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Matthews Redefines Rugged Movement Posted: 03/10/2019
Matthews Redefines Rugged Movement

Matthews Studio Equipment turns 50 this year and like any spry 50-year-old, they’re thinking about ways prevent back ache. To help their contemporary and beginner grips, gaffers, Steadicam Ops, DITs, and Video Village Assistants Matthews created the Rock n’ RollerTM Wheel Sets.

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An Unbeatable Team: Alexander Palm and OConnor Posted: 20/12/2013
An Unbeatable Team: Alexander Palm and OConnor

 

 At the beginning of the year, DP Alexander Palm documented the "average German" Thomas Mller and his "average life" for the Terra X series "Deutschland wie wir leben" (Engl.: Terra X Germany Who We Are) produced by the German network ZDF. For the scenic sections, the cinematographer accompanied the protagonist throughout his day with the Canon C500. During filming, Palm used two OConnor products, the O-Grips and the 2575 fluid head. OConnor is a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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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.
Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Jon Chema | Backyard Burger | cow | tripod head | fluid head | tripod | 1030D | O-Box | O-Grips | Follow Focus | RED Epic | Zeiss Super Speed lenses | light | pan and tilt | strength | structure | baby sticks | large camera package | 4K HMI | 1030D sticks
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Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol Bags Posted: 25/09/2013
Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol Bags
Jonah Kessel, a visual journalist based in Beijing, mostly works freelance. Profound documentaries, well-researched reports, and an eye for the extraordinary are what set this creative cinematographer apart from others. He was recently on the go for "Myanmar emerges", a documentary for the Global Post about the budding democracy in what was once Burma. He is also part of the video team for the New York Times. For this international newspaper, the US-born cinematographer reports on China, his adopted country, and beyond. Together with his team, he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 in the category "Explanatory Reporting" for the New York Times report "iEconomy". To protect his equipment, he depends on the Digibag DSLR Camera Bag (PD221) and the Deca Tripod Cage (PT701) by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
Tags: Petrol Bags | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Jonah Kessel | Visual Journalist | documentary | report | cinematographer | Myanmar emerges | Global Post | video team | New York Times | Pulitzer Price 2013 | explanatory reporting | iEconomy | Digibag DSLR Camera Bag | PD221 | Deca Tripod Cage | PT701 | external height | 28.5 cm | comfortably | complete DSLR rig | camera cage | grips | microphone | padded | removable dividers | heavy-duty wheels | robust | hidden carrying straps | backpack | 7-layer Protection System | particularly resistant | carry-on luggage
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OConnor O-Grips Help Koretz Get Non-Traditional Shots for Lincoln Motor Cars Short Posted: 06/08/2013
OConnor O-Grips Help Koretz Get Non-Traditional Shots for Lincoln Motor Cars Short
Cinematographer Eric Koretz and Director Elliot Rausch recently undertook an unusual assignment. By creating a Lincoln Motor Cars short titled Get Back, they became one of the four teams to capture the first content officially sponsored by Vimeo. With a short shooting schedule and non-actor subjects, Koretz chose to film with the RED Epic, Zeiss Super speed lenses and support it with an Easyrig equipped with O-Grips by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Eric Koretz | Elliot Rausch | Lincoln Motor Cars | Get Back | Vimeo | RED Epoc | Zeiss Super speed lenses | support | Easyrig | O-Grips | adjustable | handy | documentary style | quick | Handgrip | single-handle | ball | high load capacity | stackable | rod system | baseplatze | locking knobs | hand held | setup
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OConnor Camera and Lens Accessories Ideal for Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Posted: 15/03/2013
OConnor Camera and Lens Accessories Ideal for Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company is pleased to announce that its family of lens controls and camera accessories are perfectly compatible with the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera.

Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Blackmagic Design | Cinema Camera | Universal Camera Baseplate | O-Focus | Dual Mini | Follow Focus | O-Box WM | Mattebox | O-Grips | DM Photo Set | camera accessories
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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).

Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Black Magic Design Cinema Camera | Sony | PMW-F5 | F55 | Canon | EOS C500 | BVE | Cabsat | 60L | Ultimate 2065 | 2575D | ARRI ALEXA | 1030D | 1030Ds | C300 | Sinusoidal Counterbalance | O-Focus Dual Mini | follow focus | Photo Set | Cine Set | hard stop handwheel | CFF-1 studio handwheel | O-Box WM Mattebox | O-Grips | BVE London 2013 | BVE London 2013
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James Reid Chooses OConnor O-Grips for Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story Posted: 10/12/2012
James Reid Chooses OConnor O-Grips for Sons of Anarchy and amp; American Horror Story

O-Grips are made by support leader OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. Solid, modular and stackable, they can be configured to create double or multi-joint handles, capable of a half sphere of stepless articulationso they are ideal for a multitude of applications. They fit three standard rod systems: 15mm, 19mm Studio, and 15mm LWS via the O-Grips Bridge.

Tags: James Reid | OConnor | O-Grips | Sons of Anarchy | American Horror Story | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | ARRI Alexa | Panavision XL2 | ARRI 435
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Sebastian Wiegrtner Relies on OConnor Camera Accessories When Pressed for Time Posted: 20/08/2012
Sebastian Wiegrtner Relies on OConnor Camera Accessories When Pressed for Time

When a shooting schedule is tight, the team must be able to depend on the camera technology more than ever. DP Sebastian Wiegrtner had exactly three days to shoot the demo film, Tumulus, which left no leeway for experimentation. Before he even started filming, he wanted to make sure he would deliver the project on schedule, so he equipped his Sony PMW-F3 with professional camera accessories by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For this critical project he selected the O-Box WM Mattebox together with the O-Grips handgrips and the new O-Focus DM Follow Focus with Glow-in-the-dark Marking Disks.

Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Sebastian Wiegrtner | Tumulus | Vitec Group | Sony PMW-F3 | O-Box WM Mattebox | O-Grips handgrips | O-Focus DM Follow Focus | Super Speed Lenses | O-Focus DM Cine Set | Cine Handwheel | glow-in-the-dark marking disks | Camera accessories
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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.

Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | OConnor accessories | O-Box Matte box | O-Grips | O-Focus DM | O-Focus DM Photo Set | Cooke S4s | 1030D Ultimate fluid head | 2065 Ultimate Fluid Head | ALEXA | Optimo 24-290 zoom lens | RED Epic | PL zooms
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OConnor Accessories for Cine Look Posted: 02/05/2012
OConnor Accessories for Cine Look
While filming his documentary Gas Monopoly, Austrian director and cinematographer Richard Ladkani combined the Sony PMW-F3 with accessories by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, to achieve a special look. The project was technically daring and consequently a challenge for the experienced cinematographer.
Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | O-Grips | CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus | O-Box WM Mattebox | OConnor Universal Baseplate | mattebox | Gas Monopoly | tripod filming | OConnor accessories | Richard Ladkani | Sony PMW-F3
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OConnor Accessories Now Part of Jensens Permanent Shooting Package Posted: 14/03/2012
OConnor Accessories Now Part of Jensens Permanent Shooting Package

Producer/Director/Cameraman Doug Jensen has been a fan of OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, for 30 years. When he formed Vortex Media, OConnor tripods and heads became a permanent part of his camera package. Ive used the same 1030B and 35L legs for years, as I migrated from Betacam to HDCAM and now XDCAM, he says enthusiastically. The stuff is built to last! I consider OConnor products the gold standard for top-of-the-line equipment.

Tags: OConnor | Doug Jensen | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group company | Vortex Media | tripods | fluid heads | O-Box matte box | Universal Camera Baseplate | O-Grips handgrips | CFF-1 Follow Focus System
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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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Marko Vucic trusts OConnor CFF-1 and O-Grips Posted: 22/11/2011
Marko Vucic trusts OConnor CFF-1 and O-Grips

"Out of the ordinary" is German director and photographer Marko Vucic's motto. Recently, he has produced a diverse range of promotional films for companies from the technical photography, broadcasting and feature film fields. To help get these jobs done he used the O-Grips Handgrips and the Cine Follow Focus CFF-1 from OConnor, a Vitec Group brand. 

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