Tropical Leaves

ABOUT ME

Beginning with my passion for flying remote control airplanes as a child, I slowly became interested in the world of drones. From there, I developed my skills with both drone racing as well as aerial cinematography, where I found myself driven to create visual content as well as building and programming remote airplanes and drones from scratch, ultimately diving into general cinematography.

 

 I am licensed by the FAA for commercial drone use and have worked with over 400 clients on professional wedding films, promotional corporate advertisements, real estate tours, among other customized video and photo projects. I strive to improve my work with every project I complete, but always deliver the highest quality digital content possible using industry-standard editing programs and camera equipment used in today's films and commercials.

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Latest Feature

Purdue Basketball Forward Mason Gillis
Paid Partnership Shoot
 for Trifecta Watches

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EQUIPMENT

Main Camera:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Remote, Aerial, & "B" Cameras:

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Canon 1DX Mark II

Lenses:

DZO Pictor Cinema Zooms, 20-125

Sigma Zooms, 18-200

Drone:

Custom Heavy-Lift* X8, Coaxial

*Loads as heavy as RED Digital cameras

Visual Effects

VFX are not for every video, but when they fit in they will make a massive difference on the production value of the video, especially for product advertisements. The Coca-Cola clip shown below was actually three separate shots and backgrounds put together in post-production.

Color Grading

Color grading is an essential and massively overlooked skill by many.
I create my grades from scratch, involving my own process that assures I am achieving a look that fits the right tone, style, and emotion in each individual video and clip. This could mean a filmic color grade (example 1), a clean grade geared more toward typical promotional or television advertisements (example 2), or something completely different. Sometimes television advertisements aim for a cinematic result, and that is great as well. The most important thing to understand is that every video is unique and therefore needs their own grade to achieve the best result.

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