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Litepanels LED Lighting

Litepanels has changed the way people think about LED (light emitting diode) production lighting.  With Litepanels 1×1 and Miniplus lighting fixtures, we see the highly mobile, yet powerful output that makes Litepanels an ideal option for everything from studio setups to documentary shoots and beyond. Available in 5600K and 3200K temperatures, the Litepanels 1×1 is an absolute workhorse.  Whether you’re key lighting a news anchor or filling the shadows on a daytime exterior, the Litepanels 1×1 is a friend you can rely on.  Lightweight and capable of running on Anton Bauer batteries or AC power, the 1×1 is a convenient and efficient answer for long hand-held sessions and static shoots.  Easily dimmable via a toggle on the back, the 1×1 can also be adapted via drop-in gels (CTO, CTB, etc). Small and powerful, the Litepanels Miniplus kits are ideal for everything from running and gunning to functioning as an eye light.  Fully dimmable, these lights can mount directly on-camera via an articulated arm or hot shoe mount.  Emitting heat and flicker free light, the Litepanels Miniplus kits are available in flood and spot configurations.  The Litepanels Miniplus batteries will power your light for hours at full capacity – this efficiency and adaptability makes the Litepanels Miniplus systems optimal for low-light shooting (night clubs, concerts, etc) where you need a rich fill light without the hassle of generators, stingers or stands. Rent Litepanels LED lighting from Moving Picture today!  We’re here to give your next production a professional edge! Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Zeiss ZE DSLR Lens Set

As DSLR cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon 7D have gained popularity there has been an influx of available DSLR accessories.  With DSLR gear flooding the scene we’ve seen the emergence of everything from the Redrock DSLR Cinema Bundle to the Hoodman Hoodloupe Viewfinder to the Marshall V-LCD70P HDMI monitor. In recent history, Zeiss entered the DSLR ring with their spectacular set of EF mount (Canon compatible) lenses.  With a solid metal design (no plastic) and no need for a Canon adapter, the Zeiss ZE series promises ease of use and top of the line image quality. All information is transferred via electronic contacts allowing for use of all exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, auto exposure, etc).  Capable of capturing extremely sharp images along with a smooth, filmic bokeh, the ZE lens series is a versatile, crisp alternative to standard DSLR lenses. Capture a professional look for your next video production with a Zeiss DSLR lens.  Rent Zeiss ZE DSLR lenses at Moving Picture: – Zeiss ZE SLR Distagon 18mm Lens T3.5 – Zeiss ZE SLR Distagon 28mm Lens T2 – Zeiss ZE SLR Planar 50mm Lens T1.4 – Zeiss ZE SLR Planar 85mm Lens T1.4 – Zeiss ZE SLR Makro Planar 100mm Lens T2 Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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The New ARRI ALEXA

ARRI’s newest digital camera, the ALEXA, is set to roll out this summer on a limited run.  Featured prominently at this year’s NAB Convention in Las Vegas, the ARRI ALEXA is already being touted as the next evolution in digital cinema. Utilizing their experience as industry leaders in film camera production, ARRI’s latest effort aims at maintaining this reputation on the digital front.  With an ARRI-made Super 35 format sensor, the ALEXA can shoot 1080P direct to the camera. SxS cards handle the onboard storage for the ALEXA, creating a seamless workflow from shooting to editing.  The ALEXA allows you to shoot full 1080P video, encoded down to the SxS cards in Final Cut Pro native codecs (ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444).  This means you can shoot a scene, pop the card into your computer and begin editing immediately without wasting a moment on conversion. Utilizing a Dual Gain Architecture (DGA) in its CMOS sensor, the ALEXA ensures the same wide exposure latitude across a range of sensitivity from EI 200 to EI 1600.  This generates low noise images with good detail in highlight and shadow areas.  Coupled with the versatility and dynamic range of 13.5 stops, the ALEXA captures a film-like aesthetic unlike any other digital camera. The ALEXA’s Exchangeable Lens Mount (ELM) system allows for the use of all 35mm PL mount lenses as well as Panavision, Canon or Nikon lenses.  Additionally, the ALEXA’s electronics system can easily be removed and replaced for future upgrades. With a great deal of buzz surrounding the ALEXA’s unique versatility and design, many are projecting that it will redefine the film industry’s expectations of competing gear such as the RED camera systems.  Designed for use across feature, television, commercial, documentary, and music video genres, the ALEXA will become available in late June, 2010.  Moving Picture plans on holding ALEXA training in the summer of 2010 in Miami, Florida.  Rent this revolutionary camera from Moving Picture this summer. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Florida Film Festivals

A producer’s job doesn’t end with the wrap party.  Keeping a finger on the pulse of the film festival circuit is an essential part of the process.  With the number of active festivals growing all the time, this can become extremely overwhelming.  For that reason, we’ve created a list of all the upcoming Florida film festival deadlines.  Good luck! _________________________________________ Global Peace Film Festival Orlando, Florida September 21-26, 2010 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: May 21 _________________________________________ Central Florida Film Festival Ocoee, Florida September 3-6, 2010 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: June 14 _________________________________________ Freakshow Horror Film Festival Orlando, Florida October 8-10, 2010 Regular Deadline: May 14 Late Deadline: August 13 _________________________________________ 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival Palm Bay, Florida July 9-10, 2010 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: May 15 _________________________________________ Jacksonville Film Festival Jacksonville, Florida October 13-17, 2010 Regular Deadline: May 31 Late Deadline: June 15 _________________________________________ Delray Beach Film Festival December 8-12, 2010 Earlybird Deadline: June 1 Regular Deadline: August 1 Late Deadline: October 15 _________________________________________ Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 22 – November 11, 2010 Earlybird Deadline: June 1 Regular Deadline: July 1 Late Deadline: August 1 _________________________________________ The Clearwater Film Festival September 29 – October 3, 2010 Regular Deadline: June 1 Late Deadline: August 1 _________________________________________ Independents’ Film Festival November, 2010 (Dates TBD) Regular Deadline: June 1 Late Deadline: N/A _________________________________________ Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival October 7-17, 2010 Regular Deadline: June 15 Late Deadline: August 1 _________________________________________ Miami Short Film Festival Miami, Florida November 13-20 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: June 30 Extended Deadline: August 30 _________________________________________ Naples International Film Festival November 4-7, 2010 Regular Deadline: July 1 Late Deadline: July 7 _________________________________________ Orlando Film Festival Orlando, Florida November 3-7, 2010 Earlybird Deadline: July 1 Regular Deadline: July 25 Late Deadline: August 2 Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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The ARRI M18 HMI

ARRI introduced its new ARRI M18, an 1800W SE HMI, at last year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas.  Having become available this past summer, the M18 has proven itself as a versatile and efficient lighting system.  With an average lamp life of 750 hours and a tagline as “the brightest HMI you can plug into the wall,” the M18 combines convenience with dependability. The M18 combines elements of PAR and Fresnel optics to spread an even beam of “TrueBlue” light that is adjustable from 20-60 degrees.  This lens-less system provides an intense and broadly focusable output without any need to reach for spreader lenses. The M18 is deceivingly small for the amount of power it packs.  At less than 25 pounds, the M18 is no bigger than a 1200W PAR yet it has a 70 percent higher light output.  Adding to the versatility is the newly designed EB 1200/1800 electronic ballast.  This allows for seamless switching between 1200W and 1800W functions, thus doubling the M18’s abilities without any cumbersome increase in size. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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