Issue No. 83  June 2016
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Venom Vodka commercial by Touchpoint Films

This ad for Venom Vodka was produced by Toronto based boutique production company, Touchpoint Films, and directed by Matt Eastman.

S1 Supplied: Video Van Package, Lighting, Grip and Expendables

Watch Commercial Here
Touchpoint Films
Matt Eastman, Director
Steve Wilkie shoots gallery for Killjoys Season 2

Steve Wilkie shot dynamic images for the gallery of season 2 of Space Channel's popular show, Killjoys. The second season starts July 1st.

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Steve Wilkie Website
Space Channel Website 
Greg Swales shoots Lucian Matis Spring 2016

New York based fashion photographer was in town to shoot this gorgeous campaign for Lucian Matis Spring 2016, shot at the historical Elgin Theatre in downtown Toronto.

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Greg Swales' Website
Lucian Matis Website
Ken Woroner shoots gallery for 'Between' Season 2

Toronto photographer Ken Woroner shot the gallery for the second season of the City TV / Netflix series Between.

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Ken Woroner Website
Between Series Website
Gabor Jurina shoots Meghan Markle for Reitmans

Toronto fashion photographer, Gabor Jurina, shot Reitmans spokesperson, actress Meghan Markle, known for her work on the tv show Suits. Gabor is represented by KZM Agency, and the shoot was produced by Zinc Production.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Production Supplies, Expendables and Van Services.

Gabor Jurina Website
Link to Campaign Images
Zinc Production
Francisco Garcia shoots Marshalls Spring Campaign

This spring campaign for clothing chain Marshalls was produced by Tristan Tran and shot by Francisco Garcia.

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Francisco Garcia Website
Tristan Tran Productions
John Engstrom demonstrates the new K5600 Kurve Parabolic Reflectors

The New K5600 Kurve Parabolic Reflectors (like a Briese) are here and the fascinating John Engstrom DOP & owner of Schiempflug NYC was in the hood to talk about shooting Fashion, Beauty & Celebrities with these reflectors and why the top people in NY & LA use them. Thanks John for making the time in your busy schedule and to K5600 for the new Kurve's in our Rental Department!
Come on down to S1 and see them set up in the studio space.

Link to The Flug Blog on the Kurves
Link to Moving Pictures review of the Kurve at NAB
Link to Schiempflug NYC
Congratulations to Kathryn Hollinrake for winning the Kurve Door Prize!

Photographer Kathryn Hollinrake got a surprise last week when she won the $1000 Rental Certificate Door Prize for K5600 Kurve's umbrellas and HMI lighting when she attended the Kurve Event.

Congratulations Kathryn!

Pricing & Negotiating: Environmental Portraits of Client Employees

Pricing, negotiating and quoting advice and examples from Jess Dudley, a producer with Wonderful Machine. Wonderful Machine is a production company with a network of over 700 photographers and videographers worldwide.

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Nike debutes the longest-ever brand film for Nike Football, "The Switch"

Nike's latest big budget extravaganza stars Cristiano Ronaldo in a "Freaky Friday" style body-switch, and proves surprisingly comedic in addition to inspiring.

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New York City Drone Film Festival 2016 Montage

The New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) is the world's first event exclusively celebrating drone cinematography and represents the best drone cinema in the world. Click below to check out their montage of the best of 2016.

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Adweek's favourite campaigns up for Lions in Cannes

The folks over at Adweek put together their top 25 favourite ad campaigns that were up for awards at Cannes Lions 2016, the international advertising festival.

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Hasselblad's X1D is a 50MP Medium Format Camera for $9K

Hasselblad has downsized medium format cameras with the introduction of the new Hasselblad X1D. With the same 50MP 43.8mm x 32.9mm CMOS sensor we see in the much more expensive Hasselblad H5D, the X1D shaves size, weight and price for a formiddable medium format package that could be a sign of the future for photography pros and enthusiasts.

