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Markus Fraunholz Filmed the Historical Film Frei (eng. Free) with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 20/12/2013
Markus Fraunholz Filmed the Historical Film Frei (eng. Free) with the OConnor 2575

The historical film Frei is a fictitious story about a romance between an SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer and a Jewish Holocaust survivor. The historical backdrop is the ratline, a Nazi escape route after the war. The work on the film took director Bernd Fischauer and DoP Markus Fraunholz to South Tyrol and Trieste. The scenery and atmosphere there had to match those of the original locations among others, Buenos Aires. This required intensive preparation and planning to the last detail. To implement the 88 motifs in 27 days, Fraunholz needed camera support that would precisely carry out every predetermined setting. That is why he depended on the robust and innovative 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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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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DoP Hans Jakobi Relies on the OConnor Ultimate 2575D Head Posted: 19/12/2013
DoP Hans Jakobi Relies on the OConnor Ultimate 2575D Head

The documentary "Legacy of Gods", produced by Cinemonde Innovativ and Virtual Experience is a massive project which is to be finished in time for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The team finds places all over the world where a wide variety of deities are thought to have lived from Chile to Guatemala, Ethiopia, Nepal, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel. On location, the team surrounding German DoP Hans Jakobi will be confronted with the common roots of all faiths and pilgrimage sites. For this purpose, the 3D movie is elevated to a new level with special equipment. For high-resolution 3D pictures, the team films with at least 48 images per second and uses a remote-controlled mini-helicopter. The multi-channel 7.1 Dolby Surround System enables the team to get the right sound.

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Travel programs with Martin Gremmelspacher and Petrol Bags Posted: 17/12/2013
Travel programs with Martin Gremmelspacher and Petrol Bags

December 2013 The production company ask-Television specializes in adventure and travel films. A further focus of the company is the production of industrial films. Cinematographer Martin Gremmelspacher from Germany, who was involved in the making of Golf Tours one of the most successful European-wide travel series, has dedicated himself to making adventure, sport-action, and landscape films. For this reason, he is the first choice for the filming of various travel programs for ask-TV. While filming, the cinematographer works with the Deca Campack Camera Backpack (PC301) by Petrol Bags, a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on CSI:Las Vegas Posted: 16/12/2013
OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on CSI:Las Vegas

Keeping a hit television show thats been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done its job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time, says CSI cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC. So, why spend more when the networks, at this point, dont have to. Its a creative challenge to keep the audience coming back with what we have. Its not making more its making the freshest. Working with OConnor and its support equipment, it keeps us cameramen perpetually perfecting camera movement and striving higher to express a story. Each week we try to creatively surpass what we did in the previous episode, and in our own way, raise the bar if not for the audience, for ourselves as filmmakers. And, I can always count on OConnor to be there to help me make this possible. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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Sachtler Ace L Provides Hot New Support for Spirit Juice Studios Posted: 16/12/2013
Sachtler Ace L Provides Hot New Support for Spirit Juice Studios
When Rob Kaczmark of Spirit Juice Studios takes on a new assignment, he knows that two things will remain consistent: a tight budget and limited time. Being from Chicago, we have to fly a lot of equipment with us to locations, Kaczmark says. Having a lightweight tripod like the Sachtler Ace L system with us on the trip really makes our job easier, especially due to the run-and-gun nature of the shoot. The Ace L is easy to set up, smooth, and most importantly, extremely portable.
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Extreme Sports with the Sachtler Ace M Posted: 10/12/2013
Extreme Sports with the Sachtler Ace M

