Issue No. 55  October 2013
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PRODUCTION @ S1 - Post TIFF 2013
Miller Mobley shoots Brad Pitt & Chiwetel Ejiofor for The Hollywood Reporter

Miller Mobley based in NYC, photographed at TIFF this year for the Hollywood Reporter. '12 Years a Slave' named audience favorite at TIFF, is building Oscar momentum and is a heavy hitting saga by Steve McQueen. It claimed the coveted audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

S1 Supplied: Van Photo Package service with van operator/assistant, Grip and Lighting equipment, and the now obligatory Hazer.

Miller Mobley
The Hollywood Reporter
Caitlin Cronenberg shoots celebrities at NKPR's IT Lounge for W Magazine

Caitlin Cronenberg,Toronto's own, was photographing Celebrities at this years TIFF at NKPR's IT Lounge Portrait Studio. Some of this years biggest Celebrities attended. A donation is made to director Paul Haggis's Artists for Peace and Justice for every celebrity who visits the studio.
S1 Supplied: Lighting and Grip and some cool Set wall builds.

Caitlin Cronenberg
IT Lounge 2013
W Magazine
Behind the scenes Video!
Ruven Afanador shoots Benedict Cumberbatch for People Magazine

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, so popular among fans they refer to their adoration of his patrician good looks on web posts and twitter feeds as being Cumberbatched, was seen in at least three films at TIFF, including the opening-night gala, The Fifth Estate.

Ruven Afanador is based in NYC and represented by Trish South Management.
S1 Supplied: HMI Lighting, Grip, Van service, Assistant, and you guessed it a Hazer.
Ruven Afanador
Trish South Management
Behind the scenes Video!
Scott McDermott shoots TIFF for Beyond Cinema Media

Scott McDermott, based in NYC is a regular shooter at TIFF and this year was shooting for Beyond Cinema Media, who created a Studio at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival with the help of S1. We love this shooter as he is a real pleasure to deal with and creates some striking images.

S1 Supplied: Lighting. Grip, Van service and a sense of humour. And funny enough, no Hazer.

Scott McDermott
Beyond Cinema Media
Anders Overgaard covers TIFF for People Magazine

Anders Overgaard, based in NY & LA, was super busy covering the big names at TIFF this year. With a great team (including our own Alexei), he created some fun images, like the one on the left.
S1 Supplied: Lighting and Grip Equipment, & Van service

Anders Overgaard
Link to the photos
People Magazine
Fabrizio Maltese shot exclusive portraits for The Hollywood Reporter Magazine

Fabrizio Maltese, a photographer based out of Paris, shot exclusive portraits of TIFF stars for the Hollywood Reporter Magazine, which currently is a big player in the Film Festival scene.

Fabrizio took over the Brassai Restaurant for the week, an created a studio that the Celebrities visited.
S1 Supplied: Lighting and Grip.

Fabrizio Maltese
The Hollywood Reporter Magazine
Behind the scenes Video!
EVENT @ S1
Save the date!
The NEW High Temp Broncolor Para's studio event @ S1  - 3pm till 9pm on 5 Nov 2013

More and more we need to use continuous light for Still and Motion shoots. Even if you dont shoot continuous, the NEW line of Broncolor Para's can be used with Strobe (either Bron or Profoto) or HMI (Profoto + K5600 up to 1600w) and with Tungsten (Profoto ProTungsten 1000w), making them the most versatile reflectors around. The legendary look of Briese reflectors is simulated with this new line, and creates stunning and versatile results.
- on 5th Nov 3pm to 9pm come and see for yourself.
- Hor d'oeuvres & Drinks
- 2 studio set ups with the 3 NEW High Temp Para's 88, 177 & 222, in a real shooting environment. Please RSVP below and we will send out the event page.
Coming? RSVP!
Link to Broncolor Paras on S1 Website
INSPIRATIONS
See How Art Streiber Photographed the Cast of Duck Dynasty

Art Streiber reveals behind-the-scenes details and photos from his camo-filled season-three shoot with the Robertson clan.

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New York La La La

Hollywood Skaters Prowl the Set in an Aaron Rose and André Saraiva Film for L'Officiel Hommes. Set to the epic pop of Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur," the slow-motion skaters are confronted by a trio of models in lace lingerie led by Belgian beauty Anouck Lepere, in a touch that echoes the band's 1980s videos.

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Watch: 8 Films That Show You What Drone Filmmaking Can Look Like

Take a look at these eight films that show off what people are trying to do with GoPros and iPhones on quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The term drone in the US is frowned on for obvious reasons, so the new term is Remote Camera Platform.

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Verily Magazine's No-Photoshop Policy Proves It Can Be Done

A magazine with no Photoshop whatsoever? Yes, it finally exists.

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INTERESTING & TECH
Lumu - iPhone accessory makes it a Light Meter!
Lumu is the light meter for the iPhone and Android. Changing the way we think about light meters, or at least having to carry one.
Looks pretty cool and useful, if you actually use on eanymore!

