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Litepanels Illuminate Japan Water Consciousness Documentary for Morgan

Don_Morgan_Using_LitepanelsEmmy-winning Cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, ASC chose Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, as the lighting source for his documentary on the power of healing and discovering the power within. The project, shot during an international HADO convention in Japan, centers around Dr. Masaru Emoto, his teaching of HADO, and his incredible research with water crystals that demonstrate water consciousness. Because Morgan and producer Lindsay Noel Kemp would be moving quickly, he knew his equipment had to be fast and flexible. Morgan needed to be able to shoot within 10 minutes for interviews, so he used the Sony EX1 camera and Litepanels’ 1x1s and MicroPro.

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On the Road with Turnkey HD

LightCol_SteveFongSteve Fong is the creative director for Citizen Group, a San Francisco production house with a number of high profile clients. In 2009, one of these clients, the Center for Creative Land Recycling, commissioned a documentary about the legendary Route 66 highway that, before the onset of the Interstate freeway system, was the route people used to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles.

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Racing with the Genesis

CameraCol_Dean-Semler_2Based on a true story, the Disney film Secretariat tells the tale of the legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner and stars Diane Lane as stable owner Penny Chenery and John Malkovich as horse trainer Lucien Laurin. Shot by veteran Aussie Cinematographer Dean Semler, ACS, ASC, whose extensive credits include two Mad Max sequels, Dances with Wolves (which won him an Oscar for Best Cinematography), Apocalypto, 2012 and Date Night, Secretariat reunited the DP with Director Randall Wallace, for whom he shot We Were Soldiers. Semler talks about the project and his love of HD, and reveals just how he was able to get such amazing, in-your-face race footage.

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Recording Remotely

AudioCol_ArthurIf you ask people in the production biz what’s meant by the term “HD audio,” you’re likely to get very different answers. For an exhibitor, it might mean a state-of-the-art 7.1 channel surround system. For an engineer, it could be a major upgrade to a mixing board. But for Arthur Roberts, it means having an edge over his competition to get gigs.

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Tiffen Releases New Steadicam Zephyr

Tiffen Releases New Steadicam Zephyr

The Tiffen Company, manufacturer of photographic accessories used in almost every major movie and TV production around the world, announced the release of the new Steadicam Zephyr, a versatile and essential tool for camera stabilization needs.

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