9 12, 2013

Filmmaking in Honduras with Elizabeth Nelson and ikan

December 9th, 2013|

Elizabeth Nelson is a cinematographer and filmmaker who uses the art of filmmaking to aid missionary work and bridge powerful stories beyond the differences between cultures and languages.  She traveled to Honduras recently to help aid Plan Escalon, whose mission is to offer education, food, shelter, dental, and medical care to young children in hopes of battling the country of Honduras' extreme poverty.  Elizabeth took several ikan products with her to help document this story; The Traveler Backpack, D7w monitor, and iLED144 on-camera light, and these small items absolutely blew her away! The ikan Traveler Backpack is designed to fit a large amount [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

29 07, 2011

ikan VX7e + Arri ALEXA

July 29th, 2011|

These are some very kind words from our local friends Blue Ribbon Digital Media. They're one of the few Alexa owners here in H-town and some really tech-savvy and cool guys. “Recently, we had the opportunity to demo the new ikan VX7e 7” HD-SDI monitor. What made this demo unique was that we demoed the ikan VX7e with Blue Ribbon Digital Media’s new ARRI Alexa and Alura 18-80 zoom lens.” “Remarkably, the VX7e held its own with the new powerhouse ARRI digital cinema camera. Not only was it a nice size, light weight, onboard field monitor, but the new features [...]

3 08, 2010

Camera Dojo Reviews the ikan Multi-K

August 3rd, 2010|

Thanks to Maurice and everyone at Camera Dojo for reviewing the Multi-K.  You can read the entire review here on their website: http://cameradojo.com/ikan-multi-k-led-light-variable-color