It’s no secret that ending a drone without permission has its consequences. And as we’ve seen a few times so far, it can even land you in jail. Photographer Chris A. Hughes had this experience when flying a drone in Cuba. Speaking with Chris Hau, he talks about how he ended up imprisoned and how he managed to get out.
This 1999 NatGeo documentary follows along David Alan Harvey as he shoots on the streets of Trinidad, Cuba
American photographer David Alan Harvey has travelled all across the world, capturing life as he sees it through the camera. One of his favorite places seems to be Cuba, considering much of his portfolio consists of the Caribbean island and that he has out a book appropriately titled, Cuba.[Read More…]
How to Prepare Gear for Massive Video Shoots Abroad
One of the biggest challenges with any creative production is gear management. At the start of my time as a creative, I don’t know how many times I have arrived at a location and realized a crucial part of my kit was missing. However, like most things, you only learn from your mistakes and what I have learned is that it is extremely important to create checklists and prep gear BEFORE heading out to shoot. Although it does take more time to do this, it will save you time and heartache from going out to get a shot and realizing you don’t have everything you need.
Now I must admit, my least favorite part about filmmaking is the gear prepping. It’s a fine balance between taking too much and taking not enough and this battle is unique for every job. This is especially critical when traveling. With this post, what I hope to do is talk about how to prep your kit when traveling abroad. I will use a recent project to Cuba as the case study.
*Note: I am by no means an expert but here is what I have learned up until this point. [Read More…]
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