Issue No. 113  March 2019
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James Minchin shoots Key Art for Shazam!

Photographer James Minchin was back in Toronto, this time to shoot the key art for the newly released DC comic book movie, Shazam!. Shot at AstroLab Studios around the corned from S1. 

S1 Supplied: Camera Support. Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals, Electrical, Special Effects, Truck Services
Kharen Hill shoots Sarah McLachlan for The Juno Awards

Kharen Hill based in LA & Vancouver was back in TO to create some beautiful images of this years host, Sarah McLachlan, for the 2019 Juno Awards. The awards happened this past Sunday, March 17th.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service with Digital Tech, Crew, Camera. Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Electrical and Truck Services

Matthias Clamer shoots Key Art for "What We Do In The Shadows" on FX

Photographer Matthias Clamer, based in LA, was up in TO to shoot the key art for the new FX series What We Do In The Shadows, based on the film of the same name about the lives of roommate vampires. The show airs March 27th on FX.

S1 Supplied: Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals, Electrical and Truck Services
Corus Entertainment Produces Promos for Top Chef Canada

DP Kevin Wong and the team from Corus Entertainment shot these awesome promos for the upcoming season 7 of Top Chef Canada. Check them out at the links below. The new season starts April 1st.

S1 Supplied: Lenses, Camera Accessories, Lighting, Grip, Electrical and Truck Services
Caitlin Cronenberg Shoots Campaign for BMO Financial

Produced by Untitled Films and photographed by Caitlin Cronenberg, BMO's latest campaign wants you to discover your money mentality.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service w/ Tech, Lighting, Grip, Electrical and Truck Services

Shoot in Nunavut for Canada Goose, produced by Makers

Photographer / Director Christopher Anderson, DP Alex Disenghof and Producers Shayda Omidvar and Kirsten White of Makers, all flew up to Nunavut this past December to shoot a group of 14 Inuit seamstresses that were commissioned by Canada Goose to create bespoke parkas using their traditional skills and designs. All proceeds from the sale of the collection will go to Inuit communities.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip and Electrical, and packing for airflight.
The Electric Intimacy of Alice Springs

It's a joy to contemplate the photography of June Newton, a.k.a. Alice Springs. The Australian-born Springs is the 95-year-old widow of the provocative fashion photographer Helmut Newton, but that's the least interesting thing about her.
Under Springs's gaze, world-famous actresses like  Catherine DeneuveCharlotte Rampling, and  Audrey Hepburn look like people, not icons - conversational, intent, their eyes telegraphing depths beneath.

How 4 Photographers Approach Social Media Sequencing and Storytelling

Whether or not they have a website or a printed portfolio, a photographer's social media feed is typically the first place potential clients, collectors and others discover their work. Many photographers are doing more than posting single images. Using the tools available on various platforms, they are curating and sharing sequences of images and video clips, and demonstrating their ability to tell a story and engage viewers.
Here, four photographers explain how they use social media platforms for their visual storytelling. Their approaches are as different as their work.
Nvidia researchers announced the results of their work in a paper late last year, describing how they could easily create realistic faces through a generative adversarial network (GAN).
The researchers are now able to copy the "styles" of source faces onto destination faces, creating blends that have copied features but which look like entirely new people.

Joker Bug 800 Accessories Video

Dave Donaldson of the YouTube channel Grip Tips quickly goes over some of the accessories available for the K5600 Joker Bug 800.

All accessories are available in Rentals.

SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD
Offers Blazing-Fast 1 GB/s Speeds

At CES 2019, SanDisk introduced a new Extreme PRO Portable SSD with a significant kick to its transfer speeds. While the prior Extreme models yielded up to 550MB/s transfer speeds, the new generation of Extreme PRO drives pushes the data transfer rates up to 1GB/s and take full advantage of the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface speed. SanDisk achieves these speeds thanks to the use of NVMe drives instead of an M.2 SATA SSD in the existing Extreme.

Canon Eos R Camera Review

When it became clear that Canon was going to enter the full-frame mirrorless  market, the question naturally arose: Was Canon going to give it their all or would they pull their collective punch and deliver a camera that held back? PDN tested the EOS R hoping to get an answer to the question.

Titan Tubes -Asteras most powerful tubes yet

Astera's latest offering - Titan Tubes, have double the output of the Astera AX1's, and using "Boost Mode" its close to triple the output of the AX1. With a larger color temperature range (1750k - 20,000k), longer battery life, onboard control menu, better DMX, Green / Magenta control, and dozens of pre-set gel colours, these are truly built for Film & TV.

Drop in for a demo, or add them to your next suitable order.

Samsung Tablets with Astera App

Hand-held tablet for complete control over all the Astera LED lights we rent, including Titan Tubes, AX1, AX3 and AX5. Each tablet comes preloaded with the official Astera App for quick, easy and seamless access to lighting effects, color temperature and brightness.

Add to your next Astera rental.

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S1 Expendables Store - did you know that we SELL the following items?
15% off this week (use code: march newsletter).
Matthews (MSE) 4' x 4' Flags, Nets & Silks

We have every style of 4' X 4' and carry in stock.
- Silks
- Single and Double Nets
- Solids & Floppy's,

Matthews (MSE) Flags, Nets & Silks in assorted sizes

  We carry in stock, Silks, Nets & Solids in the following sizes
- 24" X 36"
- 18" X 25"
- 12" X 18"

Matthews (MSE) Apple Boxes

We carry Matthews (MSE) Apple boxes in stock:
- Full
- Half
- Quarter
- Eighth

Or if your prefer a urethane finished Apple box, we carry Full and half Apples, and they come with the TO film set style hand holds on all 6 sides.

25lb Vinyl Sand Bags + Matthews (MSE) Boa bags

We carry a very long lasting and rugged 25lb vinyl sandbag, that we believe in so much its in our rental department. Its great for exterior locations and does not have to dry for days after getting wet like a cloth/sand style bag. 

We also carry Matthews (MSE) Boa Bags in 5,10 or 15lbs sizes, which are perfect for all sorts of jib, boom, and camera support balancing.

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This Photo Was Shot with a Real $2M Lamborghini Taken Apart

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner  has created an eye-popping new photo showing a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV disintegrating with its individual components exploding in all directions. Here's what's crazy: Oefner actually photographed the $2 million car, spending nearly 2 years shooting and stitching the parts.