Issue No. 111  January 2019
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Caitlin Cronenberg shoots the cast of Working Moms

Toronto photographer Caitlin Cronenberg shot the cast of the CBC show Working Moms. Season three is now airing on the CBC Thursday at 9pm.  

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Corus produces shoot for Olay Whips, Kevin Wong DP 

The team from Corus Tempo produced this spot for Olay Whips featuring  HGTV's Devin Connell, with Kevin Wong as DP and Connie Dos Santos as Director

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Steve Wilkie shoots the gallery for Coroner

Photographer Steve Wilkie shot the gallery for the new CBC drama Coroner. It is currently airing on the CBC Mondays at 9pm.

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Compass 360 produces spot for the Ontario Nurses Association

Branding agency Compass 360 and DP Greg Bennett shot this spot for the Ontario Nurses Association.

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Soft Citizen produces Stills & Motion shoot for Trane

The team from Soft Citizen produced a stills and motion campaign for Trane, the HVAC company. Directed and photographed by Joe Wright.

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NFL Films shoots Jerry Glanville for an ESPN Documentary

NFL Films and Director Ken Rodgers were in Toronto to shoot an interview with football coach Jerry Glanville for an upcoming episode of ESPN documentary series 30 for 30. The episode, "Deion's Double Play" will air on ESPN on January 31st.

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The Photography Tech and Trends We're Excited About for the Year Ahead - PDN

"The tail end of 2018 brought some momentous gear news as both Canon and Nikon took the plunge into the full-frame mirrorless  market, followed shortly thereafter by the announcement that both Panasonic and Sigma planned to do the same in 2019. As one manufacturer remarked to us at PhotoPlus Expo, 2018 was the year of laying the cards on the table but 2019 will be the year to see who actually scoops up the chips."

Lexar Announces 1TB 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card, the behemoth of storage capacity

Shoot and record more of what you love without changing cards with this high-capacity 1TB memory card that supplies the space you need for capturing all the action. Designed for your mid-range DSLR, HD camcorder, or 3D camera, the Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card lets you quickly capture, and transfer high-quality photos and stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video, with read speeds of up to 633x (95MB/s).

DJI Launches a New Website DJI Pro

DJI recently launched a dedicated website for professional cinematographers and filmmakers where they can learn how to use DJI's professional products, see examples of work shot on professional DJI products, learn from leaders in the industry and more.

Documenting the Disappearing Glaciers of Iceland

On foot and by plane, Ragnar Axelsson is photographing the glaciers that cover his homeland, creating a poetic record of the structures for a future without them.

This Spectacular Storm Timelapse Took 15,000 miles of Travel and over 85,000 Photos to Create

Photographer Mike Olbinski  has become a synonym for breathtaking timelapse movies  of different kinds of storms. The latest installment of his Monsoon  series has just been published and it took an incredible amount of effort, money, and photos to put it together. Mike spent three months chasing storms for this movie - and he compressed the best shots in only eight minutes of pure nature's spectacle.

The 2019 Pirelli Calendar Photographer, Albert Watson, on How He Aimed to Break the 'Curse of the Fashion Shoot'

When Albert Watson  was tapped to photograph the 46th annual Pirelli calendar , he knew that he wanted to do something drastically different from the sexually overt brand of images that the glossy calendar is known for. Watson, whose nearly 50-year career has included shooting over 100 covers of Vogue  around the world, was insistent that he wanted it to be a photography project, not a fashion project.

Single Capture Cart w/ 27" 5K iMacPro

With the introduction of the iMac Pro, we had to get one for our Capture Service. This 10-Core, 64GB RAM, 16GB GPU and 1TB SSD beast will devour any task you put to it. Edit, process and render files in no time and store it safely and quickly on the G-Speed Shuttle Thunderbolt 3 RAID 1 (12TB) back up drive. With the computer mounted on the heavy-duty monitor arm, and built on an Inovativ Echo 48" cart, more space is freed up on the table for a more pleasant workflow. Comes with many other features including a 12.9" iPadPro for running Capture Pilot!

Single Capture Cart w/ Eizo 31" 4K-HDR Monitor

With the smaller footprint of the Inovativ Echo 36 cart, this system has always been a favourite of our clients. We've re-vamped it and added on a new Eizo ColorEdge CG319X-4K HDR monitor for absolutely the most stunning image rendition on screen. The high-resolution screen lends more room for tools and previews without needing a second monitor. Powered by a MacPro 6-Core, 32GB RAM, 12GB GPU with 1TB SSD drive, shooting tethered is smooth. Back up is fast to the Helios 2 1TB PCie SSD drive so you can quickly move on to the next shot. Also comes with a 12.9" iPad Pro!

DMT Lite Capture Cart

The ultimate package for jobs involving Still and Motion components. Powered by the above mentioned powerful iMac Pro, a Flanders 17" 10-bit monitor comes in addition for more accurate playback. For those comfortable with it, a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel comes in the kit to help increase efficiency and workflow. The Thunderbolt 3 G-Speed Shuttle 12TB back-up drive is fast enough to work directly off of when handling large jobs. With over 10 USB 3.1 ports and a variety of others, dumping to client drives is quick. Try it out on your next production!

EIZO 4K Remote Monitors

Along with our Capture Rigs, we've also updated our EIZO remote monitors to the new ColorEdge CG248-4K version. With a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels displaying 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space, colour correct images are ready in only 3 minutes from turning the monitor on. As always, our Remote Monitor kits come with cables to extend up to 25' away from the computer making them excellent for clients.

DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Camera

By far the cutest, and smallest 4K capable 3-axis gimbal available today. This Mars bar sized camera can shoot 4K @ 60/fps, 12MP JPG or RAW photos, has Active Tracking, Face Tracking, POV, and a variety of Time-Lapse options. Attach your phone for a larger display and even more shooting options. Great for BTS and to just have some fun!

FUN STUFF is a Website That Removes Backgrounds from Portraits in Seconds

If you often find yourself needing to remove the backgrounds from photos but don't have the time to manually do it, you might want to bookmark . It's a simple free website that automatically removes the backgrounds from photos in just 5 seconds with a single click.

HumanEyes Rolls Out Camera That Shoots In 360 Degrees & VR180

Jim Malcolm, the General Manager for North America at  HumanEyes , was previously involved with both the launching of one of the world's first digital cameras as well as one of the first 360-degree cameras on the market. Now, he is helping to launch the first camera which can shoot in both 360 degrees and virtual reality.