Monday, August 14, 2017

Katie McAuley Music Video Release - Can't Phase Me

 A CINEMILLS produced music video, Katie McAuley's, 'Can't Phase Me'. Shot at CINEMILLS MEDIA CENTER.

Katie grew up with her parents and two older sisters in sunny southern California. The first ten years of her life were spent living in the house of Al Capone in the city of Fontana, California. Most of her time spent at home was filled with creating variety shows with her sisters and friends to perform for the parents, aunts and uncles. She loved performing at a young age and she was good at it. 


Katie was 10 when her mother really took a closer notice to her vocal abilities. Her mother, Susan, says, "When Katie was a young girl, she would sing Mary Had A Little Lamb around our house, but, not like any other kid would. She would add her own riffs to it. That's when I knew." One day, Katie came home to tell her mother she wanted to join the city cheerleading team. Her mother knew then, its time to start singing lessons instead. She was a little hesitant, but quickly became very passionate about singing and has continued pursuing it ever since.


Her first love was country music and horses. At the age of 11, she recorded her first cover song, Blue by Leann Rimes. Leann Rimes was her biggest musical influence, along with Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, JoDee Messina, Faith Hill, and Martina McBride. But since then she had fallen in love with pop music because of her love of dancing and performing. Throughout her teens she joined a co-ed pop group that traveled locally for shows, participated in many singing competitions throughout southern California, and religiously went to karaoke every week with her mother for years! "She was very shy, was hard to get her to Emote" her mother says. 


After Katie graduated high school, she decided that cosmetology would be her next chapter. She enrolled into Paul Mitchell the School and was a working licensed cosmetologist by the age of 20. She had missed singing dearly, especially karaoke nights. She then linked up with her favorite karaoke host from her childhood and started to host karaoke in bars and restaurants 5 night a week as a second job just so she could get her fix. Singing and hosting her own karaoke shows started to passionately inspired Katie to start pursuing her singing career once again. 

After 3 years of hosting karaoke and networking in Riverside, Ca, she met her boyfriend Matthew De Mattos. He quickly let her know she needed to be in Los Angeles to maximize her potential. She then quit her jobs to begin working in a night club and bar tending private parties so she could have the autonomy and financials to survive the "artist grind" in Los angeles. Shortly after moving to the big city, she started networking. Finding background singing gigs for other artists and song writing for feature films. 

Currently she is working on her Solo project. Stay tuned for her EP. Dropping soon!

YouTube / TheKatieMcAuley






Here are some behind the scenes from the shoot.

Some gags shot in high speed. Lighting powered by, SUFA BULLETS LED. The SUFA's are the perfect applications for any high speed. No flicker and can easily run on Edison power. No more ballast, generators or heat! 





Studio, lighting and grip provided by CINEMILLS / CINEMILLS MEDIA CENTER

Weighing only 73 lbs. and drawing only 7.3A at 110V, the Sufa Bullet™, with a patented silver optical system, is one of the most powerful LED fixtures on the market. The Sufa Bullet requires no ballast, and no HMI globe. The Sufa Bullet has a lifespan of 50,000 hrs. (77° F) which equates to a cost savings of approximately $130K in HMI globe replacement. The name Sufa Bullet is in reference to the of Speed and Strength of the SUFA (STORM) F-16 fighter jets, and the American tradition of performance excellence. The LED SUFA BULLET the new generation of the HMI SILVER BULLET.
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Friday, July 21, 2017

A Cowgirl's Story on Netflix

This week, Netflix released the feature film 'A Cowgirl's Story,' a CINEMILLS produced film.


Seventeen-year-old Dusty Rhodes (Bailee Madison) goes to live with her grandfather (Pat Boone) because both of her Army parents are fighting in the Afghanistan war. Dusty attends a new high school where she makes friends with a group that includes Savanah (Chloe Lukasiak), a girl whose father also served in the Army. Dusty convinces her new friends into forming an equestrian drill team that allows them to perform at rodeos and parades. Dusty's world is turned upside down by the war when her mother's helicopter is shot down in action and she goes missing. To cope with her fear and helplessness, Dusty enlists the help of her grandfather and friends to put on a special riding performance for her parents and all of the soldiers fighting overseas. The entire town turns out in support of the event, and it becomes an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Written by Samuel Goldwyn Films [IMDb...]

Bailee Madison, star of 'A Cowgirl's Story' tweets:
So happy/humbled to say that the film I produced found a home at , & is available to watch starting today!❤️❤️ YAY"

"The response to hitting has been so touching.
Thank you for letting this movie into your life, I'm so happy. :)"



Here are some more tweets from the cast.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Phantom Miro, Steadicam, Sufa Bullet Test by Seventy 7 Productions

We recently came across a video that Seventy 7 Production filmed two years ago. The video is a combination test for Phantom Miro, Steadicam, Sufa Bullet.

