“Drone Flash”

In this video photographer David Robinson hooks an Elinchrom flash to a drone to get some spectacular lighting on his MTB shoot. I don’t think this will necessarily catch on as a trend but hey, it’s cool and different. Thanks to Zach Honahan for sending this in.

DIG – “Split Personality” Mike Manzoori Interview

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DIG caught up with the one-and-only Mike Manzoori to talk about his current project with etnies and switching between roles in BMX and skateboarding. A couple quotes I pulled-

“The landscape of videos has changed. ‘Grounded’ was a DV project. The level of video production has been raised since ‘Grounded’. We’ve been flooded with amazing toys that are now affordable, so you can get higher level production quality without spending a fortune… I feel a lot more pressure on me to do good. It’s not just capturing the tricks, but telling a whole story. It’s a lot more fun.”

“…the last few years I’ve been trying to shake the fisheye. Every video, skate or bike, has a lot of fisheye shots. It has it’s place, but it’s nice to leave that lens until you really need it and see what else you can do.”

“Chasing Kyle Emery-Peck” by Terry Barentsen

Exciting video from our buddy Terry Barentsen featuring our other buddy Kyle Emery-Peck

New Podcast

Travis Mortz interview from last year

Kevin Conners interview from last year

Notes:

We start by talking about my hard drive that crashed last year and what we do as insurance against events like that.

Computer Doctors – recovered almost 90% of my dying LaCie hard drive

I’ve done some reading about formatting memory cards and it seems to be split pretty evenly between people saying that cards should be formatted often and people who rarely do. I will continue to keep my “keepers” on the card itself, deleting the nonsense one-at-a-time without formatting the entire thing, and see how it goes. I’ll keep you updated.

Backblaze – the data backup service I use now

@midschool_bmx

Mark Losey – OG BMX photographer

Older podcasts – 1, 2

The video of Juice’s tailwhip on El Toro

Nick Tellez portfolio

juice-el-toro-tellezNick Tellez photo posted by DIG

maxresdefaultThe photo Chris Eiland shot used as the thumbnail for the CULT video (*He was not actually shooting from the roof, he was on top of the lockers right under the roof)

Kevin’s instagram with a lot of the photos he’s talking about

The Fiend instagram that features a lot of Kevin’s work

Travis asks if we think that Instagram is a graveyard for our photos

garrett_rinchon_whip_pulledGarrett Reynolds whip, composed and set up by Kevin, button pressed by JJ Palmere.

(waiting for the scan from Kevin) Kevin’s medium format shot of the same whip, decidedly late and with a crucial flash misfire

tumblr_mjb7v8ieha1s63415o1_1280Jeff Zielinski photo of Ty Morrow from the cover of RideBMX a few years ago (“Behind The Cover” interview with Jeff and Ty about shooting this)

colin_caboverrailColin Varanyak halfcab by Kevin, shot on T-MAX 3200

etnies_vegas_nathan_nollie-switch-hangerNathan Williams nollie opp hanger in Vegas shot by Kevin for Etnies (shouts to Povah and Will Stroud). Two Einstein flashes

Shouts to Matt Closson

fiend_garrettreynolds_5050hardGarrett pegs hard from his Red Bull video

garrett_ender_workijgGarrett’s ender from “Fiending

Chrome Digital in San Diego

“A computer with a lens on it” -Travis

8197624233_6ac16bff46_o-2Travis’ entry into the Broc Raiford hop photo contest back in the day

travis2Shot by Travis with a Graflex Reflex (one of the first SLR cameras made)

Dorothea Lange died exactly 51 years from the day we recorded this podcast

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graflex-pola134Van Homan and Garrett Polaroids shot by Travis at Texas Toast 2014 (shouts to Galactic Seabass for wearing a banana suit the whole weekend down there)

Camp Woodward.

We miss Props so fucking bad.

We talk a bit about how people represent themselves via interviews or social media versus their real-life personalities. Not very related but an interesting topic.

My Lumedyne Action Pack started working again thanks to a new charger… So before you go replacing or throwing out electronics, try a different charger.

We talk about our film processing/scanning habits

Camera Exposure in San Diego

***Don’t use any film labs that have HDR images hanging on their walls.

Travis explains his disdain for immediately reviewing digital images (see: chimping)

We talk for a while about the tendencies of a typical digital shooter as opposed to a film shooter.

***Focusing using Live Mode is easier/more accurate than looking through the lens, in my experience.

The term used to describe zoom lenses that hold a focus point while zooming is parfocal. Not all zoom lenses are parfocal, some are varifocal. Someone started this list of parfocal zoom lenses. Kevin understands that any lens with internal zooming and without image stabilization is parfocal.

We talk for a minute about mirrorless cameras and how it’s not as gratifying to shoot with them because of the sounds of a mechanical camera.

Travis’ YouTube page

“It’s all about the final image I guess, right?”

“FIT HORROR PICTURE”

Another reason why Tony Malouf is one of my favorite filmers/editors and the entire FIT team is on another level.

WTP Dillon Lloyd BUCK Promo

Fit Bike Co. “HOLLA WOOD”