If you operate a private Skate park (including mobile parks), we can help you secure quality liability coverage with athletic participant liability (if the riders sue for negligence). The program also comes with a separate accident medical policy for no-fault based accident claims. Please email or fax back the completed application to our office for a quote.
Similar to building a house on a strong foundation, the pre-production process can help determine the success of the production. What happens during that vital step– between finishing the script and shooting– can make all the difference. You may know exactly what shots you want, but when it comes to capturing them, picking a lens is a major decision.
There are so many lenses to choose from, and each one is different. You have the vision, and you need to find the best tool to bring it to life.
You can read about the different types of lenses all day long, and you’re probably familiar with many of them already, but how do you know how they’re actually going to stack up against each other on a real shoot? If only there was some way… Ok, you may already see where this is going, but check it out: we have the perfect tool for comparing many possible lenses!
We are talking about The ShareGrid & Old Fast Glass Ultimate Full Frame Lens Test! It consists of over 300 videos available in 4K, showing 20 of the most popular Full Frame lens sets available to filmmakers. You can go on there right now and compare 85 individual Full Frame prime lenses at various T-stops, using the one-of-a-kind “Quad-player.” As the name suggests, the Quad-player allows you to simultaneously play up to 4 videos, for the most thorough possible comparison of cinema lenses, all from the comfort of your own home (or studio, of course). Check out their intro video. It’s hard to overstate how epic this is. This is the largest side-by-side lens test ever made. So what’s the one thing that could make this even more epic? The fact that it’s totally free! You can go right now and compare many different lenses, shooting the same action, and the same time, and see exactly what the differences are in image.
Beyond just seeing, the test includes lens statistics: lens’ character, performance, and Bokeh chart breakdowns. It has a side-by-side comparison feature as well, where each lens is put through the exact same series of tests, while collecting footage.
So go ahead, go crazy. Pick 4 lenses, and watch the exact same footage in each at the same time. Read the lens stats, and very clearly see the differences between lenses. Then pick 4 more and do it all again. It’s a tool like no other. Athos was happy to sponsor the event by providing insurance services. So once you’ve picked the best lens or lenses for your production, make sure to call us up, our friendly agents can help you insure the lens, and the rest of your equipment, against whatever may go wrong.