Issue No. 50  May 2013
In Focus
Studio & Location Services for Still & Motion
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Gary Land shoots Meaghan Mikkelson for SportChek

Photographer Gary Land flew into Toronto to shoot National Women's Hockey Team star Meaghan Mikkelson for SportChek. They split the day shooting her on ice at the Master Card Center and then at the Academy of Lions cross fit gym. S1 Supplied Equipment & the Photo Van Package + S1 Van Operator to aid in the production.

Gary Land
Andrew Soule shoots spread for this Month's FLARE magazine

Photographer Andrew Soule took some stunning photographs of renowned supermodel Kirsten Owen, and her daughter Billie Rose. We were of course happy to supply the Cove Studio space, Lighting, Grip, and our Capture Services.

Andrew Soule
Flare Magazine
Dylan Coulter photographs R.A. Dickey for the New Yorker

NY Photographer Dylan Coulter flew in to shoot Toronto Blue Jay, R.A. Dickey for The New Yorker magazine. Dickey is the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, and we are proud to have him on our team! Dylan Coulter produced some striking images of the pitcher. Click the link below to see more of this unique portrait series.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Photo Van Package + S1 Van Operator 

John van der Schilden shoots the cover of Elle Canada Man

John van der Schilden shot this months cover for Elle Canada Man. A very trendy and stylized Toronto Argonaut - Mike Bradwell, graces the cover and strikes a pose for John's lens! 

S1 Supplied: Studio, Lighting, Capture, Grip, and Setwalls

John van der Schilden
Elle Canada
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Jason George photographs the cast of Big Brother Canada

Toronto photographer and cinematographer Jason George had a photo-shoot oppourtunity with the cast of Big Brother Canada on the set of the hot new Slice TV show! S1 Supplied the convenient Photo Van Package, Lighting, and Grip, and Van Operator.

Jason George
Big Brother Canada
Gregory Bennett shoots SEIU homecare workers for Compass 360 Brand Architects

Toronto-based DP Gregory Bennett shoots dramatically lit photographs for SEIU (Service Employees International Union) campaign 'The Heart of Healthcare'. Transit ads can be seen up and down University Avenue and near Sunnybrook Hospital.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip package and conveniently located studio

Gregory Bennett
Gregory's Blog
Georgian Photography Graduates Portfolio Review Event @ S1 Studios Toronto

The Georgian Photography Graduates Portfolio event was a great success, and it was good to see long time members of the Photo Community attending this new style of event to help students meet potential employers.  This event was sponsored by S1 Studios Toronto, and Georgian put together a couple of fun videos that you can see below.

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Click here to see the Time Lapse Video
Its that time of the year again when S1 Studios Toronto
, awards the S1 Award of Excellence to graduating students that strive for excellence in their photographic work. This year Students from Ryerson, Georgian and Seneca all won awards of $3000 each in services at S1 to create new portfolios.
Congratulations S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2013 - Georgian College - Catherine Simone

Being passionate about people, absolutely everything creative and traveling through twenty countries confirmed to Catherine Simone that she should be a photographer. Georgian Diploma completed, she aspires to shoot editorial fashion and documentary. For now, she is excited to gain industry experience by assisting other Toronto photographers.

Catherine's Website
t. 705.309.8417
Congratulations S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2013 - Seneca College - Astin Hwang

Astin came to Seneca as an international student from Korea. With a passion for fashion, he is hard working and meticulous in his approach and execution.
Now a graduate, Astin looks forward to working for Canada's finest fashion photographers.

Astin's Website
t. 647.887.2470
Congratulations S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2013 - Ryerson University - Lynsie Roberts

Lynsie Roberts grew up playing with dolls and daydreaming of fantastical stories. Her interest in photography was piqued during high school art class, where she staged a series of Barbie suicides for a final assignment. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Art at Sheridan College and Ryerson University, developing a balance of fine art and commercial perspectives. Her thesis project, "Bad Taste", is a series of narrative tableaux that present a satire on taste and contemporary displays of wealth. She will pursue fashion and advertising photography in London and New York.

