Saturday, November 29th, 2014

3D Robotics – The Future of Autonomous Aerial Imaging

3D Robotics – The Future of Autonomous Aerial Imaging

Leading Technology for Filmmakers and Industry with Flying Robots You might hear the name 3D Robotics and say “Oh yeah, I’ve heard of those guys. They also make small UAVs don’t they?” …and you’d be right.. kind of. I take a closer look at this innovative company and peek into the future with one of the industries’ great visionaries and technology leaders…... [Read more]


Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Video Workshop

Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Video Workshop

UAV/UAS Aerial Photography & Video Workshop on CreativeLive July 21/21 Aerial photography and videography captures some of the most stunning images out there, but the tools, techniques, and gadgets used to capture the action are often confusing and difficult to master. Join Jeff Foster and special guests for an exciting and highly informative class and get a running start at unmanned aerial vehicle... [Read more]


Adobe After Effects CC Starter Kit

Adobe After Effects CC Starter Kit

Free LIVE Broadcast workshop with Jeff Foster on creativeLIVE June 19, 2014 Part of the Adobe Creative Apps Starter Kit week on creativeLIVE.com, I will be offering an overview of After Effects CC and what it can do for the new users, as well as cover a few of the features of the most current release of the software. I’ll be sharing some examples from both real-world projects and some easy-to-follow... [Read more]


The Green Screen Handbook 2nd Edition NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-Order!

The Green Screen Handbook 2nd Edition NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-Order!

I’m excited to announce that The Green Screen Handbook 2nd Edition is Available NOW for pre-order on Amazon.com! The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition (Focal Press, pub.) is a unique, all-inclusive guide to effectively using green screens during film and video production. Comprehensive production techniques and step-by-step instruction cover matting and keying basics; setups using fabric,... [Read more]


DJI S1000 Octocopter Video Review

DJI S1000 Octocopter Video Review

Video Review of the Latest Multirotor UAV for Serious Aerial Cinematic and Photographic Imagery By Jeff Foster | May 28, 2014 I recently had the opportunity to interview photographer Stephen Wheatcraft with his new DJI S1000 UAV and get a full run-down on the setup and operation of the craft and camera. Click Here to see the full Video Review on ProVideo Coalition…  Read More →


NAB 2014 Workshops & Field Trips

NAB 2014 Workshops & Field Trips

I’m really looking forward to teaching this year at NAB with a couple exciting new workshops and an off-site Pre-Con field trip for Aerial Videography! The NAB Post|Production World Conference starts with workshops on Saturday, April 5 and runs through Wednesday, April 9. My sessions this year as listed in order below: Sunday, April 6: NAB Show 2014 Aerial Videography Field Trip All Day Workshop,... [Read more]


DSLRPros Enhances Their Ultimate Phantom Quadcopter System

DSLRPros Enhances Their Ultimate Phantom Quadcopter System

Serious Upgrades for Serious Aerial Imagery! With several major updates and accessories to their popular Ultimate Cinema Edition Aerial Kit, DSLRPros has pushed the capabilities of the DJI Phantom quadcopter to a new level; including the new Futaba 8FG Black Edition transmitter, Long Range FPV Commander Kit with 7″ LCD monitor and Diversity Receiver, Skyzone FPV goggles, FPV OSD Android App and... [Read more]


2013: A Very Good Year in Review…

2013: A Very Good Year in Review…

As we look back at 2013 in our rearview mirrors today, I’d like to outline some of the highlights that I’ve had both personally and professionally. In January of 2013, I took a permanent part-time contract position with Bio-Rad Laboratories in Hercules, CA – out in the north-east bay area near San Francisco, joining the MarCom Life Sciences Video Services team as an editor, motion... [Read more]


NEW! Green Screen Production Master Class: Learn by Video

NEW! Green Screen Production Master Class: Learn by Video

NEW! Green Screen Production Master Class: Learn by Video on Peachpit.com This focused workshop provides three hours of high-quality video training on shooting green screen and covers everything from setup to producing the shoot to compositing the footage. Author, trainer, and production/compositing expert Jeff Foster starts by introducing you to various concepts and explains how to create the... [Read more]


Improving POV Cam Footage with a few Tricks in Adobe CC

Improving POV Cam Footage with a few Tricks in Adobe CC

Stabilizing, Lens Correction, Camera Filters and more… Whether you’ve strapped your GoPro to a car, motorcycle, boat, plane, snowboard, skateboard or a UAV, chances are you will need to stabilize that shaky footage, do some quick color correcting or do some lens correction to eliminate the wide FOV inherent with these POV cams. I’ll share with you some tips on “fixing”... [Read more]