Introducing: The Weekly Roundup

Part of my job as a Director is to stay in sync-step with whats going on in the industry. That means staying abreast to new styles and trends as well as exploring novel techniques and time saving pipelines.

As I come across things I save them to my Vimeo “Likes”, which becomes a highly curated gallery of interesting work from around the web. Starting today I will be doing a new series where I showcase all the videos I liked on Vimeo during the week. For now the running title is The Weekly Roundup.

Tips for Working with Reflections when Shooting Shiny Objects

Whether it is a shiny new iPad or a slick sports car, shooting reflective objects can be a nightmare. Usually you can fix this problem by shooting at an angle from the subject, but sometimes you either have to shoot directly towards the subject or there isn’t a good off-angle that works. Here are some quick tips to get rid of unwanted reflections.

First Shots From DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

My friend just recently picked up a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ which we have been flying every chance we get. It is so much fun just from the standpoint of being able to fly a quadcopter with live POV, let alone the fact that it opens up new cinematic capabilities for us. Here are a few snapshots from our first couple flights. I am currently working on a little montage of some of the cooler motion picture shots we got and will post it as soon as it is done!