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July 25, 2017

Field Production

Gear: The Rolleiflex Hipjib Takes the Load Off

From German-born photographer, videographer and inventor Gert Wagner and the folks at International Supplies, comes the Rolleiflex hipjib, one of those small pieces of gear that really helps in the field. When you’re shooting in a crowded situation with a tripod or monopod and find it hard to navigate through the maddening mess of photographers

Gear: iKlip Grip, It’s the little things that count!

Mobile filmmakers will love this iKlip Grip from iK Multimedia. It’s one of those tiny, don’t-leave-home-without-it pieces of gear that we keep in our camera bag at all times. It comes in a small felt carry-bag that easily stores conveniently and the ball-head allows it to swivel in any direction, horizontal, vertical and Dutch angle.

Geek Gear: Droning ALTA 8, Phantom Miro, Freefly

Tabb Firchau, of CineStar, writes a detailed and very interesting case study of his recent shoot with Hugh Bell and their newest product, the large drone, ALTA 8, which can handle up to 40lbs.The Phantom Miro shot at 1500fps at 1080p mounted to a MoVI M15 gimbal on an ALTA. For his detailed tutorial and

Gear: Switronix Hypercore 98AG Batteries for the Field

Following is a excerpt from a press release issued today by Switronix about their Hypercore 98AG batteries. We can’t officially review this product since we haven’t used it in the field and run it through its paces, but it sure looks great! We all want something lightweight and efficient. I also like the idea of