A podcast from Freefly Systems, exploring the worlds of film, technology, drones, engineering, design, and everything else that inspires us along the way.
ep. 010: Alta X prototype testing with Drew from Wild Rabbit14/04/2020 Duration: 32min
Drew from Wild Rabbit was one of our beta testers for Alta X. We caught up with him to hear how about his experience testing a prototype Alta X Thanks for testing Drew!
Ep. 009: Health Strategies for Filmmakers with Mike Mutzel17/06/2019 Duration: 49min
Tabb and Mike nerd out about the best strategies to make yourself resilient while on demanding shoots. Mike shares the techniques he uses to constantly improve his health / performance while growing a business.
Ep. 008: ALTA Pro with Nick Kolias29/01/2019 Duration: 45min
Drone nerds Tabb, and Nick Kolias discuss Remote Aerial Cinematography and the all-new ALTA Pro drone. Nick recounts some of the more hilarious stories from his times on set and gives insight into the daily operations of a professional drone pilot.
Ep. 007: Jeremy Benning03/11/2017 Duration: 01h07min
Jeremy Benning is the Director of Photography on The Expanse, a critically-acclaimed fan-favorite going into it’s third season. We sat down with Jeremy to talk about his background and beginnings in filmmaking, and how he’s tackled the photography on this Sci-fi hit. Explore full show notes at everyaxis.com.
Ep. 006: MINDCASTLE28/07/2017 Duration: 01h02min
Can you make a million-dollar promo video for $20k? We think so. We sat down with MINDCASTLE to talk about the MōVI XL launch video (https://youtu.be/Y5mAAFdT4bs). We ask when high production values count and how the story and the soul of the company matter no regardless of budget. From kickstarter videos shot on iPhones, to huge corporate productions, it really does all come back to the spirit and soul of the product. Read more at everyaxis.com.
Ep. 005: Chris Herr07/07/2017 Duration: 43min
Chris is a camera and MōVI operator/tech from Madison Wisconsin, living and working in LA. His resume includes feature film work (Straight Outta Compton, Fathers and Daughters, A Star Is Born, 6 Below, The Adventurers, The Circle, and more), TV (Animal Kingdom, Into the Badlands), and commercial work (Pepsi, Apple, Toyota, Acura, Capital One, to name a few). We snagged Chris on one of his down days and talked about moving west, how he works and how a mouse pad inspired him to pursue a fascination with camera work that started at age two. See also: Filmmaking, Cinematography, Hollywood, Film Production Produced by Evan MacDonald and Tabb Firchau. Music provided by MusicBed.com. Chris is a camera and MōVI operator/tech from Madison Wisconsin, living and working in LA. His resume includes feature film work (Straight Outta Compton, Fathers and Daughters, A Star Is Born, 6 Below, The Adventurers, The Circle, and more), TV (Animal Kingdom, Into the Badlands), and commercial work (Pepsi, Apple, Toyota, Acura, Capita
Ep. 004: Michael Keegan of RED Digital Cinema16/06/2017 Duration: 44min
Michael Keegan has been at RED Digital Cinema for nearly 10 years and is currently the Director of Marketing and Partnerships. During the filmmaking event Cine Gear, Tabb (Freefly's President) and Michael Keegan escaped to RED Studios in Hollywood to record this interview. Keegan shared how he joined forces with Jarred and the RED team and gave insight into RED’s inner workings and how they continue to innovate and push the limits of digital cinema with outstanding cinematography tools including cameras, lenses and more. Learn more at everyaxis.com.
Ep. 003: Corey & Amber Koniniec of Motion State19/05/2017 Duration: 15min
Corey and Amber Koniniec work together (along with Ryan Haug and Sam Nuttman) to produce top notch video work through their production company, Motion State. Corey got his start shooting Snowboard films. Amber, with a background in marketing, helps produce Motion State projects. In our interview, Corey talks about his origins in filmmaking and together Amber and Corey discuss how they balance marriage and work. Learn more at everyaxis.com.
Ep. 002: Jeff "The Dronefather" Scholl04/05/2017 Duration: 44min
After a long day at NAB, Tabb and Evan sat down with Jeff Scholl (who is sometimes known at the Dronefather) to talk about the days before multirotors. Tabb and Jeff go way back to the early days of attaching cameras to flying robots. Jeff and Adele, Jeff's wife, operate Gravity Shots, their freelance aerial images operation. Jeff is also the chief engineer, full-scale pilot, sUAV pilot & specialist for Quadrocopter. For those with any level of interest in drones and aerial photography and video, Jeff's insight will add a valuable context into the changes and innovations that have come to this world in recent years. See videos and photos that add to our conversation at EveryAxis.com. Music provided by MusicBed.com.
Ep. 001: Trent Palmer of Copter Kids21/04/2017 Duration: 40min
Trent Palmer of Copter Kids has been shooting aerials with UAVs for about 10 years; all the way back to the days when this kind of work was done on single rotors. Chances are, you’ve seen his work. He’s done aerials on music videos for Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, countless car commercials, and he’s worked on feature films including ‘Gangster Squad’, ‘The Nice Guys’, ‘Chasing Mavericks’, and others. In our interview, Trent talks about the world before multirotors and how flying drones has led to him overcoming a fear of flight.
Ep. 000: Introduction17/04/2017 Duration: 05min
This is the beginning of a new podcast from Freefly Systems. Listen as Tabb and Evan introduce Every Axis and try to explain what it is.