Posted: April 23rd, 2013 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: APA video contest, California advertising photographer, Cinevate, location photographer, Pegasus, video production | No Comments »
The prize for the Best Commercial/Promotional category in the APA 2nd Annual Short Video Contest is the Cinevate Elements Camera Slider Bundle.
The words I hear most often to describe the Pegasus dolly are versatility, creativity and fun. We all know that moving the camera gives a feeling of presence and higher production value. As a kit, it has what you need for many shooting solutions for the independent filmmaker.
The Elements Bundle is lightweight and easily handled by one person. The Pegasus is easy to set up either as a slider dolly or a tabletop dolly. The Pegasus dolly uses steel ball bearings that run smoothly along 15mm carbon rails making for a lightweight but sturdy slider. The design allows the unit to be inverted on the rails for overhead shots that can add a unique moving viewpoint to many subjects. Once you unhook the dolly from the track, it becomes a tabletop dolly that can perform both straight and curved dolly movements.
The kit includes an All Terrain foot system but can also be mounted using adapter plates using 1/4-20 and 3/8 (my favorite) threaded holes or 5/8 holes for lighting stands.
For more information please go to www.Cinevate.com
Posted: April 10th, 2013 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Hoodman, video production | Tags: advertising photographer, Hoodman, Hoodman Custom Finder Kit, Lee White Photography | No Comments »
Hoodman Custom Finder Kit
The prize for the Best Spot News/Editorial Feature category in the APA 2nd Annual Short Video Contest http://tiny.url/apavideo is the Hoodman Custom Finder Kit. With Custom Finder Kit, Hoodman solves one of the persistent problems we have in viewing the LCD screens while shooting video on our HDSLR. As a professional photographer owning Lee White Photography, I have also shot video for over twenty years. I have found few things more problematic than dealing with bright conditions and needing to see what the LCD is telling me. I want to clearly see what my framing is without guessing and that is exactly what the Hoodmanloupe provides me.
The Custom Finder Kit consists of the H32 Hoodloupe with a +3 diopter adjustment and a 1/4 20 mounting solution that attaches to the base of the camera. The base plates are custom milled with anti-twist bars, handstrap slot and camera sling attachment point. For more information, go to www.hoodmanusa.com.
To find out how to submit to the APA 2nd Annual Short Video Contest and to read the fine print, please go here. The contest is open to APA and all creative content creators.
Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Redrock Micro, video, video production | Tags: APA national video contest, California advertising photographer, Redrock Micro, video production | No Comments »
The prize for the Rockin’t It People’s Choice category in the APA 2nd Annual Short Video Contest is the Redock Micro Crossover Kit. With The Crossover Kit, once again Redrock Micro has put together just what a photographer shooting video needs. As a professional photographer owning Lee White Photography, I have also shot video for over twenty years. I have found few things beat well thought-out professional equipment. Shooting video sometimes takes specialized equipment not usually in a photographer’s kit. The Crossover Kit provides just such equipment. I have used the various parts that make up this kit and found them indispensable at times. This is a great starter kit for those getting into video.
The Crossover Kit starts with a choice of base plates, either the DSLR Baseplate, microRRS or lowBase which holds the 15mm support rods. 15mm rods are industry standard so you will be building a very adaptable set. The final piece of the kit is the microMatteBox which controls the glare and gives you two full-size rotating stages for most filtration plus fits virtually any size lens or camera. For more information, I suggest you go to http://store.redrockmicro.com.
To find out how to submit to the APA 2nd Annual Short Video Contest and to read the fine print, please go here: http://tinyurl.com/APAvideo. The contest is open to APA and all creative content creators.
Redrock Micro Crossover-Kit
Posted: April 6th, 2013 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Chimera, Hoodman, SmartSound | Tags: Chimera, Hoodman, SmartSound | No Comments »
APA 2013 Short Video Contest
American Photographic Artists (APA) just announced their 2nd Annual Short Video Contest. All creative professionals are invited to “Show Us Your World In Motion”. Below are details of the contest and a link. Just think there are over $15,000 in cash and some of the coolest video industry prizes.
More than that, every entrant is a winner because Smartsound.com is going to give every entrant a free album of their music and Sonicfire software to edit the music.
“The career of a photographer is all about telling stories. We know that many of you are actively engaging in shooting video/motion. Clients increasingly demand that photographers are adding video as an integral part of their services offered. APA wants to spotlight your talents directly to our extensive subscriber list. This is a great opportunity to showcase your talent to the most respected decision makers in the industry. And, our judges include prominent industry professionals, even more opportunities for you to get your work seen.”
“Beginning April 8th we ask you to submit up to three videos between one and five minutes each. The contest closes on May 26th at 5PM Pacific Standard Time. Winners will be announced on June 11th.”
“There are over $15,000 in cash and prizes including $500 cash and prizes from Adobe, Agency Access, Chimera, Cinevate, Controlled Vocabulary, Dripbook, Glidecam, Hollywood Camera Works, Hoodman, ikan, indisystem, RedRock Micro, Resource, Roberts Imaging, smallHD, Smartsound, and Think Tank Photo. In addition you can win bragging rights and become an award winning Video Director overnight in one of several of the fifteen categories being awarded.”
“To find out how to submit and to read the fine print please go here: http://tinyurl.com/APAvideo . The contest is open to APA and all creative content creators”.
Check it out I think you’ll want to enter.