New for 2017 gear-gear-gear…

This will be a pretty quick post as my friends at the Wallingford Chocolati are about to close. Been like a nutty squirrel adding some outstanding gear to my production kit. A rundown since our last visit:

  • 3x Dracast LED lights with 2x V-Mount batteries. (Perfect for travel and interviews off the grid).
  • Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 Art lens. (An amazing lens. Maybe the best one in my kit. I know have a crazy fast zoom lens kit including the Tokina 11-20 f/2.8, the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, this new Sigma and the outstanding Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II.
  • Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II (It’s hard to say that the Sigma is actually a better lens then this the latest version of this venerable workhorse. Let’s just say the Sigma is a little bit easier to work with indoors. I am very proud of this Canon lens. A must have for event photography and video).
  • DJI Ronin M. (I picked up this amazing gimbal from a friend. What can I say… It’s an amazing piece of kit. I can’t wait to start using it on set.
  • DJI Osmo+. Why the Osmo+ when I already have the Ronin? Well, let’s just say it is very light and compact. For quick shots, it will come in very handy. For larger crew jobs or for when we have more time for setup, I will definitely be excited about bringing out the Ronin. For a quick walk and talk. Osmo all the way.
  • Mavic Pro (That’s right. I’m going aerial! After seeing what my good friend Jeremiah Kaynor can do I figured it was finally time for me to get a hand in the game. I’m excited to see what I can do with this).

In addition to these things, I’ve also added a few support items to make the experience more enjoyable. I’ve got a custom “Easyrig” type harness to support the Ronin on shots lasting over 15 minutes. This is going to help sooooo much. I’ve seen my friends struggle with this and although I’m sure I will be challenged at times I’m excited to have this little “crutch” to help ease the pain. For both my Osmo and Mavic I’ve picked up some small ND filters to maintain a proper shutter speed and exposure. Well, the barista has warned us he is about to close. Better wrap things up.

Let me know if you need my help on any of your shoots; aerial, gimbal camera or hybrid positions. I also have one of the nicest sound kits north of Hollywood. So give me a shout for sound as well. I just love to create, to work hard making amazing film and video with other hard working professionals. It’s a little weird branching out from sound mixing. But actually. as my sound career has taken off I never stopped being a hard-nosed DP and mercurial (though well organized) director. Thank you for taking the time to read through my blog. I promise to add some photos and correct spelling errors soon. Cheers! Happy 2017! (Update 1/22/17, spelling corrected and images added. Enjoy).

DJI Ronin M camera gimbal
Ronin M
Dracast Hi CRI LED Lights
DJI Mavic Pro
Canon 7D MII, Tokina 11-20 f/2.8, Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Art, Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 Art, Canon 70-200 F/2.8L IS II. Super fast, mobile zoom cinema kit.
DJI OSMO. Great for grabbing quick shots with motion.

Gear List for Kleven Creative-Feb 2015

Feb 2015: Gear list for Kleven Creative Services. As a creative freelancer working in film and video, I am constantly evaluating and upgrading my kit. I needed to upgrade my camera from the old 7D so I went with the new Canon 7D Mark II with it’s higher bit rate recording and 1080/60p slow motion ability. In the lens department, I’ve added the Canon 24-105 f/4L lens, a Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Art lens, the Rokinon 8mm t/3.1, Rokinon 16mm f/2, Rokinon 24mm f/1.4, Rokinon 35 f/1.4, and a Rokinon 85mm f/1.4. I also picked up a Merlin II Steadicam and a car mount and cage for my BMPCC.

Much of my freelance work comes from my work as a production sound mixer. To better aid my work on set I’ve added a 3rd Sennheiser G3 transmitter/receiver and a Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Series lav mic. I also added a Remote Audio breakout cable for sending sound and time code to high-end cinema and ENG type cameras. Here is a fairly complete list of the gear I have available at Kleven Creative Services. Please inquire re. current day rates and kit fee. Available for Cinematography, Sound Mixing .

Here is a fairly complete list of the gear I have available at Kleven Creative as of Feb 2015. Please inquire re. current day rates and kit fee. I am available for work as a sound mixer, DP and producer/director on smaller projects.

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Kleven Creative Services
Gear Inventory 02/24/2015
CAMERA
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 7D
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Canon 24-105mm f/4L
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art
Canon 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 STM
Canon 18-135mm 3.5-5.6
Canon 28mm f/1.8
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Rokinon 8mm t/3.1
Rokinon 16mm f/2.0
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4
Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 M43
Panasonic 14-45mm 3.5-5.6 M43
RJ Speed Booster For Canon EF to M43
FotodioX Vizelex ND Throttle Adapter for Canon EF to M43

SOUND
Sound Devices 633 Mixer/Recorder
Rode NTG3 Shotgun
Audix SCX/HC1 (interior boom mic)
AKG Large Diaphragm Studio Mic
Electrovoice RE/50B handheld reporter mic
Sennheiser G3 transmitter/receiver (A band)
Sennheiser G3 transmitter/receiver (B band)
Sennheiser G3 transmitter/receiver (G band)
Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Series Lav Mic
Voice technologies VT500 Lavalier Mic
Countryman B3 Lav Mic
Countryman EMW Lav Mic (XLR Type)
Gitzo 9′ Carbon Fiber Boom Pole
Rode 11′ Aluminum Boom Pole
Rode Wind Blimp
Rode Dead Cat
Remote Audio Breakout Cable with Timecode
Lemo 5 Pin to Lemo 4 Pin Timecode Cable
Lemo 5 Pin to Lemo 5 Pin Timecode Cable
Lemo 5 Pin to BNC Timecode Cable

Filmtools Deluxe Slate

LIGHTS
ARRI 650 with Softbox
ARRI 300
ARRI 150
ARRI 150
Mole Richardson 2K Super Softlite

Ephoto 640 LED Ringlight (Daylight, high CRI rating “95”)

YN600 LED (Daylight, Battery)

Ephoto 320 LED (Daylight and Tungsten, Battery)

Fancier 500 LED (Daylight)
3x Impact C Stands

Matthews Combo Stand 11′

MISC.

Macbook Air 2014
Zacuto Z-Finder EVFMerlin II Steadicam

Merlin II Steadicam

Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Fluid Head Monopod
ePhoto skater-dolly

Indisystem Ultra Compact Shoulder Rig

Indisystem Jib

StudioFX 48” Camera Slider

Varavon Armor Cage for BMPCC (w/ high capacity battery, 6 hours)

Gripper 3025 – 6″ Suction / Vacuum Cup Car Camera Mount

Varavon Cage and Rokinon 8mm Lens on the BMPCC.
Varavon Cage and Rokinon 8mm Lens on the BMPCC.
Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Art Lens. I like my lenses like I like my ladies: Fast and Wide.
Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Art Lens. I like my lenses like I like my ladies: Fast and Wide.
Remote Audio Breakout Cable with Timecode
Remote Audio Breakout Cable with Timecode
My 3rd wireless kit for broadcast quality sound.
My 3rd wireless kit for broadcast quality sound.