Soloshot


Robots are slowly taking over the world, in a good way (for now...). Grab a tag and do whatever it is you do, the Soloshot base will track your every move and film it. Seriously nifty (and kind of creepy) jump into the action and not have to worry about who is going to film you and your friends acting a fool without having to ask the super annoying, "DID YOU GET THAT??!!" 

This guy tracks up to 2,000 feet and has a 4 hour battery onboard with the ability to zoom on it's target. Not to mention the option to track a single tag via multiple bases (and cameras), seriously nifty. All you need is a camera. Check out the vid:

 

 

A SoloShot base and tag will run you $400. Check out their website for more info.

 

Point Break Trailer


Alright so this trailer's been stuck in my queue since last week (don't judge me). Never the less, it doesn't take away from it being pretty dope. Never seen the original(GASP!), but it makes me want to watch it.

The Big Reveal


It's quite a bit of pressure to be tasked to film someone's special moment. The way I go about it is filming plenty of establishing shots and try to capture the main emotion of the situation. The last thing you want is to be sitting in front of your computer(or in my case holding my phone) while editing and figuring out you missed something or simply don't have a good shot of a certain item/person/group/etc. 

In this case, I sincerely wanted to make sure and capture three things:

  • The actual reveal (as in the balloon popping and confetti flying).
  • A reaction/embrace (the joy of the discovery).
  • Friends hanging out (the chill vibe that I knew was going to be involved).

Edgar and Brenda made that a really easy task. They held nothing back and had an amazing reaction that made for a beautiful moment. Everyone who was there could see the love in their eyes and the joy in finally being able to find out the gender of their baby. 

 

Really happy for you guys, thanks for letting me try to capture that moment for ya'll, and I know you're going to make great parents.

Check out the final product below:

 

 

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Strap Mount


Have a GoPro? Me either... oh wait you said yes? Dang it, I think I might be the only person without one at this point haha. If you've ever gotten your hands on one, you understand how amazingly versatile these little suckers are. I love shooting film on my iPhone, but there are a few situations where I just simply wouldn't put my phone in. I feel like this little mount right here would be something GoPro themselves would eventually drop, but in the meantime Polar Pro Filters has decided to make it. The Strap mount is exactly what it sounds like, a mount for a strap. Just about any strap you may have on your body(back pack, camelbak, life jacket, et cetera). 

Check it here: Strap Mount - $30

Black Mass Trailer


Based on the true story of one of the most notorious gangsters in American history, Whitey Bulger, Black Mass is Johnny Depp's return to the crime drama genre. The trailer looks legit and in my personal opinion, Depp is at his best in crime dramas(Donnie Brasco, Blow).

#MicroVid: The 16 Hour Cook


From time to time I love to chronicle the moments I find myself in. My height seems to give me a sneaky vantage point to capture the people around me in a very normal and somewhat natural state. I take these burst of video in angles that I seem really attracted to. I capture, capture, and capture some more throughout whatever it is I find myself in. When the time comes, I put together a quick fifteen second edit. 

I shoot and edit in my iPhone. Using the iMovie app, I drop a track that I feel will mesh well and simply edit to the beat. The reason for the fifteen second time limit is that Instagram allows for fifteen seconds of video and that's where I started posting these.

It became a fun exercise to trim all the fat from what I consider the juiciest of the shots that I thought clicked well with what I was trying to convey on screen. Fifteen seconds is a short amount of time to try to tell somewhat of a story and I highly recommend everyone interested in video or editing to give it a shot. 

Check out the vid and let me know what you think.

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Love & Mercy Trailer


If you would have told me, "Hey are you gonna go watch the movie about the Beach Boys?" I would have undoubtedly and blindly said nooooope(in best my Lana Kane voice). Luckily, I was able to see the trailer before ignorantly making up my mind beforehand. Love & Mercy seems to be more about Brian Wilson and looks pretty damn interesting. Check it.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer


The very long awaited trailer for the Batman v Superman film has finally landed. So does this mean we'll be in a zombie apocalypse soon(see I Am Legend)? I hope not, because I am far from ready. My zombie survival training/diet hasn't been going so well (as I sip on a dirty chai latte). 

But... I digress. I think just about every comic fan is probably looking forward to this. Of course you'll have you're superhaters out there who feel like Affleck will suck, Man of Steel sucked, Gene Hackman is the only Luthor, Christopher Reeve is the only Supes, Watchmen sucked, this trailer was underwhelming, the color red isn't red enough, the sun isn't out long enough during the day, their coffee is too hot and/or cold, et cetera, et freaking cetera.

Personally, I think Watchmen and 300 were great. Man of Steel was a good movie and I think Batfleck will smash it as an older Bruce/Bats. REALLY crossing my fingers that he'll get to direct a standalone Batman film (see The Town, Gone Baby Gone, and Argo). 

People complained that Nolan was making a bad move by keeping his Bat films "too real" and they complained when he cast Heath Ledger as the now iconic and darker Joker. People will complain because that's just what they like to do. To those people I say... Keep complaining. As for me, I'll be sitting in the theater with my barrel of popcorn and bucket full of drank(maybe even some Milk Duds, don't judge me).

Anyway, check out the trailer. Tell me what you think.

Lost River Trailer


Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, is coming out on April 10th. I get the feel of Beasts of the Southern Wild meets Drive, the trailer looks legit. Fun Fact: According to IMDB, the original title of the film was How to Catch a Monster.

Lost River stars: 

For those of you wondering what that sweet track is playing over the trailer is, it's Yes by Chromatics. Check it on iTunes.