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Five Technologies Shaping Photography and Filmmaking Today

From immersive photography to smarter drones, software and image stabilization, these are the tech trends shaping photography and filmmaking.

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Want to Make Virtual Reality? 6 Rules for Starting Out

Photographers and filmmakers may imagine that virtual reality is "the next big thing," but Jenna Pirog, virtual reality editor for The New York Times Magazine, warns that the technology is best suited to certain types of stories. Pirog, speaking via Skype at a LOOK3 presentation on visual storytelling, offered her tips on what storytellers need to know to produce VR experiences.

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New K5600 Kurve 4.5' (140cm) Parabolic Reflector

The Kurve 4.5' (140cm) is a Parabolic Umbrella used for Fashion, Beauty and Celebrity lighting for stills and video (its similar to a Briese 140).
It uses  standard Joker 800 and 1600w heads. With the included Baby Pin focusing tube, you can even use a 400w or 200w Joker, or use Profoto or Broncolor Strobe lighting! Package comes with 3 levels of diffusion, and with the ability to focus and flood, you have an extremely versatile light.

Kurve 4.5
New K5600 Kurve 6' (180cm) Parabolic Reflector

The largest of the new line of Parabolic Reflector by K5600, the Kurve 6' (180cm) is a Parabolic Umbrella used for Fashion, Beauty and Celebrity lighting for stills and video (its similar to a Briese 180).
It uses  standard Joker 800 and 1600w heads. With the included Baby Pin focusing tube, you can even use a 400w or 200w Joker, or use Profoto or Broncolor Strobe lighting! Package comes with 3 levels of diffusion, and with the ability to focus and flood, you have an extremely versatile light.
Try it out on your next rental!

Kurve 6
New K5600 Joker Zoom 800w HMI

New to the Joker family of lights here at S1, the Joker Zoom 800 gets rid of the need to for lenses to focus the spread of light. Built into the reflector, you can zoom from 15 - 55 degrees with a simple slider. Similar in style to the Arri M Series with a focusing reflector. No need for heat gloves to change a lens! Give it a try, you might like it!

Joker Zoom 800w
New K5600 Softube 1600

The K5600 Softube 1600 uses the powerful 1600w Joker to create a soft linear light source. Great for lighting vehicles, window lighting and anywhere you need a compact long soft light source.

Softube 1600
New K5600 Softube 400

We have the Softube for the 1600, 800 and now even the 400w Joker! A great light modifier for tight areas where you still want that nice soft Linear HMI look. Squeeze it into a corner, or use it as a fill for beauty, it's full of potential! Try it out on your next rental!

Softube 400
More K5600 Joker 1600w Classics

Loved by many for its compact design, huge output and all from a single 15amp household circuit! We've added more to Rentals so that they will always be available for your shoot. Add one to your rental today!

Joker 1600w Classic
More GoPro Hero 4 Black

With the advance of 4k shooting capabilities, the GoPro Hero 4 Black has become a great tool to shoot with. We've added more to rentals so that you can take as many as you need! We added more 64GB Cards, Batteries, Dual Chargers, and LCD backs too!

GoPro Hero 4 Black
10 National Geographic Photos That Explain Earth to Extraterrestrials

In August and September of 1977, when the twin spacecraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched, photographs that visually communicate facts about the physics, biology, sociology, and beauty of Earth were included in case some form of intelligent life were to discover them. A total of 118 images were chosen. Check out 10 of those at the link below.

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Could Selfies Make Your Personal Information Safer?

First they empowered everyday people to instantly create a self-portrait anywhere, any time. Then they flooded our social media feeds without our permission. Now, they could protect you from identity theft. Thanks to forward-thinking financial institutions like MasterCard and USAA, selfies are entering the realm and positive impact of "disruptive technology."

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How Much Everyone Working On a $200 Million Movie Earns

Find out the budget breakdown of a hypothetical Hollywood blockbuster.
In using the budgets of actual +200MM blockbuster movies as references, this video excludes non-human costs, and reflects an approximation of the take home pay of all humans involved, based on average union rates.

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