**UPDATE: Coincidentally, this weekend on the Current Channel (you know, the one started by Al Gore, with a focus on documentaries) "The Fog of War" by Errol Morris came on. If you haven't seen it, the doc reconstructs the Vietnam War through the eyes of Robert McNamara--the so-called "architect" of the war itself. In the interview, you'll notice, Morris uses what we now know as the Interrotron method--and it really makes the interview with McNamara hit home. Thus Ikan's idea to bring to you our own flavor--the P2P Teleprompter series. Not only good for basic style interviews and unique setups, [...]
Well we have screened the entries for the 2011 ikan short film contest and are ready to announce the ten finalist that will move on to the celebrity judging round. All entries were screened by ikan staff members and a few select hardcore ikan fans who did not have entries in this year's contest. During the screening process the entries were judged for their adherence to the guidelines for this years contest. In this process the entries were scored and the ten highest scores will be the ones to advance on to the final judging. To see all the entries [...]
Hey all! Check out this cool video by Matthew Bennett on Vimeo using some Ikan gear to help build an EVF DSLR rig. This neat, little shoulder mount was created to serve specific needs, typically in tighter shooting spaces. Are you up for creating a version of your own? Feel free to peruse our site to see what Ikan gear could help you build your own, dream DSLR rig! Cheers, Kerianne
Jason Nab used the ikan Superfly in action on his latest work HELD Hostage. Held Hostage in HD from Jason Nab on Vimeo. Someone you love is held hostage, you will go to any lengths to save them. But when it's all over, who's really Held Hostage? Our first short film with the Nikon D300s. FINALLY IN HD! Sorry about the wait!
Shopping for someone who shoots video or stills either professionally or on the side, is a daunting task. Buying camera gear for someone is a bit like shopping for a teenage girl. The type of gift is as important as the name brand. Get the wrong thing or the wrong name and you can expect an instant request for a receipt. Most gift givers concede defeat almost immediately and go for a gift card from Best Buy or Walmart. However, if you want to do something more personal this year or impress that special someone with a gift that will [...]