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iDC Photo Video at the 2012 NAB Show

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We invite you to stop by the iDC Photo Video booth (C7148) at the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas. We will have new Camera Movers on display that you won't want to miss! See our schedule below for my various presentations throughout the week. We hope to see you there!

-Bruce

2012 Workshops with Bruce Dorn

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2012 finds Bruce teaching more Canon EOS Destination Workshops in Sedona, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming. These on-location workshops are a great chance to explore environmental portaiture with Bruce and capture some breathtaking imagery. Don't wait to Register!

Sedona: Environmental Portraiture
June 16, 2012, 5:00 am - 8:00 pm (Exact start and end times may vary)
Register on Canon's Website

Sedona: Environmental Portraiture
June 17, 2012, 5:00 am - 8:00 pm (Exact start and end times may vary)
Register on Canon's Website

Jackson Hole: Capturing Environmental Portraiture
September 29, 2012, 5:30 am - dusk (Exact start and end times may vary)
Register on Canon's Website

Jackson Hole: Capturing Environmental Portraiture
September 30, 2012, 5:30 am - dusk (Exact start and end times may vary)
Register on Canon's Website

The Canon 5D Mark III Has Arrived

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Uncle Canon has finally released the much-anticipated 5D Mark III and she's a beauty...

Yes, I have had this camera in my hot little hands and its very, very nice. They gave us a proper little 3.5mm headphone jack (at last!) so the audio features of the Mark III are greatly improved. I'll let you read more in the official press release but I'm very pleased with this logical evolution of the Canon 5D line. And don't worry, the 5D Mark II is gonna stick around for the foreseeable future too.

View all 5D Mark III Products from iDC Photo Video

Bruce's Appearances at WPPI 2012

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It's already time for WPPI again, and we thought you might like to know Bruce's schedule for the show. Here it is:

Monday, February 20, 2012

  • 10:00am - 10:30am Unique Photo Booth #737 in the Grand Ballroom
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm Canon Stage Booth #410 - The Moving Portrait HDLSR in the Grand Ballroom 
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Portfolio Reviews in the CPS Lounge
  • 3:15pm - 3:45pm Tiffen Booth #925 in the Grand Ballroom

Tuesday, Februrary 21, 2012

  • 10:00am - 11:30am Canon Speedlite Booth #410 in the Grand Ballroom
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm Canon Stage #401 - The Moving Portrait HDSLR in the Grand Ballroom
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm Tiffen Booth #925 in the Grand Ballroom
  • 3:15pm - 3:45pm Unique Photo Booth #737 in the Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

  • 11:00am - 11:30am Canon Stage -The Moving Portriat HDSLR
  • 12:30pm - 1:15pm Unique Photo Booth #737 in the Grand Ballroom

Also, I will be in the B&H Booth for the entire show, so stop by and say hello!

- Maura

iDC Salutes Danfung Dennis on his Academy Award Nomination!

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Our friend Danfung Dennis is an incredible HDSLR photojournalist/filmmaker and now an Academy Award Nominee in the Best Documentary Feature category! Danfung knocked ‘em out at Sundance with the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize and the World Cinema Cinematography Award for his documentary "Hell and Back Again" and should do great at the Academy Awards as well. And all with nothing more than a Canon 5D Mark II, a few well-chosen lenses, a Glidecam HD2000, and some custom-built accessories from iDC. We were there to help Danfung in the early days and are very proud of our association with this brilliant young filmmaker...

Back in 2009, Danfung was an embedded journalist with the 8th Marines' Echo Company when President Obama ordered a 21,000 troupe surge in Afghanistan. During a brief return to the States, Danfung contacted iDC to get some help with his cobbled-together Canon 5D shooting rig. At that time we were already offering our original iDC Run & Gun rig but Danfung had some special needs and was simply inquiring if we could make a couple of mods to his home-brewed support system. I took one quick look at his fragile DIY rig - and a long look at his amazing film trailer - and immediately decided to make a special effort to him help out with a complete rethink of what "Run & Gun" truly means.

Color on White with Continuous Light

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When you shoot as much video footage as we do, you definitely need to consider continuous light sources for both still and video. Strobes and Speedlites are great for still work, but motion capture requires continuous light. Bright, full spectrum continuous light can be created with either incandescent or fluorescent lamps. Both work great when placed behind a well-designed softbox with a sheer layer of diffusion like a wonderfully translucent grid-cloth material...