Issue No. 96  August 2017
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NEW S1 LED Truck Package Launch & LED Demo!

S1's newest truck package is a completely LED lighting solution, that does not require a Generator Truck, is fast set up, and has a Battery Charging counter, and options like Mobile Hotspot. The package is full of the latest Grip and LED innovative lighting, and can be seen at the launch at S1...

Monday, 28th August 2017 from 1pm - 7pm
25 Booth Ave, suite 100 
(Booth Ave & Lakeshore E just across from CineSpace)

We will have all the new LED lighting on display inside in the demo area, with the LED Truck Package and our other Package Trucks and Vans on display outside. 

Come grab a bite to eat and a cold refreshment, and check out all the latest toys. Even if you drop in for 15 mins, it will be worth it, and get some new ideas for LED Lighting, or your next requirement for a Package Truck.

RSVP and let us know if you can make it.
Sabine Villiard shoots Shawn Mendes for Emporio Armani

Paris based photographer, Sabine Villiard, flew to Toronto to shoot the stills portion of this Emporio Armani campaign for their new smart watch. She shot Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes, chosen to be the face of the new line.
The Still & Motion production was Produced by Means of Production.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service, Camera, Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Expendables, Van Services
Raina & Wilson & Bruno Florin shoot this summer Ford Campaign

Produced by Rodeo Productions, photography team Raina & Wilson shot stills, and Bruno Florin shot a series of cinemagraphs for the most recent campaign for Ford Canada.

S1 Supplied: Video Van Package, Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals, Camera Accessories

Marco Grob shoots the Poster Art for the It remake

New York based photographer, Marco Grob, came to town during the filming of the new remake of Stephen King's It, to capture these haunting images of the new Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgard. The film opens September 8th.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service, Lighting, Grip, Van Services

Jan Thijs shoots the cast of Salvation

Montreal photographer, Jan Thijs, shot the gallery for the new CBS show Salvation. Salvation is a suspense thriller that centers on a staggering discovery: an enormous asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. It airs Wednesdays at 9pm. 

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Electrical, Van Services
Steve Wilkie shoots Killjoys Season 3

Steve Wilkie shot the gallery for the third season of the popular SyFy / Space show Killjoys. The show, about bounty hunters in space, airs Fridays at 8pm.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service, Lighting, Grip, Special FX, Expendables, Van Services
Flare BBDO shoots Lays Ad with NHL Star Drew Doughty

The team from Flare BBDO shot this commercial for Lays chips with Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings. It may have been rainy, but that didn't stop them!

S1 Supplied: Video Van Package, Grip, Electrical, Expendables
Matthias Clamer shoots the stars of Star Trek: Discovery for Entertainment Weekly

New York photographer, Matthias Clamer, was back in Toronto to shoot the cast (crew) of the brand new Star Trek: Discovery show for Entertainment Weekly. He shot not only one cover, but three covers for this month's issue.

S1 Supplied: Photo Van Package, Lighting & Grip, and Camera Support.

Steve Wilkie shoots the cast of Suits for the 7th Season

The gallery for the seventh and final season of Suits, was shot by Toronto photographer, Steve Wilkie. The show airs Wednesdays at 9pm.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Capture Services, Expendables, Van Services
James Minchin shoots the cast of The Strain for the Final Season

James Minchin came to town to shoot the cast of Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain. The final season is currently airing Sundays at 10pm.

S1 Supplied: Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Special FX, Production Rentals, Expendables, Van Services
Flare BBDO shoots this ad for Whiskas Cat Food

The team from Flare BBDO was back at it, this time shooting this spot for Whiskas Cat Food. Ever wanted to know what your cat was saying? 

S1 Supplied: Video Van Package, Electrical, Camera Support, Grip 
A Simple New Way To Register Your Copyright in the US

Blockchain, the technology that makes the crypto-currency BitCoin work, has been slowly entering the imaging market as a way to authentic digital "originals." Several firms, including Mediachain and Ascribe, have created services that allow photographers to create blockchain records of images they create. If those images are duplicated anywhere on the web, the creator can be notified and prove they have the original.
The problem, of course, is that blockchain verification doesn't have the legal standing of a U.S. copyright.  That's where Binded  comes in.

Pricing & Negotiating: Stock Licensing

Jess Dudley from Wonderful Machine goes over a quote for usage of stock images for a client.

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Watch a Drop of Water Turn Into A Camera Lens

Water and electricity don't mix - unless of course you are designing a camera lens. To prove just how  pure its water is, bottled water company  Spa Nederland launched an experiment to design a camera lens using just a drop of water, electricity, an aperture ring, and a glass plate.

DP Sherry McCracken on Shooting the Low-Budget Independent Feature, American Gothic

Sherry McCracken, DP for the upcoming independent feature  American Gothic, came to cinematography later in life. She grew up taking photographs, operated her own portrait business and worked in local television.She was asked by a friend to shoot location stills for a movie project. After working on that, and a second picture, she gained experience in film and ended up being asked to DP a project.
In this interview she talks about how she made the switch to cinematography, how the camera was chosen, the challenges of a low-budget film, and how she believes that the new, smaller and lighter cameras make it possible for more women to work as cinematographers.

Kodachrome Magazine Issue-1, 2017

"Introducing our brand new journal for anyone who loves art, film and analog culture. Conceived by Kodak, but about so much more than Kodak - be it writing, sculpture, music, graphics, or all manner of delights in between. Each issue, we bring you stories and conversations from around the globe that showcase our shared fascination with creation, craft and inspiration. Some will be names you know and others will be names you'll want to get to know better."

