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2 Ways To Up Your Timelapse Game

2 Ways to Up Your Timelapse Game

The mechanical Modo timelapse system adds both panning and tracking motion to timelapse shots, without the burden of batteries, belts, and big budgets. There are 2 ways that Modo – Pan specifically can affect the style of your timelapse. Depending … Continue reading

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2 Reasons to Add Motion Timelapse to Your Workflow

2 Reasons to Add Motion Timelapse to Your Workflow

There are plenty of good reasons why a filmmaker or photographer would add motion timelapse to their workflow. Some reasons might be for visual variety, to convey the passing of time, or just to make the overall piece more stylish. … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Goes ‘Over The Falls’ In Grip Reacher Review

Grip Reacher Review

Filmmaker Slavik Boyechko, of Video Dads, recently put the Grip Reacher through the paces in a very comprehensive review. The following clip is a collection of some of the unique perspectives that Slavik was able to achieve using the Grip … Continue reading

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Bundle and Save on the Duzi Slider

Bundle and Save on Duzi Slider Bundles

Bundle and save! Add the Grip Reacher and the Modo – Drive to your Duzi Slider to get new and countless camera angles, as well as capture epic motion timelapses. Learn more about Duzi Slider Bundles.

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Win a Cinevate Hedron Slider with Fly-Wheel

Win a Cinevate Hedron Slider with Fly-Wheel

Share photos of your Cinevate gear in action and include the tag ‪#‎OneHedron‬ for your chance to win a free Hedron Slider with Fly-Wheel 🙂 Share your photos on any of these sites to be entered to win… Facebook: facebook.com/showtheworld … Continue reading

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Patagonia Like You’ve Never Seen It

Patagonica

Patagonia like you’ve never seen it – Choosing gear to empower cinematic storytelling from a pack By Joe ‘Dapp’ Foster Watch Patagonica at www.patagonicafilm.com to see the Duzi and Modo in action. When it came down to choosing what to … Continue reading

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Introducing Modo – Pan

fi-modo-pan

Modo – Pan is a precise motion timelapse head for your camera. Modo’s completely mechanical system frees you from the restrictions of cables, belts, and batteries. Modo delivers precision timelapse movement in two speeds – 360 degrees in 30 or … Continue reading

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How to Shoot a Sunset Timelapse

How to Shoot a Sunset Timelapse

Filmmaker Victor Chimenti of CostalProductions.com shares some helpful hints for shooting a motion timelapse of a sunset. Stay tuned for more helpful motion timelapse tips in this ongoing series. If you have any requests for what you would like us … Continue reading

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Introducing Grip Reacher

Cinevate Grip Reacher

The Grip Reacher is an incredibly strong and versatile grip arm that enables you to mount and articulate your camera in countless configurations. Use the Grip Reacher on a slider to achieve ‘ground-scraping’ slides or pushes. Looking to capture an … Continue reading

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How to Shoot a Timelapse of Clouds

How to Shoot a Timelapse of Clouds

Filmmaker Victor Chimenti of CostalProductions.com shares some helpful hints for shooting a motion timelapse of clouds. Stay tuned for more helpful motion timelapse tips in this ongoing series. If you have any requests for what you would like us to … Continue reading

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How to Motorize the Duzi Slider for Timelapse

Modo - Motion Timelapse for Duzi Slider

The ability to motorize your Duzi Slider for timelapse has arrived. Back in May we introduced Modo, a battery, cable, and controller-free motion timelapse system, and announced the Modo pre-order sale. It is with great excitement that we’re shipping those … Continue reading

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How These Filmmakers Built a DIY Cable Cam in the Middle of the Rainforest

DIY Cable Cam in the Middle of the Rainforest

It’s always inspiring for us to learn how our customers solve problems. When filmmaker Mat Howes had an idea for a cable cam shot over a waterfall, he didn’t let the fact that he was in the middle of the … Continue reading

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A Beautiful 10 Day Timelapse

A Beautiful 10 Day Timelapse

Friend and filmmaker, Sébastien Devaud, recently produced this gorgeous 10 day timelapse, which shows a variety of plants and flowers growing before your eyes. In the beginning of the video it’s very interesting to hear Sébastien describe some of his … Continue reading

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How to Shoot Motion Timelapse Without Batteries

Modo - Motion Timelapse System

Customers fuel innovation here at Cinevate, and our latest product is testament to that fact. We received feedback from many filmmakers, who asked for a simple and affordable motion timelapse solution. Say goodbye to cables, chargers, batteries, belts, and programming. … Continue reading

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3 Simple Ways to Travel with a Duzi Slider

