Issue No. 62  May 2014
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PRODUCTION @ S1
Christoph Strube shoots Sporting Life - Look Book Retouching by S1 Digital

Christopher Strube was the Photographer of choice for the Spring / Summer Look Book for Sporting Life. Produced by Snowsports Media, the images have a sunny and fun feel, and have that Christoph edge. Go Christoph!
S1 Supplied Studios, Lighting, Grip, Camera, Computer and Retouching.

Christoph Strube
Sporting Life
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Photographer Owen Bruce Shoots for Glow Magazine

Photographer Owen Bruce shot a beautifully styled spread for Glow Magazine May 2014 issue. The shoot took place on the island Saint Lucia.
Sun, Sand and beautiful photos, check them out below.

Client: KathiZ / Zinc Production
S1 Supplied: Grip, B4 Battery Packs, Sun-bounces, & Hyper-juice

Owen Bruce
Zinc Production
Glow Magazine
Frida Gustavsson by Max Abadian for Elle Canada June 2014

Montreal based Photographer Max Abadian, flew into TO, to shoot this stunning spread named "Heat Rises" for Elle Canada Magazine.

Celebrity Frida Gustavsson, modelled for this spread, and Max as usual
made some stylish photos. Beautiful.
S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, and Van Services

Max Abadian
Elle Canada
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Anne Geddes shoots for "Protecting Our Tomorrows" - Portraits of Meningococcal Disease project

We all know Sydney based Photographer Anne Geddes shots of babies, but she is currently just finishing a global shoot, (OZ, GB, USA, Canada, and others) for a Viral Meningitis Awareness Campaign, and a book titled "Protecting our Tomorrows". When in TO of course she shot at S1, see the behind the scenes below.

S1 Supplied: Studio, Lighting, Grip, and Broncolor Paras

Anne Geddes
Behind the Scenes!
Photographer Charlie Garbin shoots for Kaliyana Spring/Summer 2014

NYC based Italian Photographer Charlie Garbin (Ex TO) recently shot
the Kaliyana collection for Spring/Summer 2014, for Mamone and Partners.
Charlie has not changed a bit since his short stay in Toronto, and as always is consumate fashion professional.
S1 Supplied: Capture Service w/Digital Tech, Camera, Lighting and Grip

Charlie Garbin
Mamone & Partners
Kaliyana
Andreas Trauttmansdorff shoots Cleo.ca video

Both the Photographer Andreas Trauttmansdorff, or the client Lynn Spence should need no introduction to the Toronto Fashion scene.
Andreas was shooting a video (Titled "Lynn Spence, A Closet of Possibilities...") for Lynn's company Cleo.ca, a Fashion and style Consultancy.

Andreas has never shot at S1 before and he loved it. He said: The shoot ran so smoothly. It was so pleasant having the gear waiting for us in the studio when we arrived in the morning.
S1 Supplied: Studio, Continuous Lighting and Grip.

Andreas Trauttmansdorff
Click here to see the video
Cleo
4 NEW Van Packages
Video Van Package - Exterior

The load out on this Van package is designed for the client shooting motion outside. The main features of this package are 1600w & 800w HMI lights, a 7000w generator to run them, & lots of overhead frames & fabrics, MSE Shiny Boards, and the usual grip, electrical and expendables. All comes in a custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 van 170 extended.
See the new webpage with all the details. Click below:

See the web page
Video Van Package - Interior

The load out on this Van package is designed for the client shooting motion indoors. The main features of this package are lots of HMI's, Tungsten's and Kino Flo lighting, overhead frame and fabrics, flags, and all the usual grip, electrical and expendables. All comes in a custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 van 170 extended.
See the new webpage with all the details. Click below:

See the web page
Photo Van Package - Exterior

The load out on this Van package is designed for the client shooting Stills outside.The main features of this package are Profoto B4 and B1 battery packs, 7000w generator for Catering, Hair, Make up & Styling, California Sunbounce 8'x8' Cage, 6'x8' Sunswatter and 4'x6' Sunbounce, MSE Shiny Boards, 5'x5' Changing Tent and a 12'x12' overhead frame & fabrics. Also included is a full range of stands, grip, electrical and expendables. All comes in a custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 van 170 extended.
See the new webpage with all the details. Click below:

See the web page
Photo Van Package - Interior

The load out on this Van package is designed for the client shooting Stills inside. The main features of this package are Profoto Pro 8a Packs, ProHeads, ProTwin Head, D1 1000w Heads, Profoto Modifiers & a 12'x12' frame and fabrics. Also included is a full range of stands, grip, electrical and expendables. All comes in a custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 van 170 extended.
See the new webpage with all the details. Click below:


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S1 AWARDS
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. The S1 Award of Excellence award comprises of a 2 day shoot including Capture, Lighting, Camera & Production help, approx. a $3000 value.
Congratulations S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2014 - Georgian College - Jessie Reid

Jessie Reid completed an undergrad in the arts,  then continued on to complete a diploma in Digital Photography and Imaging at Georgian College. Her commercial portfolio is comprised of both portrait and product work, and aims to incorporate an illustrative quality through a sense of play, movement and whimsy.  She is now pursuing work assisting and retouching for photographers in the Toronto Area, and is excited to create new work with her S1 Award.

Jessie's Website
jessie@jessiereidphoto.com
t 705.890.0800
Congratulations S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2014 - Seneca College - Brittney Noseworthy

My Name is Brittney Noseworthy. I'm inspired by anything odd, dark and mystical. I would love to shoot editorial and advertiseing work. Upon graduating from Seneca's IDP program, I plan to continue freelancing & my goal is to put my own conceptual spin on wedding photography. I'd like to thank those at S1 Studios Toronto for this wonderful opportunity.

