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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Camera Settings from Russell Brown on Vimeo.

This tutorial will demonstrate some of my favorite new settings for the Hero3+ camera.
There are several new settings available in the latest software update that can make some significant improvements to photography and video captures. I will discuss my favorite settings and show examples to explain many of the new features.

The Art of Steadicam from Refocused Media on Vimeo.

Invented by Garrett Brown in the early 70’s, the steadicam shot — or ‘steadishot’ — has become one of the most dynamic and exciting forms of cinematography and is one of the most engaging visual techniques in a filmmaker’s storytelling arsenal.

I was inspired to make this homage to the art of steadicam cinematography when browsing the database of “top” clips over at, which are rated by the community. After locating what sources I could from the top 50 or so, I decided to stick with the order presented on the site (accurate as of March 1, 2013).

While I do hope you enjoy my video, there are many other clips that I was not able to source as well as many great clips that have yet to be rated into the “top” ranks, so please head over to and show your appreciation for the great service they provide.

For a complete list of clips by order of appearance, please visit here:

Alt-J - Tessellate
The Black Keys - Little Black Submarine
Apparat - Ash/Black Veil

You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister @ FITC from FITC on Vimeo.

We had the pleasure of spending some time with Stefan Sagmeister at the recent FITC Toronto conference in April, 2014, and he had some things to say.

See Sagmeister in Calgary at the CAMP Festival
Calgary, Alberta • Sept 8-9, 2014 •

Stefan Sagmeister
Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh

Stefan Sagmeister formed the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim Museum. Having been nominated eight times, he finally won two Grammy Awards for the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne package designs. He has also earned practically every important international design award.

In 2008 Stefan authored a comprehensive book titled “Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far”, published by Abrams. Solo shows of Sagmeister Inc’s work have been mounted in Paris, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne, Berlin, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Miami.

Stefan teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and lectures extensively on all continents. In 2012 young designer Jessica Walsh became a partner and the company was renamed into Sagmeister & Walsh. A native of Austria, he received his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York. After his studies he worked as a Creative Director for Leo Burnett in Hong Kong and for M&Co. in New York.

Flowers near the capitol building in Denver during the #stuckindenver photo walk

Flowers near the capitol building in Denver during the #stuckindenver photo walk

Sand dunes of Ica #peru #sunset

Sand dunes of Ica #peru #sunset

_MG_8099.jpg on Flickr.Last light hitting the dunes of Huacachina #peru #dunes #sunset

_MG_8099.jpg on Flickr.

Last light hitting the dunes of Huacachina #peru #dunes #sunset

The Best Mentawai Islands Surf Video from my drone, Phyllis. June 2014 from The Bird on Vimeo.

In June of 2014, we spent 11 days surfing the Mentawai Islands. The conditions were perfect the entire trip with light offshore winds and plenty of swell to go around. I was able to capture some pretty interesting angles using Phyllis (name of my drone). Enjoy the highlights of our trip and experience the beauty of the Islands from above. Music by Mashti, Mapusa from the Album Danish Delights. The Bird

Huacachina #peru #dunes #sunset

Huacachina #peru #dunes #sunset

_MG_2118.jpg on Flickr.Morning sunbeams in the Galapagos islands

_MG_2118.jpg on Flickr.

Morning sunbeams in the Galapagos islands