Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

New Gear I Got, Part The Second: DJIä OSMO

June 14, 2017

This is the second of six brief videos showing some of the new gear I’ve acquired since the end of last year; this one is about the DJI OSMO, a 4K camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal – essentially a drone mounted on a handle. Plus horsies!

A Day At Play in Western Nevada County

June 5, 2017

 I participated in this year’s “A Day At Play” event sponsored by our local newspaper, The Union, in which readers are encouraged to supply photos and videos depicting locals enjoying a day out and about. The final assembled submissions will be printed/posted Saturday July 1. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at the photos and 10-second video I submitted:

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New Gear I Got, Part The First: Kessler® Second Shooter

May 22, 2017

This is the first of six brief videos showing some of the new gear I’ve acquired since the end of last year; this first one is all about the Kessler Second Shooter device. The video runs a little long (still less than 3 minutes), for which I am deeply and truly sorry, but I’ve made up for it by including an insanely helpful tip at the end about making “Cheat Sheets” for complex equipment you may use only infrequently. Check it.

 

Chris Fenwick on Working With Bill Rolland

May 15, 2017

Talented and experienced Editor/Director of SL/CE Editorial describes his appreciation for Bill Rolland’s ability to structure corporate videos as compelling narratives – complete with drama, sympathetic characters, and that all-important Third Act.

 

Welcome Home

May 9, 2017

Returned recently from a job in New Zealand, landed around 6:00 am on a Sunday at SFO. I drove over the Bay Bridge toward home, paused a moment on Treasure Island, snapped this pic of the San Francisco skyline.

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QAD’s Alex Kemp on working with Bill Rolland

February 1, 2017

I sat down with Alex Kemp, Senior Manager at Santa Barbara-based QAD, and asked him about the experience of working with me on domestic and international locations. Total duration of the video is about a minute, so check it out. Also, kudos to QAD’s Director of Photography Jim Bob Barnett for the exceptional video and audio capture.

Greg Smith on the “Swiss Army Knife”

August 18, 2016

Senior Marketing Manager Greg Smith describes how he depends on Bill Rolland to deliver quality video regardless of the venue: live events, on-location customer testimonials, demos, and more. This flexibility is a key attribute that more videographers – and marketing professionals – must continue to develop to address companies’ needs for speed, quality, and extreme adaptability. (video 0:47)

DoT and FAA has issued relaxed rules for commercial drone

June 28, 2016

Really excited to read last week that the DoT and FAA has issued relaxed rules for commercial drone use (https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=20515). By no means have all the problems – and potential problems – been sorted out. But greater clarity helps those of us who use drones get closer to solving those issues. Some top provisions:

• Operator must be 16 years and older with a remote pilot certificate (with a small UAS rating, testing available at an FAA Knowledge Testing Center – we have one right here in Auburn, CA)

• Operate no higher than 400 feet

• Daylight hours only, must always be in sight of the operator

Something interesting for privacy advocates: flights are prohibited over unprotected persons who are not a part of your drone activities – to a large degree, operators will still have to use equal parts common sense and human decency 😉

Mark R. Hughes, VP of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives at VERSA Engineering and Technology, on working with Bill Rolland

June 8, 2016

Mark R. Hughes, VP of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives at VERSA Engineering and Technology, on working with Bill Rolland to create impactful imagery.

Choosing a Location For Your Video Interview

May 31, 2016

If you watch no other video this year, this is the one to watch. Plus you need to get out more. (Duration 2:56)


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