Creel Really Cooks with Sachtler’s Ace


Last Updated: August 24, 2012 12:01 am GMT
(Valley Cottage, New York--August 24, 2012) Whether it’s for the ongoing cooking series That’s Fresh or the website video for The Restaurant at Meadowood (a 3 Michelin Star restaurant in Napa), actress turned filmmaker Leanna Creel says she has used her Sachtler Ace non-stop since she acquired it.

“I like to use the Sachtler Ace because it’s the right size for the Canon Mark II’s that I use,” she says. “It’s lightweight, versatile and easy to use. When we were doing the video on The Restaurant at Meadowood’s website, we shot in various gardens, the busy kitchen and other unique, but often small areas. The Ace allowed me to carry my camera into these locations and the wild areas around Napa in a run-and-gun style of documentary action, quickly.

“On a recent shoot for the ongoing That’s Fresh cooking series, I needed to capture images of Chef Helen Cavallo quickly and with a very small footprint. The kitchens used for these episodes are often small and contain a lot of equipment that can get in the way of a camera set up,” she adds. “There are also certain restrictions we place on ourselves, like finding the best way to document the images needed for the show. With the Ace, I can set up quickly and get in almost anywhere.

“I simply love working with Sachtler’s Ace,” she adds. “Beyond the light weight and versatility, I love the ability to tilt down 90 degrees and shoot from other creative angles. When we’re done with one shot, it’s easy to slide the Ace into its’ bag and set off for the next location quickly and safely.”

Creel’s website video for The Restaurant at Meadowood is online now. That’s Fresh, a series of 1-2 minute cooking episodes is airing on various Disney websites, their YouTube channel, as well as on Disney Jr. In addition, Creel has just finished directing and producing a web series also for Disney about people living with Type 1 diabetes – “The Sachtler Ace as my support, of course,” she says.

For more information visit or contact: Sachtler, 709 Executive Blvd., Valley Cottage, NY 10989, Phone: 845-268-0100, Fax: 845-268-0113, Email:

The compact Sachtler Ace leaves room in the kitchen for Camera Operator Andrew Meyers when he shoots for Leanna Creel's video, Restaurant at Meadowood.

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Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is a worldwide market leader for professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production, its name a symbol of top quality and reliability for decades. With an extensive range of camera support systems as well as a finely modulated product line of reportage lighting, Sachtler is the highly qualified partner for broadcast and film applications. Since 2000 Sachtler has been offering the artemis modular camera stabilizer system. With its numerous workshops and training sessions, the Wendelin Sachtler Academy has become a top address worldwide for invaluable know-how and the exchange of information, creating the ideal international platform for creative talents. Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videographer industry, Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Sachtler, visit

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