Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Equipment FAIL

From the sweltering jungles of Guyana to the snowy mountains of Alaska, our equipment often finds itself in, let's say, sticky situations.  This FAIL post is the first in a series that highlight just how hardcore our shoots are.  If you think these are bad, you should have seen the other guy...

Snapped EX3 handle -- Oops...
Broken-off EX3 mic mount -- this is our bread and butter
Really?!
No comment...
Sawed-off Pelican case handle -- yeah, we soon realized our mistake...
Bent step-down rings -- we're blaming this one on Tony...
This was a collaborative effort
REALLY?!?!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Helicopter GoPro!

We stuck a GoPro HD Hero to the bottom of a $40 helicopter and this is the result...  
video
Ideally we'd like to use it on future shoots, but as you can see, there wasn't really enough juice to get the heli too far off the ground.  Also, it'd probably be a b*tch to pack...