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10

Jan

Early morning aerial

  • By David

In western Oregon, when it rains much of the winter, we have to take advantage of any break in the weather to shoot with our aerial rigs. You’ve got to keep your skills sharp, and plus we’re always testing new parts and technology, new camera gear, and new techniques to make the shots as steady and interesting as possible.

It’s a lot more challenging to shoot video from the air than we thought it was going to be when we started out. I can’t even tell you the total number of hours we’ve invested. But the only way you grow and develop as a filmmaker, cinematographer and storyteller is by pushing yourself, experimenting and trying something new.

Like anything creative, you have to be willing to put in the late nights and early mornings. Fortunately, the light is always fantastic early in the morning, so the chance at some beautiful scenery and amazing photography opportunities fights of the grogginess.

These are a few stills grabbed from video shot during one of our recent forays. It’s raining again, so we’ll just have to wait until the next clear day. But as soon as the sun breaks through, rest assured we’ll be somewhere scenic at dawn.