It’s only been a few weeks since we last talked to Rob from Bright Tangerine at NAB 2016. However, the company has kept quite busy and were eager to show us some of their newest products.
Geared Grad Tray
This add-on to Bright Tangerine‘s Strummer DNA matte box allows you to control the position of a graduated filter by raising or lowering the filter tray. The mechanism works via a whip similar to those you can use on follow focus gears, with support on both sides of the tray for added stability. The Geared Grad Tray easily attaches to the back of the matte box, and is available in both 4×5.65 or 6×6 filter size.
New Top Flag
This new model will phase out existing top flags for this matte box. The advantage is that it now allows you to fully cover the front of the matte box when lowered down, protecting the front of your lens and filters during down time or lunch breaks (“Lunch breaks? What are those?” I hear some of you ask yourselves).
Bright Tangerine have also developed gloves combining durable leather and lightweight materials. The result is a very useful pair of gloves suitable for all aspects of production. And it’s designed to even work on touch screens.
These new products – along with the Revolver follow focus unit which they demonstrated at NAB 2016 – will be available from their store in approximately six weeks’ time.
Thanks again to Rob Eagle from Bright Tangerine!
Daniel shows us 2 very affordable ikan follow focuses. The F3 is really a friction kind of device for the cameraman who wants the pulling all for himself. You can attach this to any lens and it will allow you to pull the focus with your “free” hand.
The FGK is a conventional geared follow focus unit at a very competitive price.
Both units are part of the ikan “Elements” system. As far as I can tell that’s a dslr camera support system with a lego kind of approach: You can create different setups out of many modular pieces.
If you’re interested in this system you should check wether or not it can be easily collapsed and put together and let us know. Because in my experience rigs with many knobs and points of articulation can be difficult to work with albeit being versatile.