Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wow, We love the Sony XD camera format. Paired with our New PDW-800 you have a winning combination.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Zoom H4n Handy Recorder:
The H4n is a versatile 4 track mp3/WAV recorder with built in stereo mic. Its perfect for use as a digital backup/reference on ENG shoots, live events, audio transcribing, music events, and more. The built in mic has both 90 degree and 120 degree settings depending on your subject matter, as well as an external mic input and line inputs. The data is stored on an SD or SDHC card and with 20 different compression ratios you can choose what works best for your project. The H4n is indeed a handy little recorder and will prove to be a handy asset for any shoot.
Friday, November 20, 2009
PTPS Motorized turntable kits are available in large and small configurations.
Large 8 foot turntable
Towable 1 3/4 “ ball
120 VAC, reversible, ON/Off control
Speeds .10 RPM ( One RPM every 6 minutes) thru 10 RPM
Tested Weight-1250 Lbs 568 Kgs
Small Turntable Kit
120 VAC, reversible, ON/Off control
Multiple turntable sizes,
Speeds .5 RPM thru 10 RPM
Large base 10”
Small Base 3”
1/2”- 3”,6”,9” Extensions,
1/2 “ variable offset plate
1/2” tri-sectionalized, articulated arm to 3/8” screw
1/2" Clear 3", 9", 12" extensions
1/4”- 3”, 6”, 9” extemsions
1/4” 45 degree offset plate
8.5” x 9”, 12” Tube risers
30” milk glass round,
10” wood platter,
3”,6” black plastic round
2,4,5,6,8,10 clear round base
Tested Weight 40 Lbs 18Kgs
PTPS is proud to announce the PDW-F800 camcorder. It offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard – including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode. The PDW-F800 camcorder builds on the features of the PDW-700 camcorder. Enhanced functions, such as Slow & Quick Motion (over-crank and under-crank recording), make the PDW-F800 ideal for cinema and TV drama productions, as well as ENG applications
This camera is a favored by DP's with its easy to use and familiar functionality, full camera size and top of the line imagery.
Pair it with the Pro 35 adapter and our prime lens set for a Cinematic look that cant be beat.
Call AJ at 503.445.7877 for more details.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
As you may know we have received a 9-Light Maxi Brute. Each bulb is controllable with Med Flood, 1,000 watt Par 64s. This head takes 100 Amp bates for power and is best used on a Crankovator stand. We have landed on a day rate of $125, distro and stand not included. We do have spare bulbs as 1 should go out with it if it happens to leave property for rental. This light is very versatile since you can use it anywhere from a 1k-9k and is great for a large group key light with a soft good in front.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
It's been a feature filled summer at Picture This. August brought "Train Master 2" a locally funded and crewed sequel to a film shot in 07'. PTPS was the vendor of choice for both grip and camera department. The film traveled to many rustic locations in the portland and SW Washington area. The equipment room provided multiple EX cameras, monitors, HD POV camera, jib, and the ever popular steadicam flyer. The grip department provided the 3-Ton grip truck fully loaded with a tungsten and HMI packages, dolly's and distribution.
September brought an independent feature produced by a local company "Exterior Films". The untitled drama will be shooting in the portland area and Picture This gear will be there. The Grip truck with full tungsten package will be on site. The EQ Room is providing the RED one and full Prime lens package for the durration of the film. PTPS has been working along side these films supporting them along the way.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Over the past month, Jing Xian has been staying busy with a variety of productions. Recently, the producer of a Korean War documentary contacted Picture This to help him capture interviews from Chinese war veterans. Our Bejing based crew provided field producing, translation services, photography, lighting, audio, and transportation through both the cities of Bejing and Nanjing for the shoot. Equipment included a Sony EX1 camera package, audio kit and lighting kit. The client was very happy with the quality of service commenting, “[The DP] is taking extreme measures to light rooms well and capture pristine moments. [The fixer] seems to be helping me keep the costs down to remain within budget.”
Most recently, we completed a green screen shoot for another Portland based client. While we have a range of cameras to choose from, including the Sony Z1U, Panasonic HDX900, Sony F900 and more, this client also chose to shoot with the Sony EX1 camera. Again, we provided the crew and equipment for photography, lighting and audio services.
We continue to receive inquiries about our services in China and are happy to accommodate. Next time you need to shoot in China, think of Picture This and our Bejing office Jing Xian!
Friday, July 24, 2009
A rising tide lifts all boats and we're excited that the House, the Senate and the Governor saw the value in this bill. We look forward to increased production in Oregon!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Cancer is a disease that has touched all of us - whether it be a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even our own bodies. In an effort to help fight back against the disease, Picture This Production Services sponsored this year's SW Neighborhoods Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Relay is a 24 hour event where teams of 8-15 people have at least one member of their team walking the track all day and all night. This effort signifies the fact that cancer is a disease that never sleeps and we won't rest until we find a cure.
