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Las Vegas Wedding //06.16.2017//

Wow, this was a lot of work, but it was worth it. This wedding was different. Spanning two days, this wedding marched to the beat of a different drum. On day one, the reception and toasts took place at a lavish mansion 10 minutes from downtown Las Vegas. On day two, the ceremony was held in the middle of the Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) -- which made gaining entry with camera equipment challenging (but not impossible). Music Info: Artist: The Chainsmokers Song: It Won't Kill Ya (ft. Louane)

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Enter The Dojo

While filming, exposing for slow-motion was something to keep in mind. To properly expose the Sony FS7 (in S-Log2), a lot of light was brought in to record everything (details in the shadows and mid-tones) for filming at 120fps.

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Tips: Filming for Beauty

Matthew Rosen shares a few tips on how to nail that flat light, beauty, sitcom look. To get started, he places only one, main-light behind, and over the model's head, creating an accented hair light, that leaves her (temporarily) looking like a silhouette. One bounce card is then placed on her right and left side, thus bringing her back into light. The result is a flattering, soft look that leaves little to no shadow on her face. Matthew adds real value and shows us how terrible shows like "How To Get Away With Murder" and (maybe?), "Scandal", create that popular, prismatic, double-exposure, look. Just in…

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Breaking Wind: Drone Capability

After too many hours spent pre-rendering and editing, I present my drone reel. The following locations (in no particular order) are featured: Philadelphia, PA Chicago, IL Lexington, KY Louisville, KY Orlando, FL Seattle, WA Music by: Lettuce, song title "Phyllis"

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Phantom 4 Drone Editing: Behind The Scenes

This summer I bought a drone. After roughly 200 flights, I have recorded around 500 gigs of footage (mostly shot in 4K) which makes finding a reliable (primarily fast) hard drive important, if you plan to keep your sanity while editing (how and why a proper external/internal hard drive setup is necessary for editing 4K footage is another topic entirely). I decided to expeditiously produce and edit a piece that featured the best shots of the 200+ flights, but in this case, I define "expeditiously" as a couple weeks to painstakingly cleanup and edit footage. In this post, I'll cover what I've learned when it…

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