Thursday, July 31, 2014

Photoshoot : With Brooke on the Beach

We were getting some killer Okanagan Sunsets. I hate to say it, but all the smoke from wildfires in the area made 'sunset light' long before sunset which is pretty cool, so I thought it was ideal time to plan a beach shoot to update my portrait work portfolio a bit.  The shoot went great, but the sunset fizzled out a little, it was the first day in weeks we had a cloudy sunset.  Regardless, we did get a few pockets of light and certainly made the most of what we had! Here's a look at the product of our shoot, the set up I used (and tested) and more.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Glidecam : XR-1000 Review and Balancing Tips with Footage

XR-1000 set up with extra weight up top to use my GoPro3
People have been hiring video professionals more and more, and with that I've been upping my arsenal in the gear I use to create my videos.  Recently, I purchased a Glidecam XR-1000.   I've got a quick review of what I've found in my few days with it, since I found a lot of coverage of the HD models of glidecam, but not much mention of the XR lines.  So I'll share some experience, and the single most important thing to know about calibrating your glidecam.