Issue No. 103  April 2018
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S1 LED Department - Expanding & New Lower Prices!

S1 is down at NAB in Las Vegas this week, buying the latest offerings in LED lighting to expand the LED Department. The department has become very popular, so we have NEW LOWERED PRICES. Available now.
More in the next Newsletter on New LED Inventory.
Brooke Palmer Shoots the Gallery for The Detail

Toronto photographer, Brooke Palmer, shot the gallery for the new CTV show The Detail. The Detail airs Sundays at 9pm.

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D. Picard Shoots for Elle Canada Magazine

Toronto fashion photographer, D. Picard, shot Canadian model Tasha Tilberg for this spread in the March edition of Elle Canada.

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Mary Ellen Matthews Shoots the Gallery for Star Falls

New York photographer, Mary Ellen Matthews, was in Toronto to shoot the gallery for the upcoming show Star Falls on Nickelodeon. Mary Ellen Matthews is best known for her iconic portraits of the celebrity hosts on Saturday Night Live.

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Juan Algarin and Carlos & Alyse Shoot for Winners

Photographer Juan Algarin was back in Toronto to shoot the spring campaign for Winners, while Print & Motion team Carlos & Alyse shot the motion spots.

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Carlos & Alyse
Winners - Get Inspired
Javier Lovera Shoots for Toronto Tourism

Toronto photographer Javier Lovera shot this fun spread at the iconic Toronto record store Sonic Boom, for the 2018 Toronto Magazine. Pick up a copy, or check it out at the link below.

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Colin Gaudet Shoots George Campaign for Wal-Mart

Toronto photographer, Colin Gaudet, shot this print campaign for George clothing for Wal-mart, produced by Tristan Tran Productions.

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Tristan Tran Productions
Pricing & Negotiating: Lifestyle Images for a Non-Profit Organization

Craig Oppenheimer of Wonderful Machine details the quoting process for a lifestyle shoot for a large non-profit organization.

Click here for more info
Meet The Gaffer compares the Arri M18 with the K5600 Joker 1600 and the Arri M8 with the K5600 Joker 800

Gaffer Luke Seerveld compares some popular HMIs on his Youtube series. Check them out at the links below.

Software Review: Photolemur 2.2

Those who work with artificial intelligence typically prefer to take a sunny view of its potential. In the optimistic take, AI liberates humanity from its unimaginative grunt work, freeing us to focus on more creative and engaging pursuits. (In the pessimistic take, AI gains consciousness and super intelligence, and destroys all of human civilization, but let's not worry about that right now.)
Photolemur is definitely built around the first promise. Trained on over 1 million images, this AI-powered software promises to improve your images instantly with zero intervention on the user's part beyond a drag and a drop.

The Best 360º Cameras: VR Professionals Weigh-In

Matthew Griffiths, the founder of eevo, an interactive VR / 360º video company reached out to 11 filmmakers to get their opinions on what 360º cameras are best for what situations.

Affordable 4K Video Cameras

Greg Scoblete has put together a list of affordable cameras that shoot in 4K for PDN. He checks out Action Cameras, DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras, Video Cameras and Cinema Cameras.

Short of the Week - Celebrating International Women's Day

Every March 8th is International Women's Day, a U.N.-approved celebration of the accomplishments of women from across world, and Short of the Week is happy to partake in the opportunity to trumpet the contributions of female filmmakers to short film.

Understanding the Cinematography of Roger Deakins

After being nominated for the Oscar for Cinematography 14 times, for films such as The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men and Sicario,  Roger Deakins finally won this year for Blade Runner 2049. 

Check out this video on Youtube by Wolfcrow exploring Roger Deakins' work.

Watch these Sundance 2018 Short Films

Check out a handful of the short films that were featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Canon Log Upgrade on our 5D Mark IV Cameras

Our Canon 5D MKIV's now have Canon Log on them. When recording video, C-Log allows for a wider dynamic range, better shadow detail, less highlight clipping and enhanced grading options in post production. Try it out on your next video shoot!

Keyboard & Mouse Tray for use w/ Remote Monitor

We often get asked for a keyboard tray to attach to a remote monitor for the photographer. We now have one! This handy kit comes with a keyboard, mouse, custom tray and the side arm that mount to a stand.

MORE Quasar 8' & 4' Crossfade LEDs

These LED tube lamps are popular so we've added more to Rentals! Available in 2', 4' & 8' lengths.

MORE LED Dimmers

More LED dimmers in Rentals for the added Quasar lamps.

MORE Flags, Scrims & Kits

Cutting, scrimming or diffusing, we have you covered with even more flag kits in Rentals.

Kodak is Reintroducing T-Max P3200 Film

Now comes word that another film is poised for rebirth: the T-MAX P3200 Film/ TMZ, a multi-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film.
According to Kodak, while the nominal film speed of P3200 TMZ is ISO 800, the "P" means it's designed to be push processed to EI 3200 or higher. Kodak says you can expose this film at EI 3200 or 6400 with good results but beyond EI 6400, you should test to determine if the results are "appropriate for your needs." The film is aimed at low light environments or when shooting fast action.

Artist Recreated First Photography Exhibit Ever with VR Technology

Way back in 1839, photographer William Henry Fox Talbot presented his prints at King Edward's School in Birmingham, England, for people to come and view, thus creating the very first photography exhibit.
Now, over 150 years later, artist Mat Collishaw has recreated the historic event using the latest VR technoloy, allowing visitors to be transported back in time to experience a paramount moment in photography.