Ashford, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM — Newly available in the United States through Manios Digital &
Film, the Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery packs a big punch in a small package.
Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, the battery comes in two versions, 38Wh
and 75Wh, and is capable of powering cameras, lights, rigs and other gear for
hours.
Among the first to deploy the Hawk-Woods
ST-75 75wh Sticky Battery in the U.S. is Jerry Henry, a Los Angeles-based
cinematographer whose credits include the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit through the Gift Shop (directed by
the artist Banksy) and the recent HBO documentary The Defiant Ones profiling music icons Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
Henry included
ST-75 in his gear kit on two recent documentary projects, one concerning
ongoing hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, the other about a reggae
cruise featuring Damian Marley. On both productions, Henry used the ST-75 to
power a Sony Alpha a7S II camera and a
Paralynx wireless monitoring system.
Sticky Batteries allowed Henry to work
quickly with no fear of running low on power. “It’s perfect,” he says. “I can power
the camera and extend a small HD monitor for hours without having to change
batteries.”
Henry
adds that a single 75wh Sticky was able to power both the Sony camera,
operating in cine mode, and the monitor for two and a half hours. “Nothing
else that size delivers that kind of power in that form factor,” he notes.
“Previously, when using a camera that small, I would have to use two standard
batteries with quad taps to power the camera and the monitor. The Hawk-Woods Sticky
Battery has D taps on each side so I can power the two devices simultaneously.
And, it’s literally the size of your wallet.”

A very busy
pro, Henry’s work also extends to commercials, episodic and reality television,
and corporate projects. Other notable credits include American Revolutionary (director
Grace Lee) City of Gold (director Laura Gabbert) and documentaries
for Viceland, MTV News & Docs,
National Geographic. He was awarded the Gordon Parks Emerging African
American Filmmaker Award and the Media That Matters Film Festival Tolerance
Education Award for his film Something Other Than Other. Henry also
serves on the board of U Create Youth
Workshop, a non-profit organization providing youth opportunities
to learn and explore the digital arts.
Henry is
anxious to see how the Sticky Battery performs with other camera systems and
gear. The battery can be directly attached to an Alexa Mini, a camera he often
uses, and can also serve as a compact power source for the MōVI Pro gimbal, a device gaining
increasing popularity among documentary shooters. “Because of its size, you can
use to power practically anything,” he says.
About Hawk-Woods
With
more than 25 years of experience and expertise in the broadcast industry,
Hawk-Woods offers a wide range of products for camera operators, sound recordists
and lighting engineers including broadcast camera batteries, chargers, power
adaptors, cables and plugs.
About
Manios Digital & Film
Manios Digital & Film 10663 Burbank
Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8290.
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