Behind The Scenes with the Boston Celtics and Famous Group

This year we knew the visuals had to be on par with the caliber of talent and excitement that they are bringing to Celtics fans. Not only did we want something forward-thinking and high tech, we wanted it to feel like their higher level of play was interwoven with that futuristic feel. Using the aerial acrobatic capabilities of drones was something we had never seen before in a game day open and the Celtics were on board with us from the get-go. Collaborating with the team at Strato Aerial and our director of photography Connor O'Brien, we came up with some truly innovative lighting solutions including a custom array of green LEDs for the smaller drones and a giant, remote controlled spotlight shining from their "heavy lifter" drone. We were able to not only use the drones in their traditional role of flying cameras, but also as seemingly sentient characters, interacting with the players.


Title : Boston Rising Client: Boston Celtics VP of Live Events : Sean Sullivan Senior Event Producer: Steve Gadsden Director of Game Presentation: Jake Wendling Production Company: The Famous Group, LA/NY Executive Creative Director: Greg Harvey Executive Producer: Andrew Isaacson Managing Director: David Kwan Director: Lauren Fisher Co-Director: Steve Davis Director of Photography : Connor O’Brien Supervising Producer: Asheley Hu Producers: Grant Aronson, Rod Thomas Post Producer: Misty Gentle Editor: Steve Davis Social Media Coordinator : Jessica Whitney


DRONE CREW : Strato Aerial Camera Operators: Andrew Garrett, Dan Coplan, Ryan Chan Drone Pilots: Colin Burgess, Corey Gineris, Aaron Cohan Drone Coordinator : Jonathan Park

Drones and Desert Dust Devils!

Had some fun flying the new Panasonic EVA1 Camera in the Mojave desert. 

The DJI M600 did remarkably well in the desert dust devils. With winds gusting to 30MPH, having the super lightweight EVA1 as a payload helped out tremendously! Looking forward to flying this camera a lot more in the future. 

Here's a BTS clip of the M600 taking off in a giant gust!

Here is the final product, Near to Superstition by Director/DP Elle Schneider



51 Miles in 51 Minutes: A trip down the LA River

51 Miles in 51 Minutes:  A trip down the LA River

"Viewings of "Exquisite Corpse" and all of the Current:LA artworks and events are free to the public — a reminder that, even in the middle of a drought at the tail end of recession, civic generosity is flowing."

DJI Hasselblad bundle for the financially dedicated hobbyist



Following DJI's most recent purchase of a minority stake in Hasselblad, a medium format camera manufacturer, DJI has announced that they will be offering a new bundle! Those who purchase the Hasselblad bundle from DJI will recieve not only their cutting edge, top-of-the-line M600 hexacoptor but also a tremendously powerful Hasselblad medium format camera.  Not only does DJI promise the best hexacopter that they can offer (complete with A3 Flight Controller and Lightbridge 2 and a carrying capacity of up to 13 pounds) but also an A5D-50c aerial camera, which is a powerful aerial camera capable of capturing high resolution medium format digital images.  A price for this bundle has yet to be released, but considering the $6,000 dollar price tag on the hexacopter alone, one can only imagine that this bundle will be for professional filmmakers, surveyors, and extremely wealthy hobbyists.  

For more information on this bundle, click through here!
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As always, check out the DJI website for more information on their amazing products.

The Parrot Mambo: If Bart Simpson made a drone.

With it's one-eyed design and whimsical colors, the Parrot Bebop is absolutely adorable

Trolls rejoice!  
The truly innovative and unique French droning company Parrot has done it again. 
With a penchant for the visually interesting and stunningly cute (such as the Bebop on the left), Parrot intends to maintain their sense of whimsy with the newest addition to the Parrot family: The Mambo.  This drone will offer all of the reliability of any other Parrot quadcopter, however, this one comes with some super cool (and totally troll-tastic) attachments:  A pellet gun, and a grabbing claw.  This is the first time that Parrot has included attachments with it's drones, and let me tell you, we're so excited to fly it around the office and shoot each a safe responsible fashion of course. Parrot is expected to launch this airborne squirrel spooker at some point this year.


Piloted by a smartphone and equipped with a claw and pellet gun, the Mambo looks like an absolute blast.

Piloted by a smartphone and equipped with a claw and pellet gun, the Mambo looks like an absolute blast.