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Seventh Amsterdam SuperMeet to Feature Editors of "Star Wars: Episode VII"
The CPUG Network has Announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to Take Place Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the Heart of Amsterdam. Film Editors, Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, who are Currently Editing "Star Wars: Episode VII," will be the Featured Guests. The Full Agenda will not be Announced Until Shortly Before the Dvent Date. Tickets are on Sale now and can be Purchased at the SuperMeet Web Site.
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) today have announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Doors open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 20 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 7:00PM (19:00) and continue until 11:00PM (23:00). Tickets are on sale online for the earlybird price of Euro10.00 each plus ticket fee and Euro10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Earlybird sales end August 15, 2014.
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K-Tek TadpoleX Holds GoPro and more
News: K-Tek TadpoleX Holds GoPro and moreK-Tek, makers of award-winning video camera and audio accessories, boom poles and microphone support products, announces the TadpoleX, the newest member of its Tadpole small camera handle lineup. Tadpoles have become the popular solution for holding small HD action cameras.
published 5 months ago   read more
K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014
News: K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014K-Tek, makers of award winning boom poles, microphone support equipment and accessories, will introduce groundbreaking audio production products at NAB 2014 in booth #C1736.
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K-Tek Offers Fresh Take on the Audio Bag.
News: K-Tek Offers Fresh Take on the Audio Bag.The audio specialists at K-Tek have designed a fresh take on the audio bag just in time for the new small mixer/recorders like the Sound Devices 633 and Zaxcom Maxx. The new Stingray Audio Bag has incorporated never before seen innovations to allow the bag to stand upright, and offers easy access to media, crucial connections, batteries, and plenty of storage for gear. Plus there are multiple carrying options—all in one compact bag.
published 6 months ago   read more
K-Tek Adds KBLT52 Long Case for Boom Pole Travel & Storage
News: K-Tek Adds KBLT52 Long Case for Boom Pole Travel & StorageK-Tek, makers of award-winning boom poles, microphone support products and accessories introduces a new longer boom pole kit case made to transport and protect K-Tek and other boom poles which collapse to 52” long and under.
published 6 months ago   read more
K-Tek Klassic Steadfast Support for Maxfield and AMC Series "The Walking Dead"
News: K-Tek Klassic Steadfast Support for Maxfield and AMC Series "The Walking Dead"Sound technician Robert Maxfield just wrapped Season 4 of "The Walking Dead." He admits that it is one of the hardest shows he’s ever worked, but that it’s made a little easier because he utilizes his K-Tek 18’ Klassic boom pole with a straight internal cable. “I chose this pole for my work because of its length, durability and rigidity,” he explains.
published 7 months ago   read more
Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 50th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing And CAS Technical Achievement Awards For 2013
The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 50th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013 in six categories.
published 8 months ago   read more
K-Tek Key to Sound Capture for Baker on Tandem Unit of "The Good Wife"
News: K-Tek Key to Sound Capture for Baker on Tandem Unit of "The Good Wife"One-hour dramas are notoriously high-pressure productions. There is simply too much to cover in the time allowed for each episode. That’s why most productions create the Tandem Unit. “We often work along side the main production unit, picking up additional footage,” explains "The Good Wife’s" Tandem Unit’s mixer and boom operator James Baker. “This show uses 90% boom mics, especially on the stage. And the Sennheiser MKH 50’s we use are very sensitive to handling noise. So quality suspension mounts and poles are needed--that’s why my K-Tek gear is crucial.”
published 9 months ago   read more
Petrol Bags Keep Sound Mixer Grant A. Waters On the Move
News: Petrol Bags Keep Sound Mixer Grant A. Waters On the MoveWhen it comes to Sound Mixers, pleasing production is two-fold. “You have to look presentable and be fast, mobile and unobtrusive,” says Grant A. Waters, a key player in sound for high-profile productions from reality programs like TNT’s Life Flight and A&E’s "Duck Dynasty" to film/documentary productions like The Vegas Story and more. “Key to many of my most recent productions is a new acquisition from Petrol Bags, the Large Lightweight Audio Bag.”
