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Sobey's Art Awards 2018 National Gallery of Canada
November 16 2018

A quick glance at a recent shoot with @natgallerycan for #SobeyArtAward using @SmallHD, @sachtlersystems and @sonyprousa Crew and gear available through us! 







'Studio A' a major overhaul!
October 24 2018

It was a busy summer for Jordy at Affinity Audio.  During a momentary breather in the action this summer, he took a little time to give our 'Studio A' a major overhaul.

The studio and vocal booth were dismantled, deep-cleaned, painted, and re-assembled.  In addition to a fresh coat of paint, the sound panelling was removed and re-covered, giving the whole studio a sleek and modern look.

On top of cosmetics, Studio A was fully upgraded with brand new hardware (Pro Tools HD Native, and Pro Tools HD Omni), software (Pro Tools Ultimate), and a new MONSTER 65" 4K TV in the control room.  So we're running at the top of our game!

 







FS7
October 18 2018

One of our Sony FS7’s all dressed up and on location







Beta Approved!
September 26 2018

Introducing Affinity’s Quasar Science Crossfade Linear LED Lamps

With the Q-LED Crossfade, tune the lamp from 2000° Kelvin Candle Light all the way through to 6000° Kelvin Overcast Daylight. Whether lighting actors or lighting environments, the versatility is undeniable. Stack lamps into large arrays to form LED panels. Light backings with unprecedented energy efficiency. String overhead above diffusions for the perfect sky.

·       X-fade White Light: Crossfade blending of Candle Light diode (2000k) and Overcast Daylight diode (6000k) mixing a balanced variable color spectrum.

·       Low Profile: Easy to hide when space is at a minimum the Q-LED Linear LED lamp can be mounted against a wall or ceiling without compromising framing.

·       Self Ballasted: Q-LED’s do not require troublesome power supplies or ballasts which often add time when quickly adding a light, get in the way or need to be hidden from camera.

·       Dimmer Compatible: Compatible with most dimming systems. 

·       Expandable and Scalable: Stack them in a columns and rows to create large LED panels of any size, or end to end for long linear lighting sources. Create geometric patterns and 3D structures.

·       Energy Efficiency: At 90+ lumens per watt the Q-LED line vastly outperforms Quartz, Halogen, Plasma and HMI lighting sources in the luminous output to power consumption ratio.

Have some fun with them – Beta did!







AWOTD
August 23 2018

Affinity was really happy to help out the talented Jay Odjick put his Algonquin Word of the Day - Alphabet Series on video.  Created and drawn by Jay Odjick, recorded by Cory Whiteduck / CKWE Radio (Kitgan Zibi) and voiceover Mariette Buckshot. Coming soon - the Nature and Wildlife series.  So cool....

 

 







Craft Services
August 17 2018

A cart full of goodies for the Affinity crew shooting for the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.  Production stills to come!  Have a good weekend, all!

 

 







Camera Department Preparation
July 11 2018

Just a wee little camera prep and then off to shoot a talking cat for 11 weeks! Meow....







Point Pelee National Park
July 05 2018

  

Affinity was super excited to be chosen to produce Point Pelee's Visitor's Centre Video and deliver the video in May 2018. It's no secret that we revere our National Park, Marine Conservation and Heritage sites.  Lucky for us that we met and worked with Windsor's Suede Productions.  A VERY talented, generous, dedicated group of filmmakers.  Thanks guys!  Everyone go visit a National Park!!  

 







Premiere of Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast
June 28 2018

All eyes were on the giant CINÉ+ screen at the Canadian Museum of History for the June 26 premiere of "Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast", an inspiring 46-minute documentary retracing the 150-day journey of the Polar Prince icebreaker from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage in 2017.

As the Museum's CINÉ+ Canada C3 page describes:

"From coast to coast to coast, the expedition and its diverse teams of Canadians, sailed over 25,000 kilometres, visiting communities, national parks, marine protected areas, and many other remote and extraordinary corners of the country, while discovering and sharing profound stories about the people, places, wildlife, history and cultures that make up this vast and diverse country – a community of communities."

Affinity was thrilled and honoured to be part of the post-production team bringing this beautiful and heartfelt story to life.  Affinity Audio's Jordy Bell provided an immersive 5.1 audio mix while Chris Coote worked his DaVinci Resolve colour grading magic to weave hundreds of shots from multiple cameras into a seamless visual whole.  Finally, David Zimmerly encoded both the English and French versions into 4K UHD DCP masters for pristine playback from the Museum's 60,000 lumens 4K digital laser projection system.

It was a pleasure to collaborate with the project's directorial and editorial team, the producers and coordinators, as well as with the Museum's CINÉ+ staff to complete and deliver the program, and in a remarkably short time!  It was also wonderful to finally meet each other in-person at the premiere since the team members were literally scattered across Canada during post.

"Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast" will play exclusively at the Canadian Museum of History throughout the summer of 2018.  Congratulations to everyone!

https://www.historymuseum.ca/event/canada-c3/

https://www.museedelhistoire.ca/event/canada-c3/

Left to right:  Jordy Bell - Audio Engineer, Claudine Bergeron - Co-Director/Editor, Léonie T-Clavette - Director/Editor, Chris Coote - Colourist, David Zimmerly - 4K DCP Mastering







Hello Sunshine
June 13 2018

Check out Affinity’s new SourceMaker 4’ x 8’ Hybrid LED Blanket!  Contrary to what our fine equipment technicians may have said, this is not to be used on cold winter nights to keep you and your co-workers cozy and warm.  It is to be used as a versatile lighting solution.  The blanket uses colour correct LED ribbons to achieve a wide range of clean colour temperatures ranging from 2675K-6010K.  The LED’s are Cinema Quality 95+ CRI. 

Other than use on productions, we find it brightens up any dreary, rainy day meeting!







Summer is here...
June 01 2018

and the kids are alright!  Enjoy your weekend.... 







Beta
May 18 2018

Beta is getting her chill-on for the long weekend.  Have a good one, all!!







Sarah
April 19 2018

We're so happy to officially welcome Sarah to Affinity as our new Producer!!

Sarah Kryszak comes with a full tool kit. She brings the bi in bilingual, 15 years of makeup and acting experience, 10 years of production coordination and project management. Sarah can ensure the job is finessed from conception to completion, while shaping your eyebrows! Just don't get her started about cats… prrrrrrrr







LOP
April 13 2018

How lucky are we to be Canadians and live in the capital of this wonderful country?!  Affinity is proud to be working on a video celebrating the history of the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings just before it goes undercover for a complete 10 year renovation!







Health Canada
March 23 2018

We recruited our friends and family with teenagers and produced a campaign to influence Canadians to reach for beverages that aren't loaded with sugar.  Thanks to all! With an incredible team (Katie Tallo, Director, Karl Roeder, DOP, Roland Marckwort, Gaffer and Tech Asst., Sarah Kryszak, Producer and Makeup / Wardrobe, Chris Coote, Post Production), we knocked the socks off this thing!  SWEET! Stay tuned for the spots coming next week... and have a fabulous weekend.