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It’s a Burl – Short “Slice of Life” Documentary shot on 5Dmk2 with Kessler CineSlider

Last Summer, I took a trip to the Pacific Northwest. I brought a Canon 5dmk2 and some Kessler gear with me to capture a few stories while I was on vacation. I have already posted a video about a banana slug, how Philip Bloom fell off the raft on a white water trip, and a […]

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University of Rhode Island “Senior Year” High Speed Spots

A few months ago, I shot with Fastec Imaging HiSPEC2 high speed cameras at the University of Rhode Island. I worked with the URI Mens Basketball team and Cox Sports to shoot a series of spots for the upcoming season. The spots featured the Seniors on the URI Rams basketball team and the short videos […]

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“Skyfishing” with a GoPro HERO POV Camera 400+ Feet Up

WARNING: I am getting reports that when flying this thing around trees, you have no control of it. It is very easy to lose your camera so I must advise you practice in a field far away from objects like buildings or trees first. Dave and I made this look easy in the video blog […]

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The Phantom HD GOLD High Speed Camera – Video Blog & Download Footage

UPDATE: 1/7/11 I have a Phantom v640 .cine raw file at the bottom of this blog for download. This file was shot on a Phantom that was not working properly until a firmware patch was applied. You will notice a large “plume” in the center of the frame. This file is for demonstration and testing […]

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Aaron Chase 718 Frames per Second Dirt Jump Sequence – Fastec Imaging

I just got back from Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, New Hampshire. The place is about five miles off exit 19 on RT 93 and it is less than 2 hours north of Boston. If you like to downhill mountain bike or BMX, this is the place to go. In fact, it reminded me […]

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Maverik Lacrosse “spoof” Commercial – Fastec Imaging

I had some fun with the Fastec Imaging HiSpec2 color hi speed camera shooting a “fake” lacrosse commercial. The commercial was a copy of the Paul Rabil 111 MPH spot that my buddy Dave sent me on YouTube. It looked as if the real commercial, shot by Maverik Films New York, was captured using a […]

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Fastec Imaging High Speed Fun – Lacrosse Test 718 Frames Per Second Hi Speed Camera Test

I am having a lot of fun up in New Hampshire testing out a high speed camera. The camera is not very easy to shoot with, no viewfinder, very shallow depth of field and requires a lot of light. Plus, you must have a laptop connected to it at all times! But I love a […]

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Sleep Alive Music Video – Lights, Camera, Action – Shot on Two Canon 5dmk2 DSLRs

I used two Canon 5dmk2 cameras with “L” Series glass to shoot a music video a few weeks ago. The band is called “Sleep Alive” and they are out of Worcester, Massachusetts. We shot in two locations. The first was a small bar/restaurant in the city of Worcester and the second location was an old […]

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Kessler Shuttle Pod Dolly System – Motorized Dolly Moves Using Oracle & ElektraDRIVE

I have been testing the Kessler Shuttle Pod in Indiana. Eric Kessler, Chris Beller and myself have put the brand new system through its paces. My first few blogs about it included how easy it is to setup, how smooth and sturdy the system worked out with a telephoto lens and motion recording and playback […]

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Kessler Motion Capture & Playback using Oracle, ElektraDRIVE Motors, Shuttle Pod, & CineSlider

I have returned from my Indiana trip and I am very tired! I have been experimenting with Kessler motorized gear and Canon 5d mark 2 DSLR cameras. Eric Kessler, the man behind the products, has been working with me to field test these innovative production tools. In addition to shooting time lapses with motion, Eric […]

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Kessler Shuttle Pod – First Look & First Test Shots – Potato Creek Park Indiana

I am in the beautiful state of Indiana visiting my friend Eric Kessler. We are testing out a new dolly system that Kessler Crane has created to span longer runs and utilize existing Kessler equipment. The System is called “Shuttle Pod” and it is a dolly that wheels down the metal frame used by the […]

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Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse Teaser – Oracle, Elektra Drive, CineSlider

I have been testing the Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse dolly system for the last few days and I am very impressed with the results. The system is very easy to move around, is built well and comes in at a low price point. For the first time, you can achieve Ron Fricke and Tom Lowe […]

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