Call us on  201 540 9485

Category Archives: Training

Avoiding the Top 10 Newbie Mistakes

We give a lot of advice to new fliers, and I have often thought of putting together a video summarizing the most common mistakes. Fortunately for us, Kerry Garrison of Multicopter Warehouse already did that with their “Top 10 Drone Newbie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them” video.  And he did such a good job I […]

Read More

This is Why We Test

Before every shoot, I try to test everything to ensure a smooth operation on the day. This is especially true if I am running pre-programmed missions using the Litchi software.  While it is great software it does have a few quirks that you have to watch out for. Yesterday was a perfect example.  I received a […]

Read More

Using B-Roll to Improve Video

What Is B-Roll and Why Do We Need it? I love learning new things, and entering the drone world almost 4 years ago has been a fantastic way to do just that.  Learning to fly and build drones gave way to learning to create interesting and innovative videos.  I am still on a huge learning […]

Read More

Afraid to fly that new drone?

Santa left a fancy new drone under the tree for you on Christmas day. You must have been good to deserve that! But it’s been weeks and you still haven’t so much as taken off. You make excuses. It’s too cold…there’s nothing here worth filming…or your just too busy. But, deep down, you know the truth. […]

Read More

Winter flying tips – Things to know

If you receive a drone for Christmas you will no doubt be eager to capture beautiful aerial shots of snow-covered areas. Before you do that, there are a few things to think about to ensure you have a safe flight and capture great shots during the winter months. Batteries Most drones use Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries […]

Read More

ATTI Mode is an Essential Skill – Here’s Why

I tell everyone they need to learn to fly in ATTI mode.  Here’s why! Most people have no interest in ATTI.  And who can blame them?  DJI has done a fantastic job of making drones that practically fly themselves. But that magical stability comes from one of two places. A solid GPS lock, or Vision […]

Read More

Backyard Transformation Time-lapse

In 2016 I finished a year-long project to create a video showing a time-lapse of the seasons at Zabriskie Pond in Wyckoff.  That video led to discussions with my favorite client about creating a time-lapse of a major renovation that they were about to embark on. As this was a new proposition we agreed up front […]

Read More

Maiden Flight of Solid Foundation’s Drone

Sunday, October 15th marked a milestone for the Solid Foundation drone with a successful maiden flight! A maiden flight of something that you built from scratch isn’t something many people get to experience, which is a shame because there really is no feeling like it. It doesn’t matter how many times you bench test it, […]

Read More

How to Create Tilt-Shift / Miniature Worlds From Video

A few weeks ago I used the technique called the “rail cam” to take video of a moving train.  When I posted the video online a fellow enthusiast suggested it would make a great tilt-shift video. I agreed and, with just a short amount of time in Davinci Resolve, I had a nice tilt-shift video […]

Read More

Solid Foundation Drone Building Class

Is drone building as cool as skateboarding?  Probably not!  But who says you can’t have both? Some time ago I was introduced by a client to a group skateboarders called Solid Foundation. This group provides a much-needed place for young people to hang out, skate, learn and support each other in a host of endeavors such […]

Read More