One of the best things about being a younger rental house is that we’ve been able to grow with a lot of our clients. Director Josh Greenbaum was one of Stray Angel’s very fist clients back when the business was still being run out of our CEO’s Hollywood apartment. This week, Josh’s SXSW Award Winning documentary, ‘The Short Game’, gets its initial select city theatrical release.
Stray Angel Films is proud to carry Fuji’s revolutionary new on-set color management system, the IS-100 (aka CCBOXX). The Fuji IS-100 enables real time high-precision color management during principal photography for all types of digital cinema including feature films, TV shows, and commercials. It is also fully compliant with the ACES Specification of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The H4N Zoom recorder has been a big hit for filmmakers shooting with DSLRs. It’s a great handheld recorder that allows you to use its microphone or plug in an external. It’s a few years old now and Zoom has just announced it’s replacement, the brand new Zoom H6.
While new camera’s tend to get all the buzz, we think that there’s a lot of reasons to get excited over the H6! Zoom is calling it the “most advanced portable recorder ever”. It offers six tracks of simultaneous recording and has interchangeable input capsules such as X/Y, MS, and Shotgun mics. Dual XLR/TRS combo capsules can also be purchased.
Our clients continually impress us with their creative and unique work. David Gil, a very talented DP, rents from us for every shoot he does. Recently, he was hired to shoot some web videos for Kraft Lunchables and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.
We supplied all the gear for the shoot including Canon C300s and Paralinx Arrow Wireless video transmitters. The videos are now all on YouTube, our favorite is probably the giant water balloon. The slow motion was shot using our Sony FS700.
Stray Angel Films is well known for our rentals, but we are also a growing production company. Recently we were the production company on a documentary about the Korean War, Fading Away.
Fading Away is a feature length documentary that focuses on the untold stories of war veterans, refugees, and others who were impacted by the Korean War. The film is divided in to seven parts, strung together and led by the powerful recollection of the journey of a 13 year-old Korean War orphan who fled the North to the South as he recalls his memories and emotions of the war.
Last week, we were hired to produce a video for The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. There is a real problem in the Los Angeles Unified School District with about half of the students being overweight. Obesity is considered to be the most important indicator of increased future health risks, so they have decided this problem is something that should be tackled immediately.
Their solution to the obesity epidemic in our schools is a program called “School Fuel”. The School Fuel program will take breakfast in to the classroom rather than just in the cafeteria. This is really important because it helps not only to combat obesity, but also boosts academic performance.
We were happy to lend a hand with this project. They are up for a $100k grant, and it would really mean a lot if you could take a moment to vote for them. You can read more and vote for here.
Most people feel that LED lighting is the future of the film industry for a couple of reasons. Arri seems to think so too and has released a new generation of lights, the L- series, which contains LED Fresnel lighting fixtures.
Arri is really proud of this line. After using one, I think they should be! They have done their best to make sure that these LED lights are as close as possible to traditional Fresnel fixtures in both function and performance.