Aerial video is exciting. As humans need aided flight to take to the air, most viewers can only experience this perspective through video or computer graphics. For decades, filmmakers used fixed and rotary wing aircraft to present an aerial view. Now we use UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. ‘drones’) to capture stunning imagery from closer and sharper than ever …Read More…

One of the greatest joys of filmmaking is the constant acquisition of knowledge. Every project (feature film, television commercial, documentary or corporate video) offers opportunities to learn. Information can be discovered, whether about a new image capture technology, a time in history, management insights, or the technical aspects of a particular manufacturing process. A corporate …Read More…

Rather than paraphrasing The Bard of Avon, with “4K, or not 4K”, maybe we should say “4K .. or Ultra HD”? Even as we shoot motion footage today, there are cameras (and monitors) offering a resolution way beyond the current television broadcast standard of HD. HD or High Definition, displays an image 1920 pixels wide …Read More…

Vestas has been awarded a large-scale customised service order in China, by long-term customer Hanas New Energy Group. The 600 MW firm and unconditional service contract is a customised and flexible solution covering all 250 wind towers over twelve Hanas power plants in Yanchi County of northwestern China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Since Hanas entered …Read More…

What would entice a group of film-makers to leave the comfort of a luxurious hotel bed at two in the morning? The opportunity to capture a stunning dawn sky, is the answer. In May 2015, Director Andrew W Morse, pilot Stuart Sharpless and gimbal-operator / editor Hari Ravi left the five-star Kempinski Hotel Yinchuan in the middle of the night, …Read More…

Aerial Marine Media provides worldwide cinematography, stills photography, aerial imagery, marine imagery and production support services. Operating out of Malaysia, Aerial Marine Media founder Laurie K. Gilbert SoC, is an award winning Director of Photography with over 30 years experience, shooting dynamic motion picture imagery in more than fifty countries, in continents across the globe. Recently, a short …Read More…

Video has impact. Visually, emotionally, commercially and especially on SEO. For intensely visual humans, the power of strong video lies in converting images instantly into emotions. For search engines, conveying data by video elevates the ranking in organic search results. Three videos which I have presented recently in LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media, are …Read More…

As a member of the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA), Digital Tsunami contributed to the Australian Web Awards 2013, with stills photography and video coverage of the event. The national ceremony was held at King’s Street Wharf in Sydney, where awards were presented to web developers across the country for the excellence of their work in …Read More…

Corporate communications in 2013, I believe, with focus on three key areas: Mobile. Social. Video. The Internet is nearly 20 years old, so many aspects have become relatively mature, in terms of technology, suppliers and standards. SEO, CMS and Usability are familiar to most ‘C level’ executives and are generally well-researched and implemented. So where is …Read More…

Intensely concise, subliminal television advertisements (known as ‘blip-verts’), were released on an unsuspecting world in 1985. Some viewers died! Network 23, (responsible for creating blip-verts), went out of business a few years later. Blip-verts, Network 23 and the cyberpunk futuristic vision of “Max Headroom” were all fictional! However, the appetite in today’s developed society for ever-briefer snippets …Read More…