Issue No. 99  November 2017
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- Rope, Air, Kimwipes, lens cleaner and many other useful items.

PRINT: Caitlin Cronenberg shoots Kim's Convenience Season 2 for the Gallery Images

Toronto photographer, Caitlin Cronenberg, was back to shoot the second season of the popular comedy, Kim's Convenience. The show airs on the CBC Tuesdays at 9pm.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service, Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Expendables and Truck Services
MOTION: Edward Pond for Free Society shot a series of videos for Jenn-Air

The S1 LED Truck's first job was with Toronto director Edward Pond and the team from Free Society. They shot "Fine Dining Redefined", a series exploring some top chefs' fine dining skills, with the help of Jenn-Air appliances.

S1 Supplied: S1 LED Truck (maiden voyage), Camera Support and Expendables

PRINT: Beau Grealy shoots Sophie Turner for Marie Claire in Montreal

S1 sent a truck full of gear to Montreal for this shoot of the stunning Sophie Turner, photographed by Beau Grealy for Marie Claire magazine and produced by Fullum Films in Montreal. The story is out now in the November issue of Marie Claire.  

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Electrical, Production Rentals, A La Carte Truck and Crew
PRINT: Christelle de Castro shoots the gallery for 'Flint', a movie by Lifetime

New York photographer, Christelle de Castro, was in Toronto along with the team from LA based production company, Playa Productions, to shoot the stills for the Lifetime TV Movie, Flint. The movie is based on the real story of the Flint water crisis, and stars Queen Latifah.

S1 Supplied: Camera, Computer, Lighting, Grip, Electrical, Production Rentals, Expendables and Truck Services.

MOTION: Hidden Trail Media produces Swiffer spot with HGTV's Mike Holmes Jr.

Toronto producer David Stulberg and his team produced this spot for Swiffer, starring Mike Holmes Jr. of HGTV. Get some tips for cleaning hardwood floors from Mike.

S1 Supplied: Video Van Package Interior, Monitor, Lighting, Grip and Production Rentals
PRINT: Christos Kalohoridis shoots Murdoch Mysteries Season 11 - Gallery images

Toronto photographer, Christos Kalohoridis, shot the gallery for the much-loved Canadian television show, Murdoch Mysteries, for is impressive 11th season. Murdoch Mysteries airs on the CBC Mondays at 8pm. 

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Expendables and Truck Services
PRINT: Juan Algarin shoots the Winners Fall 2017 Campaign

New York photographer Juan Algarin, was back in Toronto to shoot the Fall 2017 Campaign for Winners, produced by Toronto Fashion Production team at Shannon McConnell.

S1 Supplied: Computer, Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals, Expendables, Truck Services
MOTION: Amit Kehar shoots motion spots for the Winners Fall 2017 Campaign

Also shooting for Fall 2017, director Amit Kehar directed a number of spots showcasing Winner's new arrivals.

S1 Supplied: Lenses, Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Expendables and Truck Services
Iconic Italian Town of Positano Imposes $1,100+ Photo Permit Fee

If you're planning on visiting and photographing the picturesque seaside town of Positano in Italy, here's something you need to know: the famous village has just introduced a hefty €1,000 (~$1,162) "tax" for commercial photography.

The Times reports  that Positano mayor Michele De Lucia has announced the €1,000 permit fee for commercial photos as well as a €2,000 (~$2,324) fee for commercial videos.

Pricing & Negotiating: Licensing Extension

"I wanted to take this opportunity to make the case, yet again, for limiting licensing. As many of you have surely experienced, clients are increasingly expecting unlimited use, by default, regardless of the intended  use. Nevertheless, it is important to press against that default request whenever you face it."

Matthews Dutti Dolly: The High Payload, Low Angle, Versatile Dolly System

If you haven't yet experienced the Dutti Dolly, you're missing out! With a payload capacity of 800lbs and a large foot print, this dolly is solid and stable. Being only a couple inches off of the ground, you can get super low angle shots without sacrificing mobility and stability. The Dutti will run on angle iron, round pipe, square tube or directly on the floor! You can also run the dolly inverted. Its one of the most versatile dolly's available. Designed by veteran LA Dolly Grip 'Dutti"  Check out some videos below for more info and to see it in action. We have them in rentals.

Phase One's Film Styles Pack Features Analog Photo Filters for Pros

As the growth of VSCO has shown , analog photo filters are a big business these days, and Phase One wants to get in more on the action. They've just announced a new Film Styles Pack with analog photo filters designed for photographers using Capture One.

