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Gimbal Shots in Wilmington NC

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. …

Drone Gear When On Set

So when we fly drones on film sets… what all drone gear do we take with us to make sure we get the job done? Transportation – One of our largest assets is our “VidMuze Mobile,” or our Dodge Promaster 2500 Series. This vehicle is the ultimate drone/camera …

What Does a 2nd AC Do?

When people ask me what I do for work, I tell them I’m usually working as a Multirotor Safety Officer or a 2nd AC. As you can guess, that typically doesn’t help them much. What in the world is a 2nd AC? What Does 2nd AC Mean? For …

CMT Premieres James Wesley’s “Hooked Up” Music Video

Country Music Television has just premiered the music video for James Wesley’s “Hooked Up”, directed by Alex Manning and featuring lots of creative cinematography including aerials shot by us here at VidMuze Aerial Cinema. The aerials for this project were some of the most challenging and rewarding shoots …

Essential Soldering Tools

“Having the right tool for the job,” are certainly seven words of wisdom in any field of work. When it comes to building drones, using the essential soldering tools is key. Some folks may think, all you need is a good soldering iron… well, think again. There are …

Incredible Actor and Friend | Jamie Costa

As we know great actors are few and far between. It’s even harder to find a talented actor who’s a friendly and genuine person “off camera.” The recent, Paul Walker fit this bill extremely well. From all of the articles I’ve read and videos I’ve seen, Paul Walker …

Zombie College Preproduction | DJI S800 Hexacopter Prepping

  The preproduction for Zombie College has been going great! Yes, there’s a lot to plan for, but it’s all part of filmmaking. The more complex piece of equipment that I needed to personally prepare for the film was the DJI S800 hexacopter. The main issue was that …