Brittney's Website
brittney.noseworthy@hotmail.com
t 647.237.6035
INSPIRATIONS
GIF's that you need to see...
Reed & Rader's Fashion GIFs

Photographic and animation duo Reed and Rader (Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader) have been cranking out work like nobody's business, they've produced tons of slick animated fashion GIFs by combining video-games, dinosaurs and dubstep. What more could you want?!

Click here for more info
Trois Soeurs

Adventures in Monochrome in a Spellbinding French Fashion Short.

 

"When you're a young artist, you don't really have another choice than preserving an independent spirit if you want to make your ideas happen," says ZoŽ Le Ber, who stars in the seductively languid Trois Soeurs alongside fellow Parisians Solene Hebert, last year's face of Nina Ricci, and Priscilla de Laforcade, an actress and member of the indie-pop duo Les Chanteuses. Directed by Bulgarian photographer and filmmaker Elina Kechicheva

Click here to see the video
Shooting Still Images & Motion simultaneously changes everything by Scott Pommier

"Anyone tempted to dismiss the latest hype about the Dragon camera as nothing more than the same predictable public relations blast, I will tell you, for me, this camera changes everything. The Dragon allows you to shoot still images and motion images simultaneously."

Don't forget to check out all interesting comments below the article.

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INTERESTING & TECH
DIY Holograms

When holograms eventually become a part of mainstream culture these old techniques shown in this video will still play a factor in the creation of the technology that takes us to the Holographic revolution.

See the video
Get to Know the AMIRA with ARRI's New Virtual AMIRA Camera Simulator

I suggest opening a bottle of wine, putting on some Barry Manilow, lighting a few candles, and then click the link below to take you to the AMIRA camera simulator.

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Bears on Stairs - 3D printing & stop motion animation?

DBLG's in-house studio projects are a platform for us to experiment with creative ideas and above all have fun. For this project we wanted to explore and combine 3d animation, 3D printing with stop frame animation.

Click here to see the video
NEW IN RENTALS @ S1
Mac Pro

It has finally arrived! Now available to rent is the brand new Mac Pro.
3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel processor, 32GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Dual AMD FirePro D700 Graphics Cards. Amazing things come in small packages!

Click here to see it in Rentals
Honda EU7000is Generator

Just in time for location season! New to rentals is the brand new Honda EU7000is generator. This 7000w generator has a convenient electric start, is super quiet (even more quiet than the 6500w that it replaces), and has a huge capacity fuel tank. It can run up to 12.1 hours at 1/2 load! Perfect for every location shoot.

Click here to see it in Rentals
California Sunbounce Cage

The California Sunbounce Cage is an 8' x 8' x 8' frame, with Translucent & black fabrics that create a portable studio cube that can be set up anywhere on location to take advantage of natural light, and shoot all day. Greg Gorman helped design this unit for California Sunbounce. The kit includes multiple types of fabric for maximum versatility, sets up easy and has multiple options, check the GIF to the left.

Click here to see it in Rentals
5' x 5' Changing Tent

Perfect for when your models need some extra privacy on set. Whether shooting outside or inside, many locations do not have an area for models to change in private. That's where the changing tent comes in. This 5' x 5' tent provides more than enough space. Easy to transport and to set up.

 Click here to see it in Rentals
20' x 20' Butterfly Frame

Bigger sometimes is better. New to rentals are 20' x 20' butterfly frames.


 Click here to see it in Rentals
New Fabrics

The ever growing selection of fabrics just got a little bigger. We've added new fabrics, such as Full Grid Cloth, Lite Grid Cloth, Full Soft Frost and Half Soft Frost.

 Click here to see them in Rentals
72" x 72" Scrim Jim Extended Kit

Now available are a variety of fabrics for the large 72" x 72" Scrim Jim Kit. The Extended Kit includes 1/4, 3/4 and 1 1/4 stop silks, as well as the silver/white bounce. Many options in one convenient, light weight kit that is super fast to set up.

Click here to see it in Rentals
SunSwatter 6' x 8' 2/3 stop Fabric

Now available is a heavier fabric for the California Sunbounce SunSwatter. Traditionally, the SunSwatter kit comes with a 1/3 stop fabric, however we have added a 2/3 stop fabric as an option for when you need something a little bit more. Great for those really sunny days that are coming soon.

 Click here to see it in Rentals
Impact Shooting Table

This small shooting table is perfect for shooting products and food. It comes apart easily and has folding legs for easy transport. The plexiglas sheet allows for lighting from the back and from underneath.

 Click here to see it in Rentals
GoPro Jaws: Flex Clamp

The newest addition to the selection of GoPro mounts. Attach your camera directly to the clamp for low-profile mounting, or use the optional neck to achieve a wider range of camera-angle adjustability. Clamp a GoPro to objects ranging in size from 0.25" to 2" (0.6cm to 5cm) in diameter.

Click here to see it in Rentals
FUN STUFF
The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.

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Happy Birthday Edwin Land - Celebrating Polaroid's Extraordinary Pioneer

Edwin Land, the inventor of Polaroid cameras and film, was born 105 years ago today in Bridgeport Connecticut. Until his death, in 1991, he was a dominant figure in American science, invention and business.

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Lytro Unveils the 'Illum': A Beautiful Beast of a Light-Field Camera

Lytro has come back with an 'Illum,' which is the name of a new camera that the company says, "advances the light field category from novelty to game-changing visual medium that could one day rival digital and film."

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Object of Desire: Petzval Lens

What's old is new again with the resurrected Petzval Lens from Lomography. Invented in 1840 by Hungarian mathematician and physicist Joseph Petzval, the lens sparked a revolution in portraiture thanks to its ability to handle wide apertures and short exposure.

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