Been a very busy few weeks.

We’ve been a little quiet around here, but for good reason. In the last few weeks, we’ve shot our very first short film, that goes into post production soon. We also shot a teaser trailer for Clear As Mudd Films. We also finished up a video for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, and have been prepping for the first ever Media Expo Idaho. Not to mention other things that have been happening that we can’t really divulge just yet. 😉

 

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce – Hall of Fame Award

 

Pickup shoot with some talented local actors!

We went out a few days ago, and did a little pickup shoot with some local actors playing some basketball. We wanted to see what we could come up with on the fly.

We got lucky with the light, since it was mostly overcast, creating a nice soft look. Thanks to Scott Grady and Dylan Wood for coming out and helping us out on this shoot!

Stock Music….

Most people hate stock music. It’s expensive, most of it isn’t very good. Licensing sucks. I’ve used sites like Audiojungle.net and Pond5 for years. Occasionally you find a good track, but it can take HOURS to search through hundreds or thousands of track to find something decent. And, to top it all off, each track you buy costs anywhere from $20 to thousands to license, depending on your needs.

But, there’s a solution….

Enter Art-List.io

According to them, they’ve simplified licensing music from actual musicians. In their own words:

Art-list Makes It Simple and Affordable to License High-Quality Music From Real Musicians

Upgrade time!

New Equipment

Over the last six weeks, we’ve set out upgrading some of our older, shall we say…..less than stellar equipment. DSLR grade tripods and heads have been replaced with a counterbalanced, LEGIT fluid head. Resin Cokin P series filters and variable ND have been replaced with IR filtering glass 4×4 ND filters.  Difficult to use flourescent soft boxes have been replaced with 100W LED Mono lights and umbrella style bowen’s mount softboxes.

 

Some of the things we’ve purchased:

Ikan/E-Image GH10L Head and GC102 Carbon Fiber Sticks

Nisi IR-ND 4×4 Glass filters

Fotodiox LED100WA-56 Lights (these took a little effort to get working the way they should be. More on that later)

Some light modifiers

and some organization tools to keep things nice and neat.

And the big one……We bought a DJI Phantom 3 Drone. We expect to do a lot with this thing, and have wanted an aerial filming platform for a long while.

 

We’re very happy with every one of these purchases, and will be doing write ups on all of them in the near future.

There’s still alot that needs to be purchased, including LED panel lights, another head for the slider, storage and transport gear, and at some point (hopefully in 2017), a new camera.

 

New Blog

We’re also launching this to talk about tools/services/products that we use, behind the scenes on shoots, upcoming projects, and techniques and technology that will make our jobs easier and more efficient.