Cinevate Duzi Slider

The Duzi Slider is the perfect travel companion for any filmmaker that wants to bring along a slider, but still travel light. Watch the video below to find out how 🙂

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The Slider That Gives You A Smoother Slide

Cinevate Hedron Slider Review

Filmmakers are faced with an overwhelming number of options when it comes to sliders these days. With almost too many to choose from, it can make it hard to find the one that suits your style, budget, and workflow best. … Continue reading

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New GoPro Dolly & GoPro Slider Videos

GoPro Dolly + GoPro Slider

We recently shot a few very short clips demonstrating how to get some interesting dolly and slider type shots using your GoPro. You could also get these same shots using a wide variety of smartphones and small cameras on Morpheus. … Continue reading

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National Geographic Filmmaker Weighs in on the Hedron Slider

John Benam with Hedron Slider

By John Benam (Benam Films, Inc.) The Cinevate sliders have always been exceptional. I remember working in the field with a colleague that brought a large Atlas Cinevate ball-bearing slider to the shoot. It was bulky but solid and really … Continue reading

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Smoooth Sale-ing During The Cinevate Slider Sale!

Cinevate Slider Sale

For the month of December we’re offering some great savings on our premium slider line, including the Hedron Slider and the Atlas 200 Slider. Hedron Camera Slider Hedron is a premium slider that delivers smooth slider shots, under extreme payloads, … Continue reading

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A Story Close to Their Hearts

Westfort Productions

The latest commercial from our friends at Westfort Productions, is an exceptional one. The clip absolutely nails several key elements of telling a story. The professional voice talent lends so well to the overall style. The types of shots, whether … Continue reading

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The Stories That Are Hardest to Hear…

Refugees in Northen Iraq

The stories that are hardest to hear, are often the hardest to tell, but have the greatest need to be told. A man by the name of Gary Dowd is telling these stories. Here is one of them… Northern Iraq … Continue reading

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New 30 Second TV Spot from Westfort Productions

Westfort Films 30 Second TV Spot

Westfort Productions‘ latest piece is a 30 second tv spot for Confederation College. It’s really well done, so I thought I’d share it as filmmaking inspiration 🙂 The following is a list of the gear that they used on the … Continue reading

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Designing Your Visuals to Serve the Story

Garsc Ziemi

As a cinematographer it’s important to design a visual approach and aesthetic well before pressing the record button on set. After all, film is a visual medium and how you ‘show’ the story on screen has tremendous impact on the … Continue reading

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Testify! A Hedron Slider Testimonial

Hedron Slider Testimonial

In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing a story about the short film Garsc Ziemi, which is the passion project (7+ years in the making) from Imaginarium Studios. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime we’ll share this testimonial from … Continue reading

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Gear Love and Crowdfunding Advice for Your Indie Film

The Maltese Guinea Pig

Back in June we published a post about a short film called The Maltese Guinea Pig. At the time, Writer and Director, Luke Grandmont, was raising funds via his Indiegogo campaign. It should be noted that Luke used to work … Continue reading

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Graduating from Zoom-ins and Outs

Camera Movement

A zoom lens is incredibly practical when you are framing up a shot. It gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility to capture a variety of focal lengths from a fixed position. But how often have you actually seen a … Continue reading

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Managing (and Lighting) 250 Extras – Music Video

Managing (and Lighting) 250 Extras - Music Video

Mark Klassen is a name you might recognize from a few years ago when he was kicking around with the Stillmotion crew. We had the pleasure of meeting the then teenage shooter and, being from Canada, still run into him … Continue reading

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Tracking Shots Ep. 21 – Rack Attack

Tracking Shots Ep. 21 - Rack Attack

Our pal and Tracking Shots regular Adam Colton has been busy on his latest production for LoadedBoards. Adam is known for capturing his fast moving subjects while maintaining an impressively sharp focus despite using the notoriously shallow depth-of-field DSLRs. Adam … Continue reading

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Tracking Shots Ep.20 – High Speed Behind-the-Scenes

Tracking Shots Ep.20 - High Speed Behind-the-Scenes

Regular Cinevate.com contributor Travis Valtierra is back with a new episode of Rockstar Energy Drink’s “Life in the Foust Lane“. ‘Foust’ takes the viewer behind the scenes of the Octane Academy, drifting competitions, the biggest Rally Cross events the world … Continue reading

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Tracking Shots Ep.19 – Rockstar at the 2012 X Games

Tracking Shots Ep.19 - Rockstar at the 2012 X Games

The X Games wrapped up last week and Rockstar shooter and Cinevate pal, Travis Valtierra has been in a shooting frenzy preparing for the event. Travis has been sharing media and behind-the-scenes with us over various shoots, though mostly on … Continue reading

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