Archives for June 2014

When it Rains, It Pours….

Here’s a secret for people working in the film/video production field. You get what you pay for. With Berkey System you can use components to build rigs to get the perfect shot. Thanks to Andy Smethurst. See how it works below:

Sea Food Differently…

You ever wonder how they do those shots in food commercials? Here’s a behind the scenes shot of using Berkey System products to rig up your effect. You can picture it, a slew of hot melted butter and a cracking of shells to show the meat. Thanks to Geoff Binns-Calvey from Chicago for the pic.


Trolling for Stop Motion Animation parts?

Laika’s new feature Boxtrolls features hand-made stop motion animation. Using the Berkey System 250 series all the way up to the 750 series you can build and rig anything your mind can come up with. Can you find the Berkey System parts in the video below?


Upgrade to Berkey System

Simon Cade of DSLRGuide shows you how to upgrade your rig. Berkey System parts can help build the rig of your dreams. See video below and thanks to DSLRGuide for the shout out.


American Cinematographer April 2014 issue.

April 2014 issue of American Cinematographer, in the article “5 Park City Standouts” Director Thomas Balmes mentions Berkey System LLC. “A Sony F3 Top Mount Accessory Cheese Plate from Berkey System enabled us to attach an adjustable handgrip to work at the right height” Congrats to Thomas Balmes for his film Happiness.


It All Comes Down To Rigging.

Animator, Special Fx, and Rigger Jerry Svoboda shows how rigging is so important to the world of film and television. Jerry Svoboda uses Berkey System LLC and his works can be seen on many of the stop motion films you see today.