Creative Inspiration: Introducing the IndiSLIDERMini

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We found a Honda Civic video that caught our eye on YouTube. This wasn't any ordinary car video. The camera movements were very smooth and blended with the music really well. It made a seemingly ordinary modified Honda Civic to something unforgettable. The slow camera pans created a mood.

After reading the comments we discovered the IndiSLIDERMini by Studio 4 Productions was used to create this effect. The slider has become very popular among indie filmmakers making it easy to create what is often referred to as a "reveal shot". A reveal shot is where the camera is positioned close behind an object then smoothly slid over to reveal a more expansive view.

The indiSLIDERmini is a complete camera sliding system that has an integral camera mount and is light enough to attach directly to a tripod head. With a starting price of $99, the indiSLIDERmini is the most affordable slider. The slider would add more dimensions and variety to our car video projects. We decided to purchase the indiSLIDERmini DELUXE.

Stay tuned for a KWIKFILMS full length review of the indiSLIDERmini DELUXE.

The Yellow Honda Civic


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Posted on: 2/28/2010 at 5:07 PM
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Chevy Corvette Z06 MGP Caliper Installation Video

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We completed the Chevy Corvette Z06 Caliper Cover installation video for MGP Caliper Covers. Mike Barland of MGP Caliper Covers demonstrates the installation of both the front and rear GM Licensed caliper covers on a Chevy Corvette Z06.


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Posted on: 2/27/2010 at 8:56 AM
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WD40 Chevy Camaro Trailer

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The trailer of the WD40 Chevy Camaro has been completed. We used our newly acquired Panasonic AG-HMC40 high definition camcorder.

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For more photos of the WD40 Chevy Camaro can be found here
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Posted on: 2/25/2010 at 9:59 PM
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Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

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It's hard to be believe it's been 40 years since the release of the Datsun 240Z. The Z-car went on hiatus from 1996 to 2002, as Nissan focused on SUVs. In the summer of 2002, the 350Z was released. The Nissan 350Z was a success with a slightly improved VQ35DE V6 motor shared with other Nissan models. In 2009, Nissan debuted the 370Z. The six-speed manual is the first manual gearbox to feature 'synchro-rev matching,' which automatically blips the throttle to simulate heel and toe shifting.

At this years 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan displayed its new 40th Anniversary Edition of its 370Z. This car was previously introduced in Japan last October. Based on the Nissan 370Z Coupe Touring, the 40th Anniversary Edition adds a unique Graphite paint job, Nissan's Sport Package – which includes a manual transmission with SynchroRev Match, front spoiler, rear spoiler, upgraded brakes and 19-inch RAYS wheels.

Inside, the 40th Anniversary model comes equipped with a unique leather and suede trim on the seats and doors with red accent stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shifter, console boot and instrument panel upper box.

This 40th Anniversary 370Z is sure to be a collectors item.

Nissan 40th Anniversary Z Tribute

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Posted on: 2/24/2010 at 8:09 PM
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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Unveiled

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I'm going to admit I'm not a big Ford Mustang fan. It's hard for me to enjoy a sports car that you can see almost everyday on the road. The Ford Mustang's heritage has contributed to the success of Ford. Last year, Ford redesigned the Mustang. The Mustang received a thoroughly revised exterior, with only the roof panel being retained, that is sculpted for a leaner, more muscular appearance and better aerodynamic performance. It has a more aggressive look in my opinion.

Just two weeks ago Ford unveiled the 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500. For 2011, the SVT and Shelby-engineered muscle coupe gets an all-aluminum version of its existing 5.4 liter V8 for added performance. This new engine is good for a 102 pound weight decrease, as well as 10 horsepower increase over the 2010 model – putting total output at 550 horsepower and 510 lb-ft. of torque.

According to Ford the 2011 Shelby GT500 will be the first modern Shelby without a gas guzzler tax, thanks to the EPA-projected 15 mpg city, and 23 mpg highway ratings. The 2011 Shelby GT500 shares some engine similarities to the discontinued Ford GT. Ford says that the 2011 Shelby GT500 engine will exceed Ford GT performance due to its superior supercharger technology. Ford also pointed out that it has changed the exhaust system for 2011 – the new 2.75 inch exhaust helped contribute to the 10 hp increase and a more aggressive tone.

The overall changes from the previous model are significant. I'm very impressed with what I see... The silver and orange stripes color scheme looks "hot". With its stunning looks and impressive motor upgrades this car will run circles around the Chevy Camaro SS. Ford and Shelby definitely have a hit in their hands.

Kelly Blue Book Video of the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500


Officially New Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2011

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Posted on: 2/23/2010 at 10:24 PM
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