ikan Supports Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

We are happy to announce the kickoff of our “November to Remember” campaign designed to raise funds in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts now underway by Samaritan’s Purse  in New York and New Jersey. As part of the campaign, for every ikan light or light kit we sell during November (and possibly extending into December), […]

Take A Look at Our CineFly

Eliminate discomfort and endure longer days in the field with ikan’s CineFly. ikan’s CineFly is a shoulder mount system that can be set to your specific shooting needs. With our non-slip metal rosette system, handles are easy to adjust. You can create the configuration that’s the most comfortable for you. The CineFly is also available […]

Finding Traction: Feature Documentary

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 […]

Website Updates, Houston 48HFP, and More

We’ve updated our website to reflect some new product changes and make shopping a tad bit easier: 1. We added “Essential Accessories” as an additional feature per product page. When promoted, it will appear at the top of the list inside the product tab. This way, if you need additional items for your purchase, it’ll […]

Flying a Film Set Out to Rural Africa

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 […]

Cinema Forms Made Public

As of last night, Cinema Forms made it through the last leg of Apple’s approval process set in place for their popular AppStore. Targeted toward iPad users looking to minimize paperwork and clean up production form logistics, Cinema Forms centralizes all of your needed forms, be it in pre-, during, or post-production. With Dropbox, iCloud, […]

USB Remote Grip revision 2

A couple of months ago, as we were prepping for NAB 2012, we started pushing forward a concept for a USB Remote, able to work on DSLR’s (currently supports Canon only, looking to expand compatibility). With about two weeks to spare, we got our first prototype of the product. Here’s the rough video I made […]

Flyweight prototype and other news (Part 2)

I doubt that I really left you hanging, salivating at the gourd for what lies in wait regarding the AMAZING AND IMPRESSIVE relatively neat and lightweight shoulder-mount rig I ran around with this weekend. If I did, I apologize. However, I think that it should become a welcome addition to the ELEMENTS EV2 line and […]