7 04, 2015

IkanFly | Smartphone Short film Contest

April 7th, 2015|

The Smartphone. This innovative technology in which you use to both capture and edit images with has become, for a lot of people, a powerful tool for video production. Now with Adobe Premiere Clip, and other video editing software, you have the power to do just that. Flex your creativity muscles and make a movie with your smartphone by entering the IkanFly smartphone short film contest. We want you to show us what you can do by creating a short three-minute movie that meets the Official Entry Rules, Content Criteria and Judging Criteria, and you could win a prize package [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 11, 2010

ID500 Kit and You: A Competitive Edge

November 15th, 2010|

Recently, our friends over at They Creative submitted two rather humorous and tightly made videos for entry in the "Crash the Superbowl Contest" sponsored by Pepsi Max. You can find the videos here: "Night Security" - uses ikan ID500 "Special Delivery" - uses ikan ID500, Rails, and F3 Follow Focus I decided to get with Chris Muniz, Creative Director of They Creative, for a better understanding of their use of the kits in their shorts. This is what he had to say: "I can't say enough about the ID500 light kit.  Not one complaint as they were versatile in every situation [...]

10 12, 2009

Win an ikan V5600 for Christmas!

December 10th, 2009|

Santa says we have to give away gear if we want presents ourselves. Therefore, ikan is giving away a free V5600, 5.6 inch, HiDef monitor for Christmas. To qualify, you have to tell us how the ikan V5600 will make a difference in your life in 2010. Don't limit yourself to merely posting text -- make a video, use pictures but make sure you post them by 12/23/09 on our Facebook page  at  http://www.facebook.com/ikanseeit We'll announce the winners 12/25/09.  Again, no medium will be rejected; just be creative.  Please feel free to post any questions or comments. Merry Christmas from [...]