OConnor, maker of fluid heads and tripods, expands its movie making tools by offering a new line of camera accessories. OConnor has chosen Jim Elias, based in Europe, to head the design team. A recognized name in professional camera accessory design, Elias brings extensive experience as a camera assistant to the engineering process. Another film industry veteran, Eric J. Johnston, has been appointed Product Specialist. Eric, based in Valley Cottage NY, is already interfacing with working camera people to get on-the-set feedback and integrate their needs into the new product design.
The first OConnor camera accessory is a completely modular cine-style follow-focus system. The compact and low profile unit enables quick, tool-free mounting on standard rod systems. This new OConnor cine-style follow focus is compatible with all standard follow-focus accessories and driver gears. OConnor’s new follow focus integrates with all camera and lens systems in use. The further products in the range will be announced as they are released.