Harnessing the Power of Social Media

Whether you spend all day mesmerized by a glowing screen or would rather chuck your smartphone off of a cliff, social media is here to stay – and it’s an essential tool for modern filmmakers. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat offer not just a way to promote yourself and your work, but also an opportunity to participate in the greater filmmaking community, connect with your audience, and find potential creative or business partners.…
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The Drone Commandments

Unmanned aerial vehicle, unmanned aerial system, quadcopter, drone: no matter what you call it, when you add a camera to this high-flying gadget, you open up endless possibilities to elevate the filmmaking experience. A drone offers flexibility to shoot angles and areas you’d otherwise never have access to, and well-done aerial shots can lend a gorgeous, cinematic quality to your work.…
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Lighting in the Snow with Ben Sturgulewski

I could hear the wind whipping through the speaker of the phone as professional adventure filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski’s voice came through on the other line. Like a true snow junkie, Ben proceeded to conduct our interview from the seat of a swinging chairlift amongst the Alaska winter elements, only that much more of a testament to his commitment to fusing passion with his life’s work. …
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How to Setup a 3-axis Move With Second Shooter

Recently on a scouting trip to Canyonlands National Park, we shot a quick tutorial with Preston Kanak to show how we setup the Kessler Crane Second Shooter to capture 3-axis day-to-night timelapses. Coupled with the Shuttlepod Mini, we’ve found the system to be incredibly compact, flexible, and reliable in backcountry conditions. For more information regarding shooting timelapses, check out our round-up of Preston’s Raw Timelapse Tutorial series or join us on one of our courses.…
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