PARIS, DECEMBER 30, 2013 - Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, has recently gone deep into the world of a well-known Russian Techno DJ with French/Russian director Anatoly Ivanov for his first full-length documentary, Kvadrat. Ivanov had always worked as a still photographer until friends proposed he give cinema a try. After several experiments using video that often incorporated Anton/Bauer batteries, Ivanov came across well-known Russian Techno DJ Andrey Pushkarev, of DeepMix.ru fame, who agreed to be the focus of Ivanov’s first documentary. The two began their collaboration in February 2011 and have since spent two and a half years on the pre-production, production and post-production processes.
In order to accomplish his mission, it was crucial that Ivanov choose the right gear. After all, the documentary would require him to follow the DJ from city-to-city, country-to-country, venue-to-venue, including boarding and shooting on multiple aircraft. For its portability, light weight and long power life, especially in scenarios where recharging wasn’t always an easy option, Ivanov chose the Anton/Bauer DIONIC® HC and HCX lines of batteries and the TWIN 60-watt two-position portable quick charger to power his gear.
“I only use Anton/Bauer to power my gear,” stresses Ivanov. “Anton/Bauer just seems to be more robust and it turned out to remain as good as new throughout our project. It is also very accurate. The ‘time left’ display is exact; I know precisely when I need to swap for the other battery. Also, the Sleep ‘off switch’ is a very nice feature for a lithium battery. Other batteries I have used drain out all the time when unused, but not the HCX.”