The Day Has Arrived

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G.O. Get Outside Series Launched

Butcher Bird Studios’ 4 part web-series is live right now.

The time has come. Meet four everyday people who are passionate about their outdoor pursuits. Follow them as they go caving, hiking, canyoneering, and surfing. Learn how you too can get outside. See all four episodes right now at:

www.gogetoutside.com

Thanks to all of you who helped this series come to life. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to watch it and hopefully share it. What outdoor activities would you like to see featured in future episodes?

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By | 2016-03-29T04:45:08+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consistent Momentum

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Production continues on our outdoor series. We have officially passed the half-way point on principal photography. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve wrapped one of our interviews and our canyoneering footage. Shooting also began on the surfing episode. Lots of people are helping make this happen and I am extremely grateful to all of them. More screengrabs below.

 

By | 2016-03-29T05:05:42+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behind the Hike

 

In addition to our other productions, Butcher Bird Studios is moving into outdoor and adventure video. The quadcopter is the latest tool we’ve adopted to aid in that pursuit and our other production work. In September of 2013 we ventured into the Ansel Adams Wilderness to test the copter and our own abilities.

Aerial Footage shot with GoPro HD Hero 3 on a DJI Phantom.
Behind the Scenes footage shot with Canon 7D and Sony FS700.
Interviews shot with Panasonic GH1.
Audio recorded with Tascam DR100.

Additional aerial footage shot in Joshua Tree National Park and Texas Canyon.

By | 2016-03-29T05:13:48+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Outside in 2013

 

We are taking many steps in 2014 to build and expand Butcher Bird Studios. One of my goals for awhile has been to move some of our productions into the world of outdoor/adventure sports. I am in the preproduction phase for a couple of such projects at the moment, but it will be some time before there is anything to share. In the meantime, you can get a taste for the sorts of activities I want to highlight by watching my annual GoPro compilation embedded above.

By | 2016-03-29T05:13:58+00:00 January 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lakes and Copters

 

We have continued to experiment with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter mounted with a GoPro Hero 3 on a Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal (I’m glad I typed that and didn’t have to say it out loud). A few weeks ago, the four of us spent the weekend backpacking through the Ansel Adams Wilderness field-testing the copter along with some other gear. Travis and Shlain each cut together some of the test footage into two videos evoking very different moods.

 

 

By | 2016-03-29T10:00:37+00:00 September 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Butcher Bird FLIES!

 

Think helicopter shots are out of reach? Think again!

We’ve been flying the DJI Phantom Quadcopter all summer and just installed the completely bad-ass two-axis Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal for proper helicopter-style filmmaking. The result is smooth, beautiful and absolutely ready for television, cinema, music videos, commercials and more!

Case in point: check out a quick view of our aerial filming adventures last weekend in Texas Canyon!

 

By | 2016-03-29T10:01:50+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments