April Hangout Wrap Up

Many thanks to Olelo Community Media for hosting our most recent Hawaii Shoots Hangout.

We had a lot of early birds start showing up around 6:00PM excited to talk and share their experiences, but most of our guests started funneling in around 6:15ish and congregated around the entry way/lounge area.

I started off with some opening remarks about the night and introduced Wayne Yun, the CMC Manager at Olelo Mapunapuna.

Wayne took us on a brief tour of the facilities and spoke about what they do and the services they offer.

Our final stop of the tour was the main studio which the Olelo team had dressed up for our presentation.

I introduced our special guest Kila Young who brought along a bunch of amazing multi-rotor coptors provided by his company Kahoku Video Productions and Tagami Photography.

We started with an overview of what’s happening with the aerial photo/video industry today and then dove into stabilizer technologies. The first being traditional Steadicam/Glidecam stabilizers that are common among wedding shooters, narrative film makers and TV show productions.

Then we got into to some of the newer tech, namely the Movi M10 that was provided to us be Hawaii Photo Rental.

We talked about the direct coloration between how the Movi stabilizes a camera in a handheld position and how a helicopter stabilizes a camera when zipping through the air.

Kila demonstrated some of the inner and outer workings to of the DJI S1000 Octacoptor provided by Kelby Alexander

We wrapped up the night with a brief Q&A and which sparked some great discussion. We had a fun time and are really excited for next month’s event. Stay tuned for more info.

Huge Mahalo to everyone who made this happen:
Kila Young: Kahoku Video Productions
Chris Tagami: Tagami Photography
Kelby Alexander: Helikelby
Josh Strickland: Hawaii Photo Rental
Wayne Yun: Olelo Community Center
Justin Iyoki: Behind the scenes photos
Kaia Consulting: Registration and event prep

Hawaii Shoots Hangout April 2014: Stabilizers, Gimbals and Aerials

We’re really excited to have our April hangout event at Olelo Community Media’s main office in Mapunapuna, Hawaii.

We’ll take a tour of their facilities before getting settled in their large studio space to talk about stabilizers and aerials with Kila Young of Kahoku Video Productions. Kila has been building and flying custom built multi-rotor helicopters for over three years and will be bringing a few favorites for us to check out.

Thanks to Josh at Hawaii Photo Rental, we’ll also get to see a demonstration of the Movi M10

We’ll also have a Glidecam 4000 and vest provided by Berad Studio to demo.

Cost: FREE
What: Discussion about stabilizers, gimbals and aerial video
When: Tuesday | March 19, 2014 | 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Olelo Community Media | Olelo Main Office

Olelo Community Media: Hawaii’s public access station

Olelo might be best known as Hawaii’s public access station, showing 24 hours of programming on a handful of local channels. They have satellite offices all across Oahu, but their main location is in Mapunupuna, five minutes away from the Honolulu International Airport which makes them really convenient no matter which side of the island you’re coming from.

What many don’t know is that they also teach classes on video production

Host seminars and conferences

Own lots of camera gear

Have multiple edit stations

and house two studio spaces.

They also live stream news, events, press conferences and a plethora of other things.

At our next Hawaii Shoots event, we’ll take a tour of their facility and hear a little about what they do before diving into our discussion.

Hawaii Shoots Hangout March 2014 Wrap Up

We had a terrific time at our March #HIShoots Hangout.

There was a lot of great conversation

Some people talked about films in the making

Other people about commercials they’re producing

Lots of hands on time with new toys

and cameras

And met lots of new people.

See you at our next event.

Thank you to Berad Studio and The Box Jelly for hosting the event.
And thank you to Justin Iyoki for the event photos.

Hawaii Shoots Hangout March 2014

Come and check out our next #HIshoots Hangout next week!

Cost: FREE
What: #HIShoots Hangout
When: Wednesday | March 19, 2014 | 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Box Jelly | theboxjelly.com

Intro to DSLR Workshop Wrap up

We had a great turnout for our first workshop of 2014.

We had lots of new faces and returning friends came to check learn more or contribute to our conversation about shooting DSLR Video.

Jeremy shared a ton of great pointers and tips for becoming a more insightful and inspiring filmmaker or photographer

Intro to DSLR Video Workshop with Jeremy Snell and Brad Watanabe

Did you receive a new Canon T5i camera over the holidays… or purchase a 70D on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Or are you a still photographer itching to learn how to shoot video with your 5DmkIII? Join us for our first workshop of 2014.

Cinematographer Jeremy Snell and Brad Watanabe of Berad Studio will be teaching an introductory workshop at The Box Jelly to get you started, get you motivated, and get you shooting.

Check out this amazing short shot by Jeremy on a Canon T2i:

Eventbrite - Hawaii Shoots: HDSLR Workshop - Intro to DSLR Video

Cost: $15.00
What: Introduction Workshop to DSLR Video
When: Wednesday | January 8, 2014 | 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Box Jelly | theboxjelly.com

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