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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Some users have complained that once they get their drone airborne, they only get around 500-600 ft of range before the MoVI Controller loses connection. From our extensive testing, folks should be getting between 1000-1200 ft, LOS (line of sight). There are two main factors you need to be aware of to maximize your distance. […]

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There are a lot of reasons why you need to use a Jetpack module with a Red Weapon camera on a MoVI gimbal. Here are three of the more important reasons. Snagging Cables. When using the I/O module, all of the cables plug straight in horizontally. This takes up more rear space and limits you […]

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