Picture This provided all the AV equipment so that all of the event's speakers, bands and night long movie needs were taken care of. "Picture This really increased the production value of our event. We're grateful for their support of such a great cause!" said event chair Lisa Cicala. Picture This also formed a team for the event, raised money and shot some footage thanks to teammates Will Walle and Travis Buffington. Video will be posted soon.
To learn more about the event, visit www.relayforlife.org/swneighborhoodsor. Photos courtesy of Naoko Anderson.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
The Live Event Department has been busy with fundraisers, webcasts, meetings and corporate events.
Our equipment inventory has grown to include the Sony PDW-700 XDCAM, an HD lipstick camera (the Sony HXR-MC1), an on location distribution center, a remote tripod head and a beautiful Panasonic 27" HD monitor that works perfectly with our HD switching system.
The stage has been rented for a number of projects including a commercial shoot, still photo shoot, webcast and talk show scenario.
All this, and there's still one more week of June to go!
Of course, we work hard at Picture This, but we also like to play. We kick started the summer with an outdoor BBQ. Who doesn't love having the chance to kick back and relax on a sunny afternoon with your co-workers? We hope to do it again sometime soon. In the meantime, it's back to work. And we appreciate every bit of it.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Wow, what a easy to use camera. Everything just where you expect it to be, like a Sony should be. Easy playback and functionality. 30 second pre-record, intervalometer, and a nice piece of glass hanging on the front.
Monday, June 1, 2009
"Help you said, Im shooting on location and only have access to a stove drop."
Summer's here and the location shooting is underway.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Okay check it out, here is the new Sony AVCHD 1080 camera with remote monitor, start/stop, zoom and more. Totally manual or totally auto, this camera mounts to handlebars, skiboots, polevault goalposts and much much more. Records to Digital removable memory.
Friday, May 22, 2009
In case you missed out, Picture This held three events that showcased our arsenal of equipment and services. In February, Picture This built a state of the art exhibition booth for the Travel Portland Visitors Industry Trade Show held at the Convention Center. Our display showcased live event structures, designs, A/V solutions and a looped demo reel showing our quality of work.
In March, Picture This hosted a “Cameras in Motion Seminar” featuring Jibs, Steadicams and dolly equipment. Each piece of equipment was demonstrated by trained operators who taught setup, function and application.
April was the perfect time for Picture This to put on an event on our stage that featured our live event services. This was quite a show in itself with several high-tech displays using lighting, projection and effects. Talk about a well lit stage. The show was extended for two additional days to accommodate our guests schedules.
Whether we’re promoting our services and equipment or providing educational training, these events are for those who want to see new technology and broaden their skills, attendees learn how to add color, style and unique motion to their productions. Not to mention it’s fun, there’s food, and it’s free!
Picture This would like to do a “shout out” to those who participated in these events, The PTPS Crew, Randy Sellars, Burk Webb, Rick Seaman, Gearhead and Indigo Design.
As for May we’re “chillin”, but stay tuned for the next invitation (hint: greenscreens and backdrops).
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The fusion of live Events and Video production moves closer all the time, with media production and Imag playing upon multiple screens on venue. Intelligent lighting, truss and projectors, multi source HD media playbacks are showing up on more and more on todays production sets.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Picture This Production Services will be holding a demonstration on Wednesday, April 15. We will be showing off some of our Live Events and Meetings technical solutions and a variety of available services and equipment rental options. We will be pulling out all the stops and putting on a bit of a show to demonstrate some of the many options event teams have when satisfying clients' needs. See cutting edge concepts in lighting, portable dimming, Super High Definition playback technologies to massive screens, High Definition Images and scalable imagery, Truss, Cat 5 cabling systems, Webcasting, Surround sound, theatrical lighting, Hi Def Projection, Plasma Screens, Teleprompting, Videotaping & Editing Services, Mulit-Screen & Multi-Sourced Events, Stage Design and other exciting technologies.
Please come by between 11am and 2pm on the 15th to learn more about how we can support your upcoming events.
Picture This Production Services
2223 NE Oregon St.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Picture This designed a webcast for a Fortune 500 client. Shot in our studios, these 30 minute marketing updates are part of a quarterly internal communication.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
See you later.
On Tuesday, March 17, Picture This joined other industry professionals at the State Capital for Industry Day. In an effort to garner support for SB621, we helped make the Oregon Film and Media industry visible to our legislators. SB621 increases the Production Investment Fund so that more films will come to Oregon. There was a great turnout and eye-catching displays to showcase the job creation that occurs when films are made in Oregon.
If you work in the industry, find out who your legislator is at http://www.leg.state.or.us/ and send them an email, letter or phone call. Let them know how important their support is to your livelihood. The bill is currently in committee. As a constituent, we need you to contact your legislator and make you voice heard!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
March was an interesting month on the stage. With everything from sound checks for a nationwide Band tour, to car parts shoots. We hosted workshops, still photogs and educators!
Will Wahl, our new ER Technician at Picture This works with the fast and easy overhead.