We're still talking about this video at the office days after watching it. Of course, we appreciate the amazing bike tricks... but as filmmakers, we especially loved the beautiful camerawork! Not to mention, with the entire video having been shot on the GoPro HERO4, we're about ready to trade in all our gear for those lightweight little monsters.
Earlier this year, GoProannounced plans to release aquadcopterin the first half of 2016. Here's a sneak peek that was captured with a developmental prototype. No post-production stabilization was implemented, and boy were we impressed! This could be a nice alternative to the popular DJI drones, which start around $500 and go into the thousands. If GoPro's drone is as affordable as their cameras, thousands of filmmakers may soon be able to capture beautiful, aerial footage. These soaring shots can add some serious production value to your film. And to the layman, it looks like you rented a helicopter!
A timelapse is a series of still images taken over a period of time that are compiled together in post-production and played back as a video. They are an excellent way of showing a large amount of movement over a short period of time. Think of a colorful sunset, clouds drifting over mountaintops, or a crowd shoving through a train station at rush hour. Some filmmakers make videos that are comprised solely of timelapses, while others incorporate a timelapse here and there as an added effect. Below, we've included a few examples of timelapses that we incorporated into our films. Let us know what you think, and reach out if you have any questions. We'd love to chat!
Architectural cinematography has lots of great qualities. It doesn’t mess up it’s lines, show up late, and it’s not prone to change. However, capturing architecture in a dynamic way can present challenges due to the size, form and volume of most buildings. Portions of buildings can be challenging to access, establishing viewpoints can be difficult to capture, and parallel surfaces can become substantially distorted. Thankfully, there are, literally, ways around this; drones that can fly around and capture a 360 degree view of a building. Check out this compilation of some aerial videography, covering some architecture along the High Line, shot by Arbuckle Industries.