Initially, iDC’s SYSTEM ONE was designed as a perfectly-balanced and elegantly-simple support platform for the “taller” HDSLR form-factor cameras. These include the Canon 1DMKIV, Canon 5DMKII with Grip, Canon 7D with Grip, and the Nikon D3s.
What’s better than springtime in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Well, the same location with professional models to photograph, plenty of nifty Canon gear to play with, and a generous instructor to lean on...
The iDC crew recently traveled to New Mexico to spend a couple of days at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. This area is the wintering grounds for thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Light Geese. Maura, Kiersa, and I played with a variety of iDC gear and even a few interesting prototypes. A great time was had by all. Although we shot a ton of footage, we kept this video clip brief to give you a quick overview of this target-rich location. Check it out next winter if you can. The birds usually arrive in early December...
Our pal Tyler Stableford shared this splashy behind-the-scenes snapshot of a couple of Marine Corps Filmmakers working with iDC’s System Zero. Tyler was instructing the Marines during a week-long Canon-sponsored workshop.
We were watching the San Francisco episode of The Wild Within where the hunter/gather/host Steve Rinella was trying to live off the land in Urban San Francisco. Check it out if you get a chance. Towards the end of the episode, when Steve is serving a sumptuous-looking road-kill raccoon to some ultra hip locals, watch closely and you'll see a sneaky little iDC U-Boat surface right between a pair of unwitting diners. Too funny.
If you work on the show and have any production stills to share, we'd love to see 'em!
I recently traveled to Carbondale, Colorado (just outside of Aspen) to document one of my fellow Explorers at work. Canon Explorer of Light, Tyler Stableford, an Action/Adventure shooter of considerable talent, recently shot some compelling ice climbing sequences for the outdoors clothing manufacturer, Patagonia.