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March 13, 2017

Working with Taylor

Shorts Director Jack Wareing said, "you should talk to Taylor Drumwright; she was female lead in my last film and the three of us could well work together at some point."

Taylor was in the studio last week so we could see if we could stand each other and she helped Christopher Chandler and me test the new Hasselblad X1D and compare it to the H5D-50c.

Jack knows his stuff and I'm now a solid Taylor-believer.

MUH: Brittany Chewning (Chewy)
Assistant: Jackie Burwood -- with Taylor Drumwright.


March 12, 2017

DJI M600/RoninMX/Sony a7RII

Necessity - The Mother of Invention. I fly near or on sand with the Atlantic Ocean three blocks from here. The M600/RoninMX/Sony a7RII is a bear to hand carry and it's nice to have a takeoff/landing platform elevated from sand and dirt. A piece of triple thick wall cardboard and some bungee cords solved the problem. Hales Parcells, David Haycox, Joy Tatem Haycox, Chuck Guthrie, Becky Rebecca Talton Bump, Stefanie Becker, Curtis Boggs, Ralph Rigdon and others will understand. Also, New Yorker Jonathan Atkin (shipshooter.com) will appreciate it shortly. We'll paint it as soon as the weather warms up. -- in Virginia Beach, Virginia.




March 5, 2017

Drone Whale "Watching"

"Big Bird" Whale Searching. Spent some time yesterday along Virginia Beach's Atlantic Ocean shore looking for humpback whales. They're here, just not visible this flight. Maybe today or this week. Takeoff and landing from 52nd Street seawall flying North toward the entrance to Chesapeake Bay (at top left).

Tech: DJI Matrice 600 hexcopter and Ronin MX gimbal from Ralph Rigdon FlyHigh USA. Still images and 1080p 60fps video from Sony a7RII 42MPix camera with Metabones lens adapter and Canon 20mm f2.8. -- in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


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