Issue No. 80  March 2016
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S1 Launch Event 29th March 3pm - 8pm

You are invited to the Launch for our new expanded premises at
25 Booth Avenue. 
Please mark your calendar and join us between the hours of
3pm to 8pm on Tuesday March 29th.
Let us show you our new location, come and see the new S1.

Hors D'oeuvres and some time to socialize. 
NEW Expendables Store @ S1

Need Expendables?
We will be fully stocked by next week with...
- Seamless backgrounds - 4ft, 9ft + 12ft all Colours
- LEE Filters - big range of Rolls & Sheets of Gel, Diffusion, Colour etc
- Foam Core - all types including 1/2" white, Black & B/W
- Tape - to many to list
- Plexi? Yup all the usual suspects
- Show Card- that too
- and lots of other stuff too!
Wheel on in, and load up in our interior garages.
Walter Iooss shoots the Golden State Warriors for Sports Illustrated Magazine

World renowned photographer, Walter Iooss, came to Toronto during the NBA All-Star events to photograph Draymond Green, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors for Sports Illustarted Magazine.

S1 provided Camera + Lenses, Lighting, Grip, Props and Van Services.

Walter Iooss Website
Outtakes from the Shoot
Behind the Scenes Video
Michel Leroy shoots the Adidas Social Media Campaign for  NBA All-Star 2016
"I'm a New York based advertising photographer known for a natural-looking portrait style that captures an authentic connection to real personalities. I was photographing Athletes and Influencers at the Adidas Style Suit during the 2016 NBA All Star Weekend in Toronto.
The images were used for the Adidas Social Media Campaign and were shared across social media channels and liked by tens of thousands over the course of the three day event." - Michel Leroy

Images of James Harden of the Houston Rockets
S1 Provide Lighting, Grip, Expendables and Van Services

Michel Leroy Website
Adidas Basketball
Social Media Activation
Atiba Jefferson shoots for Slam Online Magazine

Los Angeles based photographer, Atiba Jefferson, also came to Toronto for the NBA All-Star game, and while in town, photographed both Kawhi Leonard, of the San Antonio Spurs, and Jimmy Butler, of the Chicago Bulls. They each grace the cover of their respective covers of Slam Online Magazine.

Atiba Jefferson Website
Slam Online
Steve Wilkie shoots TV show Bitten Season 3

Steve Wilkie needs no introduction in the film industry in Canada.
Another great TV Show gallery shoot by Steve, this time he is shooting Bitten Season 3.

S1 Provided:  Lighting, Grip, Digital Capture Service and Van services.

Link to Bitten
Link to Steve Wilkie Photography
Kharen Hill shoots Patriot, pilot for Amazon Studios

Entertainment, music and advertising photographer Kharen HIll based out of LA & Vancouver was in Town to shoot the Gallery for a new TV Show by Amazon Studios titled " Patriot" check out the website and Kharen's great images below.

S1 provided Camera, Lighting, Grip, Digital Capture, Crew and Van services.

Link to the Patriot
 Link to Kharen Hill Photography

Caitlin Cronenberg shoots Schitts Creek Season 2 Gallery

Caitlin Cronenberg, rising celebrity photographer, based out of Toronto, shot again for the very funny Canadian TV show Schitts Creek Season 2. Check it out, its getting great reviews.

S1 provided Camera, Lighting, Grip, Digital Capture and Van Services.

Link to Caitlin Cronenberg Photography
LinkLink to Schitts Creek Season 2
RongRong & inri, laureates of 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

RongRong & inri, the photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and beyond, receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

Click here for more info
'Vinyl' Gritty Title Sequence Explores the Glamor and Hedonism of 1970s Rock 'n' Roll

Imaginary Forces capture the sex, drug, and rock 'n 'roll of the 1970s music scene in the raw, black-and-white opening sequence for HBO's Vinyl.

Click here to watch 
Voigtländer Has Three New Super Wide Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses: 10mm, 12mm, 15mm

Voigtländer makes some of the nicest all-manual lenses in the industry. Their newest full-frame 35mm Sony E-mount lenses, manufactured by Cosina in Japan (the same company that has made Zeiss still lenses forever), are some of the widest rectilinear (non-fisheye) lenses around, with the 10mm now being the widest in the world.

Click here for more info 
Aurora Aperture PowerXND 2000: 11 Stop ND Filter

The Southern California-based startup company Aurora Aperture has just announced a new variable neutral density filter called the PowerXND 2000, with a range of 4 to 11 stops. The filter features a slim profile of just 5.5mm that helps minimize vignetting when used on wide angle lenses.

Click here for more info 
Lee's Super Stopper 15-Stop ND Filter Turns a 2 Sec Exposure Into 17 Hours

Lee Filters is getting a new neutral density filter called the Super Stopper. It reduces light to your camera by 15 stops, meaning an ordinary 2-second exposure will take over 17 hours to expose through the filter.
According to the press release, "The Super Stopper is designed for use in bright conditions, during the middle of the day, a time that's traditionally considered unsuitable for photography because of the harsh, contrasty nature of the light,"

 Click here for more info 
Fujifilm FP-100C Ends Production; Peel-Apart Film is Officially Dead

It is officially the end of an era. Fujifilm has announced they will stop production of the last peel-apart film on the market. Since Polaroid stopped making peel-apart films a while ago, FP-100c was the last option for use with Polaroid Land Cameras and Polaroid backs for medium format film cameras.

