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.
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.
Since 2005 I’ve been podcasting my thoughts to the world. It started with The Coolness Roundup that I co-hosted with Charlie White, and has since grown to include seven weekly shows on the Major Spoilers Podcast Network. Over the years, the gear that I use to record podcasts has changed, but for the last four years, I’ve settled on a couple of different setups for the various shows I produced.
I do a show called The Want List that requires a bunch of keying in Adobe After Effects. In this video I walk you through my process of going from Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 to Adobe After Effects CS6 and back again, and along the way demonstrate how I use Keylight to key out the green screen background.
Adobe After Effects CS6 has a number of new features. Included in this walk-through/demo, are the new caching features, the 3D Camera Tracker, and Advanced 3D Render engine that allows the user to extrude text.
I was up late last night recording this, and there are a few times I totally say one word, when I mean another… duhr.
Make sure you watch this full size at 1080p!
A month ago, I picked up a set of Kenko Auto Extension Tubes that allow photographers to turn an ordinary lens into a macro – and in some cases a super-macro – lens.
Canon has announced the upcoming release of the Canon 5D Mark III the successor to the ever popular 5D Mark II that many film and television crews love to use. I have two 5D Mark IIs, will today’s announcement prompt me to go on a selling spree to get the Mark III?