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OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger Spot Posted: 15/10/2013
OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger Spot
While filming his second commercial spot for the upscale fast-food Southeast-based company, Backyard Burger, Jon Chema faced both a tight budget and the challenge of wrangling a real live untrained cow. When I saw the storyboards, I saw that we would be shooting at the top of an overlook as morning fog rolled in and the sun rose on our location outside of Nashville. I realized the cow wasnt going to stand still, so I had to have a set-up that was steady and mobile at the same time. Thats why OConnors 1030D, O-Box, O-Grips and Follow Focus supporting our RED Epic with Zeiss Super Speed lenses was simply a must. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Competitive athletics with the OConnor 1030 fluid head Posted: 11/09/2013
Competitive athletics with the OConnor 1030 fluid head
For his current documentary film GOLD Du kannst mehr als du denkst (Engl.: GOLD You can do more than you think), Grimme award winner Michael Hammon and his film team follow three extraordinary athletes on their way to the 2012 Paralympics in London. With the easy operation of the 1030 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, Hammon was able to completely focus on the people in front of the camera and capture thrilling images from the lives of three professional handicapped athletes.
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Buono Chooses OConnor for The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour Posted: 04/07/2013
Buono Chooses OConnor for The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour

 

When Saturday Night Live film unit cinematographer Alex Buono decided to share his knowledge of the industry in a big way with a 31-city educational tour he calls The Art of Visual Storytelling, the first pieces of equipment he chose for his travel package were fluid heads by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. My biggest mandate in deciding to plan a workshop is that Im demonstrating with the exact tools that I actually use in my professional work, he says. OConnor fluid heads are probably the most ubiquitous piece of gear on my sets. I literally have an OConnor on every single shoot, so it was an imperative of mine to include OConnor in this workshop.

Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Alex Buono | The Art of visual storytelling | professional | Saturday Night Live | cinematographer | 2575D | 1030D | Canon C300 | Canon C500 | tripod head | fluid head | 4K | AJA Ki Pro Quad | heavy-duty-setup | 2575 D | friction | stable
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OConnor Camera Support and Lens Accessories for Sony F5 F55 Cameras Posted: 23/04/2013
OConnor Camera Support and Lens Accessories for Sony F5 F55 Cameras

Long-time cine equipment leader, OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, is meeting the challenges of support and lens accessories for Sonys F5 and F55 4K cameras. The OConnor tools enable professional cinematographers to operate the cameras built-up in large or small lens cine set-ups.

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OConnor Intros O-Box WM Mattebox Deluxe Package and Tools for Blackmagic and Sony F5 F55 Posted: 03/04/2013
OConnor Intros O-Box WM Mattebox Deluxe Package and Tools for Blackmagic and Sony F5 F55

OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, announces new products to be introduced in NAB 2013 booth C6425. The line-up includes additions to their growing range of top quality camera/lens accessories as well as famous OConnor feel fluid head and tripod systems featuring the 1030D and 1030Ds which both offer seamless transitions from heavier to lighter payload camera setups, such as the RED Scarlet, Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, Canon EOS C300 and C500 and Sony F5/F55.

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OConnor for Duran Duran live concert Posted: 12/02/2013
OConnor for Duran Duran live concert

When Den Lennie was asked to be DP for a Duran Duran live concert in the Manchester MEN Arena last year, he was looking for some solid heavy duty camera support. His choice fell on a range of 2575 and 2060 fluid heads by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.  

Tags: OConnor | Duran Duran | Den Lennie | 2575 | 2060 | fluid head | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Sony PMW-F3 | Angenieux Optimo Zooms | ARRI/FUJINON Alura zooms | Simon Le Bon | 1030 | O-Box mattebox | camera support
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OConnor Camera Support and Accessories at BVE and Cabsat Posted: 06/02/2013
OConnor Camera Support and Accessories at BVE and Cabsat

OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will showcase their offerings for the latest cameras such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, the new Sony PMW-F5 and F55, and the Canon EOS C500 at BVE in London (booth F02) and Cabsat in Dubai (booth D8-20).

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Papert Chooses OConnor for the Sketch Comedy Key and Peele Posted: 14/11/2012
Papert Chooses OConnor for the Sketch Comedy Key and Peele

Comedy Centrals sketch comedy Key and Peele might be shot with a limited crew, camera and gear package, on a mandated short shooting schedule, but that doesnt bother cinematographer Charles Papert. Achieving a high-end look simply requires a lot of creative corner-cutting and strong support, he says. So he uses his favorite heads from OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

Tags: Charles Papert | OConnor | Key and Peele | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Sony F3 | ARRI/Fujinon Alura | Zeiss Superspeeds | 2575 | 100 | 1030
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OConnor to Show New Fluid Heads, Tripods and O-Focus DM Follow Focus System at IBC2012 Posted: 31/07/2012
OConnor to Show New Fluid Heads, Tripods and O-Focus DM Follow Focus System at IBC2012

OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will show several new offerings at IBC2012 in Amsterdam from September 7 to 11, 2012 in booth number 11.E55.

