August 9, 2016

Stella Jones' Music Video "Underwater"

We shot the Stella Jones' Music Video "Underwater" water sequences in the Lakeside Studio Pool a few weeks ago directed by Jake Brinn. The online Premiere is on the 11th. Watch for it.


August 8, 2016

Aerial of a mermaid on sandbar in Virginia Beach, VA

Flying in the face of rain this morning, but rewarding and got the gear packed up just as monsoon hit. This mermaid is a real pro; so easy to work with. We were totally at the mercy of the tides to make the scene. This frame at 85' AGL, but lots of others at varied lesser altitudes.

Model: Hales Parcells
Tail: Kariel JoAllen; Hawaii
Location: Brock Environmental Center/Chesapeake Bay Foundation waterfront near Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia Beach, VA
Aircraft: DJI Inspire 1 Pro Version 2 with X5RAW Gimbal/Camera; Olympus 12mm f2.0
Aircraft Support: Ralph Rigdon, Fly High USA, West Virginia. -- with Hales Parcells.


August 2, 2016

Jimmy Choo at a Flea Market

Found this $1,200 Jimmy Choo shoe priced at $339 at a Flea Market in the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market.


Stupid is as Stupid Does

This sign speaks for itself.


July 30, 2016

Underwater Ballet Slippers

Acclimating pointe shoes for underwater dance session this coming week (they're underwater softening). They aren't new in case you wonder; they were donated to the studio/pool wardrobe by Katerina Dvorak some time ago.


July 25, 2016

Salt Grove - Eastern Shore - Cheriton, Virginia

Salt Grove - Eastern Shore - Cheriton, Virginia. Spent some more time here over the weekend. Easy to wake up and fly at sunrise (6:03AM). Quiet, peaceful, beautiful light.

DJI Inspire 1 Pro v2 X5R Olympus 12mm f2.0 Altitude 65'


July 24, 2016

Behind-The-Scenes Aerial of Music Video Shoot

Behind-The-Scenes aerial - Taylor Jones Music Video project last week. Director: Jake Brinn with crew: Lee Brinn, Jackie Burwood, Colton Cox, Chris Crumley, Bryanna Vesely, Kelsey Ann Ruble and Findley Sahorn. -- with Lee Brinn, Jake Brinn, Kelsey Ann Ruble, Taylor Jones, Bryanna Vesely, Findley Sahorn, Jackie Burwood and Colton Cox.


July 18, 2016

Salt Grove Cottage in Cape Charles, Eastern Shore, VA

Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the quiet serene "Salt Grove, a "cottage" on a peninsula of its own near Cheriton and Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virgina. Exactly one hour drive time from the Virginia Beach North End via the 52-year-old 17.6-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT).


July 16, 2016

DJI Matrice 600; Behind-The-Scenes

Behind-The-Scenes, Lakeside Studio from the loft stairs. Rolling computer desk with MacPro system and RAID enclosures (knee shelf) with Canon EOS-5s tethered to Adobe Lightroom and Eizo/NEC monitors shooting DJI M600 with H5D-50c WiFi on cyc.


DJI Matrice 600 Drone with Hasselblad

DJI Matrice 600 drone with Ronin MX Gimbal with Hasselblad H5D-50c WiFi flying near Crystal Lake, Virginia Beach, Virginia.





July 13, 2016

Lakeside reflecting pool in a pool

Yesterday, was working on a set that is dark and wet with Ferris Hollinger.

This, like most things I'm shooting lately, is with the Hasselblad H5D-50c. The files are incredible. Was hoping to fly it on the DJI M600 Ronin MX but hopes mostly dashed with yesterday's Hasselblad announcement of an A5D dedicated to M600 aerials. -- with Ferris Hollinger.


July 10, 2016

Cape Charles Marina at dusk

The Cape Charles Marina from 70' or so at dusk. The Guava Jam band (w/Jeff McWaters) was playing under the stars. Great music and lots of interesting and creative people in attendance.


The Place Theater, Cape Charles

Part of the crowd in The Place Theater, Cape Charles, for the Experimental Film Festival.


The Palace Theater marquee, Cape Charles

The Palace Theater marquee, Cape Charles, Eastern Shore, Virginia after the Experimental Films showing, July 9, 2016.


July 6, 2016

Indoor Behind the Scenes Flight

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Version 2 with X5 gimbal/camera with 15mm DJI lens. Also, did aerials with the DJI Matrice 600 you can see on the table (bottom right) with X5R (RAW video) gimbal/camera with 12mm Olympus lens. Note: it is very difficult flying surrounded by some much iron in the floor, racks and ceiling. There is no GPS signal and the iron confuses the positioning awareness of the drone.