Click here for more info 
MSE Intel-A-Jib Kit + DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Kit

Need a remote head on a jib? We have you covered! This kit includes everything in our DJI Ronin Kit, our Intel-A-Jib Kit and comes with a Cinemilled Ronin Mitchell Mount to mount the Ronin to the jib. With a length up to 10' and a remote control, more dynamic shots are now possible. Try it out on your next rental!

MSE Intel-A-Jib Kit with DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Kit
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Kit
MSE Intel-A-Jib Kit
Tipke Fold-It Cart with Foam Filled Tires

Location season is just around the corner and these Fold-It carts are perfect for moving equipment around the outdoors. Able to hold a good load, the large foam filled tires easily traverse uneven terrain and the whole cart fold down to a fraction of it's size for great portability. Add one to your next rental!

Tipke Fold-It Cart
2 Wheel Dolly with Extended Tongue

Our 2 wheel tongue dollies now have extended tongues for even more carrying power! With the versatility of a longer tongue, larger cases and items other then just sand bags can be carted around with ease. Add one to your next rental!

2 Wheel Dolly
MSE Mini Slider Stands

Love the MSE Slider Stands but want to get a bit lower? These mini slider stands are rock solid with welded collars, not bolted, and have a minimum height of 20". With a 2k Junior reciever and an 80lbs capacity, these stands can hold their own. Try them with your next slider rental!

MSE Mini Slider Stands
MSE 70" Slider
Dana Dolly Basic Kit
MSE Wheeled Monitor Stands

A solid wide based 750k Baby wheeled stand with a max height of 75", this stand is perfect for remote monitors on set. Try it out with your next rental of a Flanders 17" monitor, or Eizo 24" monitor!

MSE Monitor Stand II
Flanders 17" Monitor
Eizo 24" Monitor
12'x12' Claycoat Fabric

Similar to Ultrabounce, this fabric has a white side for bouncing light and a black side for negative fill. Try it out on your next rental!

12' x 12' Claycoat
Full & Half Soft Frost Fabrics: 6'x6', 8'x8' & 12'x12'

This white vinyl product offers a light soft glow and and holds its diffusion properties even when wet, making it perfect for wet weather applications. Available in 6x6', 8x8', and 12x12' sizes with ties for a frame.

S1 Frames & Fabrics
12'x12' Ultrabounce Fabric

This highly versatile fabric is lightweight and waterproof. The white side provides a soft, even bounce without any hot spot, and the reverse matte black side can be used for negative fill or masking. Available in 12'x12' with ties to mount to a frame.

12'x12' Ultrabounce
12'x12' Bleached Muslin Fabric

A popular fabric for bouncing light, we now have bleached muslin in 12'x12' with ties for mounting to a frame.

12'x12' Bleached Muslin
NEW S1 Expendables Store
Full line of Superior 'Seamless' Paper in Stock

All Colours and all sizes 4ft, 9ft and 12ft.
We even have those crazy colours no one orders!
Fully stocked now!

Click here to see in Expendables 
Huge selection of Lee Filters - Rolls & Sheets

4ft rolls? Check.  20' x 24" Sheets? Check.
We have a huge offering of rolls and sheet (and of course Black Foil).

All stock in place later this week.
Click here to see in Expendables 
More types of 'Foamcore' in Stock

Okay, so we had more Foamcore in stock already than most... But we added all 1/2" in White , Black and Black/White. So much stronger and durable.

In stock now!

Click here to see in Expendables 
'Tape' we have a big selection

Need Gaffer Tape? We have lots. But also in a wide range of colour.
Paper Tape? Got it in a wide range of colour... okay so we have some many weird types of tape, you should drop in and find one we don't have!
We even have Glue dots, magnetic tape, foam tape, caution tape - but that's not really tape is it?

Need Tape? You know where! Full stock later this week.
Showcard - We have them in stock

Okay so we have all those Show Card variations you need once a year!
White, Black, Reflective & Soft Silvers and Golds. You get the idea...

Great Selection of 'Plexi' 4 x 8

We stock Plexi! Its in stock, so if you need one you know you can get it here.
Whites, Blacks, Clear, Frosted, even mirror!

Come on down to Crazy Plexi's and pick up a sheet. You know you want it!
Watch: Quentin Tarantino's Best Visual Film References... in Three Minutes!

Many filmmakers pay homage to other films, but Tarantino takes things a step further by replicating exact moments from a variety of genres and smashing them together to create his own distinct vision. Have a look at this 3 minute edit by Jacob T. Swinney for comparisons between Tarantino's films and the originals.

Click here to watch 
20 Pieces of Film Gear You Can Print With a 3D Printer

For just a few hundred dollars, you can have your very own 3D printer with plastic - but 3D printers can be used to print way more than just action figures. From camera rigs to drones, a 3D printer can create a whole lot of really useful film gear. Check out the link below for some examples.

Click here for more info
DJI Will Now Sell You Insurance to Cover Your Inevitable Drone Crash

Apparently enough people have crashed their drones. Now you can buy insurance for them. But is it really worth it?
Hey, If a Drone Crashes in the forest and no one hears it, did it really crash? Claim it on your Drone Insurance!

Click here for more info