Issue No. 79  February 2016
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NEW @ S1
S1 is now OPEN on Saturdays!

Now that we are opening an Expendables store, and have moved into the NEW expanded location it just seemed like the right time to start.

Saturday 9am to 1pm, drop off / pick up at 25 Booth Ave. 

S1 launch event at the New Location 22nd March.
You are invited! 3pm to 8pm.

Save the date for March 22nd, as that is when we are holding an official event for the launch of our new expanded location. We hope to celebrate with all our great clients and industry associates.

Mark the date down as we hope to see you there.  More details to follow in the next newsletter.
Aaron Hewitt photographs Jozy Altidore for Adidas

Aaron Hewitt and US Based sports Photographer came up to Toronto to photograph Jozy Altidore for Adidas. Jozy can sure kick a ball!

S1 Supplied: Studio, Camera, Lighting, Grip, Expendables

Aaron Hewitt Website
Christophe Strube shoots the Sporting Life campaign

Christoph Strube shot a stunning campaign for Sporting Life combining beauty and energy through the images.

S1 Supplies: Studios, Capture Service, Camera, Lighting, Grip, Stylist Rentals, Props, and Expendables

Sporting Life 2016 Winter Magazine
Christoph Strube Website
Charlie Grey photographs Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in Born to be Blue
London based photographer Charlie Grey was in Canada and traveled up to Sudbury with an S1 Crew to photograph Ethan Hawke, who stars as Chet Baker in a creative re-imagining of the musicians life. Born to be Blue was screened as a special presentation at TIFF 2015.

S1 Supplied: Camera, Monitors, Lighting and Expendables

Todd Fraser shoots Gallery for The Amazing Race Canada

Todd Frazer shoots a dynamic gallery shoot for Amazing Race Canada.
Go Todd go!

S1 Supplied: Camera, Capture Service, Van Package Service, Lighting, Grip, Distro and Expendables

Todd Fraser Website
The Amazing Race Website
Andrew Soule photographs Leon Bridges for Made for Men Magazine

Andrew Soule, Toronto based Fashion Photograph, creates some iconic images of Leon Bridges in an old Barber shop for Made for Men Magazine.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip and Special FX.

Andrew Soule Website
Tristan Tran produces Sony Campaign 

Tristan Tran, a favorite Toronto Producer, knocked it out of the park for the recent Sony Campaign.

S1 Supplied: Capture, Camera, Lighting, Grip and Stylist Supplies.

Tristan Tran Productions Website
Sony Website
Experts Weigh In on Jeff Koons Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Jeff Koons may be the most sued artist in history, having been targeted with copyright infringement complaints no fewer than five times, and this week brings news of yet another suit against the master appropriator.

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Monkey Can't Own Copyright To His Selfie, Federal Judge Says

The legal saga of the monkey selfie continues: Last month, a federal judge said the macaque who famously snapped a picture of himself cannot be declared the owner of the image's copyright. At least, until Congress says otherwise.

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Photographer Sues Richard Prince Over Instagram Rip-offs

Photographer Donald Graham has sued appropriation artist Richard Prince and his gallerist Lawrence Gagosian for copyright infringement of a photo that appeared without Graham's authorization on Instagram, and then in a gallery exhibition of Prince's appropriation work.

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400,000 photographs to be moved to create world's largest imagery collection

More than 400,000 photographs and related paraphernalia held at Bradford's National Media Museum will be transferred to the V&A, making the London-based museum the single largest collection of photography in the world. Once transferred, the collection will be stored, digitised and made accessible for study.

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Why Jeep's $10M Super Bowl Ad Only Used a Third of the Screen

Jeep's quiet "Portraits" ad was among the most memorable spots during the Super Bowl, and not just because it featured a montage of black-and-white photos and a jaunty piano score. What makes it so unusual is Jeep spent $10 million for the 60-second spot and used just one-third of the screen.

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Sebastian Copeland: Photographing Beauty and Peril in the Arctic

Sebastian Copeland has become one of the best-traveled explorers of the Arctic region and has combined his passion for photography, activism, and adventure into a unique career. His book, Arctica: The Vanishing North, which teNeues published in September, features 200 photographs depicting both the beauty of the region and the threats it faces from climate change.

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Kodak's Film Division Will Likely Be Profitable in 2016

Thanks to directors like Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams, Kodak's film division will probably see a profit in 2016, a first in many years. Earlier this year, Kodak and the 6 big studios in Hollywood came to an agreement to save the format, and it seems to be working.

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Periscope, The Private TV Broadcast Channel in Your Hand

Periscope, Apple App Store's 2015 App of the Year, lets you broadcast live video to the world. This article explores how photographers have taken to using it to share their knowledge and experience with the world.

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Atmosphere in a Can

Atmosphere Aerosol, developed by two wedding photographers, helps to capture rays of light in a way that is otherwise difficult to achieve without dragging around a heavy hazer. Ideal for wedding and fashion photographers shooting on location. Look for it in the S1 Expendables Store.

