Getting my FAA Part 107 certification (commonly called a “drone license” Ya, it’s not a license…) so that I can shoot video and stills and have my images and footage used commercially has been something on my radar for quite sometime! The requirements for becoming a pilot are listed here on the FAA website and can be a little daunting if you have never taken a federal certification exam. Read more
Are you as sick of social media as I am? Fake news, inflammatory trolling, and the inner thoughts of those you would never want to know the inner thoughts of have left me loathing social media.
So, I’ve toyed with video production for many years, but I am just getting to the point where I feel I am learning enough to start producing and editing some interesting pieces. This is the first piece where I feel like I really nailed the editing, storytelling, and production. It’s only 51 seconds long, but it’s a start.
I wanted to tell the story of how joining a social league helps build friendships and new acquaintances while showing some of the fun and active aspects of the league. I filmed the talking heads on my trusty, old Canon 5d MKII and most of the action shots on a GoPro and a hand held Canon “pro-sumer” type camcorder. Read more
I’m practicing some cinematic shots with my quad-copter. Here is a video of the downtown San Antonio skyline shortly after sunset at the end of a warm January’s day.
This photo slide show will update with my latest Aerial Drone shots as I upload them to Flickr.
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I’m Batman! Read more
So, I made the jump and invested in a drone for photography and video fun. The gold standard out there seems to be the DJI Phantom series. The Phantom 3 comes in three models: The Standard, Advanced, and Professional (Compare the models here). My knee-jerk reaction was, of course, to buy the top end model and load it up with a GoPro camera. Read more
I love good, handcrafted beer. Here are some images. Read more