 Chestnut St #102
    Burbank, CA 91506
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  • Twitter: @Deckofacesla

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