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Gear & Schmear: New Products from Litepanels & Anton/Bauer
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Gear & Schmear: New Products from Litepanels & Anton/Bauer

Join us for AbelCine's Gear & Schmear! These morning mixers in LA focus on the latest technology as well as the craft of filmmaking, brought together over breakfast bagels, various schmears, and coffee.


Join us for our monthly event series in LA: AbelCine's Gear & Schmear!

These morning mixers take place every month, and focus on the latest technology as well as the craft of filmmaking, brought together over breakfast bagels, various schmears, and coffee. This is a great opportunity to meet up with your fellow creatives and experience emerging technology in a fun, unstructured setting.

Our next Gear & Schmear is happening on Thursday, May 16 and will focus on the new Gemini 1x1 Soft from Litepanels and the new Anton/Bauer Titon batteries. AbelCine, Litepanels, and Anton/Bauer specialists will be available to answer any questions as well.

We can't wait to see you, so make sure to RSVP now!

This Week's Technology Focus

Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft

Delivering full spectrum, accurate daylight and tungsten light with the ability to dial in any color imaginable and a wide selection of lighting effects, the lightweight, quick-to-rig, and easy to control Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft is the ultimate no-crew lighting solution for image makers on the go.

The Gemini 1x1 provides total control of light with four lighting modes:

  • CCT Mode - allows for true daylight and Tungsten with fine tuning
  • HSI Mode - to create any color in the 360 color wheel
  • Gel Mode - to quickly dial up many popular gels
  • Effects Mode - for a dazzling array of creative lighting effects at your fingertips

Anton/Bauer Titon Batteries

The Anton/Bauer Titon batteries feature Titon smart technology, calculating every device powered by the pack, including those powered by the High-Speed USB and P-Tap ports, and transmitting data to the onboard LCD and your compatible EVF. The Titon is a lightweight, reliable, travel-safe battery, designed to withstand the toughest assignments in the most extreme environments. High quality Li-ion cells in a tough, rugged casing ensure that Titon delivers consistent power to even the most demanding users in temperatures ranging from -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C).

Additionally, the Titon features a 10A constant current capability (12.5A for 5 seconds to deal with inrush on challenging loads), ideal for use with DSLR, Mirrorless, or 14.4V cameras, as well as LED fixtures.



Jayson Crothers first picked up a motion picture camera at 18 and immediately fell in love with its ability to capture and create new stories and experiences. Since then he’s never stopped peering at the world through a viewfinder. He is currently serving as the Director of Photography for Season 6 of Producer Dick Wolf’s NBC hit Chicago Fire – he shot Season 4 and 5 as well after handling 2nd Unit duties on season 2 and 3. Prior to joining Chicago Fire, he photographed nearly two dozen features, recent highlights include shooting Amnesiac and the festival hits Coldwater and It Happened Again Last Night. His work has screened theatrically and on network and cable television, as well as at festivals such as SXSW, Tribecca, Camerimage, etc.

In addition to all of his work behind a camera, Jayson served as the Technical Editor for A Shot in the Dark, a book about digital cinematography and lighting. He’s also enjoyed teaching Cinematography workshops and seminars across the US, the Philippines, and Kosovo.

A member of Local 600, Jayson holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago as well as an MFA from the American Film Institute. See more of his work at jaysoncrothers.com.


Learn More

First Look: Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft

Litepanels Gemini & Anton/Bauer Titon Bundle





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