60L Carbon Fiber Tripod

For the first time in Europe, IBC attendees can experience hands-on the new 60L Carbon Fiber Tripod, a lightweight, speedy-to-deploy support with a heavy capacity to fulfill the needs of professional cinematographers who require a versatile shooting package for larger cameras such as ARRI ALEXA or Sony F65.

Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | IBC2012 | 60L Carbon Fiber Tripod | OConnor Ultimate 2065 | OConnor Ultimate 2575 D | OConnor Ultimate 1030 | OConnor Ultimate 1030 Ds | 150mm fluid heads | Sinusoidal Counterbalance system | OConnor 30L Carbon Fiber Tripod | OConnor O-Focus DM | O-Focus DM Photo Set | O-Focus DM Cine Set | O-Focus Bridge | O-Box WM Mattebox | O-Grips | OConnor accessories | Cff-1 Studio Handwheel | IBC 2012
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OConnor Accessorizes Milias NYC Jibs Posted: 06/07/2012
OConnor Accessorizes Milias NYC Jibs

Mike Mikey Jibs Milia is set to increase his stock of accessories from OConnor to support his rental company, NYC Jibs. Milia has been a strong supporter of OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, since he opened NYC Jibs (www.nycjibs.com) in 2003. He also chooses OConnor when he works as a camera operator, where his credits include live broadcasts such as Good Morning, America, reality shows like Celebrity Apprentice, music videos for Mos Def and Method Man, as well as commercials and feature films.

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OConnor to Intro New Fluid Heads, Tripod and Camera Accessories at NAB 2012 Posted: 21/03/2012
OConnor to Intro New Fluid Heads, Tripod and Camera Accessories at NAB 2012

Fluid head pioneer OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will unveil several new offerings at the NAB Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas April 16 to 19, 2012 in booth number C6028.

Ultimate 1030D and 1030Ds fluid heads
For the first time at NAB attendees can experience hands-on the Ultimate 1030D (30 lb/13.6kg capacity) and Ultimate 1030Ds (41 lb/18.6kg capacity) fluid heads. Designed to replace the popular Ultimate 1030HD and HDs, the new systems add sporty industrial design and features originally engineered for OConnors larger fluid heads. These include stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag that provides ultimate control and stability for digital cinematography shooting. Also adapted from OConnors heavier duty heads is the Sinusoidal Counterbalance system for true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range. Counterbalance can be adjusted by a new ergonomic crank-style control that simply pulls out of the back of the head.

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Tiger Documentary In India: OConnor 1030 Helps Capture Rare Shots in the Rainforest Posted: 18/01/2012
Tiger Documentary In India: OConnor 1030 Helps Capture Rare Shots in the Rainforest

Indian cinematographer Sabyasachi Patra is a passionate animal rights and environmental activist. He campaigns, in particular, for the rescue of tigers and the conservation of their habitat. For this reason he founded the website India Wilds (www.indiawilds.com) where, as a nature and wilderness photographer, he contributes to the protection of this threatened species by providing spectacular pictures and information. A blog and a member forum supplement the website and offer a platform on which more than 1,800 people discuss environmental protection in India. In addition, Sabyasachi films adventurous documentaries. During the making of his newest film "A Call in the Rainforest", he worked with the 1030HDs fluid head from OConnor, a Vitec Group brand, for the first time.

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OConnor at Cabsat and BVE 2012 - New 1030 fluid heads and O-Focus DM Posted: 09/01/2012
OConnor at Cabsat and amp; BVE 2012 - New 1030 fluid heads and O-Focus DM

In February 2012, fluid head and tripod innovator OConnor, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase its professional camera support systems at two important exhibitions: Cabsat in Dubai, February 812, booth S3-B41 and BVE in London, February 1416, booth i30.

Tags: Vitec Group | OConnor | Cabsat | BVE | Ultimate 1030D | Ultimate 1030Ds | Ultimate 1030HD | Ultimate 1030HDs | fluid head | O-Focus DM Photo Set | CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus | O-Box WM Mattebox | O-Grips Handgrip combination | professional | camera support | camera equipment | BVE London 2012

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OConnor launches the new Ultimate 1030D and 1030Ds Fluid Heads in Europe at IBC 2011 Posted: 09/08/2011
OConnor launches the new Ultimate 1030D and 1030Ds Fluid Heads in Europe at IBC 2011 Now cine professionals can seamlessly go between larger and smaller payloads while retaining the OConnor feel, interface and experience.

OConnor, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the new Ultimate 1030 D and 1030 Ds fluid heads designed especially for use with new full-format sensor, lighter weight cameras such as the RED Epic and Scarlet as well as the Sony F3.
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