ikan’s Featured Articles highlight current trends or thought-provoking concepts in the DSLR Industry, major news relating to company innovations, and stories you won’t find anywhere else!

29 11, 2016

Ikan Visits CA & Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders BTS

November 29th, 2016|

Palm trees, the FBI, and 4K monitors….these are just three things that Ikan Product Manager Barry Garcia saw on his recent trip to California. Barry started his trip by flying into LAX, the largest and busiest airport in the Los Angeles area. From there, he went to Burbank to meet up with the President of Postium, which is the South Korean company that created the line of BON monitors that we distribute in North America (excluding Canada). The Postium president was in California to showcase two new monitors: a 24” 4K monitor as well as a 17” HD monitor. It [...]

8 11, 2016

Powered By Ikan – Behind The Scenes With Red Feather

November 8th, 2016|

What do you get when you combine Jeeps, horses, bandits, a plane, and explosions…an action movie? No, actually you would get the scenes of a promo video that we at Ikan got to experience. A couple of weeks ago, we got a chance to go behind the scenes with Red Feather while they were shooting a promo video in Texas. Red Feather is a full service creative and production house that describes themselves as a close knit family of makers, thinkers, and doers. We were fortunate to have Red Feather invite us out to join them on their promo video [...]

25 10, 2016

What’s it like to work in photojournalism?

October 25th, 2016|

Ever wonder what it would be like to work in photojournalism? Capturing photos to tell a news story is something that sounds interesting to many, but only some pursue it as a career. It can be tough and competitive, but well worth it for those that love photography. We did a Q&A with CBS News Photojournalist, Jake Barlow. See what he had to say about being a photojournalist for a news division of a major broadcast television network: 1. What’s it like to be a photojournalist and producer for CBS? Producing and shooting stories for CBS is the coolest gig [...]

13 10, 2016

Jeff Berlin – How a Tilta Camera Cage is like Flying

October 13th, 2016|

This is a guest post by Jeff Berlin, a Los Angeles based photographer and cinematographer. He is a Sony Artisan and an experienced aviator.  A few years ago, I was flying an airplane called a Cirrus SR22 from Los Angeles to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras for a project. If you’re unfamiliar with this airplane, I’ve found the best way to describe it to non-pilots is to ask them to picture a 3-Series BMW but with wings. The SR22 is the best-selling single-engine piston aircraft in the world, and rightly so. And it’s a lot of fun to fly. On this [...]

30 06, 2016

Production Gear, Tripods, and the Film Industry

June 30th, 2016|

Are you interested in filming, field production, or gear for making videos? Michael Webb, our VP of Product Development, recently spoke on The Sean Green Show to discuss ikan’s latest products, gear, and the broadcast and film industry. In case you didn’t know, ikan manufacturers and distributes a variety of equipment for film, video, and photography such as lights, monitors, filters, tripods, gimbals, and camera rigs. We distribute various brands including E-Image, Tilta, BON, and Lightstar. Video Production Gear Trends On the show, Michael and Sean discussed some trends in video production gear. One trend they saw was an increasing [...]

12 03, 2015

ikan’s crew will be in Austin, TX for SXSW!

March 12th, 2015|

We will be heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW, and we would love for you to come by and hang out with us! The South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of, if not, the largest Conferences & Festivals offering original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Be sure to come by the "Come & Capture Factory" booth #125. There, we will be presenting some of our latest and hottest gear, like TILTA Sony FS7 Rig, the FLY-X3 PLUS, and more. Our crew will be there to answer all [...]