When once a year riders face off in Tallinn, Estonia BMX riders and sports enthusiasts come together for one of the biggest and most famous BMX competitions, Simple Session. Spectators bear witness to unbelievable and sometimes risky tricks, such as the barspin, cash roll, backflip, or icepick. Ryszard Syryczyski, who, along with his production company RyyS, was contracted to shoot the festival, is among the fans. True to his motto "Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life, at Simple Session, the videographer can combine his passion for extreme sports and BMX with his job. Throughout, the Sachtler Ace M fluid head and the Ace 75/2 D tripod are always at Syryczyski's side. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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Sachtlers Video 20 S1 and Speed Lock CF Tripod speeds the way for Freddie Wongs Video Game High School Web Series Posted: 04/12/2013
Sachtlers Video 20 S1 and Speed Lock CF Tripod speeds the way for Freddie Wongs Video Game High School Web Series
Everything Freddie Wong touches these days turns to gold. A filmmaker, musician, VFX technician and competitive gamer, he has created game-changing productions that draw millions of viewers on three wildly popular YouTube Channels freddiew, freddiew2 and Node. So, when he took his hit web series, Video Game High School, into its second season, he upped the anti. We knew we were going to do a couple of firsts for web projects, he says. As far as we can tell we are the first web series to release TV length episodes as well as the first web series to shoot at 48 frames-per-second. Season 2 consists of six 30-minute long episodes.
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Sachtler Helps DP Kinsky Lens All Female Feature Posted: 21/11/2013
Sachtler Helps DP Kinsky Lens All Female Feature
Cinematographer Danna Kinsky had 13 days to capture the feature-length story of Ally, a high-profile magazine editor who begins to re-evaluate her life and her world after she proposed an article badmouthing bus segregation in Orthodox Jewish communities. To help realize her vision, Kinsky chose camera support from Sachtler, LED lighting from Litepanels, and equipment carriers from Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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From Features to Commercials, One Constant for Koretz is Petrol Bags Posted: 19/11/2013
From Features to Commercials, One Constant for Koretz is Petrol Bags
Whether cinematographer Eric Koretz is prepping for his recent feature Comet, directed by Sam Esmail, or commercials for Motorola and American Airlines, the one constant for him is Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. Often these shoots involve heavy traveling, Koretz says. One thing I dont have to worry about is the condition of my equipment as we move because its always packed in my Petrol Bags. I chose them because they are simply versatile, have unique features and are well built.
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Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with MUSE Posted: 15/11/2013
Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with MUSE
For alternative rock band MUSEs 2nd Law World Tour, cinematographer Matt Hayslett needed to choose his equipment carefully in order to keep up with fast-paced life on the road. The Grammy-winning group, which has played for packed houses in its native England and throughout Europe, is currently touring North America. Some of MUSEs most recent hits include Survival, the theme song for the London Summer Games, and Madness, the theme song for TBS/TNTs March Madness, for which the group broke the record for Billboards longest #1 alternative airplay song. For its latest endeavor, MUSE selected Hayslett to film a documentary about life on tour. The band really wanted to invite fans behind the scenes for the first time, at the height of their career, Hayslett explains. Since Id shot the trailer and video material for their album release, with the blessing of Warner Bros. Records, they brought me in to do just that. For the world tour, I needed a tripod that could support a wide range of camera rigs and be able to keep up with our busy schedule. The Sachtler Ace M fluid head and tripod fit the bill, he says. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. In addition to capturing the behind-the-scenes footage, Hayslett shot the live visuals that the audience watches at the show. There is nothing like seeing your videos on the big screen with an amazing performance and incredible lighting, he comments.
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The call of the mountains ski films with the Cine 7+7 HD and FSB 8 from Sachtler Posted: 07/11/2013
The call of the mountains  ski films with the Cine 7+7 HD and FSB 8 from Sachtler
Its a tradition: for over 64 years, the ski season has begun in the theaters every year with a new action documentary by Warren Miller Entertainment. The promotional films tour the world, whetting the appetites of ski and snowboarding fans alike and encouraging them to partake in winter sports. For some years now, cinematographer and director Tom Day has been responsible for the creative realization of the films. While Day does not know where the assignment will take him prior to filming, he already has his equipment ready to go beforehand; during filming in the snow worldwide, he always relies on the Sachtler Cine 7+7 HD and FSB 8 fluid heads. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Lheure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 31/10/2013
Lheure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight with the OConnor 2575

In the blue hour, the sky shines deep indigo producing an almost magical atmosphere. Any Cinematographers who want to capture the special light in this limited time frame must be able to quickly and dependably work with their equipment. That is why Italian cinematographer Maura Morales Bergmann depended on the versatile 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, to shoot the French short film Lheure bleue by director Annarita Zambarano last year.

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Bill Fenster chooses the Sachtler Ace M for political documentary Posted: 30/10/2013
Bill Fenster chooses the Sachtler Ace M for political documentary
Documentarian Bill Fenster based in Phoenix, Arizona has relied on Sachtler fluid heads and tripods throughout his career. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. Therefore, when he first put a Sachtler Ace M to work in the summer of 2013, he was more than familiar with Sachtlers signature operational feel that the new, small tripod system would have to live up to. It was quite a challenge, keeping the quality of Sachtler with the much miniaturized size, he said. You wouldnt believe this thing it has Sachtlers immaculate movement, as all Sachtler tripods do. But this thing, you can practically put it in your back pocket.
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Petrol Bags DigiSuite Perfect Companion for Vidalis Location Scouting Posted: 24/10/2013
Petrol Bags DigiSuite Perfect Companion for Vidalis Location Scouting
Filmmaker/still photographer Alan Vidali recently returned from an extensive location scout for the short film Pull Over to Kill, written and to be directed by Robbie Ikegami. Since it was a location scout, I only took my still photography equipment a Hasselblad 500 with three lenses, a digital back, two batteries, chargers, prisms, a spot meter and two incidental meters, a color meter, a Fuji X-Pro 1 with lenses batteries and chargers, as well as a cleaning kit, eight SD cards, and a MacBook Pro 17-inch all of which fit easily in my new Petrol Bags DigiSuite Rolling case (PD620). Petrol Bags is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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