3 03, 2011

New Gear Released: ID1000, VL7, VL7-DK

March 3rd, 2011|

ikan Marketing Department // 3903 Stoney Brook Dr.Houston,TX 77063 Phone 713.272.8822 // Fax 713.995.4994 A Simple On-Camera Solution! For those in need of a high quality, cost effective entry level high definition monitor, ikan proudly introduces the VL7 HDMI monitor. Equipped with 1 HDMI and 2 composite inputs, ikan’s VL7 will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding users.  This 7” monitor boasts a resolution of 800x480 with switchable 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. The VL7 is powered by ikan’s provided BP2T DV battery plate for use with your choice of Sony, Canon, or Panasonic style batteries. The new [...]

27 12, 2010

HDSLR Revolution Film Contest Winners!

December 27th, 2010|

Congrats to all our winners, and a huge thanks to our celebrity judges and to every group that participated. We had a great turn out this year thanks to all of you! 1st Place: I (K) Can Be A Part Of The Revolution by Pablo F. Garvia 2nd Place: Pandora's Legacy by James Tang 3rd Place: Lumiere Revolution by Lessa Millet We will be in touch with the winners of the competition in the coming week, so be sure to check your emails! Thanks to all other groups who participated–we couldn’t have this competition [...]

13 12, 2010

(Part 2/3) Rising From Ashes: A Feature Documentary

December 13th, 2010|

This is Part II of III in our series "Rising from Ashes: A Feature Documentary." Read Part I HERE for a recap of last week. I've reposted the trailer of RISING FROM ASHES here for your convenience. Also included are some excellent photos TC has sent us from the shoot. It all began when TC Johnstone and his group, Gratis 7 Media, stopped in a few days  before their final visit to Rwanda. During that time, I had the chance to learn more about their collective effort and the project they were hungry to complete: "Rising From Ashes." Since, I've had the luck [...]

8 12, 2010

Tip of the Week: The Sling as an Audio Bag

December 8th, 2010|

What? You say you didn't know ikan made a sling bag? What's that? You knew but didn't think you would find it useful? It's the IBG-SLING, otherwise known as the ikan Sling Bag (product page HERE). If you have one, you may know it's a pretty neat bag--tons of pockets, comfortable, lightweight and good form factor, water bottle pouch, enough real estate for your needed lenses...zippers...pen pockets...you get the idea. So what? SO, if you've only been using this bag to carry camera equipment, you're missing out--on the "Field Mixing Sound Sling." Being part of a small set or crew, [...]

7 12, 2010

Rising From Ashes: A Feature Documentary Part 1/3

December 7th, 2010|

Documentaries are capable of bringing masses of people an intimate connection to some one person or event or place. They are an integral tool for us as filmmakers—they give voice to culture outside ourselves, as audience members, sharing this world. And they can be compelling. Gratis 7, as per their website, believe “out of our relationships…great ideas are developed and produced” and rightly so, with the inception of their newest film, “Rising from Ashes,” a story of Rwandan Cyclists fighting all odds to speak the voice of their country--and country’s own struggle to rebuild their image after years of genocide. [...]

5 11, 2010

Production Company Owner Chris C. speaks about ID500

November 5th, 2010|

For our featured article this week, we'll be focusing on some of our equipment, the ID500 kit, in the field. For a better handle on real-world applications, I sat down and interviewed a colleague in the industry, Chris Clifton. IKAN: For our audience, can you tell us a little about yourself? Chris Clifton: "I have been in Houston for 27 years as an independent production company and equipment rental house. My first package was an Ikegami HL 79EAL and BVU-110, the top of the line at the time.  Back then, Lowel DP light kits were popular (and they pulled so [...]