Issue No. 71  February 2015
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Caitlin Cronenberg shoots Rookie Blue Season 5

Toronto based Photographer, Caitlin Cronenberg, shot the slick gallery images for the TV Series, Rookie Blue, which has been shooting in Toronto, and now in Season 5.

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Caitlin Cronenberg
Rookie Blue
Peter Ash Lee shoots for FLARE Magazine

The multimodel Flare Magazine Cover for this March, was shot by Peter Ash Lee, represented by Art + Commerce in NYC.
The Story : Woke up like this: No make up, no filter, no retouching

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Peter Ash Lee
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Behind the scenes
Diego Uchitel & Rodolfo Martinez shoot Ascension TV Series

Last august the S1 Team moved everything up to Montreal to supply services to NBC Universal's SyFy show, Ascension. Starring and Producing on this show is Tricia Helfer one of Canada's fashion icons.
This Mini TV series Gallery shoots were done by two US based Photographers, Diego Uchitel and Rodolfo Martinez.
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Diego Uchitel
Rodolfo Martinez
Photographer Christopher Sturman shoots Porter Airlines

Photographer Christopher Sturman, repped in NYC & London flew into Toronto, to shoot Toronto's own Airline, Porter, with some awesome TO backgrounds.
Client Winkreative LTD based out of London, England orchestrated the shoot for Porter.
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Winkreative LTD London UK
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Andrew Soule shoots FLARE Magazine

The beautiful February story 'She's Come Undone' in Flare magazine, was shot by Photographer Andrew Soule. Currently based out of Toronto, and repped by Judy Inc., Andrew is always traveling and shooting.

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Andrew Soule
Judy inc
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Steve Wilkie shoots Bitten for Space Canada

The Space, TV Series Bitten, was shot by Toronto Photographer Steve Wilkie.
Steve is no stranger to shooting Galleries for TV Shows and Movies, and did another amzing job of this Bitten, Season 2.

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Steve Wilkie
Time Inc. UK Issues Rights-Grabbing Contract

Time Inc.'s UK division has riled editorial photographers by issuing a new contract requiring freelancers to hand over "all rights" to any assignment images for about 60 specialty publications.

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The Most Important Thing to Know About Pricing

Develop a pricing strategy that reflects the value you bring to your client.

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Looking Back at the Best Cinematography of 2014

It's been one hell of a year for the craft of cinematography. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Jacob T. Swinney's subtle, well-executed supercut of a few of 2014's most memorable cinematographic moments.

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TIME's Best Portraits of 2014

We know them as head of states, movie stars or athletes. They are forward-thinking, rebellious or controversial. They lead us or challenge us. Yet, behind their extraordinary auras and personalities, they are human beings like the rest of us.

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Want to Know What We Told Our Photographers About 2015?

Notes from Heather Elder Represents. Every year in December and early January, we review with our photographers all that was accomplished in that year.  We also spend a lot of time defining, creatively and financially, what a  successful 2015 will look like.

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The Forecast 2015: Photography - Self Publish, Be Happy

Self-published photo books have raised the bar because they don't have the expectations of a traditional publisher," says Bruno Ceschel from his base in Dalston. "People can do crazy, interesting stuff because they don't have anybody stopping them - the only limitation is budget."

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First real alternative to Photoshop launched... and it's free!

A high-end rival to Photoshop for Mac users, Affinity Photo launches today in free beta. Will this become your new favourite graphic design tool?

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Cameras Used by Sundance 2015 Filmmakers & Why They Chose Them

Here is a smattering of excerpts from our soon-to-be released video interviews with Sundance filmmakers, compiled to give you insight into not only what they shot on, but why.

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Managing and Moving Your Media: Tips for Preparing Your Files (and Formats) for Post

Here are some disciplines for handling media when moving your project across multiple applications.

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New Winnebago - Hair & Make Up Shooter 32' J-Class MoHo

This vehicle is perfect for Fashion, Advertising, Photography, and Film location shoots that require Make up Station & Wardrobe Areas. It has pop out sections to make it wider, and plenty of desk and has High Speed Internet!

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New Winnebago - Hair & Make Up Shooter 32' C-Class MoHo

This MoHo (Motorhome Shooter) is also perfect for Fashion, Advertising, Photography, and Film location shoots that require Make up Station & Wardrobe Areas. It has 2 make up staions, and Internet, Genny, and washroom , juts like the ther MoHo's. Click on link to see Specs & Prices.

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New Winnebago A Class Star Wagon (35'.5" - Hurricane MoHo)

Much more Luxurious and more for comfort, this MoHo is perfect for your Celebrities, Actors, Models, Producers, etc, when you need a location green room. It has all the options including an awning. Click on link to see Photos and specs.

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Sachtler Video 25 Plus FB Fluid Head

Mitchell mount Video 25 Plus FB is for loads of up to 77lbs (35 kg) in the studio and for outside broadcasting. A very solid and high end fluid head, that suits most heavy duty applications.

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Sachtler Video 18 S1 Fluid Head

100mm Bowl mount Satchler Video 18 is a compact and solid fluid head for payloads range for this is 4 - 40lbs (2 - 18kg).
Thanks to the excellent damping mechanism, the innovative Speedbalance technology for swift weight compensation and the large load range, the Video 18 S1 is not only comfortable to use, but above all, highly reliable.

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Cartoni T 625/M Heavy Duty Tripod with Spreader

This super sturdy set of Cartoni legs has an amazing payload of 440lbs (200kg), making it ideal for use with the MSE Intel-A-Jib and pretty much any camera package. Despite it's strength, it is still very portable, weighing only 23lbs (10kg).

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Cartoni T 622 Tripod with Spreader

This tripod is surprisingly strong for it's size. With a payload of over 132lbs (60kg), it is perfect for medium camera packages and smaller jibs, such as MSE Intel-A-Jib LITE, yet with a weight of only 5.7lbs (2.6kg).
It is light enough for when you are on the go too.

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MSE Master Car Mount System w/ Magic Riser

The Master Car Mounting System uses a ball head, 3x suction cups, grip heads and rods to create a very strong, solid,  versatile and reliable system for mounting cameras to automobiles. It has a 40lbs (18kg) capacity allowing the use of any number of camera set ups.

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#OnSet - Being a Cinematographer Parody

A light-hearted look at the role of the Cinematographer. Just a bit of fun and hopefully a few laughs.

Sent in by Patrick Thompson (The Hemingway man)

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Elgin Park in Vimeo Staff Picks

Elgin Park is a lot of things: a 1950's utopia, a fantastical world, and an optical illusion. Artist Michael Paul Smith's imaginative town - composed entirely of miniatures - delighted audiences worldwide when his photo series went viral. For the first time, the documentary Elgin Park dives into the life of this charming, reclusive artist to reveal the dark inspiration behind his work.

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The New ShotPro App Brings Incredible Pre-Visualization Power to Your iPad & iPhone

Pre-visualization is one of the most important, albeit underrated steps in the filmmaking process. Unfortunately, outside of higher budget projects that can afford dedicated pre-vis artists, many filmmakers still resort to traditional hand-drawn storyboards and overheads. While there's nothing wrong with doing these things by hand, it is nothing if not incredibly time consuming, and it makes the process of sharing this work with collaborators more tedious than it needs to be.

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Photographer who bought Bowery Building for just $102,000 sells for $55M decades later

Photographer Jay Maisel scored a whopping $55 million for his famously graffiti-covered home at 190 Bowery after paying a minicule $102,000 for the building over four decades ago, according to public records filed with the city.

It's one of the greatest returns on investment in the history of New York City real estate.

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