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Always popular with our attendees, the Lighting Stage at ProFusion features live shooting demonstrations that not only showcase some amazing lighting products, but also the skills of some truly amazing photographers as well. This year, the Lighting Stage is proud to present the incredibly talented photographers Billie Chiasson, Jason Lanier, Justin Van Leeuwen and Phil Sutherland. Billie Chiasson – Presented by LEDGO Topic: Creating beautiful light for beauty, portrait and commercial photography November 13 – 12:00 p.m. November 14 – 11:00 a.m. Bio: Billie is a Commercial, Beauty, Fine Art and Fashion photographer and Creative Director who’s unique style is often described as nothing…

The main stage at ProFusion Expo is always where we like to showcase the industry’s movers and shakers and the latest developments in gear. Last year, Canon introduced us to YouTube superstar Peter McKinnon and Sony presented highlights from the Canada C3 expedition with the team that captured the absolutely stunning video and stills from around the three coasts of Canada. This year is shaping up to be even better with presenters from Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, MAG-Z and the official Canadian Launch of the exciting DJI Mavic 2 drone. Official DJI Spark Canadian Launch November 13 – 6:00 p.m. on…

This week, Vistek’s Pro Video Solutions Group Technical Account Manager Richard Bacsa goes over five easy ways to improve your live streaming broadcasts and ultimately grow your audience. 1) Fast internet There is nothing worse than lag or drop in frame rate and quality due to your internet speed not being adequate for live streaming your content. Before you get started, check with your service provider on your upload speed, which is the function you require for a reliable stream. You can also test it at Speedtest. Not sure what upload speed you need to meet basic live streaming requirements?…

The new Gudsen MOZA Air 2 is a heavy lift handheld gimbal with an impressive payload capacity of up to 4.2kg (9.2lbs) and a host of other updated features. Hardware Thanks to its newly optimized high torque motors and next generation Field Oriented Control (FOC) technology the Air 2 can handle most DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and pocket cinema cameras such as the Sony FS5. The Air 2 is powered by the MOZA Spark Power Supply System which draws its power from four high-rate Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and thanks to a new Battery Management System (BMS) provides a maximum run time…

In Ep. 5 of our ongoing Walk/Talk web series, we go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour on the set of Amazon Prime’s epic, filmed in Toronto, Sci-Fi series The Expanse, and talk about what it takes to visualize and capture such expansive worlds with the man behind the camera, Director of Photography Jeremy Benning csc. WALK/TALK Ep. 5: Jeremy Benning, csc – Views from the top We talk about what goes into creating, shooting, and lighting such monumentally scaled productions. Jeremy is a masterful cinematographer – often regarded as one of North America’s best. Join us for a behind-the-scenes walk through…

Vistek’s Pro Video Solutions Group Technical Account Manager Richard Bacsa introduces us to five powerful video accessories that are designed to help improve your video workflow. LaCie Co-Pilot Let’s start with one of the most convenient units I’ve had the pleasure of working with. The LaCie Co-Pilot. Early on in my career I’ve dabbled with handling onset data, archiving was always tedious and time consuming. Let me tell you, for projects requiring fast turnaround and seamless backup, without a computer this puppy checks all the right boxes. Looking to back up on the go? (Backup On-Set Solution) it has an SD card…

Crowd favourites, Miguel Jacob and Raph Nogal are back at ProFusion Expo again this year, demonstrating the latest in lighting gear in the Profoto booth. Check out their presentation schedules below. Day One Profoto Booth Presentation Small Light, Small Space, Big Results – Raph Nogal Utilizing Profoto’s latest offering, the Profoto B10, Raph will take you through his thought process when photographing portraits in a small space. Raph will show you the infinite possibilities when you use off camera flash and Profoto’s light shaping tools to create images that your clients will love. Together we will explore the “Power of…

Join Mag-Z’s Ryan Wang on the ProFusion Expo Main Stage as he showcases the ATOM Motion Control Arm, through an intimate live operational demonstration and power point stage presentation. During his presentation, Ryan will also highlight MAG-Z’s services studio and gear and how it allow creators and industry to engage and explore the 360-degree possibilities that the ATOM and MAG-Z provides. About Ryan Wang Ryan Wang graduated Ryerson University with a BFA. As an established Director of Photography, he has worked on many major and indie budget productions in the Asian Film Market for such notable luminaries as Jackie…

Join Olympus Visionary Peter Baumgarten in the Olympus Booth throughout the day for his presentations on shooting with Olympus cameras and lenses for both wildlife/landscape photography and astrophotography. By Path or Paddle – Photographing the Natural World The great outdoors offers some amazing photo opportunities. Paddle and hike along with Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary as he discusses the challenges and joys of outdoor photography, including tips and techniques to improve your landscape, macro, and wildlife photography. The Wonders of the Night Sky – A Journey of Photographic Discovery The night sky holds fascination for many people. Join Peter Baumgarten,…

With today’s development announcement at Photokina of the ZX1, Zeiss has officially entered the (getting to be very crowded) full-frame mirrorless camera market segment. As mentioned, the full-frame mirrorless camera is becoming increasingly crowded all of a sudden. Sony is still the leader, but with Nikon and Canon joining the fray that will change, even more so now with Sigma and Panasonic recently announcing their intentions to release full-frame mirrorless bodies. So why should we be excited about Zeiss’s announcement of the ZX1? The Glass… The interplay between the lens and sensor ensures first-class picture quality with that typical ZEISS…

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