BTS By Bart Johnson Productions
In advance of our upcoming Cinema Camera Mega Test, our good friend Bart Johnson has posted a behind the scenes look at our test setup and he talked cinematographers, Tim Wilson and Derek Allen about the motivations for doing the test, the methodology, and our ultimate goals.
The Final results for the test are scheduled to be posted Feb 1, 2017 #film1feb1.
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Day One Review
Is the tiny and inexpensive DJI MavicPro up to the demands of serious filmmakers? Brandon Washington’s Day 1 review of this petite, but powerful drone shows what you can expect from the Mavic Pro, right out of the box.
VR Locomotion Solved
One the biggest limitation in VR/360 cinematography has been motion. The very nature of VR makes it difficult to explain that dude that’s always next to the camera when it moves. The solution: build a remote-controlled, wheeled robot into the base system. That’s just what VroomCam did.
The key was to make the movement feel as natural as human movement, to really sell the feeling of “being there.” This video explains how VroomCam have created both terrestrial and aerial systems that address exactly that.
Imagine having a better view than front row tickets while moving with the game. Nonstop.
Whether a game or a concert, get ready to experience locomotive virtual reality and augmented reality capture by being continuously next to the action through robotics and artificial intelligence. Combining our patent pending gesture replicating technology and light field camera-ready platform, VRoomCam is the world’s first automated and locomotive capture system for sports and entertainment. Goodbye dolly, cranes, jibs and tripods (fixed cameras lead to less than 1 minute viewer time and engagement, not to mention the stratospheric cost of setup and post-production nightmare).
For more info, check out the VroomCam website.
About a year and a half ago I [Brian Bloss] got the idea to combine passion for time-lapse with my passion for aerial cinematography. When I started I had no idea what I was doing and what was possible. I have been waiting to release this until its perfect. I realized its never going to be as perfect as I want it to be. There were many challenges along the way and I learned allot. I know many people will ask how? I am not ready to dive into that quite yet. I am looking forward to doing to doing more lapses with higher wealth SLRs and the new generation of drones. This was shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Pro and the Phantom 4. I look forward to hearing what you think.
The best slider is the one you have with you. The 1.5 LBS Atom make it easy for you always have it with you.
Intended for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the SmartSLIDER Atom is available lengths between 13″ – 29″ and easily attach to a tripod via 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes.
Starting in Feb. 2017, the Atom will be available in 3 affordable kits. Atom 35 @ $270, Atom 60 @ $320 and Atom 70 @ $330. For more info, visit SmartSYSTEM.