Whether working with media moguls like Donald Trump or shooting a meet-and-greet with NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, Doc Ajay Johnson Film and Video understands the value of having a reliable power source on hand for the company’s varied projects. In order to keep his productions moving, Ajay Johnson, CEO and production manager of Doc Ajay Johnson Film and Video, depends on Anton/Bauer‘s DIONIC 90 batteries and QR-EX1 under-camera Gold Mount.
Ajay Johnson with Magic Johnson
According to Johnson, an industry pro with more than 30 years of experience, “Just as we are serious about our clients and productions, Anton/Bauer is serious about being the best. The company listens to users to find out what we want from batteries—not only are the batteries lightweight, but they last forever.”
In all scenarios and especially in today’s economy, Johnson chooses his production tools carefully, ensuring they help make his job easier and require fewer people in his crew. During the 2011 Response Expo, for instance, Johnson was on site to film keynote speaker Magic Johnson. Following his speech, Johnson had to quickly move his gear to the Presidential Suite for a meet and greet that included shooting photos and video of several attendees with the NBA Hall of Famer. It’s just these types of scenarios where it’s vital to have equipment that’s both portable and dependable.
To ensure a reliable performance, Johnson uses the QR-EX1 under-camera Gold Mount for the company’s Sony PMW-EX1 camera and three Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90 batteries regularly as the exclusive power source for both the camera and the Litepanels 1×1. In addition, the team typically uses Petrol Bags Cambio support, Manfrotto heads, Litepanels Ringlite Mini, Sony PMW-EX3 camcorders, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital cameras, RED ONE cameras and Zeiss DigiPrime lenses for productions.
“The dual Litepanels 1x1s powered by Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC 90 batteries made for a quick and easy setup for the shoot—ensuring we didn’t keep our VIP waiting,” says Johnson. “The Anton/Bauer batteries have a long life and are very small and lightweight, thus making the 1x1s easy to move around and help me do the shoot without an assistant. I could have never pulled it off without this gear.”
Weighing 1.7 lb., the DIONIC 90 battery is portable and rugged and features the RealTime display, which continually updates the operator on how much run-time remains and on the state of the current charge. The DIONIC 90 can also endure a maximum load of 6 amps and provides 95 watts, offering run times ranging from six hours at 15 watts to 1.75 hours at 50 watts. It can also be transported without restriction under the IATA and DOT safety regulations—a requisite for Johnson, who has used his production gear all over the world in more than 3,000 professional shoots.
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“Using a compilation of dependable equipment is crucial, whether we’re shooting Brooke Burke, Stanley Clarke or a commercial for Celebrity Helicopter.Our clients appreciate the cost savings that strong talent, experience and superior equipment provide,” says Johnson.