Monthly Archives: January 2012

I had the pleasure of working with aerial specialist Tabb Firchau on a Vincent Laforet surfing piece “J.O.B. First Look” in Hawaii in 2009.
To see this technology in action and the focus required to fly one of these awesome machines is very impressive. But what’s even more incredible is to review the dailies it produces.
Check out the video. The visuals are stunning. Congrats Tabb.

The cold hands of winter have firmly wrapped themselves around NYC tonight, but I’m excited to stay in this evening to watch the premiere of “Hidden City New York,” hosted by Marcus Sakey at 9PM EST on the Travel Channel.

“Hidden City” explores the history of several cities throughout the U.S. through the crime stories of the late 1970s and early 1980s. God knows NYC has a couple of noteworthy tales to throw into the mix. It was cool to work on the show and I had the pleasure of creating all of the time lapse footage.
All of the time lapse for this episode was created using a Canon 5D Mk II, Sachtler CF 100 M tripod, intervalometer, and a motion control head for the tilt and pan moves. Over the course of three days I created 25 various shots from the Financial District to Harlem, and in most situations I travelled by bike. In post production I managed all of the files using Adobe Bridge and FinalCut Pro in order to deliver the production house a .mov file as reference.
I can’t wait to see how the show was edited.
Stay warm my friends.