published 12 months ago   read more
Norbert Sport Scores Smooth Moves for Barcode Shoot
News: Norbert Sport Scores Smooth Moves for Barcode ShootNorbert Sport’s versatile accessory frame camera handling system was just what Todd Sali needed, for a video about the barcode. The 18-minute piece for Global Language of Business (GS-1) is aimed at redefining the brand.
published 1 year ago   read more
K-Tek Nautilus™ Microphone Suspension Mount
News: K-Tek Nautilus™ Microphone Suspension MountK-Tek, innovative designer and manufacturer of mic booms and other audio gear, announces the revolutionary Nautilus™ Microphone Suspension Mount. This completely new patent-pending design offers maximum isolation with minimum compromise.
published 1 year ago   read more
Waters Chooses K-Tek Boom for "House Hunters"
News: Waters Chooses K-Tek Boom for "House Hunters"Grant Waters is the sound mixer on HGTV ‘s “House Hunters,” a reality show that follows a pair of home shoppers and a real estate agent into houses for sale. He says the production relies heavily on sound from his boom when the show is being mixed.
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Burke Pairs K-Tek Tadpole with GoPro to Capture Action
News: Burke Pairs K-Tek Tadpole with GoPro to Capture ActionPlease visit K-Tek at NAB Show, April 8-11 2013 in Booth C2046.
Travis Burke is an outdoor and adventure photographer who yearns for point-of-view shots that are almost impossible to get. “I shoot action and adventure photography, everything from base jumpers, rock climbers, race cars, surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders, pretty much anything outdoors,” he said. “I specialize in shooting things that are either action or adventure related.”Though he uses a fully outfitted, zoom lens equipped DSLR for many of his shots, his signature images are those that leave the viewer wondering “how did he do that?”
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K-Tek a Sound Choice for Agalsoff on “Castle”
News: K-Tek a Sound Choice for Agalsoff on “Castle”John Agalsoff, Jr. knows his stuff. He’s been in charge of sound for major television series, features and commercials. At present, he’s working on the hit ABC series “Castle”. Whatever show he’s doing, he relies on K-Tek boom poles and accessories, “because the poles are quiet, strong and solid with no flex, yet lightweight. I trust them.”
published 2 years ago   read more
From Sit Downs to Skateboards Prindle Relies on Norbert
News: From Sit Downs to Skateboards Prindle Relies on NorbertWhether it’s the weekly interview/talk show done in the 900 Films offices, viral skateboard videos for Tony Hawk or sports documentaries for ESPN, producer/cameraman Jared Prindle relies on K-Tek’s Norbert camera accessory frame. “With 20 shoe mounts, the Norbert allows me to create a camera platform to support just about any kind of shoot from simple sit downs to rapid movement on-the-go shots catching skateboarder’s exciting moments,” he says.
published 2 years ago   read more
K-Tek Intro’s the Shark Wireless Antenna Mount
News: K-Tek Intro’s the Shark Wireless Antenna MountK-Tek, known for award-winning boom poles and audio support products, introduces the Shark Antenna mount. At home on a sound cart, the Shark is designed to easily attach log periodic (aka shark fin) antennas as well as wireless receivers, IFB and video receiver antennas, and microphones.
published 2 years ago   read more
GoPro & iPhone get more reach with K-Tek Tadpoles at NAB booth C8325
News: GoPro & iPhone get more reach with K-Tek Tadpoles at NAB booth C8325K-Tek has responded to the ergonomic challenges of the new, tiny form factor cameras like the GoPro and the iPhone with a wide range of production tools designed specifically for these ultra-small and popular cameras. Whether the challenge is extending the camera by an arm’s length or by several feet, K-Tek has a professional solution.
published 2 years ago   read more
Deutscher Relies on K-Tek for Smooth Sound Capture
News: Deutscher Relies on K-Tek for Smooth Sound CaptureWhen production sound mixer and boom operator Peter Deutscher is capturing sound for everything from documentaries to ENG projects and television to feature films, his first and only choice for a boom pole is K-Tek. “I try to place the microphone as close to the action as possible to record a clean, uniform, dialogue track,” he says. “And, I need to know that my equipment will function flawlessly. That’s why it’s always K-Tek.
