here we highlight video content creators from a variety of disciplines regarding their thoughts on the industry, the equipment they use and at least one of their recent pieces to showcase their work

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 [...]

16 12, 2011

Getting Creative w/ Hunter Thomas and Private i(kan)

December 16th, 2011|

This post is part of a Spotlight series covering our contest winners for ikan's "Where's the Missing Piece" short film contest for 2011. We will be covering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the coming weeks so stay tuned and share the experience. Cool dudes Samuel Thomas and Louis Hunter of Hunter Thomas Creative, hailing from Dallas, Tx, were our first place winners this year for the “Where’s the Missing Piece” short film contest. Since they lived so close, we decided that it might be more worthwhile for them to come down for a visit and tour of the facility [...]

14 12, 2011

Chris Cloyd’s “Lady Madonna Project”

December 14th, 2011|

  Some months ago the ikan brand had a chance to travel to Nigeria, with Anna Schwaber and Director Chris Cloyd for his documentary entitled the "Lady Madonna Project," for the Western African Development Support Organization (WADSO). Initally, Anna piqued my interest by sending this, written by Chris: "We will be filming a documentary piece on the dedication of the Madonna Hospital that WADSO helped fund and complete. The story will explore the culture and the problems facing the town of Umuahia particularly in healthcare or the lack thereof while also staying with the Bishop of the Diocese. Working so [...]

1 12, 2011

Interview with SFC2011 Honorable Mention: Caroline P.

December 1st, 2011|

Our short film competition really brought in some class A talent this year, so I’d like to showcase each of our winners and their place in the industry, including what they do and how they worked to win our celebrity judges over by being showered with mad rubric points. Our Honorable Mention, Caroline Pires, was a killer contender--and with good reason. Her latest work as a compositor has been on Martin Scorcese’s “Hugo” and has really been a pleasure to speak with. It’s been a while since I hosted an informal interview here on the blog; I hope, however, we [...]

23 11, 2011

DEIDOX Test Drives ikan’s P2P Teleprompter System

November 23rd, 2011|

**UPDATE: Coincidentally, this weekend on the Current Channel (you know, the one started by Al Gore, with a focus on documentaries) "The Fog of War" by Errol Morris came on. If you haven't seen it, the doc reconstructs the Vietnam War through the eyes of Robert McNamara--the so-called "architect" of the war itself. In the interview, you'll notice, Morris uses what we now know as the Interrotron method--and it really makes the interview with McNamara hit home. Thus Ikan's idea to bring to you our own flavor--the P2P Teleprompter series. Not only good for basic style interviews and unique setups, [...]

9 11, 2011

“Where’s the Missing Piece?” Short Film Winners

November 9th, 2011|

  Ikan is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 ikan short film competition "Where's the Missing Piece?" The 2011 competition marks ikan’s third year of bringing up-and-coming creative groups to the public, to compete for prize packages totaling $17,000 in gear. Judged by acclaimed industry leaders, each entry was scored on its artistic & technical merits, along with the promotion of the ikan brand and adherence to this year's theme: “Where’s the Missing Piece?” ikan had 22 participants from all parts of the world enter the competition. Only three, however, walk away with the winnings. After the first [...]