When movies are filmed, the director of photography will use a certain level of depth of field to help composite their image depending on the “look” they want. Typically shallow depth of field is used on longer lenses. This allows for the background and foreground elements to be blurry and out of focus, and allows […]

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Since the beginning, we wanted to shoot inspiring imagery… footage that seems impossible to capture… shots that people will remember. You can visit our aerial and camera movement website here at VidMuze Aerial Cinema, LLC.   For VidMuze, flying cameras is our favorite way to accomplish this. Our passion is what drives us to strive […]

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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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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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[divider] We always receive a lot of questions about what drone gear do we use when out in the field.  Folks also like to ask how do we have our drone gear setup. We went ahead and broadcasted a Facebook Live session recently showing everyone a general overview of our gear.  Here’s the drone gear that […]

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Most aerial companies that I have found always mount the MoVI controller to either a tripod or a camera cart. A lot of times when we’re flying our drones, we need to remain mobile. It seems that half of our aerial shoots entail hiking down some mountain ravine where we need to keep hauling gear […]

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