For the last several months I’ve been flying drones a lot. The most recent has been the DJI S900; a monster of a drone that caries a Lumix LX-7 camera that can capture HD video or 10MP still images. This morning I took the drone up, and with FHSU student Ken Moreno, we took still images of possible university use.
Yesterday they began the teardown of The Center for Media Studies (formerly Heather Hall) on the campus of Fort Hays State University. Since the mid-80s, Heather Hall served as the campus television and radio station, and hundreds of graduates entered those doors and emerged as news and media professionals.
This weekend, I had the pleasure of flying the DJI S-900 drone for the Department of Informatics at Fort Hays State University. It was a thrill to fly this large camera platform, and get off some great shots. Of everything we shot, this is probably my favorite shot as the drone flew over Lewis Field Stadium.
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced MAXON Cineware 2.0 and Cinema 4D Lite Release 16, now available in the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC (2014.1) . The upgrades symbolize the ongoing strategic relationship between MAXON and Adobe to deliver improved integration and performance between MAXON’s powerful 3D application, Cinema 4D, and Adobe’s industry-leading software. The new updates to the Cineware workflow, available in the Fall release of After Effects CC 2014, are designed to optimize performance and enhance creative capabilities.
Years ago I met Phil Bates, CEO of Artbeats, one of the most recognized stock footage library companies, to discuss the work he was doing with time-lapse photography that created many of the companies most used and recognized clips. It was interesting getting his take on what can sometimes be a very tedious job of shooting stock footage for sale. This summer Phil spent time driving around the Midwest chasing storms for the company’s new collection. While he didn’t make it as far west as Hays, Kansas. Phil did capture some epic storms, supercells and probably more tornadoes than he cares to remember.
I’m working on something for podcasters, and those that want to podcast. I think it will be a good resource for everyone, and will pull back the curtain a bit on what we do on the Major Spoilers Podcast Network. But I need your help.
I enjoy building things with LEGO, and love all the sets the put out. Today I sat down with the Ecto-1 set (#21108) that was suggested by a LEGO building and made its way into production. This means I also had a chance to pull out the camera to take some shots.