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Lheure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 31/10/2013
Lheure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight with the OConnor 2575

In the blue hour, the sky shines deep indigo producing an almost magical atmosphere. Any Cinematographers who want to capture the special light in this limited time frame must be able to quickly and dependably work with their equipment. That is why Italian cinematographer Maura Morales Bergmann depended on the versatile 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, to shoot the French short film Lheure bleue by director Annarita Zambarano last year.

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Competitive athletics with the OConnor 1030 fluid head Posted: 11/09/2013
Competitive athletics with the OConnor 1030 fluid head
For his current documentary film GOLD Du kannst mehr als du denkst (Engl.: GOLD You can do more than you think), Grimme award winner Michael Hammon and his film team follow three extraordinary athletes on their way to the 2012 Paralympics in London. With the easy operation of the 1030 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, Hammon was able to completely focus on the people in front of the camera and capture thrilling images from the lives of three professional handicapped athletes.
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OConnors 2575D supports a hectic schedule for Til Schweigers Films Kokowh 2 and Schutzengel Posted: 12/06/2013
OConnors 2575D supports a hectic schedule for Til Schweigers Films Kokowh 2 and Schutzengel
Australian DP Adrian Cranage lived through some eventful months in 2012. Together with actor and director Til Schweiger, the DP made two films back to back: Schutzengel and Kokowh 2. Adrian Cranage used his 2575D fluid head by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, to contribute to the successful films. "Without my well-coordinated team and OConnor, our project would not have been possible," says the experienced cinematographer.
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OConnor Camera Support and Accessories at BVE and Cabsat Posted: 06/02/2013
OConnor Camera Support and Accessories at BVE and Cabsat

OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will showcase their offerings for the latest cameras such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, the new Sony PMW-F5 and F55, and the Canon EOS C500 at BVE in London (booth F02) and Cabsat in Dubai (booth D8-20).

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OConnor Takes Sedillo Through a Dance on Single Ladies Posted: 07/11/2012
OConnor Takes Sedillo Through a Dance on Single Ladies

Single Ladies, is the story of four modern women and one gay man looking for love, heat, romance, excitement, independence and to be taken care of. It takes place in the Indulgence Boutique in Atlanta, Georgia and cinematographer Joaquin Sedillo also explores the city its clubs, high-end restaurants and stunning mansions. This is a show where long lens beauty shots are prime, he says. We couldnt do this much coverage in the time allowed without our two 2575Ds fluid heads by OConnor (part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand) supporting two ALEXAs, carrying either Optimo zooms or our set of Zeiss primes. 

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Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, thats creativity with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 05/11/2012
Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, thats creativity  with the OConnor 2575

 "Outside and in  take a risk and win": Just like the motto of Bremen, freelance cinematographer Alexander Palm captured the streets, people, and buildings of the diverse city in stereoscopic 3D. This demanded a strong head, and that is why Palm chose the stable all-round 2575 fluid head by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, to produce the city portrait.  

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OConnor to Show New Fluid Heads, Tripods and O-Focus DM Follow Focus System at IBC2012 Posted: 31/07/2012
OConnor to Show New Fluid Heads, Tripods and O-Focus DM Follow Focus System at IBC2012

OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will show several new offerings at IBC2012 in Amsterdam from September 7 to 11, 2012 in booth number 11.E55.

60L Carbon Fiber Tripod

For the first time in Europe, IBC attendees can experience hands-on the new 60L Carbon Fiber Tripod, a lightweight, speedy-to-deploy support with a heavy capacity to fulfill the needs of professional cinematographers who require a versatile shooting package for larger cameras such as ARRI ALEXA or Sony F65.

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