The SUFA BULLET LED 800 requires NO ballast, a great feature for filmmakers needing that high powered LED for high speed shoots.

From the video test - you can see there is no flicker whatsoever.

About: Seventy 7 Productions is a Detroit, Michigan based production company. They work with some of the most recognizable names in sports and entertainment and are committed to supporting their clients through each step of the process and maintaining a Hollywood flair.

They believe that being part of the creative process is a privilege and they do not take the privilege of telling your story or finding a vision for your project lightly. They will bring to bear the best process, technology and execution that is available to make something that meets and surpasses your needs every time because of their innate belief that every project deserves the best execution and their genuine love for production.

Check out their rental page for more information!






Watch the full video below!

Phantom Miro, Steadicam, Sufa Bullet Test from Seventy 7 Productions on Vimeo.



Weighing only 73 lbs. and drawing only 7.3A at 110V, the Sufa Bullet™, with a patented silver optical system, is one of the most powerful LED fixtures on the market. The Sufa Bullet requires no ballast, and no HMI globe. The Sufa Bullet has a lifespan of 50,000 hrs. (77° F) which equates to a cost savings of approximately $130K in HMI globe replacement. The name Sufa Bullet is in reference to the of Speed and Strength of the SUFA (STORM) F-16 fighter jets, and the American tradition of performance excellence. The LED SUFA BULLET the new generation of the HMI SILVER BULLET.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Snowfall and SUFA BULLET During Pilot Shoot

We’re excited to share with the audience our association with the show, Snowfall. Last year, when the show was filming the pilot, legendary cinematographer, Gabriel Beristain, ASC, and Eric West chose CINEMILLS lighting technology to be part of their lighting arsenal tools. On set was CMC Silver Bullets LED, CINESOFTS to name a few.

As the needs of filmmakers across the globe change, the need for LED is even more in demand. Many choose the low carbon foot print solutions for it's efficiency, durability, longevity and cost. 


We're honored to had supplied the pilot shoot. Congratulations to the show!

Snowfall to air on FX on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The show is a look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980’s. (See IMDb…)


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Here is the trailer from the show.






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Weighing only 73 lbs. and drawing only 7.3A at 110V, the Sufa Bullet™, with a patented silver optical system, is one of the most powerful LED fixtures on the market. The Sufa Bullet requires no ballast, and no HMI globe. The Sufa Bullet has a lifespan of 50,000 hrs. (77° F) which equates to a cost savings of approximately $130K in HMI globe replacement. The name Sufa Bullet is in reference to the of Speed and Strength of the SUFA (STORM) F-16 fighter jets, and the American tradition of performance excellence. The LED SUFA BULLET the new generation of the HMI SILVER BULLET.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tony Hawk's American Express Shoot

Behind the scenes: Filmmakers, Brandon Parker and Brandon Crouch recently shot a project with Tony Hawk and American Express! The campaign focuses on #NextStartsHere by, AMEX.

Shot at Tony Hawk's HQ here are some BTS from the shoot. CINEMILLS SUFA BULLET lighting up the action!





Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, released as Tony Hawk's Skateboarding in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, is a skateboarding video game developed by Neversoft. Published by Activision in 1999, it is the first entry in the Tony Hawk's series of video games. Development began after Tony Hawk's debut stint at the 1998 X-Games.


Weighing only 73 lbs. and drawing only 7.3A at 110V, the Sufa Bullet™, with a patented silver optical system, is one of the most powerful LED fixtures on the market. Comparable output to a 4K HMI fresnel the Sufa Bullet requires no ballast, and no HMI globe. The Sufa Bullet has a lifespan of 50,000 hrs. (77° F) which equates to a cost savings of approximately $130K in HMI globe replacement. The name Sufa Bullet is in reference to the of Speed and Strength of the SUFA (STORM) F-16 fighter jets, and the American tradition of performance excellence. The LED SUFA BULLET the new generation of the HMI SILVER BULLET.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Todd Fisher's Facebook Live - Tools and What Makes Great Cinema Image on the Screen

A recent Facebook LIVE broadcast from Todd Fisher!

"going live again from the stage, only this time we will be showing you all the cool equipment on the stage. In addition we will have representatives from Sony, Arri, Blackmagic Designs and Red Camera on hand. We will be comparing all the greatest digital cinema cameras in a real world environment using some of my cinema lenses including my vintage legacy lenses. This one is for all the film makers out there and the curious folks who wonder about what make a great cinema image on the screen." - Todd Fisher




CINEMILLS team was on site providing the shootout and production with the very best CMC lighting technology!


