Every time I mention 3D printing as a practical alternative people say, “3D printing is good for toys but not much else yet.” I’m here to put that argument to rest once and for all. As I was getting ready for my upcoming 4K UHD shoot in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, I realized there was a gap in my equipment.
Adorama has expanded the popular Flashpoint ZeroGrav stabilizer line once more with the ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer, now available for preorder only at Adorama.
British cinematographer and Polecam owner operator John Gillan was booked to cover the Azores leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition. He flew in to the Azores on his way to the small island where it would take place, 1000 miles from the nearest city and two days away from shooting the event. It was not the ideal place to hear from the airline that brought him there: "Sorry, Mr. Gillan, we’ve lost one of your Polecam flight cases."
The SIM Group has promoted Eleanor O’Connor to the newly created post of president, PS Lighting & Grip Division. She will manage all lighting and grip operations for all SIM locations, which include offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Beijing.
When Kyle Camarillo was selected for the ReDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by Red Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI M10 camera stabilizer. “We’ve always skated alongside the skateboarder to capture footage, so keeping the camera steady is what we always strive for,” Camarillo says. “Using the MōVI perfected that as well as opened up new doors.”
Matthews Studio Equipment’s Floatcam DC-Slider recently got one of their most important clients, Seoul, Korea based Green Trading through a challenging shoot for KBS Global Project: Food Odyssey 2014.
Freefly Systems has begun delivering its new MōVI Controller.
Seattle software developer SpectraCal today released a new version of its CalMan video calibration software with fully integrated direct support for Dolby professional reference monitor models PRM-4200 and PRM-4220.
Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 is a lightweight, 7-inch LED 1080p field monitor that combines an economical price – list is $440 – with a feature set comparable to, and in some cases exceeding, monitors costing several times more. Among the first pros to test drive the MD7 was Curt Pair, a Phoenix-based director of photography and principal of Picture This Productions. Pair, whose credits range from news and documentaries to commercials, corporate media and music videos, conducted camera tests with the monitor at an air show in March. Since then, he’s used it on a pair of real-world assignments: a segment for the Golf Channel series In Play with Jimmy Rogers and a commercial for Ford, all with superb results.
The Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV) operates five public access television stations reaching more than a million viewers in the Chicago metropolitan area. Recently, the non-profit organization began the process of remodeling its 30-year-old studios.