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filming video tips

Amazing skyliners! Plus how to film them

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Here at JOBY, we are all about doing more with less. In our minds, something that is compact and versatile wins out over something that is bulky and rigid every day of the week (even if that something is considered the industry standard). Our product designers are inspired by the can-do attitude of guys like Sebastien Montaz-Rosset a French filmmaker and outdoorsman who captures amazing footage with very little gear. His motto is “light is right” and he sure proves his motto true in this video tutorial on how to use a steadycam for outdoor sport filming.

Video Tutorial: use of a steadycam for outdoor sport filming. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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With his incredible footage of high liners and base jumpers in the French Alps, Sebastien has created a film I Believe I can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies). The film has had well-deserved success at several French Film Festivals and you can watch the trailer below. I guarantee it will take your breath away.

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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Sebastien is open and funny. His take-life-by-the-horns-and-learn attitude is absolutely inspiring. Visit his website to learn more about how he captures his footage and how you can also do more with less and get amazing results — base jumping optional.

Friday Finds: Joby Gorillapod Pumps House Music, Gorillamobile Takes to the Skies and Gorillatorch Lights Up the Press

By | creactive, Friday Find, Gorillamobile, Gorillapod, Gorillatorch, iPhone, Press | One Comment

Hello Creactives!

Let’s Get This Party Started

A reliable source tells me this is an awesome track by Swedish House Mafia. While this may not be the best version of it, the Joby Gorillapod walk-on roll is stellar.

Engadget admires Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X Strength and Flexibility

Yes, it does sound like the Gorillapod is moonlighting as a gymnast, but the review of the super sturdy flexible tripod and ballhead is all good. Check out the Engadget review of the Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X.

High Flying

Another smart use of the Gorillamobile takes places many feet up in the air, this enhanced cockpit makes for some friendlier – or at least more easily navigable skies. Thanks@egid for the photo!

Joby Gorillapod Tip

This short and sweet Gorillapod tip can be really useful when filming indoors (or at the very least close to a door). The basic premise of this tip, is to use the natural swing and smoothness of a door on its hinges to  pan a space easily and fluidly for filming or taking time-lapse photos.

Flickr Gorillapod Love  Favorite Recent Photo

[Annabanana] recently upload a number of beautiful long exposure night shots of London. The vibrant streams of light captured using her Nikon D40, Nikkor AFS DX 18-55mmF/3.5-5.6G II lens and of course a Gorillapod SLR Zoom brings new life to a familiar view of the London night sky. I particularly enjoy the ghosting of the man in the red parka on the right and the point in the distance where the beams of light begin to curve against the Parliamentary Buildings.

Best of Gorillapod Love Flickr Pool

Gorillatorch is Hot for Father’s Day

So, you have less than 3 days to get your act together for Father’s Day and according to many sources, one of the best gift for father’s day is the Gorillatorch and the Gorillatorch Flare. On Wednesday, we were featured as part of the “Best Father’s Day Ever.”  The quality of the video is imperfect but the Gorillatorch does shine (sorry had to go there).