Back in October of 2017 we had a blast shooting a Nissan spot for director Steve Fisher, with world class kayaker, Eric Jackson. We worked as the camera movement team and provided the gear needed to capture the moving shots.  Here’s a list of the gear we used on this shoot. Freefly Alta 8 drone […]

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It’s always an art when balancing a gimbal.  If you’re like me, you take it very seriously.  When mounting heavy cameras with heavy cinema lenses, we always had to use the dreaded counter weights to full balance our camera packages correctly.  This added more bulk and weight to the rig.  If you’re into heavy lifter […]

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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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So when flying a camera on your heavy lifter drone, the camera is going to have one of two video outputs. Either HDMI or SDI.  Now you need to make sure that your HD downlink system is compatible with the output of your camera. We have been very happy with the Connex systems, however this downlink […]

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