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The Tegra is Here! by cinequipwhite
June 14, 2011, 11:19 am
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If anyone is interested in the wonderful world of Kino, do yourself a favor and come by the Toronto office in the next few weeks and check out the new Kino Tegra! It’s a 4 bank 4′ fixture, with a ballast on board and full dimming capabilities. Not available until the end of July, but in our showroom now.
See you soon.

~Jonathan Stainton

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New Kino Gear by cinequipwhite
November 29, 2010, 11:15 am
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Lighting Workshop Poll by cinequipwhite
July 22, 2010, 9:51 am
Filed under: Lighting, Reference, workshop | Tags: , , , ,

   For those of you in the Toronto area, this is a poll for you!

   We are hard away at planning out an intensive lighting workshop for sometime in the very near future and want to hear from you! Are there any aspects of lighting, and the science of light that you are curious about?

   Also, when would you be interested in having it?

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



February Freeze, tomorrow February 9th!!! by cinequipwhite

The countdown is on. Its gonna happen. Tomorrow this empty studio will be filled with people, talking to suppliers, networking with peers. Spending a delightful afternoon checkin us out.  Tomorrow morning, 11am– its show time!

I have to say, there is a lot here. MEGA is a huge studio- the largest in North America- and looking at it right now, its filling up quite nicely. Our suppliers have outdone themselves this year- stop by anytime between the hours of 11am and 7pm and you’ll see what I mean.

February Freeze is being Held at Pinewood Toronto Studios at 255 Commissioner’s Street.

You will find more information on the show here.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

~Tracy



February Freeze- Lowel Blender Giveaway! by cinequipwhite

Well Folks,  we are one day away from the fabulous February Freeze being held at the Pinewood Toronto Film Studios February 9th from 11am-7pm. For more information on the February Freeze, follow this link.

Did we mention that it’s in the MEGA Stage?  We’re pretty excited about that.  As I am writing this from the stage 4 production office, I ‘m checking out all the amazing suppliers setting up for this show, and all of the William F. White Gear is loading in and it looks Spectacular.  This is one massive space and there is a whole bunch of magic happening here right now.

One thing I have to mention, everyone has to get down here tomorrow, and visit Don Youngman at the Lowel booth. Ask Don for a ballot and enter to win one of the new Lowel Blenders!

While you’re at it, see Steve next door in the Tiffen booth, check out all the Steadicam gear, and enter win a copy of the Steadicam Operators handbook!

~Tracy Alves



Lowel’s New SoftCore™ by cinequipwhite

February Freeze will soon be upon us, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there.

For the past couple of weeks we have been spreading the word about the amazing Lowel blender give away, but here is another reason to visit Don at his Lowel booth.

We weren’t sure if we would have this in time for the show, but its been confirmed and Lowel will be showcasing the new Lowel SoftCore!

Introducing SoftCore,

a compact light fixture that adds versatility and control to softbox lighting setups.

Its quick exchange lampheads swap easily, and give the option of using up to 5 screwthreaded

fluorescent lamps, for lighting larger areas with more output. Its unique patented 4 arm system

now makes conventional soft boxes fast to attach, and a breeze to rotate.

Used with our new 80 Watt high C.R.I. fluorescent lamps, SoftCore delivers beautiful, soft, constant source daylight that accurately renders all the colors of your shot.

  • SoftCore works with popular video accessory softboxes.
  • 3 easy to swap fluorescent lamphead options.
  • Uses Lowels High C.R.I. compact fluorescents and other Edison base CFL’s.
  • Patented 4 arm hooking system makes softbox attaching quick & painless.
  • Arms rotate & adjust for optimum softbox balance and position.
  • Convenient tilt handle for smooth lighting angle adjustments.
  • Allows attachment of a Lowel Pole &Weight for perfect balance on the stand, when using larger front heavy lampheads, lamps, & softboxes.
  • Folds down efficiently for compact kit storage.
  • US Patents: 6, 176,598 , 7,416,316

So come down to Pinewood Toronto Film Studios, February 9th, and have a look for yourself!

February Freeze is being held at Pinewood Toronto Film studios located 255 Commissioner’s Street, Toronto, ON. For more information on this year’s February Freeze go here.

~ Tracy Alves




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