So Long to a JDM Icon. Honda Ends Civic Type-R Production

Posted by Joel
Honda has been known for a couple things, it's performance super car the Acura NSX, the S2000 convertible and it's Type-R branded vehicles. I remember back in the days, ricer cars would put Type-R badges to feel special... But owning an actual Type-R was something special. You get suburb suspension, a high revving motor, and decent horsepower. Now Honda has confirmed that it is ending production of it's Honda Civic Type-R 4 door vehicle. The Civic Si is the closest thing we had to the Type-R since Integra. There's no word if another Civic Type R is in the works, especially with Honda's larger focus on hybrid cars taking up most of the research and development money.


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Posted on: 4/19/2010 at 9:10 PM
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Creative Inspiration: Introducing the IndiSLIDERMini

Posted by Joel
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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