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McNeely Chooses Litepanels For The Outdoorsman Adventure Series

LP_B_McNeely_2Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, announces that Buck McNeely has chosen Litepanels as his premiere lighting for the widely syndicated The Outdoorsman adventure series. Each week McNeely, along with a celebrity guest, bring important conservation issues to their national and international audience.

“When you move around as much as we do, you need lighting that is up to the often rugged conditions and variety of atmospheric elements you get on location,” says McNeely. “Litepanels fit the bill. They are rugged in design, have a great light intensity and brilliance and a soft light that can function as key or fill lights outdoors or indoors.

“Since I’ve started using Litepanels LED products, I’ll never go back to my hot lamp kit again!” he adds. “I’ve used the Mini and MicroPros as camera top lights in cloudy conditions for fill. I can dial the intensity up or down to make it look more natural as outdoors light. The dimming feature prevents hot or shiny spots on human skin. And at night, it spreads a nice wide area of illumination at close range that works well for lighting faces or surfaces.”

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HD Camera Rentals' Michael and Bobby Mansouri on the Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours and the SI-2K

SI2KAcclaimed Director Danny Boyle's belief in the groundbreaking SI-2K is getting rewarded again with multiple Oscar nominations for 127 Hours. The SI-2K was the first digital camera to win an Academy Award when Boyle's masterpiece Slumdog Millionaire in 2008 won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography for Anthony Dod Mantle's work.

And now, with the powerhouse 127 Hours, Boyle, Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak again have collaborated on a film that utilized the SI-2K's abilities to the fullest, this time with our help in pre-production and on the set in Utah. We were able to find solutions and innovations that took the SI-2K beyond what had been achieved in Slumdog, as 127 Hours garnered an impressive six nominations, including Best Picture!

Visit www.hdcamerarentals.com for detailed info on all of our cameras and gear. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 323.737.1314. We also invite you to stop by the expanded HD Camera Rentals showroom at 4125 West Jefferson Blvd. in Los Angeles

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Lighting the Darkness of Black Swan

Lighting_Lighting_BlackSwan3V2Talk about revolutionary. Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s latest R-rated film Black Swan just might have created its own new genre –– the noir thriller/horror ballet film –– thanks to its melodramatic, pulpy plot and dark, moody lighting and imagery that underscores the inner psychological disintegration of Natalie Portman’s obsessive ballerina.

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CACHE-A ACQUIRES IP AND ASSETS OF JDV SOLUTIONS TO BROADEN PORTFOLIO IN DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

Cache-A Corporation, a supplier of network-attached archive appliances for the digital film, broadcast and professional video industries, announced today that it has acquired the intellectual property and assets of JDV Solutions, LLC, which specializes in high-performance data storage systems.  This agreement will enable Cache-A to develop new tiers of managed storage and provide even broader archive solutions for the professional media & entertainment industry.   The first of these innovations is scheduled to make its debut at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas, NV, in April.

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What is Fairplex and Why You Should Care?

Sidebar_Fairplex_mel300Film production in California has been a major contributor to the state's economy since the beginning of motion pictures and television. While other states have recently used tax incentives to tempt producers, the Los Angeles area still remains the production hub.

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