You’re only as good as your last job!!

There's a saying thats been around the video/photography world longer than I have that says "you are only as good as your last job".  What this essentially means is that your next client will often judge you on the results from your last job.   I don't whole...

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$20,000 a Night Luxury Lodge Anyone?

The Client Brief My client wasn’t actually the Lodge owner but a Timber supply company that supplied and installed a lot of the woodwork in the lodge. They wanted some stills and video for their own promotional purposes so they contracted a stills photographer and...

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3 Days on Location for 4 Hours Drone Shooting!

A recent drone stills photography job I did about a month ago on a very special piece of New Zealand Coastal property for sale. The Brief The brief from my Realtor client was to get 5-6 hero drone stills of a 813 acre coastal property and luxury lodge. This first shot...

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Gimbal vs Slider for Real Estate Video?

Should I buy a hand-held gimbal or a slider for shooting real estate video?  Thats a question I have been asked more than once in the last couple of months. My answer.....it depends. Thats a terrible answer I know but it really does depend upon the style and type of...

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Kamerar PAN-100 Slider

It can be difficult achieving smooth pans whilst using sliders and the Kamerar Pan-100 slider has a built in pan and slide function.  This videos is my experience and thoughts on using it.   Kamerar PAN-100 slider on Amazaon https://amzn.to/2ImgBwS  ...

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Tracking and Removing unwanted objects in FCPX

Removing pesky unwanted or distracting objects within a video is no easy task. Coremelt make a plugin that can help you do this and here's my experiences with it.   https://youtu.be/0aDnLrOiUcE   My previous video using the Coremelt Drive X plugin. Coremelt...

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Real Estate Shooter Spotlight – Jon Ashworth

This is my first blog post of story/interviews with people out there shooting real estate video. My goal with this type of post is to share their wisdom, mistakes and advice so that we all may learn. Let me know in the comments below if you found the article useful or...

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Zhiyun Crane 2 for Real Estate Video

I was fortunate to be able to take the new-ish Zhiyun Crane 2 handheld gimbal on a Real Estate Video shoot and made a video with my thoughts. Amazon link to Zhiyun Crane 2 https://amzn.to/2F2eqIl   https://youtu.be/KGPSOeM6bME

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Panasonic GH5 One Lens for Travel Video?

If I'm shooting travel style videos or perhaps vlogs then I want a small compact camera rig and don't want to be carrying around or changing expensive lenses.  I reached out to Panasonic NZ and asked if they could loan me the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm lens for a recent...

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