24 11, 2015

Hope Family Health Documentary – Ikan Products

November 24th, 2015|

Hope Family Health is making a short documentary about their health center. They're using a lot of Ikan gear and we love seeing pictures of the process. We wanted to share this experience with you all - here are some BTS shots of their production. To find out more about the products they are using, visit our website or click the links below IFB1024-KIT - LED Bi-Color Lighting Kit ES-70 - 27" Carbon Fiber Slider VK7i - 7" LCD Monitor with IPS Panel

26 10, 2012

Finding Traction: Feature Documentary

October 26th, 2012|

Danny Schmidt is an award winning shooter who  has worked with the National Science Foundation, PBS, NatGeo, and Christi Kuhn of the TRUST Foundation under ColorBurn Productions. Danny has also covered a wide array of social ecological issues, some of which can be seen by visiting his Vimeo channel. He shot the film on an FS100 in extreme and low light conditions using a shoulder rig, steadicam and a variety of ikan on-camera lights. Finding Traction is scheduled to air on Montana and Vermont PBS stations in mid 2013.  It’s August 14 at 10pm and we are standing at the intersection of [...]

27 07, 2012

Flying a Film Set Out to Rural Africa

July 27th, 2012|

What follows is a guest post by a colleague of ours, Jeremy Teicher--but first, some backstory. I spoke with Jeremy about a year ago, back when he was preparing his feature narrative film, then tentatively titled "La Promesse" (now Grande Comme le Baobob--translated to Tall as the Baobob Tree) He came to us by word of mouth, looking for mobile shooting solutions to fulfill his coverage desires shooting in rural Africa. Based on my previous experience with Chris Cloyd and Anna Schwaber of the Lady Madonna Project, a feature documentary shot in Africa, I was hoping I could assist Jeremy [...]

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 [...]

30 12, 2010

Gratis 7 reviews equipment in “RISING FROM ASHES”

December 30th, 2010|

Sometimes your product sells itself. Sometimes people like to help, go beyond the expected and act from grace. That's the way Gratis 7 Media group is. If you haven't heard of them, I highly recommend you go educate yourself. Their latest film, RISING FROM ASHES, documents the struggles of creating a Rwandan national cycling team and the life of the local peoples--in a place which many's freshest memories are of the genocide in 1994, between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups. (For a refresher on the conflict , "Origins of Tutsi and Hutu" ...What's more, they even reviewed the ikan [...]

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 [...]