Issue No. 107  September 2018
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Bryan Huynh photographed the stars of TIFF for W Magazine

Toronto / New York photographer Bryan Huynh created these unique and dreamy images of the stars of TIFF for W Magazine, produced by local producer Tristan Tran. Along with Lady Gaga and Natalie Portman, he captured Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Dornan and many more.

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Gareth Cattermole of Getty Images shoots the stars of TIFF

Getty Images photographer Gareth Cattermole was in Toronto for TIFF this year to shoot portraits of the celebrities for the Entertainment section of Getty, which covers celebrity events worldwide. Check out all the celebrity stock images available, including portraits of Kit Harrington, Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy, Cara Delevingne, Thandie Newton and many more.

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Elisabeth Caren shoots for The Wrap at TIFF

Los Angeles photographer Elisabeth Caren was in town for TIFF to shoot portraits of the stars for The Wrap, including Nicole Kidman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elle Fanning, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson and many more.

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Caitlin Cronenberg shoots the stars of TIFF for Paper Magazine

Toronto photographer Caitlin Cronenberg shot portraits of the stars at TIFF again, this year for Paper Magazine. Along with Salma Hayek, she photographed Robert Pattinson, Chloe Grace Moretz, John David Washington, Olivia Munn and many more.

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Austin Hargrave shoots for The Hollywood Reporter at TIFF

Los Angeles photographer Austin Hargrave was back in Toronto for TIFF again this year, shooting all the top stars for The Hollywood Reporter. With his unique style, Austin captured stunning shots of Dev Patel, Timothee Chalamet, Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Clarkson, Annette Benning and many more.

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Jake Chessum shoots the stars of TIFF for People and Entertainment Weekly Magazines 

New York photographer, Jake Chessum, was back in Toronto to shoot festival's big name attendees at the Photo Booth for People and Entertainment Weekly Magazines. Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling showed up, as well as Julia Roberts, Keira Knightley, Michael Shannon and many more.

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Andréanne Gauthier shoots the stars for the TIFF x Huawei Portrait Studio

Montreal photographer Andréanne Gauthier was in town for TIFF, shooting portraits of the stars, all with a Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone. Along with Chris Pine and Jeffrey Wright, she captured Viggo Mortensen, Werner Herzog, Regina King and many more.

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Ben Trivett shoots TIFF celebrities for People Magazine...with puppies!

The biggest names at the Toronto International Film Festival cuddled up to these rescue dogs from Finding Them Homes - James Bay Pawsitive Rescue  in PEOPLE's photo booth in partnership with Facebook. Photographed by New York based portrait photographer Ben Trivett. Check out shots of Hillary Swank, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Slater and many more.

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Finding Them Homes - James Bay Pawsitive Rescue
Massive movie complex planned for Markham

The stars will shine in Markham in a few years when a 400,000-square-foot, $100-million movie production facility opens in Markham Downtown.
Announced by its partners and company founders, Frank Sicoli and Domenic Sciullo at the Toronto International Film Festival, Markham Movieland's First Studio City project will feature a "Super Stage" that boasts a 70,000 square foot film, television and digital sound stage, called the largest of its kind in North America.

Kodak Ektachrome is back!

" KODAK EKTACHROME 7294 Color Reversal Film in Super 8 will be available for orders on October 1, 2018, with Super 16mm coming soon. We've received glowing reviews from our customer assessments and are now excited for filmmakers worldwide to enjoy the clean, vibrant colors, neutral tone scale, and extremely fine grain KODAK EKTACHROME Film offers."

RED DSCM2 Gemini, Helium & Monstro Side-by-side tests with Vincent Laforet

RED recently announced that they were simplifying their camera offering to one DSMC2 camera body and three sensor options.
Vincent Laforet has released a side-by-side camera test comparing the Gemini, Helium & Monstro sensors. In the video, Vincent provides a commentary pointing out a few reasons why he would use the different sensors and how he has used RED cameras in his cinematography.

Stanley Kubrick's little-known life as a still photographer

Most of us know Stanley Kubrick as the legendary director of some of cinema's most significant, landmark films. When we see his name, we think of "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" or "The Shining." What most of us probably don't know is that he started his creative endeavors as a still photographer.

