Issue No. 73  April 2015
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Nino Munoz shoots Gallery for Orphan Black Season 3

NY Photographer Nino Munoz, shot the Gallery for BBC Americas hit series Orphan Black Season 3 with actress Tatiana Maslany. This is the 3rd season that this creative TV series has been shot in Canada.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Comptuer, Crew and Van service.

Nino Munoz
Orphan Black
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Robert Nethery shoots Mads Mikkelsen for Maxim Magazine

Maxim Magazine came to TO for a story with Mads Mikkelsen.
Photographer Robert Nethery created some striking images with Mads & Watches, all shot on location at the Templar Hotel.

S1 Supplied: Lighting and Grip, Van Service

Robert Nethery
'Regression' - Gallery shoot by Jan Thijs

Photographer, Jan Thijs, based in Montreal shot the spectacular Gallery Photography for the Feature Film "Regression" here in Toronto. Its a chilling supernatural thriller starring Ethan Hawke & Emma Watson

S1 Supplied: Lighting and Grip

Jan Thijs
Florian Schneider shot Aaliyah movie images in TO

LA Photographer, Florian Schneider shot the beautiful gallery images for the Lifetime TV show, about the tragic story of Aaliyah - shot right here in TO.
The Shoot Producer Jessica Kollar, loves shooting in Canada with S1!

S1 Supplied: Capture, Lighting, Grip, Camera, Crew, Van service and some good jokes!

Florian Schneider
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Weston Wells shoots for EnRoute Magazine

NYC based Photographer Weston Wells, was in TO shooting a cool Mens spread for Air Canada's EnRoute Magazine.

S1 Supplied: Studio, Lighting, and Grip and good vibes.

Weston Wells
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Holiday Films shoots Advil Spot

Toronto based TV commercial production company, Holiday Films, shot a TV spot called Advil - Breathe. Advil a Pfizer product was shot on the Toronto Island Ferry.
S1 Supplied: Capture Services & Tech, Capture Tent, Camera, and Van Service

Holiday Films
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COME TO Georgian Photography Graduates Portfolio Exhibition @ S1 Studios Toronto weds 15th April

Georgian College's Digital Photography Program has been energizing students with the skills required in today's market. In fact they are so dialed in, they are holding an event just for you! Come and join them at their very own Portfolio Exhibition, get together over phenomenal tastings by Adrienne Leong and meet tomorrow's Photographer or Intern. Sponsored by S1 Studios.
Save the Date: Wednesday April 15 from 5:30 to 9 PM.

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Congratulations S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2014 - Seneca College

This is the very creative project that Brittney shot with her S1 Award of Excellence prize for a graduating photo student from Seneca.

Check out her great work: Brittney Noseworthy

t. 647 237 6035
Congratulations S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2014 - Georgian College

This is the Doppelganger project that Jessie shot with her S1 Award of Excellence prize for a graduating photo student from Georgian College.
Check out her great work: Jessie Reid

t. 705 890 0800
First and Final Frames

What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different--both serving a purpose in communicating various themes. Some show progress, some show decline, and some are simply impactful images used to begin and end a film.

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Collaborative Duos: Mitchell Feinberg and Megan Caponetto Put the Life in Still Lifes

The pair have only been working together for a few years, but the partnership has already produced some of their most iconic work. Feinberg's compositions stand out for their nuanced touches of humanity in an otherwise perfect scene.

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Most Notorious Banned Fashion Ads

Over the years, fashion ads have been banned in various parts of the world. Usually it's heightened sexuality that sends self-righteous prudes into an outraged tizzy. Other times it's the glamorization of violence or drugs, or the objectification of minors that rightfully sees a ban. But of course, anything forbidden has a way of popping right back up.

Sent in by Peter Bradshaw of K5600

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A leader in camera support, Cartoni, introduces MAGNUM, a pan-and-tilt fluid head that offers a high payload capacity of 25 - 95 kg (55 - 210-lbs). With a good operator, the MAGNUM has a fluid feel (with no transition in tilting) and an unprecented 5-year warranty, making it a great solution for both studio and on location broadcast cameras, including cameras with long lenses and/or heavy camera accessories.

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Xiaomi Yi Action Camera First Reviews and How It Compares to the GoPro

We recently reported the announcement of Xiaomi's $64 new action camera, and we're now bringing you the first hands-on reviews and GoPro comparisons.

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Photometrics on the App Store on iTunes

The ARRI Photometric App gives you the ability to quickly reference the photometric characteristics of all of the ARRI light fixtures. A must for today's Continuous light needs.

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New Video Exterior Van Package w/ ARRI M40 & M18 HMI's

Summer is just around the corner and we have a new Video Exterior Van Package to come with it! The key features of this Van Package include an ARRI M40, 2x ARRI M18's and a 7000k Honda Generator to get you powered up. 4x4 Shiny's, 12x12 and 6x6 frames with a variety of fabrics to bounce and reflect. Check out this great deal for your next exterior video job!

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New Rental Capture Cart w/ Eizo Monitor

A simple Capture Cart when you already have your own tech and don't need our slick Capture Service and Capture Service Carts. This Capture Cart no longer utilizes and old magliner, but a beautifully engineered Inovativ Echo 36 Cart. You'll find all the basics for capture here with a UPS, RAID System Eizo calibrated monitor and many other things.

Computer Cart w/ Single Eizo Monitor
8 x 8 x 8 Cage Fabric

This new cage fabric has been specially designed and sewn for S1 as a result of much input from clients like you. It features 4 sides with Quarter Grid fabric, roughly equal to -1 stop, and a black ceiling panel that can be rolled away to allow light through the top. The back fabric can also be zipped up and away allowing you to shoot through and view the background. Try it out on your next exterior shoot! Shoot all day as the sun moves!

California Sunbounce Cage Frame Kit
MORE 4x4 Floppy Flags

One can never have too many floppies on set. So, we now have more available to rent!

4x4' Floppy Flags
MORE 18x24" Flags, Single Scrim, Double Scrim, Artificial Silk

More 18x24" Flags, Single Scrims, Double Scrims, Artificial Silks now in rentals!
Enough said.

Flags and Scrims
MORE HD-SDI (BNC) 50' & 100' Cables

Need to place your monitor a little further away from set? We now have more 50' and 100' BNC cables in house to add onto your rental! All cables are RG6 75 Ohm cables with quick-connect ends. These work great with our 17" Flanders Monitor and our 7.7" SmallHD Monitors!

50' BNC Cables
100' BNC Cables
17" Flanders 10bit Monitor
SmallHD On-Camera Kit
WhiteWall - Online Framing & Photo Lab: Mountings, Framings and Prints

The WhiteWall photo lab was established in 2007 as one of the first online laboratories. Their photo service has focused on gallery quality with speciality of prints, photo print, framings and mountings.

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Syrp Unveils the Genie Mini Time Lapse Device

The Syrp Genie is a fantastically simple device for creating complex time lapse sequences.

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At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film

Of the roughly 200 buildings that once stood on the 1,300-acre campus of Eastman Kodak's business park in Rochester, 80 have been demolished and 59 others sold off. Terry Taber, bespectacled, 60, and a loyal Kodak employee of 34 years, still works in one of the remaining Kodak structures, rubble from demolition not far from its doors.

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Beastgrip Pro is a Professional Smartphone Camera Rig

Beastgrip Pro is versatile tool for camera phone. It is a custom rig designed not only for the iPhone, but for all camera smartphones, to attach a variety of professional photo and video accessories.

Sent in by Peter Bradshaw of K5600

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