In the age of advancing technology and expanding creativity, the role of a camera movement specialist has become more essential on set. It’s finally possible to achieve fluid moves without the need of costly, time-consuming, and constricting equipment like dollies, jibs, or steadicams. Instead, we use a tool called a gimbal which allows me (the […]

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We love using our Amimon Connex system, whether it’s on our aerial rigs or on the ground for gimbal operation and film set monitoring. Now we have the Connex Mini, which is essentially the size and specs of the Connex cut in half. This means the Mini air unit weighs only 60 grams, or just […]

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Tattu batteries are specifically designed for use with multi-rotors, and have gained a reputation for being some of the best and most reliable UAV batteries on the market. We use the standard Tattu batteries on our heavy lifters and have always been very pleased with their performance, so this review will focus on the differences […]

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Ever since its announcement in April of this year, the Freefly ALTA hexacopter has been making waves and inspiring many web searches in hopes of finding more info on Freefly’s first UAV. Since then, Freefly has been steadily releasing more info about the ship, the quality control process they put it through, the extensive testing […]

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By now most of you are probably familiar with DJI’s Phantom series of quadcopters. In this video we cover a Phantom 3 Professional review from a filmmaker’s perspective. The three main changes in this version of the Phantom are the built-in camera, integrated HD downlink, and the flight performance. Let’s take a look at the […]

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We’re constantly learning new and innovative ways to optimize our aerial cinematography gear. Just wanted to share a few tips and tricks with you all. Remote Triggering Red Camera First tip, is Red Start/Stop cable for remote recording for the Red Dragon/Epic/Scarlet cameras. Now why is remote start/stop so important in the aerial world? When […]

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So you just got a brand new lens and you’re stoked to get out and shoot with it. But wait! You know it’s wise to keep your lens protected at all times with a UV filter! So you just get whatever cheapest filter you can find and throw it on, right? Well, not so fast. […]

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We use FreeFly Systems’ gimbals for various reasons as opposed to other gimbals such as Ronin, Gremsey, etc. This doesn’t mean these other gimbals are not worth pursuing, it just means we’ve adapted MoVis to work very well with our workflow. We will be discussing why we use MoVis in depth in another video. Now […]

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The Removu R1 is exactly what its name implies: a remote and a viewer for your GoPro. A fairly new addition to the market of third-party GoPro accessories, it sets out to improve upon the idea of wireless control and monitoring that GoPro provides with its smartphone app. Because it transmits through the onboard wifi […]

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When I started in the film industry over 15 years ago, I was taught this phrase, “If you take care of your gear, it’ll take care of you.” How true! Those of you who are in the film industry should know by now, always… always… always take care of your gear. Well in the aerial […]

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