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 [...]

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 [...]

31 01, 2011

@tamegoeswild in the Tokyo Marathon

January 31st, 2011|

Last week, I had the opportunity to share with you the story of Joseph Tame, tokyo-based englishman freelance social media producer, who will be running this year's marathon with two ikan RECOILs paired together as a mobile platform for his 4 streaming iPhones. I had wondered about the GPS tracking of his run (as well as the uses for each phone) but hadn't been prepared for the answer I received when I dug further: "he is planning to use two iPhones to do video (one facing the road ahead and one facing back at his face), one iPhone to be [...]

20 12, 2010

(Part 3/3) Rising From Ashes: A Feature Documentary

December 20th, 2010|

  The "Rising from Ashes" team's massive entourage of gear. (Part I, Part II) Part III of the series "RISING FROM ASHES: A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY" Last week on the ikan Blog, we began our interview with documentary filmmaker/Director, TC Johnstone, regarding his latest feature entitled: “Rising to Ashes”--a powerful, well-shot, beautiful, full-of-hope documentary which captures the struggle of Rwanda’s only competitive cycling team, as they grow from grassroots bicyclists to national heroes, determined to raise high and represent their culture for the world to share. Let's continue: IK: How did you develop (or find, even) a team of filmmakers [...]