Kinsky powers latest project with Anton/Bauer


With 18 years of experience in cinematography and still photography, Danna Kinsky is
always on the hunt for the next interesting feature film.

Based on her extensive experience in shooting footage in multiple formats, she relies
heavily on batteries from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group
company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other
mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare
technology industries.

The portability and longevity behind the company’s DIONIC® 90 and HyTRON 50
batteries ensures her equipment runs as smoothly as her productions.

Throughout her career, Kinsky has shot narrative and documentary features, as well
as shorts, music videos, live music, commercials, PSAs, reality TV, corporate events
and web series.

A long-time fan of Anton/Bauer products, she has used the batteries for more than a
decade. For her latest project, A Matter of Chance, Kinsky’s kit comprised of HyTRON
50 and DIONIC 90 batteries, as well as a T2 charger. Filmed throughout New York
City and Brooklyn, A Matter of Chance follows a rebellious, young woman as she
struggles to find herself between the secular and religious worlds.

“I choose Anton/Bauer products because I can trust the batteries,’ says Kinsky. “I
can trust their longevity and the RealTime® display monitors my usage, so I know
the battery will never let me down during the middle of an important shot.’

The 95Wh battery can handle a maximum load of six amps, and offers run-times
ranging from six hours at 15 watts to 1.75 hours at 50 watts. It also features an
enhanced RealTime display that indicates both fuel gauge and remaining run-time
data simultaneously. The display incorporates readouts of hours, minutes and
remaining capacity, making battery change decisions quick and easy.

Its motion-detection feature, now standard on all Logic Series® batteries,
incorporates a sleep-mode setting that reduces battery self-discharge, allowing for
extended periods of storage with minimal capacity loss. The battery can be
“awakened’ by the built-in motion sensor. These patented features offer confidence
for the camera operator.

In addition to the Anton/Bauer batteries, Kinsky used Litepanels 1x1s, Sola ENG kit,
Sola 6, Hilios, Miniplus system and Micro, and Canon cameras on set. She says the
batteries enabled her to use the array of Litepanels equipment without the need for
an A/C adapter. She was also able to power the camera side of her Paralinx wireless
system to a Small HD monitor via an Anton/Bauer battery on a dolly, eliminating the
need for cables. This allowed the director to easily pinpoint the camera amidst the
video set up.

The batteries also offered Kinsky added confidence, helping her to avoid challenging
situations on set. Kinsky recalls that while filming one particular scene, she used a
lot of reflections and could not find a place to hide her cord fast enough. “I was able
to solve the issue by using Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90 batteries on the Hilios,’ Kinsky

“We were stressed on time for this scene and it was challenging to find a place
where all the cameras and lights remained hidden from sight. I decided to amplify the
ambiance with the Hilios, which I powered with the DIONIC 90s. Having the ability to
run such a strong light, without a cord, was a huge time-saver and stress-reliever. I
didn’t have to worry about the actors or production staff tripping over any power
cords or the cameras being seen in the frame,’ she concludes.


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