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Documenting an Endangered Spider Monkey

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:48 -- Nick Dager

Wildlife cinematographer Danny Schmidt plunged into Colombia’s remote Magdalena River Valley earlier this year to document the plight of the critically endangered brown spider monkey in a project for National Geographic. Schmidt and camera operator Federico Pardo had just eight days to locate the rare albino spider monkeys (their albinism is a genetic abnormality cause by habitat degradation), record their story and capture the fragile environment in which they live.

Cunningham Gives Missy Elliot Video Flair

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 12:30 -- Nick Dager

If you’re one of the 23 million who have seen the Top 10 iTunes WTF (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_3Qgib6RQ) video of Missy Elliot featuring Pharrell Williams, you likely recognize the signature moves and grooves director Dave Meyers lent to the comeback queen’s rap performance. This year Scott Cunningham, his director of photography and long-time producer, is adding his own visual influence to Elliot’s storied career.

K-Tek Intro’s Bag for Tascam DR-70D, DR-701D

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:44 -- Nick Dager

K-Tek has extended its smart line of Stingray Audio bags, with the first made specifically for the Tascam DR-70D and DR-701D. The new KSTG70 incorporates Stingray’s hallmark big-bag features into a small, yet sturdy form factor to enhance the versatility and applications of Tascam’s compact package. The Stingray KSTG70 is ideal for audio and video professionals, documentarians, serious enthusiasts and musicians.

Intuitive Aerial Unveils New Aerigon UAV Gimbal Controller

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

Intuitive Aerial will introduce a compact, ergonomic controller for the Aerigon the airborne camera platform for professional film and broadcast production, at IBC 2015. The Dominion controller is a portable device that allows camera operators to guide camera movement, focus, and other camera settings on board the Aerigon while in flight. Broadcasters, cinematographers, directors, and production teams now have even greater control when capturing aerial footage using virtually any modern camera, thanks to Aerigon’s high payload capacity and industry-leading stability and precision.

SmallHD Sidefinder Now Shipping

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:07 -- Nick Dager

SmallHD’s new concept in multifunctional on-camera displays is now shipping. The true high-definition Sidefinder, a combination of HD electronic viewfinder (or EVF) and 5-inch fold out Full HD monitor, earned five major awards when it premiered at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters convention.

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