published 2 years ago   read more
K-Tek Introduces 3 Windscreens for Small Microphones
News: K-Tek Introduces 3 Windscreens for Small MicrophonesKnown for popular boom poles, shock mounts and Norbert camcorder accessory mounting system, K-Tek offers three new windscreens. Designed for small/low-profile microphones, these US-made products, are effective solutions for wind noise reduction and microphone protection at affordable prices.
published 3 years ago   read more
K-Tek’s Norbert Supports Johnson on All Media Events
News: K-Tek’s Norbert Supports Johnson on All Media EventsLos Angeles-based videographer Ajay Johnson is a familiar figure at a wide variety of media events. His low-key personality and shooting style allows him to get newsworthy shots quickly and without interrupting the flow of the event. And he counts on K-Tek’s Norbert support as his silent partner.
published 3 years ago   read more
Mako Koiwai Chooses Norbert Sports Jr. for Indy 500 Shoot
News: Mako Koiwai Chooses Norbert Sports Jr. for Indy 500 ShootK-Tek, announces that cameraman Mako Koiwai is one of the first to employ the new Norbert Sport Jr. for a high-profile production. Mako recently chose the newest of the Norbert line for New Wave Entertainment’s shoot for 3net of the 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500 in 3D.
published 3 years ago   read more
K-Tek Shoe Department Optimizes Camera Accessory Mounting
News: K-Tek Shoe Department Optimizes Camera Accessory MountingIn an effort to find a home for the many audio and video accessories that shooters would like to fit on or around the camera, K-Tek introduces the Shoe Department. This series of adapters optimize accessory mounting whether it’s for lighting, audio, viewing, or video streaming.
published 3 years ago   read more
World Premier of Norbert Sport Camera/Accessory mount
K-Tek expands its Norbert line of camera support products with the introduction of the Norbert Sport. Perfect for filmmakers wanting a solid, versatile camera mount for handheld shooting, Norbert Sport provides DSLR and small-format high-definition video cameras with comfortable hand-holding and accessory mounting options.
published 3 years ago   read more
K-Tek Introduces Tadpoles™ for Extended Reach
News: K-Tek Introduces Tadpoles™ for Extended ReachK-Tek, makers of the industry’s favorite boom poles, has the ideal solution for holding the new generation of handheld recorders and tiny cameras like the GoPro.
published 3 years ago   read more
K-Tek Introduces Norbert™ Filmmaker Kit
News: K-Tek Introduces Norbert™ Filmmaker KitK-Tek’s popular Norbert accessory frame is now available in a Filmmaker Kit that allows Norbert to attach to a universal rail system. The Norbert frame is a practical and convenient way to mount accessories around a DSLR or compact HD camera, including 4/3’s chip cameras.
published 3 years ago   read more
K-Tek’s Norbert Mounting System Supports "America’s Top Model" PSA
News: K-Tek’s Norbert Mounting System Supports "America’s Top Model" PSAK-Tek announces that director/cinematographer Tony Croll has chosen K-Tek’s Norbert Mounting system to support his "America’s Top Model" PSA shoot. Unlike many projects that are shot on large sound stages, this vital PSA was done on a sound stage at Smashbox in Culver City, California.
published 3 years ago   read more
Berry Uses K-Tek Boom Pole for IndiaVRTours Stills
News: Berry Uses K-Tek Boom Pole for IndiaVRTours StillsK-Tek, known for their professional boom poles, as well as camcorder and audio accessories, announces that still photographer Roger Berry is using K-Tek’s Klassic K-202 and Klassic Traveler K-87 boom poles to support his cameras for the stunning still images he captures to promote IndiaVRTours.
published 4 years ago   read more
Howland Chooses K-Tek to Support Indie Film "2 Million Stupid Women"
K-Tek announces that LA-based sound mixer Chris Howland chose the K-Tek Klassic Graphite Boom Pole for the independent feature "2 Million Stupid Women", co-produced and shot by Jay Holben.