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Edit Your Photos with a Single Click Using Phase One's Latest Tool

Phase One's photo editor is getting a style update. Phase One launched style pack editing tools  for Capture One. The styles apply automatic adjustments in a click while leaving plenty of room for the user to customize the look with manual adjustments before or after using the new styles, the company says.

Google's New 'Backup and Sync' App Beams Your Photos to the Cloud

Google has launched  a new desktop app that consolidates file backups for both Google Photos and Google Drive. It's called Backup and Sync, and is an easy way to protect your precious photos from being lost.

Backup and Sync replaces Drive for files and the Google Photos desktop uploader for photos.

AI-powered software that can automatically colorize old black and white photos exists, but it's often far from perfect. In comparison, manually colorizing an image in Photoshop yields stunning results, if you've got lots of time and impressive skills. But a new app, developed at the University of California at Berkeley, cleverly merges both approaches  so it's easy to accurately colorize a black and white pic.

MORE CineMills LED Sufa Bullet 800's

The most powerful LED in the industry today, these weather-proof IP65 rated (Yes run them outside in rain & snow w/ no covers)  high-output fixtures are a popular location light. A comparable output to a 4K HMI Fresnel at full flood, these lights pack a punch and only draw 7.3amps (Run 2 of them on one household 15amp circiut) ! With an upgraded filter kit that includes 3/4 CTO, 1/4 CTB and diffusion filters this light is ready for anything. 

Cinemills LED Sufa Bullet 400

New to the Sufa line, this Sufa 400 LED has more efficient chips, and is comparable output to a 1200W HMI Fresnel at full flood. IP65 rated like it's big brother, rain or shine, this light will keep going. A built in analogue dimmer control the output. Drawing only 5.5Amps, you can plug multiple into one household circuit. The included 3/4 CTO, 1/4 CTB, "Fresnel" lens & diffusion give you more creative control
ARRI SkyPanel S60-C LED 

The most popular size of SkyPanel is now in Rentals at S1! This powerful softlight is capable of illuminating large spaces and outputs more than a 2K Tungsten softlight. Bi-colour, full RGB control, green/magenta shift and a range of special effects such as police lights make this a popular versatile light. 

LiteGear S2 LiteMat 2 LED Kit

LiteGear equipment is now available at S1. This square LiteMat is bi-colour dims to 1% & has a few effect such as fire, with the new LiteDimmer Pro Hybrid. Lightweight and surrounded with Velcro, it can be mounted anywhere. The included PolySkirt allows for a Louver and diffusion to be used if desired. Comes all in a soft kit bag. Mounts just with a Kino mount included in kit, or just tape it to the wall. 

LiteGear S2 LiteMat 2L LED Kit

Same output as the above LiteMat 2, the LiteMat 2L is the longer version with the panels side by side lengthwise. Same great kit features, different size format.

LiteGear LiteTile+ Plus 4 LED Kit

This unique LED uses the LiteMat engineering but built on a flexible textile for maximum versatility. It includes Two 2' x 4' LiteTile's, that  fold up to a 1' x 2' area for easy transport. With the included Bungee Snakes, the LiteTile's can be combined with the attached velcro to make a 4x4, and can be mounted onto a 4' x 4' gel frame through grommets on the fixtures for a large, thin, LED light source. Wrapped in Velcro, you can also make a long 2' x 8' light source. Cool!

LiteGear LiteRibbon Gaffer LED Kit

This LiteRibbon kit makes lighting tight spaces, Kitchens, offices, car interiors, macro shots or anything else possible.This kit has so many components that there are too many to list! Various length LiteRibbon from 3" to 50" long, 0.5" to 4" wide, 6" & 12" LiteStixs and Chroma strips too. A multitude of power options from standard AC, 12V DC car port, 9V battery, P-Tap and even AA batteries. Next time you need a lot of LED Components, try this kit out for those small detailed shots, try this one out!

2,000,000+ Photos Archive 50 Years of Aussie Life-in Arkansas

When a vast trove of photographic negatives  was discovered in a random Chicago storage locker, the late, previously unknown Vivian Maier became a global art world sensation. The saga of the Sydney Morning Herald  vintage photo archive is a lot like that-but on a Citizen Kane -scale, and in Arkansas. It's a long and unexpectedly sordid tale  in which an Australian media conglomerate sought to digitize its 7,000,000-image photo archive, shipped it all to Little Rock for that purpose, and lost hold of it when the scanning company was raided by the FBI in an unrelated matter.
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RED Hydrogen One is a $1,200 Smartphone with a "Holographic" Display

RED has announced the Hydrogen One smartphone, touting it as "the world's first holographic media machine." 
The Hydrogen One is a smartphone running Android OS with the key feature being a 5.7" professional hydrogen holographic display. RED says the display "features nanotechnology that seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, 3D content, and interactive games."
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Brooklyn Beckham's New Book is Causing "Photography Critics" to Lose Their Minds

Brooklyn Beckham, the 18-year-old son of soccer star David Beckham, is publishing a photo book.  What I See is a hardcover photo book featuring a "collection of around 300 personal photographs.  Beckham has been in the public eye as a model and has amassed an Instagram following of over 10 million people, to which he shares his photography, along with modeling photos of himself.
Beckham shared a selfie with a copy of his new book on Instagram, and  the self-annointed photo critics of the Internet absolutely lost their minds.