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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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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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Bertie Gregory and Sachtler Ace M on Vancouver Island Posted: 16/10/2013
Bertie Gregory and Sachtler Ace M on Vancouver Island
For more than two years, Bertie Gregory, the nineteen-year-old wildlife videographer from England, shot the fauna on Vancouver Island, Canada. This island, the largest in the Pacific in North America, is not only home to black bears, one of Gregory's main focuses. Wolves, pumas, and whales can also be found there. The young filmmaker recently finished his almost 16-minute documentary, West Coast Adventure, in which he also narrates and presents about black bears on the island. Since he did not want the bears to feel threatened or scared in their habitat, he shot from a boat with his Nikon D7000. For a firm stand, the wildlife filmmaker depended upon the lightweight and robust Ace M tripod system by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Timeless on the Mediterranean with the Sachtler Video 15 Posted: 12/09/2013
Timeless on the Mediterranean with the Sachtler Video 15
When time begins to pass more slowly and the viewer is immersed in the sounds of the sea and the visually overwhelming images of the endless ocean, filmmaker Hans Leysieffer translates his motto into action: The world slows down, and it is time to watch. Slow motion and time lapse are his preferred stylistic devices to capture the fascination of the Mediterranean. In the nature documentary Mediterranean Magical Moments, it's not just about the beauty of the image for Leysieffer: To meet his expectations of visualizing the eternity of the ocean, he relies on the extremely robust and durable Video 15 fluid head by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Maik Petran chooses the Sachtler Ace M as his reliable date to any wedding Posted: 28/08/2013
Maik Petran chooses the Sachtler Ace M as his reliable date to any wedding
Maik Petran is a newcomer to the film and video industry. With his production company Video Petran, he films various events, creates music videos, produces videos for promotional and training purposes, and follows couples on their wedding day to shoot personalized wedding videos. "Every wedding is different. I have to be very flexible with my equipment to capture the right moment," Petran explains. To make sure that he doesn't miss any weddings special "I do" moment, the videographer relies on the Sachtler Ace M MS tripod system with mid-level spreader for his wedding video shoots: "The results are great! For the couples, these snapshots are invaluable." Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom and a Vitec Group company.
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On the go with the FSB 6 from Sachtler for a good cause Posted: 08/08/2013
On the go with the FSB 6 from Sachtler for a good cause
From the very beginning, filmmaker Randy Warren was excited about it: Since 2009, he has filmed the videos for the marketing campaigns and the website for the charitable organization Nuru International. "It is so exciting. I tell stories which can get the world to change its view of the poorest of the poor," Warren says. The documentary filmmaker, who founded the creative agency Advocate Creative in 2012, focuses his work on non-profit organizations and reporting on social injustices. Warren always wants to be on location and close to unfolding events, which the Sachtler FSB 6 fluid head and the ENG 75/2 D tripod by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, help him to accomplish. The result is excellence: ten Telly Awards in the "Internet/Online Video" category have gone to Nuru International in the last two years.
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Great performance in small team with Sachtlers FSB 8 Posted: 22/05/2013
Great performance in small team with Sachtlers FSB 8

To shoot the documentary Steppenlauf, cinematographer Florian Langanke traveled all the way to Mongolia. Together with director Anni Seitz, he accompanied three young Mongolian cross-country skiers, who, in spite of difficult training conditions in their country, would like to participate in the global community of top-class athletics. Their biggest dream is to take part in the Winter Olympics. In a small team, consisting of the two graduates from the Filmakademie Baden-Wrttemberg and an interpreter, Florian Langanke depended on the FSB 8 fluid head with the Speed Lock 75 CF tripod by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

Tags: Sachtler | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Steppenlauf | Florian Langanke | Anni Seitz | FSB 8 | fluid head | tripod head | Speed Lock 75 CF | tripod system | compact | lightweight | quick set-up | easy handling | 5.2kg | 11.5 lbs | sodeload | self-illuminating | Touch Bubble | fast-action | clamping system | Speed Lock | Canon EOS C300
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Making demanding web videos around the world with Sachtlers Ace M Posted: 19/04/2013
Making demanding web videos around the world with Sachtlers Ace M

"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come," thought young filmmakers Paul Jax and Niclas Lffler in the spirit of Victor Hugo and so they started their own film production company We Make Them Wonder in 2012. Their specialty: web videos that stand out from the crowd demanding and creative. With these ideas, they are very successful, and their commissioned work has already taken them to 18 countries. The filmmakers were looking for a handy, lightweight tripod system suited to the budget of the young start-up company; they needed a system with a quick set-up, durability, versatility, intuitive operation, and designed for work with video-enabled DSLR cameras. They chose the Ace M tripod system with mid-level spreader by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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