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New Kino Gear by cinequipwhite
November 29, 2010, 11:15 am
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Steadicam Open house – November 12th by cinequipwhite
November 11, 2010, 12:05 pm
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Be sure to stop by and meet with Peter Abraham, Steadicam operator extraordinaire, and all around great guy.

From 11am – 3pm he will be giving information on how to operate the Flyer, Zephyr, Pilot and possibly even the new Scout system as well as giving tips to help current operators.

Don’t miss it!

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



Steadicam Meet and Greet! by cinequipwhite


And

Would like to invite you to a meet and greet with Peter Abraham;
North America’s leading steadicam instructor!

Drop by from 9am to 2pm on Friday April the 30th and get a guided tour and a little bit of a demo of the Steadicam Pilot, Flyer, Archer, Ultra 2, and possibly other new Steadicam models that were just introduced at NAB.

Where: CinequipWhite Toronto
When: Friday, April 30th 2010
Time: 9am – 2pm

So feel free to drop by this no charge info session, ask some questions, and try one a Steadicam system!

This is a free learning session with special thanks to Tiffen / Steadicam and Peter Abraham for making the time available.

See you there!



CINEQUIPWHITE / WILLIAM F WHITE FEBRUARY FREEZE! by cinequipwhite

William F. White International in conjunction with CinequipWhite Inc. is once again excited to announce the return of our upcoming yearly Trade Show, the FEBRUARY FREEZE! This widely anticipated pre-NAB event, which has become known for bringing together production professionals with the very latest innovation and technology, will again be held at Pinewood Toronto Studios on Tuesday, February 9th 2010 from 11am to 7pm.

Last year’s day- long annual event boasted an attendance of more than 1,100 leading film and television production  professionals spanning regions from Ontario to the U.S. while showcasing the very latest in technology from over 40  prominent motion picture, broadcast, and live entertainment industry suppliers

Now in its 8th year, the February Freeze  is a great opportunity for any sound, lighting or video professionals in the area to take advantage of this remarkable showcase, attend informative seminars and interact with peers  while getting a first-hand glimpse into William F. White International and CinequipWhite’s  world class  2010 inventory.

The Pinewood Toronto Studios complex is located in Toronto’s Portlands just minutes from downtown Toronto.

The studios boast more than a quarter of a million square feet of production space, including seven sound stages and the Mega Stage with 46,000 sq ft of column-free space 60 feet in height. This is the largest purpose-built studio in North America. Space for ancillary businesses such as post-production companies, union and guild offices, film schools and support and entertainment services for these businesses are available.
 

The Comweb Group of companies was originally founded in1988 by Paul Bronfman.

In addition to William F. White International, CinequipWhite Inc. is also a Comweb Group member.

 CinequipWhite Inc. is a full service sales company serving the broadcast, video, motion picture, architectural and theatrical production industries in Canada. As well, Comweb, through its wholly owned subsidiary William F. White International Inc. is a major shareholder in Sparks Camera and Lighting Inc., a company based in Budapest Hungary which is a leading provider of production equipment to Western and Eastern European producers.

 William F. White International (WFW) is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television and theatrical production equipment. With offices across the country, the company has the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances.

 William F White International’s most recent productions include CBC’s Being Erica, Fringe (Season 2), the A-Team as well as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. For a complete list of credits as well as information on equipment for the film industry please visit our website:  www.whites.com.

“We made a deliberate decision to showcase the latest in production technology in Toronto’s first ever massive sound stage…  We really wanted to excite the industry about everything Toronto and Ontario has to offer. And judging by the attendance, we see that we definitely made the right decision.”

 ~Paul Bronfman, Chairman and CEO of the Comweb Group



Video: Lighting with Dedolights by cinequipwhite
December 8, 2009, 1:51 pm
Filed under: Demos, Gear, Lighting, Reference | Tags: , , ,

Thanks to the good people at AbelCinetech!

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more about “Video: Lighting with Dedolights“, posted with vodpod

 

~Ryan Glover
CinequipWhite Inc Rentals



Zylight – Demystified! by cinequipwhite
August 13, 2009, 12:36 pm
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Do YOU like LEDs? If so, you really should read / watch this post. If not, you should probably read / watch this post to have your mind changed!
Today we will be showcasing the Zylight Z90, an LED sungun capable of a MASSIVE rage of colour temperatures, colour corrections, gel colours, and hues all without resorting to accessories. Not only that but it’s also remote controllable from the wireless Zylink. A wireless device that can control 10 separate channels, with an unlimited number of Zylights on each channel. On top of that, its also DMX controllable, so you can plug it into your board and control all of your LED lights wirelessly with accuracy!
Chances are you haven’t had a chance to play with the Z90 yet, but worry not. We are here to give you the scoop on operating this wonderful light, and all the versatility it comes with.
Check out the video below, or click the video to the left to watch.

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more about “Zylight Introduction! on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod

 

Photometric Data:
Distance / fc [lux]
3.3′ [1m] / 53.1 [571]
6.6′ [2m] / 13.3 [143]
16.4′ [5m] / 2.1 [22.9]
32.8′ [10m] / 0.5 [5.8]
Measured at 100% Daylight C/T. Tungsten values approximately equal.

a more comprehensive review to come…

~Jonathan Stainton
Cinequipwhite Inc.



Popping in for Info by cinequipwhite
August 12, 2009, 9:18 am
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We had a pleasant surprise on Friday when  local wedding still shooter Brian Tao popped by to say hello and test out the much sought after Dedolight DLOB-ML (Now officially named LEDZILLA) for himself, and others from the “Digital Wedding Forum” of whom we have seen some traffic over the past few weeks.

Its great to see another community of media professionals interested in an advanced and blossoming field of technology. LEDs are shaping up to become one of the next big steps in the lighting industry, utilizing much less energy, and reducing the reliance we have on disposable bulbs. By no means are they perfect, but they are definitely something to pay attention to as they get better and better.

But back to Brian. One thing he made me realize is that there are a HUGE amount of people looking to play with gear in person, to see if its a good fit  for them or not. Brian obviously had done more than his fair share of research on other products, as well as the Dedo. This product diligence is impressive, and we encourage ANYONE  interested in any of the products we sell to come in and do an in person review of what that product can do for you.

In the case of the DLOB-ML, we talked a bit about price, and although the little light is a bit on the expensive side, its well worth the money and could solve a lot of lighting needs. I was reminded of a great point that may other industry people (stills, video, film) can truly take into consideration: There is no sense searching for the best deal; search for the product that best suits your needs. Its a good rule to live by, since we have all been stuck in the Price over Quality trap before.

So, call us, drop by, and request more demo videos! It can only help other like minded individuals who want to know more too. And THAT my friends, is what we are about. Helping people just like you.

Brian Tao is a photographer based in Toronto who shoots anything from portraits to weddings, and even more. His work can be found here. Photo courtesy of Brian Tao, Luxography. Model: The infamous Jonathan Stainton.

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.