"A case of the Monday's", as my man Sean calls it. What a day. My first time up in a chopper for aerials, or at all as a matter of fact! After spending a few hours off the ground in the bird, with the RED Epic, and inhaling good ole' exhaust fumes; I'd have to put this at the top of my list of most fun days as an AC. If you know me well enough, you could only imagine after hearing the risk factors how much more excited I was about the shoot. We got some really cool footage with the RED, and......O yeah....I didn't PUKE!!! Yes! I did get a little nauseous midway through, right before our pilot decided to huber the bird for a bit a couple hundred feet in the air for a short break, because he needed a break as well. I never knew a chopper could pull such maneuvers. Basically acting as the camera operator in a way in which they have to move and follow what your shooting. Not much we humans can do when strapped in and holding an $80k dollar camera package for dear life. Mad props to my man Sean for doing a great job operating, and our pilot for flying the chopper in such a talented way. And I guess I did a great job too holding on to my camera operator! I hope to do this again! Lots of fun!
One of the advantages to freelancing in the wonderful field of television production is the opportunity to travel to places we've never been before. In this case, we experienced the enormous city of New York! All though I was busy with production all day long, I was able to fly Christina up to have a great time and experience the city together for the first time. What a beautiful place! The parts we seen anyways. We definitely plan on going back for a personal vacation some time. Shooting went well and you can only imagine what the b-roll days were like for me! My man Sean and I, both visiting NYC for the first time, didn't even know where to begin! We had a great time though, and pulled off some beautiful shots and time lapses over the city! Until next time New York, i'll be back at home base in Orlando!
Below - Times Square!