The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2018

What is it you're after-the art of cool, or the cool of art?
The fact is, all of the most imaginative, surprising, and downright wild destinations tend to blur the fine line between the two. If the art of cool is measured by a fest's ability to work with whatever iconic venues, raucous bars, and endearing local oddities its environment affords, then the cool of art is what's waiting to be found within those stomping grounds-envelope-pushing programming, events that have never before been tried, let alone seen, and guests not afraid to make good trouble as they set trends.

Photographer Captures Halos Above Rock Pinnacles Using Drones

Photographer Reuben Wu  is a pioneer of using LEDs mounted to drones to light landscapes  at night, and his project Lux Noctis  is filled with gorgeous and unusual photos created using this technique. More recently, Wu has added yet another creative touch: he adds halos above the rock pinnacles on dramatic landscapes by flying the drones in circles during long-exposure photos.

Kino Flo FreeStyle 41 RGB LED

This new FreeStyle 41 LED is great when you need a long thin light source. The fixture is over 4' long and under 10" wide. You can remove the LED panel from the louvers with a thumb screw and a button giving you a slimmer fixture. The convenient handle built into the stand mount makes it easier to move around set. Comes with all the great features of the Kino Select/FreeStyle line of LEDs: 2500K-9900K range, Full RGB control, Green/Magenta shift, special effects, wireless DMX and more!

Kino Flo FreeStyle 31 RGB LED

The FreeStyle 31 is the same size as the popular Select 30 LED with some improvements on design. With a thumb screw and button, you can quickly remove the panel from the louvers. As with the FreeStyle 41 and Select LEDs, you get all the above mentioned features as well.

ARRI SkyPanel S120-C w/ Center Mount

The 2nd largest SkyPanel in the family, this is a great fixture when you want to fill a room with soft light. We opted for the center mount to allow users to easily change from horizontal to vertical lighting. With a greater output than a 2K tungsten softlight and a 110° beam angle, this puts out a lot of light. Fully colour tunable from 2800K to 10000K, Green/Magenta shift, and a wide assortment of special effects built in.

DoP Choice SnapBag & SnapGrid for ARRI SkyPanel S120-C

We carry the DoP Choice SnapBag and SnapGrid 40° for the ARRI Skypanel S120-C. SnapBag comes with a 1/2 Grid & MagicCloth front diffusion.

ARRI SkyPanel S30-C

Don't be deceived by the small size of the baby in the SkyPanel family. The S30-C puts of more light than a 1K tungsten softlight and spreads it wide with a beam angle of 115°. It has all the features of the larger SkyPanels but in a more portable size. Full RGBW control, Green/Magenta shift and special effect are standard.

DoP Choice SnapBag & SnapGrid for ARRI SkyPanel S30-C

For an even softer light, we have the SnapBag for the S30-C with a 1/2 grid front diffusion. A 40° SnapGrid controls the spill.

Profoto B2 Location Kit

Looking to light on location but need to keep moving around? This battery powered 250Ws location kit comes with two small, light-weight heads that are up to to 5 times brighter than a speedlight. Get over 200 full power flashes on a full battery along with full AirTTL integration and High Speed Sync. Compatible with all Profoto light shaping tools. 

Profoto B2 w/ Flash Bracket Kit

When you need more power than a speedlight or want to use your favourite Profoto modifier, this kit allows you to mount a B2 head on your camera. The included Boomerang flash bracket allows for easy mounting and can still be attached to a tripod if needed.

Profoto A1 w/ Flash Bracket Kit

Want your A1 Flash a bit higher up while using it on camera? The Boomerang flash bracket gives you a bit more lift to get just the type of light you're looking for. 

Renowned film director Wim Wenders hits out at 'phone photography'

Renowned German film director and photographer Wim Wenders has hit out at phone' photography'.
Speaking at an exhibition of his Polaroid works, he said photography was dead and thinks mobile phones are to blame.

The Rolleiflex is back...kind of.

The Rolleiflex is one of those instantly recognizable, iconic cameras, even if it's long defunct and the company behind it, Rollei, closed down in 2015 after changing hands multiple times.
The instant camera maker Mint is releasing a new instant film camera (a variant of its existing TL70 2.0) that it says it produced in collaboration with Rollei engineers. The new model will be dubbed the Rolleiflex Instant Karma.