"This newest Styles Pack is designed for photographers who long to create the feel and texture from the days of analog photography," Phase One says. "For artistic visions attracted to the colors, contrast and grain of these analog images, Capture One Film Styles help photographers get one step closer to creating this special atmosphere in their images."

State of the Art: Artificial Intelligence Gets Real

The folks over at American Photography spotlight a number of AI-powered apps that Adobe recently revealed at their  MAX 2017 conference, including Adobe Scribbler, Adobe Deep Fill, Adobe Scene Stitch and Adobe Cloak.

New AI System Turns Low-Resolution Images into HD

Scientists have discovered a way to turn your grainy low-resolution images to super sharp snaps using Artificial Intelligence. The German-based research lab, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a new method for creating high-resolution images from low-resolution originals and the results are impressive. The method was created partly in response to the low quality of most single image super-resolution (SISR ) technology available on the market.

SanDisk's 'Industrial' SD cards can withstand extreme temperatures

Western Digital is working on a new line of SanDisk  memory cards that can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from the extremely hot to the extremely cold. The Industrial SD and Industrial microSD cards can work for extended periods of time at temperatures ranging from -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C) while the Industrial XI and Automotive SD cards can withstand temperatures between -40°F and 185°F (-40°C and 85°C).

MSE MyWay Quasar Plate

Quasar Crossfade LEDs are hot in rentals, and now there is a mounting solution from MSE.  The Quasar plates have a baby pin and can be used directly in a Grip Head for complete control, or other grip solutions, to allow you to mount and manipulate the quasar bulbs just where you need them.

This solution allows you to mount between 1 to 4 tubes.
We have added Double & Quad Quasar plates to rentals.

More 4' Quasar Q-LED X Crossfade LED Lamp

Turns out these 4' LED Bi-Colour lamps are hugely popular! So, we've added more to Rentals to meet the growing demand of our clients. If you haven't tried them out yet, give them a go on your next rental!

Kino Flo Select 30 FreeStyle LED RGB DMX Lights

All the features of the Select 30 LED RGB lights (Bi-Colour, Magenta/Green control, full RGB control, DMX) only without the plastic louvers. This stripped down "naked" version can also be mounted directly to a wall via the rear mounting plate for a more fixed need.

MSE Speed Menace Kit for 2" Pipe

If you need a really long boom, this is the kit, just add pipe. Boom a lighting fixture into set without having a stand in shot, or reach up and over a barrier. Recently used on a Passenger Aircraft shoot to get up and over the wing with a 20ft pipe, to light the cabin. Just add the length of pipe you need, the counter weights and the appropriate stand. Try it out on your next rental!

MSE 42" x 42" Mirrored Reflector with Yoke Brake

This reflector uses a glass mirror to efficiently reflect light and keep the colour temperature true. The other side is a soft matte silver finish for a softer bounce. Bounce light through a window and light up a room.
Mounts onto a 2K/Junior stand.

12' x 12' Butterfly Frame

This 2" heavy duty hardened aluminum pipe butterfly frame is great when you need a sturdy frame, with the ability to fold in half to get through a doorway, or get it out of the wind between shots.
Folds down to only 6ft long for transport. Comes with a set of ears.

More 20' x 20' Butterfly Frames

Same 2" heavy duty hardened aluminum pipe butterfly frame as the above 12', only larger! Its 20' x 20' when fully open. Same folding in half feature as above, and folds down to 10ft long when disassembled for transport. We've added more to Rentals for all your soft fill, bounce, blackout and etc needs!

Take Every Wave: Laird in VR

Laird Hamilton's life is unlike many others in that his pursuit of excellent physical condition and forward-thinking wave-riding is still thriving at the age of 53. Enter what's regarded as the longest wave in the world: Chicama, Peru. Join Laird and friends as they chase perfection in the form of 8-10 foot waves stretching over a mile, where rides up to 6 minutes become normal atop the innovative hydrofoil surfboard design. In Take Every Wave: Laird in VR, Laird takes you on a journey in virtual reality that's as beautiful as it is poetic.

DJI's New AeroScope Helps Track and Identify Drones in the Air

DJI  has unveiled AeroScope , a new technology aimed at tracking and identifying DJI drones from afar. The new receiver will be able to identify the registration numbers of drones and plot them on a map using the existing communication links between a drone and its controller.
Police, aviation authorities, and other authorized parties will be able to use an AeroScope receiver. Since April this year, DJI have already installed the detectors at two international airports. With a drone colliding with a passenger plane just last week, many more airports around the world may be interested in installing AeroScopes as well.