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DJI Ronin 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Trying to get that smooth shot? This handheld gimbal can support up to 16lbs, requires no tools to balance and there's an app to help control and fine tune! With 2 batteries, accessory clips, a remote control and other bits, this basic kit will get you started into some smooth footage. Comes in a rolling hard case. Try it out on your next rental!

DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal + SmallHD 502

This kit comes with a SmallHD 502 monitor to allow the DJI Ronin operator to see what is being shot. The monitor comes with short HDMI and SDI cable to connect any camera, mounting hardware to attach it to the DJI Ronin accessory clips and batteries to keep it running. Give it a try!

DJI Ronin + 502
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal + SmallHD 502 + Paralinx Triton kit

The next level of DJI Ronin kit comes with the addition of the Paralinx Triton Wireless HDMI Monitoring Kit to broadcast to a 24" Eizo monitor. Still using the SmallHD 502 monitor on the Ronin, the operator can be up to 450' away from the Eizo monitor. All cables and mounting hardware to connect everything is supplied. Add it to your next rental!

DJI Ronin + 502 + Paralinx Triton + Eizo 24"
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal + SmallHD 502 + Paralinx Arrow-X kit

This ultimate DJI Ronin kit comes with a SmallHD 502 operator monitor, a 17" Flanders monitor with Anton Bauer G190 batteries and the Paralinx Arrow-X Wireless SDI monitoring kit. If you are using an SDI-ready camera, you can broadcast up to 700' away with less then 1 millisecond delay! All cables, batteries and mounting hardware are included to make this setup complete.

DJI Ronin + 502 + Paralinx Arrow-X + Flanders 17" + Anton Bauer Batteries
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal + Brauer Hostess Tray kit w/ Cinemilled Ronin Universal Mount

Need to shoot through a car window? With this kit you get the Door Mount Car Kit, the DJI Ronin kit and a Cinemilled Ronin Mount to attach the Ronin to the Door Mount! Using the Ronin on the Door Mount Kit gives you the added stability of this gimbal and the ability to remotely control the camera while on the car. Try it out!

DJI Ronin + Door Mount Kit + Cinemilled Ronin Mount
Door Mount Car Kit (MSE Brauer Hostess Tray Kit)

Mounting a camera to shoot through a car window is made easy with this kit. The kit includes all the parts you need to safely and securely mount to the side of a car and keep it there. With plastic and rubber coated hooks, the finish on your car stays safe as well.

Door Mount Car Kit
Large Car Mount Kit (MSE Freedom Mount)

Designed to hold heavier cinema cameras, such as a blinged out Alexa, this car mount kit comes with everything you need to rig your camera to a car, truck, boat or any non-porous surface! With a 360 degree rotating head that can swivel 90 degrees, you can line up your shot with precision. We've built on the MSE kit and added additional vacuum cups, Ricky Rods, Micro Grip Rods, hood and fender hooks and rope ratchets for added versatility and safety.

Large Car Mount Kit
Medium Car Mount Kit (MSE Master Mount System w/ Magic Riser)

This medium car mount kit is great for DSLR, mirrorless and other medium size cameras. With a ball head mounted onto the 10" vacuum cup, you can quickly set your shot then stabilize the camera with the other 2 6" vacuum cups and micro grip rods. Included is the Magic Riser which also allows for more versatile mounting to get up beside a window. Try it out with the Small Car Mount Kit to add additional support to the top of the camera.  40lbs capacity.

Medium Car Mount Kit
Small Car Mount Kit (MSE Pro Mount System)

A 6" vacuum cup with a ball head allows you to mount a small camera. Another 6" and 4" vacuum cup supply stability through the the micro grip rods and micro grip heads to the top of the camera with the Hot Show Adapter. This kit is also great when you need added vacuum cups and stability for the Medium and Large Car Mount kits. 26lbs capacity.

Small Car Mount Kit
Mini Car Mount Kit - 6" Vacuum Cup with Camera Mount

New to Rentals, this Mini Car Mount kit has a simple four-way head mounted onto a 6" vacuum cup. Great for GoPros and other tiny action cameras. Give it a try on your next rental!

Mini Car Mount Kit
The Filmomat is a homemade, automated film processing machine

The Filmomat is an automated film processor capable of developing both color and black and white in almost any format you can throw its way. The man behind the machine is German photographer Lukas Fritz, who spent a year building the Filmomat out of the desire to more easily process film at home.

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Altwork, A Standing, Sitting and Fully Reclining Ergonomic Work Station

The Altwork Station is a sleekly designed compact workstation for those who spend a great deal of time on their respective computers. The result of over five years of engineering work, the Altwork Station offers multiple positions, from standing to sitting to fully reclining, which works specifically with the needs of the human body through the course of a day.

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Dutch Police are training eagles to take down drones

The Dutch National Police are testing a new means of bringing down unauthorized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Eagles.
That's right, Dutch police are currently undergoing a short trial period of teaching trained eagles to identify drones and take them out, much like they would their natural prey.

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