Filming Winter Trees with DJI Mavic 2

Switching between the picture and video modes on the drone, capturing high resolution images would come in handy.

Creating Trees in Photoshop | EP 11

Learn how to create incredible trees in Photoshop for any season, and then animated them in Adobe After Effects using the effect, Turbulent Displace.

Rustic Candles Behind the Scene

Rustic Candles is a fantastic motion background package that is a great way to top off the 2020 season of backgrounds. It had been two years since a new candles package had been produced so it was time. So what did it take in order to pull this off?

Summer Grass – How It was Made

Most of the time when people review how they produced a video, they start with a giant list of problems they ran into, and how they used their ingenuity to solve them.  It’s smart to skip over the first 5 minutes of any behind the scenes video.  Thankfully, there are no unique problems that were encountered on this video shoot. Starting with a good location was key, and taking full advantage of the golden hour lighting, it was the easiest video shoot so far.

Using a Black Magic Ursa Mini 4.6K Pro, there were several scenes that were pre-planned. Knowing it would be slightly windy, the decision to go with 60fps was easy, so the clips could be slowed down by 50% in post production. Nearly 10 different shots were selected and using all different angles of the wavy grass and open fields. Basically, using only one camera and Vinton Tripod along with a 24-70 Canon lens, these three components created beautiful imagery that made post production really fun.

Taking each clip and animating some particles and lens flair created the extra movement in the shot. Finally, it took several hours to export and then got everything uploaded. Take a look at the finished product and and download these free realistic summer grass motion backgrounds here.



Silent Lights – Behind The Scene

The famous Dan Brown once said, “Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light.” When you have 100 tea candles sitting on the floor of your garage and you are looking around trying to find the right angle to film them, it’s all about the perspective from which you are looking.

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Christmas Trains – Behind the Scenes

Creating custom motion backgrounds can be challenging for multiple reasons, at a very minimum, costly and time consuming. The highly anticipated Christmas Trains was a recent set of motion backgrounds I produced that featured a set of HO model trains in three different variations surrounded by a Christmas village, trees, and smoke.

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