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The definitive word on Phase One Batteries

Have you been a long-term user of Phase One digital backs?
Have you upgraded your back recently?
Are you using batteries and have no idea how old they are or their storage capacity?
Do you have any idea what mAh your batteries are?

Sent in by: Eric Brazier - Digital Tech

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Watch: Bullet Time Video Made with 52 GoPros

Devin Graham and his team took 52 of GoPros, built a specialized circular rig, and filmed dogs running through it with some pretty cool results. Check out the behind the scenes video as well as the finished product after the jump.

Click here to see the video
NEW IN RENTALS @ S1
Broncolor New High Temp Para 88 Kit

Small, lightweight, and more contrast than the larger Para's.
Works w/ Profoto & Broncolor Strobe, Profoto ProDaylight HMI 800w, Profoto ProTungsten 1000w, and K5600 200w + 400w.

Kit Includes: Profoto, K5600, & Broncolour head adapters, Diffusers 1, 2, & 3, focusing centre column, Light Grid (Soft Egg Crate), and Avenger A100 medium roller stand.

Click here to see it in Rentals
Broncolor New High Temp Para 177 Kit

A much larger light source with a large range of focus.  Works w/ Profoto & Broncolor Strobe, Profoto ProDaylight HMI 800w, Profoto ProTungsten 1000w, and K5600 HMI 200w, 400w, 800w & 1600w

Kit Includes: Profoto, K5600, & Broncolour head adapters, Diffusers 1, 2, & 3, focusing centre column, Light Grid (Soft Egg Crate), and Avenger A100 medium roller stand.

Click here to see it in Rentals
Broncolor New High Temp Para 222 Kit

A huge light source with a larger range of focus, perfect for large sets.
Works w/ Profoto & Broncolor Strobe, Profoto ProDaylight HMI 800w, Profoto ProTungsten 1000w, and K5600 HMI 200w, 400w, 800w & 1600w

Kit Includes: Profoto, K5600, & Broncolour head adapters, Diffusers 1, 2, & 3, focusing centre column, Light Grid (Soft Egg Crate), and Avenger A100 medium roller stand.

 Click here to see it in Rentals
Broncolor Light Grids for Para 88, 177 & 222

All three of the new High Temp Para Reflectors have their own 40° Light Grid (aka soft egg crate) which controls spill and adds directionality to the light. Experience the ultimate control.


Click here to see them in Rentals
Profoto and K5600 Adapters for Broncolor Para Reflectors

These adapters allow you to use any Profoto light (flash, HMI or Tungsten) or any K5600 JokerBug HMI (200w, 400w, 800w or 1600w) with the new high temp Broncolor Para Reflectors. The most versatile reflectors have become even more versatile!

Click here to see them in Rentals
Nikon D800E Camera Body

New to rentals is the much sought after Nikon D800E DSLR. This 36.3MP camera are an alternative to the medium format digital backs if your budget is tight! The D800E version has had the anti-aliasing filter removed resulting in a much sharper image. Tests show an impressive sharpness and large files.

 Click here to see it in Rentals
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens

A great pro wide angle lens.


Click here to see it in Rentals
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens

A great mid-range zoom, ideal for almost every situation.


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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens

This lens is fast, sharp and is the essential telephoto zoom lens.
 

Click here to see it in Rentals
Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4 Lens

A super fast classic wide angle lens.


 Click here to see it in Rentals
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4 Lens

A standard length lens for maximum versatility.


Click here to see it in Rentals
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 Lens

The perfect lens for beauty and portraits.


 Click here to see it in Rentals
Reel eFX DF50 Diffusion Hazer

The DF50 is the safest, cleanest and most efficient hazer on the market. For those shoots when you are looking for fine mist with a subtle feel to create effect, or show the directionality of light. The fluid is water based, odorless, and has an amazing hang time so less fluid is needed. Made by the same people that make the ReelFX Fans.

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Ultratec Stage Fogger

A simple yet extremely effective fog machine. For shoots when you are looking for a much thicker vapor that appears similar to fog or smoke. The fluid is water based, odorless. The unit comes with a wired remote control so you can operate from a distance if needed.


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FUN STUFF
Short Film Shows How Well the iPhone 5s Performs in Slow Motion

iPhone 5s, with its new features, including the impressive 120fps setting, it's quickly becoming a great asset for filmmakers. Check out the slow motion short Streets of Milano to get an idea of what you can produce with the iPhone 5s.

 Click here to see the video
Sony QX100 Teardown Video

Wonder what's inside the Sony QX100 lens camera? Check out this very cool teardown video.

Click here to see the video
Toshiba's new dual camera module brings 'deep focus' imaging to smartphones

Remember when dual camera modules on smartphones were all the rage? Toshiba is bringing them back -- only this time with technology that you're much more likely to use. Its new module uses two 5-megapixel cameras to record depth and images at the same time, producing a "deep focus" picture where everything is sharp.

Click here for more info

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