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January 29, 2015

Brynna Raine playing the Cello


This is my Adobe Premier Pro software tutor on the cello we keep in the studio. Our latest Premier Pro editing project was this week; created a template for new video demo reels from the DJI Inspire 1 drone.

Model: Brynna Raine
Cello: Courtesy Bodyart Dance Company, NY
Hair: Smuckers Grape Jelly

January 25, 2015

DJI Phantom 2 Vision + at Brock Environmental Center


Flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ at Brock Environmental Center in subdued ambient light adding light to the Phantom. I was experimenting to perfect this kind of light for an upcoming project.

You're maybe thinking nighttime pizza or Uncle Harry's Frozen Ice Cream Cakes by drone. Nope.

January 18, 2015

DJI Inspire 1 Drone Hovering


Badass DJI Inspire 1 drone hovering with landing gear down during quick 10 minute flight to get some stick time after monsoon rains this morning. Landed after this shot.

January 17, 2015

DJI Inspire 1 Quad Drone


Badass DJI Inspire 1 Quad Drone completed first checkout flight this afternoon. Flew like a bird.

January 15, 2015

DJI Inspire 1 Quad Drone; no props


The very bad ass DJI Inspire 1 quad is here and undergoing acceptance testing. Needed firmware upgrade to kill a couple of bad habits. I'm spending some time flying it in the Simulator just because I haven't flown a Simulator before. Very cool stuff. Should have it in the air shooting in a day or two.

Yeah, came in its own ballistic nylon case. Very baddd.

January 12, 2015

Not all who wander are lost


I've liked this quote since first seeing it and it's been attributed to Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band). But, it actually came from J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and numerous other books. It came from this: "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost." -- with Jerry Garcia.

Great Hammerhead Shark off Bimini, Bahamas Islands


Drones are great tools for getting different photo perspectives, but for different subject matter, Great Hammerhead Sharks cruising by the camera work extremely well. Location: 35' of water off Bimini, Bahamas Islands with some friends specifically searching for these sharks. Bingo. Success.

January 11, 2015

DJI Inspire 1 drone on the way


Well, well, DJI things are looking up. My pre-ordered Inspire 1 dual operator drone is "being prepped for delivery" at B&H NY as of today (1/11/2015) and I have a tracking number. The Ground Station piece is due here Tuesday. Friend Eric Cheng, DJI's Director of Aerial Imaging, put me in the closed group for Inspire Actual Owners yesterday. I have the User Manual and am going through it. Friend Paul Conto is working in Dubai and he's had his Inspire for five days and is passing his experiences to me each flying day. I'm looking forward to this coming week; a week of simple pleasures and new experiences. smile emoticon

January 10, 2015

NC MerFest 2015 Poolside


Models: MerCoaches in Mermaid Portfolio Workshop, Malena Sharkey (Mermaid Malena) and Rachel Smith (Artist, Illustrator, Yosemite, CA)
Tails: Mertailor Mermaid Tails By Eric Ducharme -- with Malena Sharkey and Rachel Smith.

January 7, 2015

New "Lobster" tail at 2015 NC MerFest


New "Lobster" tail at first showing at NCMerFest in Cary, NC this past weekend

Model: Ash Ley
Design: Robert Short (Splash Movie tail Special Effects Artist; all around talented good guy and member of Crumley-Short LookALikes)
Tail Mfgr: Mertailor Mermaid Tails By Eric Ducharme -- with Matthew Ryan Christopher Quijano and Ash Ley.

January 5, 2015

NC MerFest 2015


Just returned from NC MerFest, a 3-day event in Cary, NC; a gathering of mermaids from as far away as Hawaii. Enjoyed face-to-face meetings with mermaids I'd only known from FB; like this one:

Model: Jessica Mer -- with Jessica Mer.

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