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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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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[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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Freefly announced on November 2, 2016 their latest piece of camera movement gear… the MoVI Pro. Freefly went to town on the amount of improvements they made on this new gimbal. Now the MoVI Pro is going to replace the M10 and M15. Freefly is still going to sell the M5, but discontinue the M10 […]

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Those of you with gimbals such as the Freefly Systems MōVI should know by now that you can shoot inverted or as some call it, “over slung.” Now just a side note, the M5 and M15 were the only two MōVIs that supported inverted mode. M10 users could not go inverted due to the fact […]

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As you probably know by now, flying and maintaining heavy lifter drones out in the field can be a complex and sophisticated job which does require many “drone tools.” Over the years as pro aerial cinematographers, we have accumulated many drone tools and spare parts that helps provide us redundancy for our drones and gimbals […]

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Excitement is buzzing throughout the drone industry since August 29, 2016! The FAA has finally launched their new drone laws under Part 107. So what does this mean? The simple answer is, folks can now become a “remote pilot” and fly drones commercially (for money), without needing a real pilots license (Part 61 certificate). With […]

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When flying drones, you’re always going to need a charging station to recharge your LiPos when out in the field. When we’re on film sets, we’re not always near electricity, so you’ve got to supply your own. A lot of companies typically bring a small generator to charge their LiPo batteries when out in the […]

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