Lynsie's Website
Sebastião Salgado - The silent drama of photography

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. Here, the Mick Jagger of the Documentary Photography World shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world's forgotten people and places. This book project is one of the most ambitous projects in the world. See the Exhibition in the ROM while its still there.

Click here to see the Video
Genesis by TASCHEN
Genesis - Royal Ontario Museum
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Adam Silver - Location Scout for Film, Commercials and Photography

Adam Silver, a Canadian working out of the USA, Scouting Quality jobs in the USA & Canada, shows his latest project with the Alfa Romeo 4C Sportscar shot at some dramatic US locations. Check out the promo video below for the Car. Next time you have a project that needs that special touch, call Adam.

Adam Silver Website
Video for Alfa Romeo 4C
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Chanel in Scotland - Karl Lagerfeld Scottish Romp video

Revisiting Karl Lagerfeld's surreal Scottish romp for Chanel Métiers d'Art. Film by Trevor Undi.

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S1 Studios @ Profusion Pro Imaging Expo 2013

Come Visit our booth at Profusion 2013! We have some big things to show!
If you go to one Photographic & Video show in Canada this year, it should be this quality expo. Link to free tickets below, visit and see the latest in Photo & Video, and of course S1.

Tuesday June 18th & Weds June 19th.

Click here to Register online for Free Tickets

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S1 Motorcycle Ride

June 23rd Sunday - Save the Date.

One thing about the current economy is a lack of fun social events for our industry.  So we had an idea to organize a motorcycle ride. The weather is finally good, and what is better than getting together with like minded people in your profession. Everyone is welcome. No fees, just enjoyment.

Ray Steinke & Craig Samuel are organizing the Ride starting on a Sunday morning, some nice riding, some nice scenery, and a few stops, maybe even some Go Carting! Send us an email and let us know if you are interested, and we will send you out the details.
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Movi Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever

A new piece of film making gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who's given us a little taste of what it's capable of.

Sent in by Dan Couto

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Start your downloads! EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.1 Available on planet5D Blog

The Canon Australia site has the download for the long promised Canon EOS 5D Mark III firmware version 1.2.1 which includes the clean HDMI output for Video.

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Shotgun Mic with a Built-In Flash Recorder: the Shure VP83F

Audio technology is a pretty stable industry, but manufacturers are continuing to experiment with new features to help sweeten the deal. This time, it's an interesting approach from Shure: a shotgun mic with its own internal recording capabilities called the VP83F.

Sent in by Peter Bradshaw of K5600

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Canon EOS C300 - Ever wondered why you would use one?
In this very entertaining video you will find out!

Jonathan Yi shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. He has a great senswe of humour, but gets the tec points across about what the advantages are over say a DSLR shooting video.

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White Wooden Posing Stool

In an effort to increase our selection of Props and Furniture, we have added a clean white classic wooden posing stool to the mix. An item that is apparently not easy to find!
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White Posing Cube 30" x 30" x 30"

When our large cube is too large, and the medium cube is not quite large enough, we now have one in between! Check out the new 30" posing cube.
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Unusual Assignment: Capturing High-Flying Thrill Seekers in Zero Gravity

So ubiquitous are images of cosmologist Stephen Hawking in his wheelchair, that the chair has become part of his identity. But there he is without it, in a photograph by Steve Boxall, floating weightlessly in the belly of a jet with joy on his face. It's seems so unlikely (Hawking has had a debilitating neurological disease for decades) that viewers are bound to do a double take: Is that ... Stephen Hawking?

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Charlotte Rampling: photographs Peter Lindbergh

The Seductress Gets Personal with Peter Lindbergh and Juergen Teller in a New Film.

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Hidden Camera Shows How Mail Gets 'From A to B...'

Have you ever wondered the path that a pack takes after you mail it? All the vehicles on which it travels and hands that touch it?

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The MovieSlate app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

This professional film and video production tool is the easy way to log footage and take notes as you shoot- saving you valuable time later when capturing/editing, and creating reports. All at a mere fraction of a bulky digital clapperboard's cost.

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