The past year has been a revolutionary year in digital filmmaking. HDSLR cinematography has swept through the industry and continues changing the game, and ikan has been there from the beginning. Prizes: Now, with this year's short film competition, we're embracing and empowering the shift in technology that's taking place in the world of filmmaking. Just as last year, the competition is totally free to enter, but we’ve boosted our prize packages to over $17,000! Judges: In addition to great prizes, ikan is honored to have one of the finest groups of judges in the industry. These men are giants [...]
Anna Schwaber took the ikan SuperFly to the festival Rockygrass, a bluegrass festival in Lyons, CO put on by the people that do Telluride - www.bluegrass.org. The shoot was for a chapter in his film, www.porchlightsessions.com. The Superfly is really best used with a wide-angle lens with the 7d/5d and with lots of light. I'd test it positive as a usable rig for handheld work. Of the SuperFly, Anna said, "Ikan's Superfly helped Porchlight Sessions navigate the festival grounds with ease allowing me to stabilize the camera to capture festivarians and musicians. I used the rig with the H4N Zoom [...]
Jody from Student Filmmakers Magazine sent us some great shots of our ikan Superfly in use at their latest RED seminar. Look for more collaborations between ikan and Student Filmmakers soon! Find out more about this workshop and all the other great workshops at the Student Filmmaker's website at: http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/workshops/July2010-RED-hands-on-Firestone.html
Outdoor Photographer recently reviewed the ikan ELEMENTS Camera Stabilization System in their August 2010 issue. Look for it on stands now, or check out the article online at www.outdoorphotographer.com
Have you recently bought either the ikan Fly Pack I or Fly Pack II? If so, please let us know! Go to the ikan Facebook page and post pictures of how you're using the gear inside. We'll pick the best pictures, and the winner will receive a free ikan Sling, a Lens Case and a Media card pouch FREE! Hurry! Offer ends July 16!
We found this story and had to share it here: Recently, a couple people have asked me about my (and these are not my words) ghetto fabulous or franken-camera Canon Eos 7D video system. In some ways, the DSLR system for me simply represents a better camera, not a fundamental shift in video storytelling. Over the years, I’ve changed cameras when technology changed and quality got better but my style has more-or-less remained constant... For more of the story go to DSLRNewsShooter.com