Around water, from a chopper......sure......why not the Jib!?!? We had two fun days shooting some great b-roll with the jib. Despite the fact the jib is not RED friendly in regards to having the proper hook-ups for zoom and focus control, it still handled well with the RED. And of course you could also use the RED remote if you have it handy. And I love the JimmyJib. After a little wear and tare it could use some TLC, but still got the job done. Short post this time, but stay tuned for more to come! And always keep an eye on our site at www.mandarinfilmsandtv.com for updated reels and resumes.
"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!
Little did I know when taking my current gig in Orlando, FL that I would get the opportunity to work with the RED EPIC. I have really enjoyed the camera and it's ability to produce fenominal footage. I was a little intimidated at first, not knowing how to operate it at all, but realized that it is a very user friendly camera. The touch screen LCD allows for easy access to all menu items needed, allowing for quick changes to looks while in the field. I look forward to the next couple of months as we continue to pull of some awesome shots for the new show!