"CINEMILLS LED BI-COLOR CINESOFTS lights up HMPE's Studios." - Carlos De Mattos
"A couple CINEMILLS LED SUFA BULLETS 800 enough to light up an outdoor set."  - Carlos De Mattos



"CINEMILLS LED SUFA 400 as a bouncer...lights up Todd Fisher." - Carlos De Mattos


Gaffer Andy Waldron sets up CINEMILLS LED SUFA BULLETS for the perfect shot.
LIVE videos from Todd Fisher!





LED Lighting offers high power output, superior color accuracy, and dimming ability, while maintaining low power consumption - all features demanded by cutting edge professionals. And Cinemills is at the forefront of this technology with its superior quality, durability, innovative designs, and detailed engineering which outperform all competing LED products.

Our LED product lines include the LEDZ™, Cinesoft™, Razor™ and The Sufa Bullet™. Scroll down for more information
Weighing only 73 lbs. and drawing only 7.3A at 110V, the Sufa Bullet™, with a patented silver optical system, is one of the most powerful LED fixtures on the market. Comparable output to a 4K HMI fresnel the Sufa Bullet requires no ballast, and no HMI globe. The Sufa Bullet has a lifespan of 50,000 hrs. (77° F) which equates to a cost savings of approximately $130K in HMI globe replacement. The name Sufa Bullet is in reference to the of Speed and Strength of the SUFA (STORM) F-16 fighter jets, and the American tradition of performance excellence. The LED SUFA BULLET the new generation of the HMI SILVER BULLET.


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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Roy Rossovich, FSF Loves the SUFA BULLET

Roy Rossovich, FSF has been sharing with us his current project using CINEMILLS SUFA Bullets! You can see his Instagram page with up-to-date posts on their shoot. Often times, they are in rainy conditions which the SUFA Bullet is the perfect application! The LED light fixture is water resistant IP 66 rating. [Read more about the light...]

Here are some of the BTS and captions Roy has been sharing! 



About Roy:
Growing up in Southern California Roy spent a fair amount of time on movie sets with his dad, actor Rick Rossovich (Top Gun, Terminator, Roxanne) which inspired him at an early age to want to work with production. In the early 2000’s Roy moved to Sweden to study graphic design and fine art. He worked several years with fashion, editorials, & beauty commercials before stepping into the world of motion pictures. His work as a Cinematographer now sees him shooting his fourth feature film and plenty of commercial work but that doesn't mean he has given up on the still picture. Fashion still holds a special place in his creative process and after the success of the Solo exhibition "Heartland" he is hard at work with his next big exhibition project which will launch later this year.

In 2016 Roy became a member of the FSF (Swedish Society of Cinematographers) and also was awarded the 2016 Hasselblad Masters Award in the Fashion/Beauty category. His latest work producing materials for the Hasselblad Masters 2016 book was presented at the 2016 Photokina and is now available as fine art prints.
IMDb page

3/24
#sufa800 #bullet #splits #nightshift #fsf #dop#lupolight #cinemills #balloon #softlight #setlife#workmode #setlighting


Can't shoot a film without having at least one dolly move in it, managed to squeeze out two tonight including a 40 plus foot L shape to get around the building. Thanks @centralgrip 
#raintower #dop #fsf #bts #peewee #chapman#dolly #grip #workmode #rain #leica@central.cameras @eltexmex @cwfrmn @bernbabayburn @jhnchrchll @codishots @ejccreativ @cinemills - #setlighting




"Flying our camera through the woods today on some great setups. @highsightcam and @freeflysystems on a couple of long cable runs rushing past trees. Behind the controls @fortenox@ejccreative @codishots The cinemills Sufa 800 lighting up the world on a condor in the distance." - Roy Rossovich


"Focused light, all night long in the heart of the woods. 2 Sufa's and a few Lupos made great by @bernbabayburn #ohio #sufa800@cinemills @arri @freeflysystems@central.cameras @centralgrip #workmode#nightlight #fsf #dp #directorofphotography#leica #alexamini #movipro #lupolight " - Roy Rossovich


Weighing only 73 lbs. and drawing only 7.3A at 110V, the Sufa Bullet™, with a patented silver optical system, is one of the most powerful LED fixtures on the market. Comparable output to a 4K HMI fresnel the Sufa Bullet requires no ballast, and no HMI globe. The Sufa Bullet has a lifespan of 50,000 hrs. (77° F) which equates to a cost savings of approximately $130K in HMI globe replacement. The name Sufa Bullet is in reference to the of Speed and Strength of the SUFA (STORM) F-16 fighter jets, and the American tradition of performance excellence. The LED SUFA BULLET the new generation of the HMI SILVER BULLET.