Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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]


Hands-on Review: GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

Hands-on Review: GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

I compare this upgrade to the Hero3 Black Edition camera launched a year ago While this is not a huge upgrade for GoPro overall, it’s significant enough to consider waiting for the Hero3+ Black Edition to be available in retail or shipping online if you’re considering purchasing a GoPro in the weeks to come. I’ll cover the new features and give the Hero3+Black Edition a side-by-side... [Read more]


Product Review: DSLRPros Ultimate Cinema Edition Aerial Kit

Product Review: DSLRPros Ultimate Cinema Edition Aerial Kit

A Souped-up DJI Phantom for Professional Shooters Aerial POV shots are the new rage and many videographers are trying to figure out what the best gear is to invest in and provide the flexibility and professional results they really need to stay competitive without a huge capital investment. When the DJI Phantom for the GoPro Hero3 was introduced late last year, there was a buzz about this new method... [Read more]


Jeff Foster’s Podcast Interview on SpliceVine

Jeff Foster’s Podcast Interview on SpliceVine

I was asked to give a Skype interview for the August 2013 Podcast on SpliceVine. This is where I go back… way back into the 1970′s and share my different influences and career choices along the way that brings me up to where I am today. It’s all a journey indeed, and I’m still drawn back to my roots of wanting to dig out my airbrushes once again and create something magnificent! So... [Read more]


GoPro Announces the Hero3+ Black, Silver & White Edition Cameras

GoPro Announces the Hero3+ Black, Silver & White Edition Cameras

Smaller, longer battery life and more advanced features September 30, 2013 GoPro announces the latest version of their popular POV cam with the release of the Hero3+ Black, Silver & White Edition cameras. All smaller and lighter* and better performance and battery life. With added new features such as SuperViewâ„¢ wide angle, Auto Low Light mode and 4x faster built-in Wi-Fi combined with a smaller... [Read more]


Review Update: DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro Hero3 with Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal

Review Update: DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro Hero3 with Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal

Part 3 of my review series on the DJI Phantom with updated hardware & electronics. This has been a long time in the making as we’ve been awaiting all the hardware updates surrounding the release of the DJI Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal for the Phantom that was first introduced back in April at NAB. I’ve also been waiting for the updated hardware and electronics to arrive before posting this... [Read more]