Bowens International plans to showcase 'OmniRig' on its Limelite videography and broadcast stand at the NAB show Las Vegas (April 8-11).
In what will be a pioneering move for the multi award-winning lighting manufacturer, visitors will be invited to 'test drive' the new product and assess its potential, ahead of any final decision by Bowens to move ahead with full production.
The Limelite OmniRig has been invented by cutting edge film-maker Leonard Retel Helmrich and developed to prototype stage by Bowens.
Tim Haskell, Limelite business development manager and videography/broadcast specialist said: "This new rig has been painstakingly developed to suit the ‘single shot cinema’ shooting technique pioneered by Leonard. Whereas other camera supports are designed for relatively short-term, single-handed operation, or designed to be body worn by the operator, this new rig is specifically engineered for two-handed operation.
Leonard's 'single shot cinema' style allows long and uninterrupted takes to be filmed from multiple positions by allowing full movement freedom to different camera viewpoint positions. Unlike any other camera stabilisation system the patented twin-grip arrangement we have developed allows operators to pass the camera and rig from one user to another during filming for extended multi-point takes - giving viewers a unique perspective. It’s radical and unlike any other shooting style.
The OmniRig’s two-handed operation creates less operator fatigue than comparable single-handed support systems, allowing longer takes to be filmed before the user needs to rest."
Bowens International launched its Limelite commercial subdivision last year to service the burgeoning videography and broadcast market.
Visitors can see Limelite OmniRig demonstrations at booth number C11726 in the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Central Hall.
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