Polecam USA and Camera Support's demonstration of the latest 3D high-definition production gear in Burbank on Saturday January 23. Where: Camera Support, 2827 N. San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504 When: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Web:
Visitors will have the opportunity to try Polecam hands-on for themselves and seeing the creative advantages of the only man-portable 28 foot 3D crane on the planet. Watch us build and rig the complete system in under 10 minutes and see at first hand some of the most realistic 3D ever captured on screen. Also on display will be the Polecam underwater head, counter-weight system, FFFS full-frontal filter system and a unique 189 degree HD camera/lens system that fits in the palm of your hand. Both in 3D and 2D, the Polecam system really can raise your production values through the roof. Steffan Hewitt, the inventor and creator of the Polecam, will be on-hand from the UK to answer questions and share his 12 years experience of ultra-mobile SD and HD video production. Visitors will also be able to get a close-up view of Camera Support's line-up of TechnoCranes, and a demo of Gekko Technology's high-efficiency LED lighting equipment. Polecam was established in 1998 by extreme sports cameraman/director Steffan Hewitt. While directing a series of windsurfing kit commercials in Hawaii, he needed to obtain close wide-angle front sequences of a windsurfer in action, shot from a tracking boat or jet ski. Steffan improvised a rig comprising a miniature camera on a carbon-fibre windsurfing mast. Returning to Britain, he developed a lightweight go-anywhere rig with a remote joystick controlling a high-precision pan and tilt head. Polecam is now supplied in HD and SD versions with a range of additional options including underwater and 3D pan/tilt heads. Polecam Ltd is active globally from its base near Bedford, England.