Issue No. 109  November 2018
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S1 is hosting the annual Equipment Sale as we rotate stock in Rentals. You'll find great deals on great condition lighting, computer monitors, iPads & accessories, camera and lenses, production supplies and more! Stop by on Weds 21st or Thursday 22nd Nov and find that something you been looking for an opportunity to buy. 

Used Equipment Sale List

Save the Date - 2 days only, November 21st and 22nd

25% Off Expendables!

To celebrate the launch of Version 2 of the S1 Expendables Store with expanded inventory, S1 is offering 25% off all most all expendables including Matthews, TetherTools, Manfrotto, Lee Filters, Superior Seamless, Foamcore, Showcard and Tape. Swing by and stock up. 

Come check out the S1 Expendables Store!

2 Days Only, November Weds 21st and Thurs 22nd


Amanda Demme shoots Nicole Kidman and Ai-Jen Poo for New York Magazine

Photographer Amanda Demme was in Toronto to shoot Nicole Kidman and co-founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-Jen Poo, for the Women and Power series for New York Magazine.

S1 Supplied: Camera, Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals, Electrical and Truck Services

Amanda Demme
Andrew Soule shoots Stills & Motion for The Campaign for Wool

To celebrate Canadian Wool Week (Nov 2 - 11), Toronto fashion photographer Andrew Soule worked with The Campaign for Wool to create a short film and series of fashion images celebrating the versatility of wool as a sustainable, natural fibre.

S1 Supplied: Lenses, Camera Support, Production Rentals, Video Exterior Van Package 

Tim Tadder shoots for Peloton

California based photographer Tim Tadder was in Toronto to shoot the stills for a Stills and Motion campaign for Peloton Indoor Bikes.

S1 Supplied: Production Rentals, Special FX, Sprinter Photo Van Package

Corus Entertainment and DP Kevin Wong shoot ad for Olay Whips

The team from Corus, along with director Connie Dos Santos and DP Kevin Wong, shot this ad for Olay Whips with HGTV's Sabrina Smelko.

S1 Supplied: Lenses, Camera Accessories, Video Interior Van Package

Mark Peckmezian Shoots for Wall Street Journal Magazine

Photographer Mark Peckmezian was in town during TIFF this past September to shoot the stars of the new film 'Beautiful Boy', Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell for the Wall Street Journal Magazine.

S1 Supplied: Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals and Truck Services

Heyd and Seek shoot ad for Mucho Burrito 

The team from Heyd and Seek (now HeydSaffer) shot this spot for Mucho Burrito. Directed by Matt Eastman.

S1 Supplied: Video Interior Van Package


Edward Burtynsky & The Big Picture

Edward Burtynsky  thinks big. Since the 1980s, he has been making large-format images of the extraction and exploitation of natural resources and the impact of these vast operations on the environment. His latest project, "Anthropocene" is his most ambitious to date. In two exhibitions on view now at the National Gallery of Canada  and the Art Gallery of Ontario , a new book being published by Steidl,  and two gallery shows opening in New York City in November, Burtynsky invites viewers to consider the subject of geological time.

"A Single Frame" - Select Images from the
Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers

If you happen to find yourself in Culver City, CA sometime in the next year, stop by Digital Fusion for this exhibition.  "A Single Frame" spans nearly 50 years and offers a glimpse on set and behind the scenes on films such as Jaws (1977), Goodfellas (1990), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Hidden Figures (2016) among many others.

How Roger Deakins Shot and Lit Blade Runner 2049

In this article, Michael Maher takes a quick look back at Roger Deakins' previous work with ring lights - and how he built a massive lighting rig for Blade Runner 2049 . Then he takes a look at how Deakins shot the film, as well as a few new tutorials you can check out to create your own looks inspired by Blade Runner 2049 .


AI-Generated Portrait Sells for $432K at Auction in World's First

An artificial intelligence-generated portrait has sold for a staggering $432,000 at auction. It was the first listing of its kind by a major auction house.

Bloomberg reports  that the artwork was sold at Christie's in New York on October 25th. Despite only fetching a pre-auction estimate of $7,000 to $10,000 , the artwork stunned the art world by selling for 43 times more after a 7-minute-long bidding war between five determined bidders.

Global innovation for photokina 2018: Photo Rag® Metallic

The FineArt industry will see a new paper that elevates FineArt printing to a new level. As the inventor and pioneer of genuine artist papers for inkjet printing, Hahnemühle fulfils the wish of many photographers to include a FineArt paper made of 100% cotton in the Digital FineArt Collection - this time with a metallic effect. The evenly shimmering metallic effect corresponds perfectly to the haptic of a real artists' paper from the benchmarking Photo Rag®-family and makes Photo Rag® Metallic unique on the market.

North Bay bans filmmakers' fake snow

A chemical product that's commonly used by the film industry to create artificial snow has been banned in North Bay due to environmental concerns.

Some industry players, however, believe the move may have been overly cautious and hope the city will review its decision.


Apple 27" iMac Pro with Retina 5K Display

This machine is an absolute beast! Be it 100MP Phase One image files or RED video files, you will be able to edit, colour grade, composite and render files in no time. With its 10-Core processor, 64GB of RAM and 16GB dedicated graphics card, no job will be too tasking for this computer. Available on our Capture Carts and in Rentals.

Apple 12.9" iPad Pro

We've added the newest, largest iPad to our Capture Rigs and Rentals. The 12.9" Liquid Retina Display has amazing resolution and colour rendition making it a great for showing images in Capture Pilot. The upgraded WiFi and Bluetooth tech keeps your connection strong and fast.

EIZO 24" CG248-4K Remote Monitor

Screen technology is pushing the boundaries and we are getting with the times! These 24" 4K monitors have exceptional detail and smooth colour rendering. Able to reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space and with the built in calibration sensor, you will always know that your colours will be faithful and accurate. The redesigned hood attaches magnetically for a quick, simple setup.

Capture One Pro 11 on all S1 Capture Computers

All S1 Capture computers including laptops now have the latest version of Capture One Pro on them. We often wait after a new software version release to ensure stability. We have reached that point and are now up-to-date!


Profoto Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon

If you shoot with a Nikon camera and want to get the most out of Profoto lighting such as B1X's & D2's, this Air Remote will do that! Able to TTL sync with the strobe giving you the ability to shoo up to 1/8000/s shutter speeds and full TTL integration!

Profoto OCF Grid Kit

This small travel sized kit can be used with the Profoto B1, B1X and B2 heads to help focus the light. Comes with a 10°, 20° & 30° grid.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM

An updated version of a fan favorite. Version 3 of this wide angle zoom lens improves on the previous version with better sharpness corner to corner, more precise motor and lighter yet more solid construction.

HyperJuice 222wh Battery

The largest of the HyperJuice batteries available, this will keep your MacBook going for a very long time. It also has two USB ports that can be used to charge phones, tablets or any other small device. Cannot be taken on a plane in carry on. HyperJuice 100wh can be carried on a plane.


Congress Passes Bill That Lets the U.S. Govt Shoot Down Drones

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will give authorities permission to shoot down private drones that are determined to be "threats." The proposed law has sparked an outcry from civil liberties organizations.

"I'm Back" is Back with an Update on Digital Backs for Film Bodies

Digital backs for old film bodies has been a dream for a lot of people who want to resurrect their favourite cameras of yesteryear. There have been a lot of promises and a lot of hype for various products over the years, too. One project who seems to actually be doing it, though, is I'm Back .