published 4 years ago   read more
Petrol Bags Protect Jurifilm’s Audio gear for Soccer Championships in South Africa
News: Petrol Bags Protect Jurifilm’s Audio gear for Soccer Championships in South AfricaTo document South Africa and the Soccer World Chapionships for TV Station ZDF in Germany, Jurifilm’s Field Sound Operator Tobias Ehleben and cameraman Dieter Goerke needed a tight shooting package that was safe and easy to access. That’s what they got, thanks to Petrol Bags.
published 4 years ago   read more
The industry mourns the passing of Manfred N. Klemme, innovator and founder of K-Tek Boom Poles. Klemme was 71.
News: The industry mourns the passing of Manfred N. Klemme, innovator and founder of K-Tek Boom Poles. Klemme was 71.Manfred Klemme, a native of Canada, had always been fascinated with photography and electronics. As a young man, he worked at the local camera shop and often attended photo trade shows. It was at one such exhibition that he saw the representative for Hasselblad struggling with a jammed lens on their only show camera.
published 4 years ago   read more
K-Tek Introduces Norbert™ Camera Accessory Mounting System
News: K-Tek Introduces Norbert™ Camera Accessory Mounting SystemK-Tek introduces the Norbert™ Camera Accessory Mounting System – a versatile accessory management system designed to complement SLR, video-capable DSLR and compact HD video cameras.
published 4 years ago   read more
Manfred Klemme Receives CAS President’s Award
K-Tek founder Manfred Klemme was honored with this year’s Cinema Audio Society (CAS) President’s Award at the CAS Awards Dinner on February 27th. The President’s Award is presented by the President and Board of Directors of the CAS to an individual who has been dedicated to the advancement of sound.
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Sound Devices Moves to the Head of the Class at Savannah College of Art and Design
Students in the sound design department at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) are going on location with Sound Devices digital recorders in order to gain real-world experience.
published 5 years ago   read more
New K-Tek Mounting Accessories for DV Cameras
K-Tek has the accessory mounting solution for today’s compact DV cameras.
published 5 years ago   read more
K-Tek Introduces Kwiksock
K-Tek introduces the Kwiksock. This fast and easy-to-use method of wind noise reduction is specifically designed for recording scenarios when it is not possible to carry or there is no time to locate a bulky, full-size windscreen.
published 5 years ago   read more
K-Tek Intros Custom Logo Windscreens
K-Tek introduces Schulze-Brakel custom logo windscreens - a striking yet affordable way to stand out from the crowd. An ideal way to display individual logos, these are an excellent advertising method for radio and TV stations, sports teams, studios, entertainment programming, news shows, and sponsorships.
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K-Tek Clamp Adapter Kit for DV Cameras
K-Tek, maker of professional boom poles, microphone support products and windscreens, introduces a new accessory for DV cameras -- the Universal Camera Clamp Adapter Kit (K-CA).
published 7 years ago   read more
Band Pro Hosts One World on HD '07
December 13, 2007 is the date for Band Pro's Annual “One World on HD '07” Open House dedicated to showcasing the newest in HD technology. Band Pro is inviting leading artists, technicians and innovators to share ideas and check out the latest in High Definition technology in a casual atmosphere.
published 7 years ago   read more
K-Tek Avalon Traveler Available in New Colors
Now K-Tek offers the Avalon Traveler in muted red or blue anodized aluminum tubing – the only colored professional boom poles on the market.
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News: Avalon Traveler Now Available In Graphite
K-Tek’s popular Avalon Traveler, the first professional boom pole designed to fit in a standard equipment case, is now available in a sturdy lighter weight, carbon fiber version.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: K-Tek Introduces Traveler Boom Pole
K-Tek announces the Avalon Traveler, the first professional boom pole designed to fit into a standard equipment case.  With a minimum length of just 20” (50.8 cm), the Traveler stores quickly for easy, hassle-free transportation. Fully expanded, this versatile new 6-section pole extends to a reach of 79” (2 meters).
published 9 years ago   read more
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