FAA Certified Drone Pilot!

FAA Certified Drone Pilot!
Woodlawn Lake, San Antonio Texas by Aaron Hackney

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

Letterboxd – Social Media for Movie Lovers

Letterboxd – Social Media for Movie Lovers
Letterboxd Home
Letterboxd Home

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.

But, a fellow film buff turned me on to Letterboxd. It’s a nifty social-media site and mobile app that let’s you track your movie viewings and much, much more. Read more

Video Production – Dodge Ball!

Video Production – Dodge Ball!

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