AeroGraphy UAVs is so excited to be a part of this groundbreaking project for Final Fantasy VII The Series. Combining Aerial Cinematography via drone, and brilliant Adobe Aftereffects, Rind-Raja Picture Company has taken the lead in how to combine the two for a mesmerizing effect. The remarkable stability of the aerial platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into the VFX pipeline.We spent two days capturing these background plates with our Heavy Lift Hexacopter shooting on the GH4, C4K, 24hz, 24p. We can’t wait for the final release! #FinalFantasyVII,#RothRind,#drone,#C4K
Always a pleasure being a part of creative projects with talented creative individuals.
Today, Matthew Lavin and I met up with Marc Donohue of Perma Grin Films and Roth Rind of Rind Raja Picture Company in San Jose, California to help capture an aerial shot for an upcoming project Marc’s been working on called “Imagination”.
I’ve had a few glimpses of the project and it’s going to be really cool. He’s shooting with a variety of cameras including his RED Epic. The Aerial video captured today was 4K shot on a Panasonic GH4.
Here’s a quick unrelated clip from the shoot today that we thought you may like.
You may have seen Marc’s “Dream Music video” which is a beautiful masterpiece and quickly went viral, If not, check it out below:
Looking forward to working again soon with this creative crew.
Aerography UAVs worked with a team of very talented directors, Cassidy Gearhart and Nathan Caswell, from The Public Record creative agency based in NYC. We worked very hard to create dynamic drone shots for a GE Capitol commercial campaign. Mariani dried fruits is a 100 year old fruit processing plant that relies on its own water treatment facility to process the fruit. We were happy to use our Water Treatment UAVs and provide beautiful imagery for the commercial and valuable data for GE Capitol.
Aerography and The Monterey Bay UAV Flight School was very excited to be teaching the Aerial Cinematography Workshop at the sUSB Expo 2015. Michael Chambliss, from the International Cinematographers Guild, Jim Williams from the FAA, Patrick Eagan from sUASnews, Robert Scoble from Rackspace and many others attended. There was lots of discussion about the ethical integration of aerial technology (Drones) and aerial production protocol. Our workshop addressed these issues and many more. We received a round of applause by our esteemed guests.
Aerography had the pleasure of shooting the Santa Cruz Warriors at the sold-out Kaiser Permanente Arena, the night they won, and were crowned NBA D-League Champions.
Check out our aerial intro shots in the:
Warriors Stories – The Process of Synergy
Also, check out our aerial shots in the opening of the Santa Cruz Warriors Highlight Mix below:
More of our aerial shots are here, in the: Santa Cruz Warriors: 2015 D–League Champions
Learn more about the winning game here:
Commissioned by Alfstad& to reimagine Georgia O’Keefe’s visions from the air, Aerography’s interpretation resonated with the locals, the wider art community and beyond.
“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things………Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing; making your unknown known is the important thing.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe
What if O’Keeffe were reborn, airborne?
Presented herein are the imaginings of Georgia O’Keeffe, reincarnated & flying above the areas she lived, worked, painted, & created. View previously unnoticed textures etched into canyon walls, colors only seen when light dimples quartz, water carving land like a sculptor’s awl and the blur of landscapes rising through the clouds… all uncharted perspectives from O’Keeffe’s home in Taos, NM. By exploring the land with our drone, from micro to macro, seeking shapes & colors that have no words and feeling around for ‘infinity on the horizon line’, I found Georgia O’Keeffe.
“The Faraway”, as O’Keeffe often referred to Taos, is magical witnessed from the unexpected, but wholly natural, viewpoint from above. Aerial perspectives strip away drama and extraneous stimulus, emphasizing simple, meaningful truths. From above, details hidden to all but the birds are revealed, beauty bursts from unusual features, while contrast and composition make monsters out of molehills. With low altitude imagery, our human connection is maintained, resulting in intimacy and a feeling of intrepid exploration through O’Keeffe’s eyes. Realism, details and fact become mutable when altering perspective, light and range of focus in flight. By stripping away previously held ideas about how things ‘appear’, this piece offers a sincere, simple & reflective take on man and his environment; true to the O’Keeffe vision.
O’Keeffe often stated about her NM home: “If I paint it enough, I felt… maybe, God would give it to me…”.