Since the beginning, we wanted to shoot inspiring imagery… footage that seems impossible to capture… shots that people will remember. For VidMuze, flying cameras is our favorite way to accomplish this. Our passion is what drives us to strive toward being the best at what we do. As filmmakers, we’re always thinking of new techniques […]

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We had a blast shooting the aerials for Luke Combs’ latest music video, “When It Rains It Pours!” The shooting location was near Charleston, SC called Isle of Palms.  It was a great place to shoot.  Some nice scenics for sure. One of the best things about this shoot was that we were able to […]

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When we were asked to produce a promo of a Light Sport airplane utilizing our drone gear, my creative wheels started spinning.  The entire process took about 12 days of production and post production, stretched out over 3 months.  We had several issues to battle such as restricted airspace, weather and just the normal “on […]

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Today’s drone tip is going to be when to use velocity clamps on the Alta. I’ve said this before, but the number one main thing I find so helpful about the Alta, is how Freefly has tailored it to maximizing camera movement with velocity clamps. Now out in the film world when we’re on set, […]

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Today’s drone tip is going to explain why a drone pilot for aerial cinema needs to have a reference monitor. Those of you who don’t know, a reference monitor is a video feed in front of the pilot that shows the shot from the gimbal. Now as a drone pilot, I fly by LOS (line […]

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As a drone company, we must always be in complete communication with our team members during the duration of each drone flight.  That’s why we use Eartec headsets. This entails myself as the pilot to talk with my gimbal operator while being able to communicate with my visual observer. So after testing the Eartec headsets […]

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So when flying a camera on your heavy lifter drone, the camera is going to have one of two video outputs. Either HDMI or SDI.  Now you need to make sure that your HD downlink system is compatible with the output of your camera. We have been very happy with the Connex systems, however this downlink […]

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When shooting aerial cinematography, controlling the amount of light that enters your lens can be accomplished simply with a ND (neutral density) filter or a variable ND. Those of you who don’t know, a ND filter goes in front of your lens via a matte box or depending on your lens, you can screw the ND […]

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Welcome Aboard the U.S.S. VidMuze In February I reunited with Mike and Ryan on the VidMuze team as a grip and audio tech for an eight day production. Our crew traveled from the mountains of Asheville to the coast of Wilmington promoting the community college system of North Carolina. On our journey we visited several […]

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During this Facebook Live session we discussed Connex antenna upgrades to improve the overall range of the Connex system. I wanted to mention that we have tested both Teradek and Paralinx HD downlink systems, and for the range, the Connex system is the way to go for aerial drone platforms. Our gimbal operator’s setup includes […]

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